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5 Ways to Virtually Celebrate A Birthday While Social Distancing

5 Ways to Virtually Celebrate A Birthday While Social Distancing

You’ve planned it for months, you put down the deposit, your friends have all RSVPed, but unfortunately you must now cancel your birthday party. You’re not alone. With state-mandated closures and large group restrictions, social events all over the country have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Yes, it’s disappointing, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy your birthday without leaving your home.

Here are five ways you can still celebrate a birthday party while practicing social distancing.  


Throw a Virtual Birthday Party

Just because you can’t physically get together doesn’t mean you can’t throw one amazing birthday party! has some clever and free virtual birthday parties. Each virtual party includes an email invitation and a link to a video chat.  


Play an Online Board Game

Planning a game night for your birthday? Don’t cancel it! Instead, invite your friends to play online. Many classic board games, including Monopoly, Yahtzee, and Scrabble, can be played digitally.


Take a Virtual Group Cooking Class

Celebrate your birthday by learning to cook! Schedule a Zoom meeting for your friends, then have everyone tune into an online cooking class. Not only will you have fun interacting with each other, you’ll create a restaurant-worthy dish. And, let’s face it, we are all craving that! You can find a variety of online cooking classes and videos at SkillShare, Udemy, or Tasty.


Virtually Visit a Theme Park

Theme parks around the world are closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy all that they have to offer. From Disney World to Six Flags, you can virtually tour theme parks and “ride” rollercoasters.


Send a Personalized Gift

A cancelled birthday could have the special someone feeling blue. Cheer them up by sending a personalized birthday gift! 28 Collective has a large variety of personalized birthday gifts, including engraved wine glasses, personalized cutting boards, embroidered throw blankets and much more.