Many of our celebrations over the past year have been at home. Make that option a perk, not a disappointment! Next time a loved one has a birthday coming up, personalize the party and invite the festivities into your home. With these entertaining tips for celebrating a birthday at home, your guest of honor will feel extra special.
Dress for the Occasion
Have you got a ridiculous outfit in your closet that you never get a chance to wear? Pull out your Halloween costume or your Renaissance Faire garb and encourage guests—even if they’re just other members of your household—to do the same. Depending on your guest of honor’s tastes, you can even crown them with a plastic tiara!
The night before the birthday celebration, schedule a delicious breakfast for delivery the next morning. Spend the day lavishing your guest of honor with their favorite foods. For the birthday guy or gal who has everything, an edible gift basket will tickle their taste buds. Don’t forget dinner delivery, either! Call your loved one’s favorite restaurant for a spread of yummy food without the extra mess of cooking.
Take a Virtual Tour
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you have to stare at the walls or watch TV all evening. Plenty of world-class museums, including the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offer free virtual tours. Take your guest of honor to the British Museum or the Musée d’Orsay without the hassle of international travel.
Have a DIY Party
Make a “crafternoon” out of your at-home celebration. Make jewelry, paint pots, or tie-dye a shirt or a pair of socks. If you and your party are feeling ambitious, you can make soap or pour your own candles! Your crafting time will create a lasting memory, and your guests can enjoy their own souvenirs of the time you spent together.
Dance the Night Away
Bring the nightclub experience to your home! All you’ve got to do is push some furniture out of the way to create a dance floor and turn up your favorite music. For the perfect lighting, hang up some string lights, hand out glowsticks to your guests, and turn down the overhead lights. Dance with freedom and abandon in the safety and privacy of your own home.
As a rule of thumb, send your birthday party invites at least three weeks before the date. This way, guests have plenty of time to send their response and prepare for the party. You can get pre-made invitations cards, send email invites, or make DIY ones according to your preferences.
A birthday spent at home could be the most memorable one of your loved one’s life. Make that experience special by bringing the best of the outside, from chocolate truffles to art museums, to the comfort of home. These entertaining tips for celebrating a birthday at home will make everybody at the party grin from ear to ear.