In the world of self-quarantine, you still deserve a great birthday celebration. We are going through some strange times and with Novel Coronavirus, everything around us has come to a standstill. But, just because the world is not normal does not mean your life shouldn’t be, especially if it is your birthday.

VoucherCodesUAE presents to you these 5 things you can do to make your birthday special in times of Covid-19. Stay home and have a blast!

Celebrating birthday during COVID-19

Glam Up

quarantine birthday makeup

Your effort in looking great will not go to waste, thanks to Social Media. You could do a birthday glam-up video, and take a lot of great pictures to post. When things get back to normal, it will definitely be cherishable. This is also the time to live your Instagram-Influencer dream. If you like getting creative with make-ups and #OOTDs but did not get time to pursue it earlier, then this is your time. Revamp your Social Media pages, create content and get going, posing, posting!

Video Party

quarantine birthday video call

With apps like Zoom, Houseparty and Google Hangout, you can enjoy a virtual get-together. You can throw a video chat party, catch-up with each other’s’ lives and play ice-breaker games. Given the laws, video parties are challenging here but with apps like Botim and ToTok, meaningful conversations with your loved ones on your birthday will be a memorable highlight. Vent out anxieties, talk about the good times, hope for a better one, and let them sing you a very happy birthday.

Treat yourself

quarantine birthday relax

Indulge in things you want to do even if it is not productive. Stay in bed binging on Netflix and pizza, take that long shower you’ve been waiting to, or plunge into a tub with a glass of your favorite wine. This quarantine birthday is perhaps the only birthday you get to celebrate with yourself. Cherish it. You’ve had social birthdays since you were born, so this one will be truly special. Look at the bright side of things and as they say; better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Cut a cake

birthday cake quarantine

Just because you are in a lockdown does not mean you cannot relish your birthday cake. Online food deliveries such as Uber Eats are still running and you can get yourself a birthday cake. Don’t forget to use exclusive coupon codes to avail discounts on your purchase.  You can use code ‘GET50AE’ to get 50% off on Uber Eats. But if you don’t want to, then simply bake your own birthday cake at home.

Plan your birthday celebration

Birthday Celebration quarantine

It’s not like the end of the world, you have so many things to look forward to after the pandemic passes, and one of those things is your epic birthday celebration. Plan with your friends, and decide things to do as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

Now, if you are on the other side of the spectrum and it’s your loved ones’ birthday during quarantine, here’s what you can do:

Plan a virtual surprise

With Botim and other video call facilities, you can plan a surprise virtual party. Plan ahead and have his/her favorite people on board with you to surprise with a happy birthday song as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

Order gifts online

As mentioned, some of the stores are still operating and you can definitely place an order to their address. Sites like AliExpress, Noon, Amazon, 6Th Street, Uber Eats are still swiftly operating and there are no-contact facilities now. You may have to pre-order the gift, since there might be a delay on delivery.

Gift cards

Another great gift would be an e-gift-card. In fact, we know 10 reasons why gift cards make the best present. Besides the fact that it is personal and safe, gift cards are ideal for times like these. Knowing full well that your friend is in isolation just like you, and is shopping for birthday, gift cards will be a very thoughtful gift. Check gift cards for leading brands on VoucherCodesUAE.

Things will get better, and so will your birthdays. You can celebrate it once again after the pandemic. Till then, cherish this. You will miss your quarantine birthday in years to come.