How to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday in Quarantine

May 12, 2021
Written by
Supernow HQ
Key Points
  • Quarantine birthday parties don’t have to be a boring Zoom call. There are lots of fun ways to create a memorable birthday experience for your child while still observing social distancing.
  • Virtual Scavenger Hunts that are tailored to the birthday kid are a fun way to get party guests up and moving while on Zoom.
  • Creating a fun activity around the birthday cake (or other sweet) by hosting a decorating contest engages guests more than simply watching the birthday kid blow out candles.
  • Supernow virtual birthday parties offer an immersive, counselor-led adventure for kids ages 5-10.

Just because we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic doesn’t mean that birthdays can’t be moments of joy and celebration for you child. While the classic quarantine birthday party generally involves an awkward Zoom call with friends and family from near and far, there are lots of fun ways to level up your child’s socially distant birthday party. Here are some extra fun ways to celebrate birthdays for kids of all ages.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun and interactive way to get the party kids moving? Setting up a virtual scavenger hunt is simple. Put together a list of 7-10 everyday items that happen to be favorites of the birthday kid like a soccer ball, a favorite stuffy, a snack, a good luck charm, and an object related to their favorite animal. 

Read the list of items to the party guests and have them try to memorize as many items as they can. Set a timer for 5 minutes (we recommend turning on some upbeat music) and invite the kids to run around the house looking for as many items as they can remember. When the music stops, have the kids return to tally up their points.

The Birthday Cake Off

To add some sweetness to a regular Zoom birthday party, invite all the guests to come with a sweet treat that can be decorated or embellished by each kid party guest. Kids can come with a cookie, cupcake, cracker or even a bowl of ice cream and a variety of embellishments and decorations including icing, candies, nuts, chocolate sauce and more.

Give kids a few minutes to decorate their sweet treat and invite each child to share their creation with the group. Afterwards, it’s time to sing happy birthday with the group and invite the birthday kid to make a wish and blow out their candles

Supernow Virtual Parties

Ready to take your virtual party to the next level? That’s where Supernow comes in. 

Join us for a live, interactive adventure featuring games, crafts and other celebratory activities - all led by one of our silly Super Counselors. We’ll celebrate your birthday kid, help them spend their special day with friends all over, and let you lean back while we handle the party planning. 

Learn more on our website. Supernow is the place for all things social and emotional learning for kids. If you're ready to book your virtual birthday party, email us at [email protected]!


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