Wide­spread self-iso­la­tion can be a real dis­ap­point­ment for chil­dren who have a birth­day dur­ing this dif­fi­cult peri­od. You can’t invite friends, you can’t get out to an amuse­ment park or a water park, you can’t call ani­ma­tors. What to do, get bored? Of course no!

Par­ents can eas­i­ly orga­nize an unfor­get­table hol­i­day for their child, armed with imag­i­na­tion, excel­lent mood and fes­tive attrib­ut­es (caps, crack­ers, can­dles, greet­ing posters and gar­lands — you can make them your­self). And, of course, our tips!

Idea number 1: Cinema and cartoon parade

It’s very easy to be a good wiz­ard on your child’s birth­day: just let the birth­day boy enjoy his favorite car­toons and films all day long! Does the child love Sme­shari­ki or the sto­ry of Har­ry Pot­ter? Arrange a real hol­i­day telethon.

You can also find themed films and car­toons about birth­days (“Aliens in the House”, “Boy­hood”, “Win­nie the Pooh and the Day of Wor­ries”, “Super­nan­ny”, “For­got­ten Birth­day”) and watch them from morn­ing to evening. Of course, along with good­ies: pop­corn, chips, sweets — all this can be ordered with­out any prob­lems in any online store with­out leav­ing home.

Idea #2: Culinary Congratulatory Battle

No birth­day is com­plete with­out bright and beau­ti­ful treats. But it’s not nec­es­sary to rush to look for a con­fec­tion­er who will under­take to cre­ate a three-tiered cake in quar­an­tine, and even deliv­er it in a con­tact­less way, safe and sound. Don’t expect mir­a­cles — won­der your­self! Arrange a real culi­nary bat­tle: will the whole fam­i­ly be able to bake a cake with the child’s favorite car­toon char­ac­ters? Find out here!

Of course, the main hero of the occa­sion should play a direct role in the prepa­ra­tion and dec­o­ra­tion of a con­fec­tionery work of art. And at the end of the evening, the com­mon mas­ter­piece, accord­ing to tra­di­tion, can be tak­en out along with lit can­dles and pre­sent­ed to the birth­day man along with the main present.

Idea #3: Online Holiday

The main dis­ad­van­tage of a birth­day in self-iso­la­tion is that you can’t make friends. But is it a hin­drance in our time? Both appli­ca­tions on smart­phones and com­put­er pro­grams for video com­mu­ni­ca­tion make it pos­si­ble to unite peo­ple even from dif­fer­ent parts of the world.

If com­pan­ion­ship is impor­tant to the child, invite his friends to the “online par­ty”. Sure­ly par­ents will only be glad that their child is not idle and busy with inter­est­ing work. For enter­tain­ment, you can come up with a remote draw­ing con­test, a marathon of rid­dles, games of cha­rades or Croc­o­dile, fun­ny dances. And no gifts need­ed!

Idea #4: Home Contests

A rare chil­dren’s birth­day is com­plete with­out con­tests. But if this time you can’t shift such respon­si­bil­i­ty to the ani­ma­tors, it means that moms and dads them­selves need to con­duct them.

In order not to get bored and please the child on such a day, plan in advance a whole selec­tion of dif­fer­ent types of con­tests. Let it be danc­ing, and cre­ative com­pe­ti­tions, and log­i­cal rid­dles, and tasks for dex­ter­i­ty. Most impor­tant­ly, don’t for­get the prizes!

We sug­gest which con­tests can be held at home:

• Com­pe­ti­tion for the fun­ni­est dance (the most unusu­al, slow, sad, strange, etc.);
• “Who want to be a mil­lion­aire?” (who­ev­er answers 10 ques­tions cor­rect­ly in a row wins a prize);
• Draw­ing com­pe­ti­tion “the most unusu­al ani­mal” (you need not only draw an ani­mal, but also come up with a name and sto­ry for it);
• “Guess the melody” (notes with songs to sing can be placed in the bank — let the par­tic­i­pants draw one at a time);
• Guess­ing rid­dles;
• Fan­ty;
• Home races to and from the goal (eg on one leg, with the ball between the legs, blind­fold­ed, etc.).

Idea number 5: Solemn quest

The quest is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to please the birth­day boy dur­ing the quar­an­tine peri­od. Arrange a real adven­ture to find gifts! In the morn­ing, place notes with rid­dles in dif­fer­ent places of the apart­ment so that at the end the child can find a long-await­ed present. The more inter­est­ing and mys­te­ri­ous, the bet­ter.

Try not to use phras­es like “look on the shelf in the side­board”, “look in the bread box”. Let these be metaphor­i­cal places: the bath­room is the “lair of the water drag­on”, the refrig­er­a­tor is the “halls of the Snow Queen”, the bal­cony is the “Bermu­da Tri­an­gle”. You can also con­nect accounts on social net­works to the quest (for exam­ple, the answer to the rid­dle may be hid­den in the sta­tus on the social net­work) or gad­gets (for exam­ple, find the ninth pho­to in a row in the phone’s gallery and find the answer to the rid­dle there).

Idea #6: Masquerade

There will be a theme — but there will be an idea! Turn a chil­dren’s birth­day into a day of spon­tane­ity and expanse. Let the child name the theme of the hol­i­day. Pirates? Indi­ans? Fairy King­dom? James Bond? Aliens? Use what­ev­er is at hand: scraps of fab­ric, foil, old car­ni­val cos­tumes, mom’s cos­met­ics. Rein­car­nate in dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and in this form go to drink tea, dance and of course take pic­tures.

Idea #7: Custom online interactive

Anoth­er inter­est­ing option to cel­e­brate a chil­dren’s birth­day with­in four walls is to order an online con­grat­u­la­tion! Despite the fact that ani­ma­tors do not real­ly trav­el now, some com­pa­nies offer oth­er options for coop­er­a­tion.

In a remote for­mat, lead­ing and fun­ny char­ac­ters (from Fix­ies to Teenage Mutant Nin­ja Tur­tles) will not only con­grat­u­late the child via video link or by phone, but also show an abbre­vi­at­ed show pro­gram (exper­i­ments, tricks, songs with the name of the child, a fire show or a show of soap bub­bles).

Idea #8: Family Spa

And why not have a hol­i­day for the whole fam­i­ly on your birth­day? If you can­not go to a water park or to the beach, then you can arrange heav­en­ly plea­sure for your child at home.

Arm your­self with ori­en­tal sticks, aro­ma lamps, essen­tial oils, relax­ing music. Give each oth­er mas­sages, cucum­ber masks, and drink healthy herbal teas. Arrange a pleas­ant twi­light at home and fill the space with can­dles. And do not for­get to take a hot bath with fra­grant foam for the birth­day boy! The child will def­i­nite­ly remem­ber such an unusu­al birth­day in ter­ry dress­ing gowns with an atmos­phere of gen­er­al relax­ation.

Idea #9: Games

On the birth­day of a child, you can arrange a real game assault. To do this, par­ents will need to stock up on an arse­nal of the best board and out­door games. By the way, many of them can be a great birth­day present.

For the cel­e­bra­tion, enter­tain­ing games with an empha­sis on a quiz are per­fect. For exam­ple, “Imag­i­nar­i­um”, “Day of the Lead­ers”, “Tick-tock … Boom”, “Super­burg­er”, “Read-grab”, “Zom­bies in the house”. In addi­tion, do not for­get about inter­ac­tive games: dance mats, car ral­ly, the clas­sic “Twister”, puz­zles, jig­saw puz­zles and Lego themed sets.

With a birth­day boy, you can arrange a seri­ous com­pe­ti­tion for the title, for exam­ple, of the “king of puz­zles”. Such a birth­day will be not only fun, but also pro­duc­tive!

Idea #10: Family photo session

A great idea to remem­ber for many years the birth­day of a child in self-iso­la­tion is a pho­to ses­sion. At the same time, it does not mat­ter at all that it will take place with­in four walls with­out a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er and spe­cial light­ing.

Work hard: cre­ate your own “quar­an­tine” pho­to stu­dio, come up with fun props. The more orig­i­nal the bet­ter. Have the whole fam­i­ly dress up in paja­mas or sheets like the Greek gods. Or let the house­hold dress up in office suits and school uni­forms, and the pho­tos them­selves will be tak­en against the back­drop of scat­tered toys and paint­ed wall­pa­per. Absurd, but cre­ative! And the birth­day man him­self in the pho­to can be dis­tin­guished using a home­made crown made of card­board or foil.

Fan­ta­size and show your tal­ents as direc­tors and pho­tog­ra­phers. In a fam­i­ly album, such pic­tures will be worth their weight in gold. After all, a chil­dren’s birth­day is just anoth­er way to fool around, show atten­tion to each oth­er and cheer up.


By Yara