Being apart from those you love can be extremely difficult, and even worse when there are important occasions to be celebrated. If you have a birthday and are unable to see friends and relatives, or a loved one is stuck indoors during their special day, it can be tough. However, we have some great tips about how to make your birthday a fun day, even if you are all on your own. Read on to discover how you can make turning another year older can be fun for you and your loved ones on their birthday.
Although gifts aren’t everything, when it’s your birthday, it is always lovely to receive a present from a loved one. The most popular gifts to send to a friend or relative, that you can’t see in person, are flower bouquets. Carefully chosen flower arrangements can show just how much you care for a person. Send flowers online from a reputable flower shop when you aren’t able to pop into your local florists. Consider sending the flower of the month of their birthday along with a gift that includes the gem of their birth month.
Not in person of course! Virtual parties are an excellent way to bring fun into your day (or night). Many apps allow friends to facetime each other for quizzes, games, or just for a good old chinwag. Tell friends that you are going to have an online birthday party and send them the details of the “room” or app you will use, along with any usernames and passwords required. Tell your friends and family to get dressed up as if they were attending a real party, and even introduce some fancy dress into the dress code. Get some drinks and nibbles in and play your favourite music for all your friends to enjoy.
Although it can be difficult to organise a surprise for someone when they have to stay indoors, there are ways to do it! Have cards posted with instructions for fun activities to do throughout the day. You can even accompany these cards with flower gifts to help them do these activities. Send a food parcel with all the ingredients needed for their perfect breakfast; post a bottle of wine with chocolates for them to enjoy after lunch; gift bath bombs, scented candles and a luxurious body lotion for them to enjoy at the end of the day. Your other half or loved one will adore being so pampered and will have something to look forward to at different times of the day.
Just because you can’t celebrate the birthday together right now, this doesn’t mean you can’t make plans for when you can. Talk about what you will do once you can be together and send each other ideas and images of where you want to go, what you want to do, and who you want to see. Knowing that you will be together at some point to celebrate birthday will make you feel a lot better about spending the day without the most important person or people in your life. Coming up with storyboards and lists of what you can’t wait to do can be fun, especially if you do it with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand.
Who says you need a fancy restaurant for true romance? Not us, that’s for sure! When you can’t be with your other half on your birthday, arrange to eat dinner at the same time via facetime app. Get dressed up, set the table, and enjoy intimacy with a difference over a romantic meal for two.