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Birthday In The Time Of Coronavirus: 5 Ways To Make It Special

Don't let coronavirus lockdown ruin your birthday plans. Celebrate your special day with these birthday party ideas

Birthday party ideas amidst lockdown

Coronavirus has turned happy, smiling faces into remorse and horrifying smirks since no one saw it coming. Meanwhile, we expected the pandemic to diminish quickly but it has lasted a bit longer than predicted. Amidst this if you have your birthday coming up or that of your loved one, why let it pass by without celebrating? These times maybe gloomy but our spirits definitely aren't. And birthdays are meant for celebrations. Slowly and gradually, we are now becoming accustomed to the idea of staying home and spending time with our families. Also, our lifestyle has been impacted to a large extent but we are learning to use this time more constructively.


Birthdays are those occasions which cannot be kept on hold neither can the person be kept waiting for long. It comes only once in a year, and you need to make it a special occasion. We all know that a vacant mind is a devil's workshop, so why build stress when you can turn to endless innovative ideas to make your birthday a grand affair. Special occasions shouldn't be postponed, so make the most of this time to celebrate with your parents rather than loitering around, exhausting money. This is not the time to lose confidence and feel miserable instead it is the time to be creative and come up with unique ideas for your party.

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Birthdays are those occasions which cannot be kept on hold

How To Make Your Birthday Special

Birthdays are special in everyone's life and now it is the time to make it memorable. Here are different ways to make your birthday a blast:

1. Innovative Cakes

Birthday parties are all about sweet delights. Cakes and muffins are the best way to make them remarkable. Not all of us have the skills or necessary ingredients to bake, but it is never too late to experiment. Baking cakes can be really fun. If you are an expert baker then try making occasion cakes like opera, sacher torte or red velvet cake. Beginners can make an easy biscuit cake by grinding biscuits in a jar; gradually adding milk, sugar and nuts to it to make a consistent batter. You can either bake it in an oven or a large utensil by heating salt and placing an aluminium stand over it to support the cake bowl.

2. Decoration 

A party is incomplete without decorations. A gloomy surrounding would not suffice for a celebration. The best way to make decorative items is transforming waste items. Old newspapers, bits of leftover sheets are all we need. We can make eco-friendly party hats, banners, greeting cards and lanterns to glorify the space within our homes, making the birthday special.

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A party is incomplete without decorations

3. Music

Music is a mood enhancer. It is an important element for a birthday party. It's not necessary to own speakers and woofers to play music. During such times, you can either sing the songs you like or create your own tunes to flaunt your singing skills, making a perfect moment to dance to the beats.

4. Virtual Get-Togethers 

Maintaining social distancing is not a difficult task but partying is so boring without a gathering. Apparently, now there is nothing to worry about because there are many applications that help you connect to the rest of the world, including your relatives, friends and grandparents. Although, receiving gifts on your birthday would not be possible but the blessings from your elders and love from your friends will do the needful.


Party with your friends online

5. Theme Party

Themes make celebrations more fun. If you don't usually hold a theme party because it is an expensive way to celebrate or requires too much effort, we feel you. But right now it is the perfect time to decide a theme party. Choose wild and exciting themes and inform your guests to dress accordingly. You can all savour the moment over the virtual world.

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These small initiatives can make the celebrations outstanding that too at home. Your plans can bring a smile on many faces. Stay safe, happy and protected.