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12 May 2020 | 3 min read

The Ultimate Guide To Celebrating Birthdays During Social Distancing

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If you’re the kind of person who loves grandly celebrating their birthday, surrounded by friends and family alike, the lockdown isn’t the ideal time to turn another year older.

Thankfully, though, we live in the online age, where if nothing else, it’s at least possible to keep up with your friends through one of the thousands of video calling apps on the internet. So in case you have your birthday coming up in the next couple of weeks, and feel bad that you can’t spend it around loved ones outdoors, here’s a guide to making that day special right from the comfort of your home!

Send Out Invites

Remember when social media first started, and sending online invites for birthday parties was the hot trend? Maybe it’s time to revisit that period of your life. Only this time, you can use cool new software — such as Adobe or even Canva— to customize your birthday invites.

Pick A Theme

Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun. Give your party a theme, and make your friends follow it, so it feels like a particular day, and you’ll have plenty of pictures to go around.

Get Dressed

Related to the point above: It’s amazing how much getting out of your sweatpants can change your mood. Just because no one can see what you look like, don’t hesitate to dress up for your birthday. Even if you haven’t left the room in three days, you’ll feel your confidence skyrocket!

Head to Myntra, that has an extensive collection for both men and women. What’s on your wish list today?

Bake A Cake

Since baking is an art that requires a lot of time and patience, there’s no better time to master it than during a lockdown, when time is abundant on your hands. This birthday, rather than feel bad about not being able to party in person, try baking yourself a cake, and you may find the activity soothing, as well as have a delicious treat at the end of the day.

Download A Video Conference App

It’s been over a month of lockdown, so most of you are bound to have one of these already. So use the video conference app of your choice — Zoom, Houseparty, or even Whatsapp conference call — to celebrate with all your friends — in spirit, if not in person.

by Sagar Shah
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