Updated: 2 days ago
Have you had to cancel your birthday plans because of COVID19? That’s so disappointing, but try to stay positive because there are some really great ways to spend your birthday self-isolating!
Many of us are having to put our lives on hold and self-isolate at home now to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. This is stressful and upsetting, and we’re all anxious about health and money. So, we need to do our best to bring some joy to our lives. If it’s your birthday, or a loved one’s birthday, I think it’s more important than ever to celebrate it!
Here are the best ways to spend your birthday when you’re self-isolating and stuck at home!
I hope you have a very happy birthday :)
If you are still able to go out, a picnic is a good way to maintain self isolation while having a great time. I don’t recommend inviting anyone who you’re not self isolating with, but going out with those in your household for a picnic in a quiet area is really fun.
If you are in total lockdown, try picnicking in the garden!
2- Treat yourself
During these crazy times, it’s more important than ever to treat yourself. Why not have a day of self-pampering? You could have a long, relaxing bath, or treat yourself by pampering your skin with a body scrub, or doing a face mask. I have a previous post on how to do beautiful gel nails at home, which might interest you!
If you’re self-quarantining with family or your partner, get them to give you a massage. It’s your special day, after all!
3- Movie marathon
Having a movie marathon with your loved ones is a lovely way to spend your birthday. Grab some snacks and just have a chill day vegging out on the sofa watching your favourite films.
4- Have a mini party
Although during times of self-isolation you can’t invite people to your home, why not have a mini party with the people in your home? You could decorate the room, turn the music up loud and have a dance. Or if you like a more chill day, you could have a game night with the other people in your household!
5- Order in
It's your birthday, so that means not doing anything you don't want to! Don't feel like cooking? No problem! Order in that XXL pizza you're craving, or get an Indian feast for you and your family. You could even try ordering from the restaurant you were planning on going to for your birthday meal. This is a nice way to bring a bit of normality back into your life.
What's a birthday without cake, right? During these times, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get a cake. Baking your own, either alone or with someone else is a lot of fun, and it’s really rewarding (and delicious!).
7- Video call loved ones
Video calling loved ones on your birthday can really make your day, especially if you’re self-quarantining alone. You could even try group video calling with your friends or family on Zoom, Skype or House Party!
8- Buy yourself a gift
Although we aren't able to go shopping right now, you can still treat yourself by buying yourself a gift! Now is the perfect time to get that special thing you've always wanted to buy yourself. Maybe you need some new boots, or maybe you just want to buy yourself something new, or fun.
It's your day, and you deserve some happiness.
9- Happy hour
Bring the bar inside and become the mixologist on your birthday. Making cocktails is a lot of fun, and so is drinking them ;)
I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to have a happy birthday when you're self quarantining. These are tough times, but I hope this post will help you have some joy :)
Comment your favourite idea below, or any other self-isolating birthday ideas you have!
I will be posting a blog post on how to stay happy and healthy during these times of high stress and isolation very soon, so stay tuned for that.
Bye for now,