The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges for celebrations that we’re used to gathering for in person. But here are some creative ways to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays while we’re socially distancing because of Covid or because your favorite aunt lives across the country!
Tribute helps you create a video montage that you can send to the honoree. Simply enter the names of invite friends or family who you’d like to include. Tribute sends the invitations to participants, and they send their videos to your personal page. Tribute compiles the videos and sends reminders if needed. You can drag and drop the videos in the order that you want, then publish and share. Tribute is currently offering free DIY tributes so you can celebrate special occasions during Covid-19.
Do a Drive-By Shout Out
Drive by the honoree’s house with signs and balloons, if you have them. If friends live nearby, line up a small caravan so that everyone can sing happy birthday when the guest of honor comes to the door.
Celebrate with a glass of bubbly that you can order online and have delivered by wine.com, ReserveBar, or drizly.com. Ask your friend to call when it’s delivered and be prepared to do a FaceTime toast with your own glass in hand!
There are so many dessert options that you can have delivered for a virtual celebration. Of course, if you have a local source that can provide this service for you, consider using them as well to support small businesses in your area. If you’re sending a gift that needs to be shipped, remember that some shipments are taking a bit more time because of Covid-19, so be sure to place your order ASAP.
Baked by Melissa is one of our go-to favorites for mini cupcakes just because, or for special occasions. Their assortment is fantastic and they arrive fresh and yummy. You will not be disappointed.
Milk Bar Store, known for its tempting desserts at flagship locations in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and NYC ships their amazing desserts nationwide. Choose from cakes, pies, cookies and cake truffles.
If you think Magnolia Bakery’s famous banana pudding would be perfect for a celebration, it can be shipped nationwide through Goldbelly. In fact, Goldbelly offers a fantastic selection of gourmet foods created by local restaurants and bakeries throughout the country, so their site warrants a visit too!
Fruit is nature’s candy so it can be dessert too! Keep Edible Arrangements in mind for fresh fruit bouquets, chocolate-dipped fruit and more. They can also deliver nationwide.
Nothing Bundt Cakes are great for all occasions and come in nine delcious flavors. Their bite-size Bundtinis, Bundtlet Towers and Miniature Bundtlets are great for smaller servings.
Have a Virtual PlaintNite Party
If you like PlantNite or PaintNite (Now Yaymaker), you can schedule a private group virtual event! In addition to creating your own tiny garden or painting, you can choose from a flower workshop, a candle making party and more. Be sure to allow enough time to order supplies from Yaymaker, Amazon or other craft supplier so that you have everything you need before your group gets started. Yaymaker uses Zoom to host these activities.
If you’re close to an AR Workshop, some of those locations have kits with everything you need for a DIY kit that you can do at home. If you’re in the Loudoun County area, visit https://www.arworkshop.com/loudoun/.
Whatever you decide, have fun and remember that we’ll get through this together!