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Best Lockdown Birthday Ideas
Your big day is fast approaching and while you would usually be wrapped up in booking bottomless brunches, sending out invites and planning your showstopping outfit, this year things are looking a little bit different. But while Covid may be the ultimate party pooper, that's no reason to not mark this special occasion. From boozy deliveries to gourmet takeaway dinners and quirky immersive online events, we've created a guide jam-packed full of fun ideas on how to celebrate your birthday in lockdown.
The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque is back, baby. And with them? They're bringing a whole host of performance masterclasses that are sure to jazz up any birthday party in lockdown. Learn how to tassel twirl, fan dance and peel like a pro, all from the comfort of your own home.
Make your lockdown birthday movie night extra special with Celestial Cinema's at home kits. The pros are turning things up a notch with a 72-inch screen, mini projector, snacks and a bottle of Champagne so you can create a cute movie experience.
Is a birthday even a birthday if there isn't a round of cocktails thrown into the mix? Sipsmith's lineup of virtual events will see you getting busy in the kitchen, as you and your household are taught how to shake up a selection of sips, with ingredients and equipment delivered to you before your big day.
Turn up the heat for your lockdown birthday celebrations with this quirky virtual art class. Using UV reactive materials, you'll be taught how to create your very own colourful masterpiece, using livestreamed life models as your muse.
Map Maison's offering of online events are ideal for birthdays during lockdown. Focussing on everything from the world of Japanese whisky to the perfect mezcal tipple, their bartenders will lead you through the mixology process, with boozy goodies sent to you ahead of time.
The team behind immersive cocktail bar Alcotraz have launched a unique new online experience. Perfect for a quarantine birthday, the online event will see you going behind bars to help a convict escape to freedom, using CCTV footage to steer clear of the crooked guards and sipping authentic prison hooch as you go.
Looking for a way to celebrate your special day during lockdown restrictions. The Good Time Gals will be bringing the fun to your front room with their lineup of virtual events. Hunt down items from around your house before settling in for some brain-busting pop culture trivia and a dance off (or two).
Just because you can't go out for a fancy meal, it doesn't mean you can't bring the restaurant to you... Your Fork is offering you a range of fine-dining food bundles, created by word-class chefs; with everything from three and five-course spreads to delicious brunches to choose from.
One of the best ways to celebrate a birthday in lockdown, this fun online cookery class is helping you bring a little bit of Greek sunshine into your home. Join your host Talya as she shows you how to make two classic dishes, spanakopita and tsatsiki.
One of the best ways to celebrate a birthday in lockdown, this unique offering from the stars of stage and screen is bringing the hugest hits from the West End into your living room. All you need to do is pop some bubbly and get singing along.
Your big day deserves a big feast, and where better to source it than comfort food kings, Dirty Bones? Their handy DIY kits provide all the goods needed to recreate their signature dishes at home, with pre-mixed cocktails to kick you party proceedings off.
Gather your mates, pour yourself a large glass and join a drag-tastic queen for a hilarious online wine tasting. You're unlikely to actually learn anything about the vino, but you're bound to be laughing from start to finish. Plus, you'll also be treated to live music and rapid bingo.
When it comes to lockdown birthday ideas for adults, this immersive cocktail experience is a guaranteed winner. Take inspiration from the Prohibition era by smuggling illicit drinks into your home, with secret video messages to bring the bootlegging journey alive.
Jury Duty is the adrenaline-pumping experience that puts you in the position of power, sitting in on a nail-biting court case and deciding for yourself if the suspect should be locked up for the rest of their life. For a socially-distanced birthday bash, buy tickets with your friends so you can work together to uncover the truth.
One of our top birthday ideas during Covid is this mind-blowing at home magic show. Sleight of hand superstar, Sonic will be livestreaming from the historic Sheraton Grand Park Lane in London, with an hour of illusions, mind-reading and tricks that have to be seen to be believed.
Musical Bingo Cribs is the perfect event for a virtual birthday party. Tune in with your mates to spend the night dancing around your living room, taking part in bonkers music challenges and testing your trivia on everything from one hit wonders to 80s chart-toppers.
Ever dreamed of appearing on a TV game show? Now's your chance with Jackpot Bingo - the bonkers online event that will see you and your friends dabbing through bingo calls, playing games and winning some seriously cool prizes.
Treat yourself to a little education for your lockdown birthday party and get involved with one of these excellent drinks events. Whether you've got a taste for gin, mezcal or Lillet, this fun series from Callooh Callay is sure to sort you out.
A great shout for escape room lovers, this online event will have you and five of your pals working to beat the clock and gain freedom. Not only will you have a real-life man on the ground that'll follow your orders, but you can also choose from over eight different adventures that'll keep you coming back for more.
One of the best birthday party ideas during lockdown, BBL CLB is bringing together the fun of an escape room with the tunes from live DJ sets. You'll be immersed into a storyline as you attempt to find the rave, meeting characters on the way before being treated to exclusive sets and banging beats.
A birthday is the perfect excuse to get all glammed up to the nines and explore some of the UK's finest restaurants. While your favourite foodie spots may have temporarily closed their doors, many have created sumptuous DIY kits, allowing you to enjoy their most popular plates at home, from tasty pizza slices to gourmet Indian feasts and drool-worthy tasting menus.