Sunday, March 22, 2020

5 Ways To Enjoy A Birthday During A Pandemic

My daughter turned 13 last week. Since we're doing the whole social distancing thing, it wasn't exactly what we had planned. But we made it work! You can still have an enjoyable birthday even during a pandemic. And here's how.






1. Make it seem normal. As usual, I had presents and balloons out in the morning. Some people even use crepe paper and tape up the birthday person's door so they have to break out.





2. Order food to go. Yes, you might not be able to eat in a restaurant as planned, but most places offer delivery or you are able to pick up. My daughter requested Chipotle. We also ordered a cake from Great American Cookie and I just picked it up.





3. Pick up fun balloons. Most grocery stores are open, so find balloons that will be amusing. My daughter cracked up at this dinosaur. She said it looked like the part where you can attach a string was a penis. Okay, then. I didn't even notice that.





4. Reassure them. My daughter is an extrovert, so it's tough being away from friends. I reminded her that when things are back to normal that I'd take her and a friend to get their nails done. That helps give them something to look forward to.





5. Have family and friends FaceTime or text. Natalie had several friends call and wish her a happy birthday. Even though she couldn't see them in person, she still appreciated all the love from afar.





Having a birthday during a pandemic might not be what was expected, but it can still be a great day. My daughter says she'll always remember turning thirteen so the memories might not be what was expected, but they'll be memories nonetheless.

39 comments:

  1. We're going to have to take your advice in about a week!

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  2. Even during social distancing you have still managed to put up a really nice surprise for your daughter's birthday. The giant cookie looks so cute and she definitely seems happy.

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  3. It looks like you still managed to give her an incredible birthday. Good on you for helping her to celebrate during this really hard, scary time.

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  4. Excellent advice! It's a tough time to celebrate a birthday, especially a milestone birthday, but it looks like you did a great job.

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  5. It looks like a great birthday celebration! Hopefully, she can celebrate with her friends before too long. We are expecting our first grandchild in a couple of weeks. I am disappointed that I won't be able to meet him or her right away, but I'm excited to see photos. The most important thing is minimizing the risk of getting sick!

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  6. These are some really helpful tips. I know a few people that are celebrating their birthdays this month.

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  7. I'll be planning a birthday party for my middle daughter in just a couple of months. Thanks for the tips!

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  8. My daughter and son have to celebrate their birthdays through this time too. These are tips that I will use

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  9. This is great! Making the best out of a bad situation, is what it's about. You did an amazing job.

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  10. These are some excellent ideas to celebrate a birthday during this pandemic. Love the creativity!

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  11. I'm glad she still had a good day. And hopefully she will be with her friends soon. And Chipotle sounds like heaven right now.

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  12. It really stinks that these celebrations can't be celebrated in full. I promised my son a big party in the summer!

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  13. Even during a pandemic, it looks like a great birthday. My daughter's birthday was RIGHT before everything went crazy so we were able to go out of town.

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  14. This is the cutest! We've always had small intimate immediate family parties, so memorable. No birthday's in the midst of this craziness, though, thankfully.

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    1. This is Robin btw! I was signed in to post but for some reason it didn't post my name? Anyway, thanks for a lovely blog read! xoxo Robin (www.Styledwithrobin.com

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  15. Good tips. I'm sure she still enjoyed her birthday. Happy Birthday Natalie!

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  16. These are great tips for such a unique time in our lives! I hope she has a great birthday!!

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  17. Mama Maggie's KitchenMarch 24, 2020 at 2:25 AM

    There are still ways to enjoy birthday celebrations even when we are facing such problem. Hope she had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Happy birthday! It was my birthday these days and it was a quiet birthday. But we are grateful that everyone in my family is ok.

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  19. Happy birthday to Natalie - it seems like she had a wonderful birthday!

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  20. my birthday was on the 3rd of this month. i am thankful i was able to gather some family and friends to celebrate and feel sorry to those who can't now. thanks for sharing this post! :) happy birthday!

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  21. You held an amazing party despite it all. Love to see people doing their best to keep things normal while also being safe.
    Happy birthday!!

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  22. My son's birthday is coming soon and we're just going to order from his favorite restaurant and have it delivered. Also, I have already prepared surprises for him. It'll still be a fun one. :) -LYNNDEE

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  23. My birthday is in August and I am PRAYING all of this has settled. Those who are celebrating birthdays during this time just have to be a bit creative.

    Candy Rachelle
    Keeping Up With Candy
    www.keepingupwithcandy.com

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  24. Thanks for these ideas! My neighbor's five year old daughter has a birthday this week and of course, it is all canceled. We decided to all send her birthday cards. I hope getting a bunch will make it special. Happy 13th, Natalie!

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  25. These are some wonderful ideas. One of my daughters had a birthday yesterday. She turned 11. We didn't do a whole lot. We made her a cake, grabbed some stuff from D.Q. and watched t.v. It worked for us.

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  26. You did a great job making the day special! These are all excellent ideas!!

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  27. If thinks dont get back to normal within May then I guess I will have to follow your advices.

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  28. My daughter turns 1 next week. We had to cancel her party. I think I'm going to bake her a cake and let her eat it on fb live so other family members can enjoy the cuteness

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  29. Great idea! I am sure there are many children that are celebrating their birthday while home. Have a Happy Birthday!πŸš’πŸ‘“πŸ•

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  30. These are great tips to still enjoy the birthday and other occasion. So we can celebrate at home with our loved ones well.

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  31. Happy Birthday! I think you did a good job and I am glad to hear that she had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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  32. This is beautiful and we should treasure every moment even in tough times. Happy Blessed Birthday and love the setup.

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  33. First of all, Happy belated 13th Birthday to Natalie! You did an incredible job in this current scenario!

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  34. We just had a virtual birthday party for my 4 year old and did a group facetime with family. We had a blast even if we couldn't be physically together.

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  35. Aww happy bday!! Still make the most of it

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  36. every thing changes during this time including birthdays. Had my neighbors grand daughter have a b-day and they had a honk as you go by birthday. Where there is a will there is a way Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the story

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  37. At the end of day, all that matters is her BIG SMILE.

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