Thank goodness for technology. Today it’s possible to host a virtual party using apps and video conference tools like Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Houseparty. These programs are useful tools to connect with family and friends who are all in isolation around the world.
To make it feel more like a birthday party, sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the birthday boy or girl, and if anyone sent gifts in the post, have them open them up in front of the sender. That way you can all see the birthday girl or boy’s reaction, just like you would at a traditional birthday party.
If you’re planning the party for someone else, you could also make it a surprise party, which is sure to go down a treat.
While it’s easy to use the gathering of close friends and family as a chance to vent about coronavirus and the anxieties it brings, try not to make it all about the pandemic. This is your chance to celebrate someone special and to connect with loved ones, taking a break from the negativity of the virus.