Celebrating special occasions in lockdown is quickly becoming the ‘new normal’ in the current day and age. With no signs of any lockdown lifting any time soon, people around the world have been forced to think of new ways to mark special occasions that would otherwise be spent around lots of friends and family in a public space.
Special occasions like birthdays (I had mine during quarantine!), graduations, birth announcements, engagements…there are just so many things to celebrate.
While you can’t see friends and extended family until restrictions are lifted, this guide will give you some key pointers on how to mark special occasions that will never be forgotten – for all the right reasons!
Have a Virtual House Party
Just because you can’t physically see those closest to you while in lockdown, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fun house party. You can now bring the party atmosphere straight into your living room with video call apps.
Apps such as Houseparty, Zoom, and WhatsApp allow up to eight people to join each session, and there are a variety of fun activities you can do together – just as you would in your living room, including virtual quizzes and games.
Personalized Gifts and Cards
Although you’re unable to pay a visit to those outside of your household – or visit the store for that matter – it doesn’t mean you can’t treat your loved ones on a special occasion. Thanks to online gift stores, you can create personalized cards and have them delivered straight to their door with no health risk involved!
If you’re on the lookout for anniversary gifts, whether it be for a bronze, ruby, or golden anniversary, you can browse online for a vast selection of personalized gift options that caters to your loved one’s interests and is sure to remind them of this unusual anniversary year.
The lockdown has proven to be an extremely lonely time for so many, but receiving a special something through the mail is sure to keep spirits high.
Plan a Spa Day
If you live with your mom, sister, or friend, why not make their birthday special by hosting a DIY spa day/night? Make it feel like the real deal with soothing music, flickering candles, and even set up a nail station for the ultimate pamper session.
If you’re feeling extra generous, you may even gift them a voucher for a spa retreat that they can look forward to once lockdown ends.
What’s a celebration without a good party playlist? Head over to Spotify and create your very own playlist consisting of all of their much-loved tunes. Once done, send them the link to the playlist you created in their honor.
Whatever your plans are for celebrating in lockdown, having a cheerful playlist is sure to lift the mood. It goes without saying that living in lockdown isn’t the best way to celebrate a special occasion, but by following the above tips, you’re sure to be able to make the best of it.