Birthday Party Ideas For At Home & Virtual Party Ideas


A birthday party is a great time to celebrate with family, friends but this year looks a little different. You have waited a whole year for a celebration like this, luckily there is no need to cancel! There are still tons of ways to celebrate and feel connected with those you love. Here are a few ways to make a birthday feel special without the traditional birthday party.

Virtual Birthday Party

With a virtual birthday party, you will feel like your friends and family are right in the room with you. Invite everyone using a video conferencing software and sing happy birthday! You can also encourage guests to drop off presents prior to the meeting and open them on camera. Grab a background and set up your space. Add hanging decorations, balloons and wall decorations. Encourage guests to wear a funny hat, wig or feather boa. Have a dance party, eat some cake, and celebrate.

Birthday Car Parade

Decorate your yard for guests as they drive by your house and drop off gifts. Yard signs are a great way to spell out a fun message or add some pizzazz. You can also set out a variety of balloons 6ft apart for markers for guests in the front yard. This way, they can wish you a happy birthday from a distance. You can encourage guests to decorate their cars as they drive by with banners that wish you a happy birthday, steamers, garland, and photo cutouts.

Netflix Movie Night

With Netflix Party (www.netflixparty.com) you are able to have a movie night with your friends while keeping your distance. Before the scheduled movie time, drop off a basket of goodies that will help them celebrate with you. Include Hollywood swag bags as favors for your guests with some packages of microwave popcorn. Include some hanging decorations to create a festive movie theater atmosphere, and some Hollywood balloons to pay tribute to the stars.

Family Game Night

Throw a Hasbro Game Night themed party with your family and play board games! Some friendly competition is a great way to celebrate. Create your own Candy land walkway, decorate the living room with Monopoly pieces, or spell out "happy birthday" with scrabble letter standees. Not a fan of the traditional board games? No problem, Shindigz has a huge variety of games and activities that you and your family can play.

Backyard Camping

Shindigz offers a few camping birthday party themes such as Camp Glam, Happy Campers and Sweetest Dreams. Decorate your backyard after you put up the tent and celebrate with s’mores instead of a cake! Have a campfire, sing songs, and keep an eye out for wild animals. Having an outdoor party is just as exciting but allows everyone to keep their distance. When the sun goes down, hand out glow favors to guests so that you can light up the night and continue the celebration.