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How Your Family Can Celebrate Your Birthday in Style During Lockdown

The UK has been in the grip of lockdown for many weeks now, and while it may be slowly easing, there are still rules in place, and with a warning that restrictions could resume depending on how we manage the virus as things start easing off.

Plenty of people have had to deal with the reality that they’re going to be celebrating their birthday without the pubs, clubs and restaurants. But fear not, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate your birthday in style right from the comfort and safety of your own home. Here’s how to plan a birthday celebration during lockdown.

Go Digital

If this lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that almost anything can be done online. If you’ve got loved ones shielding and who can’t come out to see you in person, get creative with your birthday and plan a virtual party.

With programs like Zoom and Skype, it’s easier than ever to get all your family and friends together for an online party experience. You could have a casual, video-conference hang out with drinks and chat, or get even more creative and organise an online gaming tournament to bring some competitive fun into the equation.

Virtual quizzes are all the rage this lockdown, so why not enlist a friend or relative to plan one for your birthday? Perhaps with a round all about you so your friends and family can put their knowledge to the test.

Whether it’s games, a singalong or just a catch-up, virtual parties are a fantastic way to still have fun on your birthday with the people you love while keeping safe and protecting those you care about most.

Order In

Plenty of restaurants have been adapting in the run-up to re-opening, including many of your local places introducing home delivery or collection of your favourite dishes. For your birthday, why not treat yourself to a takeout from your favourite place? It’s not just pizza and curries you can get delivered to your door these days; you can even have delectable desserts like waffles, milkshakes and cake brought straight to you with the click of a button.

Takeaway with the family is a great way to enjoy your birthday by settling down to your favourite meal – whether in your PJs on the sofa or dressed up at the dinner table, depending on your mood. It also goes some way to helping your local takeaways and restaurants that are trying to stay afloat during this difficult time. So order that takeaway and show your support today.


Karaoke Party

Practice those voice warmups and get ready for a birthday you’ll never forget. Pop on your favourite tunes and get ready to sing to your heart’s content with your family or partner. Create your very own birthday playlist and host your very own karaoke bar.

You can even get your friends involved over video chat so you can spread the joy and create an authentic experience.

Homemade Cocktails

Everyone has been missing the bars and nightlife that lockdown has shut out for the last few months. But just because they might not open in time for your birthday doesn’t mean you can’t have your very own bar or cocktail crawl from the comfort of your own home.

There are so many resources online, from YouTube videos to online recipes, showing you exactly how to craft your own delicious cocktails. Get yourself a cocktail making kit, buy your ingredients on your next shop and put together a cocktail making night for a fun-filled birthday celebration. You’ll be able to learn something new, make some delicious drinks (or possibly not, depending on how it goes) and celebrate at home with your family or partner.


Outdoor Celebrations

If you fancy something a bit bigger for your lockdown birthday, current restrictions allow outdoor gatherings provided that you are still adhering to social distancing guidelines.

A BBQ is a great outdoor activity to put on to get all your friends and family gathered in a safe way. Make sure you aren’t passing food to those you don’t live with and have them handle their own servings and bring their own plates and utensils to eat with.

Keep a disinfectant spray and cloth in the bathroom and ask guests to wipe down surfaces they touched after leaving the toilet. It might seem like an extreme measure, but it’s recommended and is one of the best ways to ensure that your BBQ is as safe as possible for everyone involved.

Make sure your BBQ is well stocked with BBQ gas so you can get those burgers grilling. And don’t forget to let everyone know that it’s an outdoor party with some decorations. Balloons make a great addition to any party, signalling to everyone where the party is and getting the celebration going. At Adams Gas, we provide helium canisters, both refillable and disposable, in a variety of sizes so you can ensure that you’ll have enough for all of your balloon inflating needs.


This lockdown, celebrate your birthday in a fun but safe way to ensure all of your family and friends reduce the chances of passing on any harmful viruses. If you need any gas bottles to get those celebrations really rocking, Adams Gas has everything you need. Contact us today for more information.