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. 

Last updated on 25th May 2021

  Lip Sync Dance Battle

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@ Secret Location London on Various dates from Friday 18th June 2021

These guys are bringing the party to your house with their brilliant Lip Sync Dance Battle. What can you expect? Over the night, you and your mates will be split into two virtual teams with each side picking two epic songs to perform. Your guides will teach you dance routines and the winner will get a bottle of bubbly.

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. 

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.

  Jury Duty

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@ Online Event on Thursday 24th June 2021

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.

@ Online Event on Friday 9th and Thursday 22nd July 2021

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.

@ Cassidy's Apothecary (Speakeasy Liquor Store) on Wed, 15th Apr 2020 - Sun, 30th Jan 2022

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.

@ Online Event on Fri, 5th Feb 2021 - Tue, 31st Aug 2021

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.

Map Maison

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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.

Buckbuck Games

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Unleash your inner child for your lockdown birthday celebrations with BUCKBUCK's roster of online events. From nightclub-themed adventures to ridiculous group quizzes and live immersive theatre, each event guarantees to have you laughing all night long.


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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.

Celebrate your birthday with the stars of Sherlock as you take on this thrilling immersive experience. Pieced together with clips from the actors themselves, this mystery will have you play detective outside and outdoors - you can even whip up themed cocktails too if you fancy. 

The Magic Hour

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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.

Were you obsessed with 00s TV? Do you still wish you could star in your own programme? This is the lockdown birthday experience for you. Taking place online, this unique immersive event will throw you into a realty show, where challenges and a celebrity guest appearance awaits.