5 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday in Quarantine
Being stuck at home isn’t the end of the world! There’s plenty of things you can do to celebrate another 365 days of life — you just have to be creative about it. Here are some of our ideas on how you can spend your special day, indoors.
One of the best things about birthdays is getting the chance to eat good food — and quarantine doesn’t have to change that! Thankfully, many restaurants and bakeries remain open to satisfy our cravings (don’t forget to thank your friendly delivery man!). Order food to share to truly get that party atmosphere going. After all, it’ll be another 365 days before you get to do it again. And don’t forget to make a wish before you blow out your candles.
Call Your Friends
If you’re missing your friends, give them a call! Plenty of apps offer a great way to get into contact with both friends and colleagues. (Who says Zoom is just for the office?) Set a time during the day to have a virtual party where you guys can eat, drink, and laugh together for an hour or so. Maybe a Netflix party? There’s no reason to spend your birthday alone when you’ve got technology on your side.
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Spend Time With Whoever You’re With
Quarantined at home with your family? Or maybe your roommates? Either way, take time to spend the day with them. Watch a movie together, or an opera. Visit a virtual museum or even take a virtual tour to somewhere as far away as the Palace of Versailles.
Another idea is to cook or bake with them! Plenty of celebrity chefs and talented home cooks are sharing their recipes online — and the best part is, you don’t even have to have the most up-to-date pantry to do it. Simple recipes have become the way of the future for quarantined folks all over the metro. But if all else fails, just try experimenting with dalgona coffee. You can’t go wrong.
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Get Closer To Your Spiritual Side
Don’t shirk on religious or spiritual duties because of quarantine because as they say: if there’s a will, there’s a way. If you're Christian, it's useful to note that plenty of churches have put up Facebook live videos of Eucharistic celebrations (as have local TV stations). For those of other religions, take some time out of your day to say a prayer or meditate, or just thank the universe for another year well-lived.
One of the best things to do on a birthday is to give back, and now is the perfect time to do so! Plenty of people are in much need and your kind donation could offer a family or a frontline worker the much needed strength they need to get through another day.