How to Celebrate A Birthday in Quarantine : What I’m doing for my Fiance’s 30th Birthday in Lockdown

With Kenny’s big 30th birthday coming up, I found myself scouring the internet looking for fun quarantine birthday celebration ideas that would make him feel super special in lockdown.

Hopefully by now if he’s reading this he’s exited the browser, LOL.

Don’t worry – I’ve got a few more surprises up my sleeves in case he somehow sees this before the big day.

But as I was searching for things to do to celebrate his birthday in quarantine, I felt like I needed to share all the fun and funny birthday goodies and ideas I was coming up with! We’re all in this area of total unknown when it comes to how to make special occasions special while in lockdown – whether it’s celebrating a would-be wedding day, or sending loved ones quarantine gifts from afar, or even planning a virtual bachelorette party.

And, even though, at first, the idea of not having the celebration we planned on – whether it’s for a big birthday, a bachelorette party, or an anniversary – is just plain sad, there are still AMAZING ways to make this year’s big celebrations special.

In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re all going to look back at this historical year and it will be ONE crazy story, so live it up as much as you can in quarantine – and do everything you can to make your loved ones feel special – they need it now more than ever, and I’m confident this year’s birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and celebrations can be some of the best. 

What to do to celebrate your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife’s birthday in quarantine:


Tell them to hide in a room while you do it – or sneakily do it while you know they’re in a different part of the house. Decorating is one of the easiest, cheapest and most fun ways to celebrate a quarantine birthday. Here are some of the best quarantine birthday decorations I found while looking for Kenny. Click on the photos below to shop!

Make sure to plan at least a few days ahead of time so you have time to get the fun quarantine birthday decorations!

Love this quarantine birthday banner. 

Or you can custom-make a banner to say anything you want with this shop here


I kinda feel like the cheesier the better for quarantine birthday decorations.

I mean this whole COVID situation is as crazy and depressing as it gets, so I want to make sure my fiance’s big birthday is filled with SO much fun and laughs, and silly decorations like this are a great backdrop to that. 

While I’m not getting this one for Kenny (LOL), it’s totally something I would love to celebrate my quarantine 30th birthday – so if you’re looking for cute quarantine birthday decor for your wife or girlfriend – this is perfect, and on Amazon!

LOL how cute are these for a 50th birthday or 60th birthday in quarantine??





Does your loved one wear dad hats? I love this custom hat (only $18) and you could embroider it with something like “birthday girl” or a nickname you have for your significant other, or something silly, whatever you want!

This custom birthday box is super cute and would add to some good birthday decor!

Okay now that you’ve got the house decorated for the big day – what are some fun things to do to celebrate a quarantine birthday?

Have a zoom happy hour (or few) with friends and family

Over the last few weeks, I’ve done a zoom workout class for a birthday, and a zoom dance class! Both were super fun. I’ve also done a few game night happy hours which are also great. We spent the early part of quarantine playing Jackbox with our friends online and then moved on to virtual Cards Against Humanity.

Do a virtual wine tasting

Virtual wine tasting is SO much fun. You can read all about our virtual wine tasting experience here, and I highly recommend it. If your loved one is a fan of wine – or has always wanted to travel to Napa Valley – this is an amazing way to feel like you’re there!!! 

Make them a special dinner

What’s their favorite food? My fiance’s is everything Mexican – so I think I’ll theme his birthday one big fiesta and make a bunch of spicy margaritas and my famous slow cooked short rib tacos

Make them something special

Maybe a video montage of some of your favorite times together, or a special birthday card. Something meaningful and personal to the two of you that you can share with them on their day. 

Have loved ones of theirs contribute to a video and Vidday make it easy for friends and family to create a video tribute or video card. Send out a link and friends and family can create a video clip to be added to a compilation for the birthday boy or girl!

Bake them a birthday cake

Or just have a beautiful one delivered from world-famous Magnolia Bakery!

Book them a night in a fancy hotel for when this is all over

Give the perfect birthday present to look forward to in the future! Check out my best US honeymoon destinations for travel after COVID post for some inspiration. Maybe a night in Napa Valley, a Charleston getaway, or a road trip down the California coast? Or just a night in their favorite fancy hotel in your local city. I love using because they don’t have any cancellation fees. Make the booking, then print the booking confirmation and wrap it up for them! Such a fun birthday surprise. 

If you can’t be there in person for your loved one’s birthday, what are some things you can do to show them you love them from afar?

I have a whole blog post up on gift ideas to send your loved ones in quarantine, but here are a few of my favorites:

Send a cute card

Send wine

Because who DOESN’T want a bottle of nice wine on their birthday?  One of the sweetest things my bridesmaids did for me when I postponed my wedding was send me two big magnums of my favorite wine “for the extended wedding planning.” It was the best surprise, and it made me feel so happy after going through such a stressful time. If you know your loved one’s favorite wine, look it up on this site here that delivers all across the US or if you can’t decide which wine to get, check out this post on all my favorite wines, at every price, for recs.

$15 off your order of $150 or more with code WINETIME 

are you more of a last minute gift giver? Another super easy way to send wine is via the Drizly app – which delivers in under an hour – They’ll also print a gift note and it’s super cute!! I did this for my best friend’s quarantine birthday.

Send Cupcakes!

We all know the way to anyone’s heart is through baked goods. These are a perfect way to send your birthday love. 

Or these chocolate covered birthday strawberries!

Send flowers

Nothing makes a birthday more than receiving surprise flowers in the mail. And with so many online flower delivery options, it’s a no-brainer! This site is my go-to for ordering flowers – the prices are great and the quality is perfect! I highly recommend doing ‘same day delivery‘ – that way they use a local florist and the flowers show up beautiful and in the vase!

Send them a cute quarantine birthday gift box!

Have a beautiful portrait made of one of their favorite or most meaningful photos

How gorgeous is this? Only $25!

Send them a cozy kimono

To wear at home – and on the beach when we’re finally let out of lockdown!

Send a house plant

Like flowers, but a house plant lasts even longer! A cute, pretty house plant or succulent is a great gift idea to send in quarantine! Check out lots of options on Bloomscape. or Urban Stems.

Only $24 on Etsy

How chic are these for Mother’s Day or for a girlfriend’s birthday!?

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