Tips for Celebrating Special Occasions at Home
Just because most of us need to practice social distancing, doesn’t mean life’s celebrations need to come to a halt. Many people are using this time to creatively celebrate special occasions at home. Below are a few ways to celebrate things like Birthdays, Anniversaries, pregnancies, and springtime indoors.
Birthdays are a happy time to honour another year of life, and luckily they can be celebrated just as well at home. The trick is to make the day feel special by doing things you don’t normally do. A good first step is to create a celebratory atmosphere by decorating the house. If you don’t have the typical streamer or balloon decor, get creative. Grab some construction paper, wrapping paper, or even notebook paper to cut up and draw fun signs and decorations. You can even put a sign on your front door or balcony to share the celebration with passersby. Next, treat yourself. Give yourself permission to indulge in your favourite things: whether it be online shopping, delicious cocktails, or your favourite dessert. Of course, a celebration isn’t complete without looping in your loved ones. Plan a video chat with your favourite people and have an activity or game lined up. To give you a few more ideas, check out how this boy’s parents set up a “Club Quarantine” for his 21st Birthday, or how one family went on a “pub crawl” through their house to celebrate their daughter’s 22nd Birthday.
Anniversaries are a great way to celebrate love and commitment, and can easily be done at home with just a little effort. Dim the lights, light some candles, and make a delicious dinner for two while enjoying some wine and music. You can set your dining table or perhaps make a cozy home picnic with pillows and blankets on the floor. Writing up a special “menu” for dinner is another way to make the evening feel more authentic. Recently this tweet went viral of a wife setting up a surprise date for her husband on their back porch to celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary.
Discovering you are pregnant is undoubtedly a special and huge moment in your life. If you recently found out you are pregnant but can’t celebrate with all of your friends and family due to social distancing, spend some time creating a fun and creative at home pregnancy announcement with your partner. The opportunities are endless: you can craft a video or photo to post on social media or even plan a surprise announcement during a video call. This article has some ideas to help get you started.
Spring is typically a season where everyone heads outdoors to enjoy the warming weather, but you can still enjoy Spring indoors with a little creativity. Open a window, let in the warm air in, and try out a spring-inspired craft or DIY to get in the spirit. CraftsbyAmanda has plenty of adult crafts to select from, but you can also browse Pinterest. Now is also a great time for Spring baking, like this Spring Celebration Carrot Cake. While you’re crafting and baking, why not put on your favourite springtime attire, like a floral dress.
Making time to celebrate despite the circumstances is important to maintain normalcy and positivity. With a little bit of creativity and effort, you can celebrate any special occasion at home in a fun and meaningful way. Have you celebrated any special occasions at home recently, and if so, how?