Although restrictions are still in place, there are still lots of ways to stay entertained and celebrate special occasions.

Having a birthday during lockdown definitely means it will be one to remember, but with a little more thought and creativity it can still be special. And for children that are missing their usual clubs and activities, there are lots of online classes to help keep them occupied.

We’ve put together some exciting options to choose from so you can make someone’s day special, let them know you are thinking of them, or just keep you and your family entertained.


Cakes

Cake makes everything seem better! Whether it’s a birthday cake, cupcakes or brownies we have a list of cake makers that can bake your favourite treat.
The Little House Of Baking, based in London, specialise in novelty cakes, dessert tables, sweet treats and afternoon tea – lots to choose from!

The Little House of Baking

Sweets & Chocolate

You’ll be pleased to know that you can still get your sugar fix during lockdown. Sweet treats can be delivered so no one has to miss out on a party bag, sweet box or chocolate bouquet! 

 

Afternoon Tea

Treat your friends and family (or yourself) with a delicious afternoon tea at home. Get a freshly prepared box of delights delivered to your door. Most companies have gluten-free and vegan options too so there’s something for everyone. 

 

Online Classes & Craft Kits

Cooking and crafting are great ways to pass the time. Our list of craft companies offer sandy art, pottery painting and activity kits. 
Twinkle & Snug provide a wide range of craft kits for children aged 3 and upwards. They are based in Harlow, Essex, and they offer collection or postage.

Twinkle & Snug

Video Messages, Stories & Entertainers

A personal video message or story from a favourite character will make a child’s birthday magical! We have lots of companies that provide online classes and parties, including Embrace Performing Arts who also offer online workshops.
As well as online parties, Zebadee Kidz Parties offer character doorstep visits to delight little ones. 

 

Sleepovers

While sleepovers with friends are still not allowed, sibling sleepovers are! Most suppliers are offering contact free delivery so your children can experience a night in a teepee safely.

 

Flowers

Receiving a bouquet of flowers has been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on people’s mood, so what better way to brighten up someone’s day!

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Food Delivery

Need a night off from cooking or fancy a special birthday or anniversary meal? Why not get someone else to cook it for you! Choose from our list of catering companies for a delicious treat. Order anything from BBQ and pizza to Sunday roast or Lobster Thermidor!

 

Balloons

Lift someone’s spirits with a colourful personalised balloon. Perfect for a birthday, engagement or birth celebration. Most companies can provide you with these but some can also offer more elaborate options – some can even put a gift inside the balloon! 

 

Decorations

Decorating a room or garden with bunting, lights and balloons for a birthday or anniversary will add some excitement to a celebration at home. If the birthday boy or girl has a favourite character or celebrity, why not order a cardboard cutout? Not only are they great decorations, they also make fantastic presents!
If you really want to pull out all the stops, Design & Create Events, based in Hertfordshire, are currently offering lockdown packages that include a light up number, a small white podium, a balloon tower and a personalised poster – all for £150. Everything you need to make a birthday special!  

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Design & Create Events

 

Drinks

We can’t go out for cocktails at the moment but we can order them in! Get an Espresso Martini delivery, or join an online masterclass with friends and make your own! Some of the mobile bar companies on our website are offering cocktail classes – take a look!

 

Gifts

Our gifts page has lots of fabulous items to choose from – jewellery, bath products and personalised presents to name but a few.
Hendrix & Us have a range of gifts for all the family that can be personalised, and they deliver throughout the UK. 

Hendrix & Us

Whatever the occasion, there are lots of ways to have a celebration at home. It might not be how you imagined, but you can still make it a day to remember for the right reasons! And by using local companies, you are helping to support small businesses – it’s a win win!

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