Quarantined at home. Isolated in your room. Keeping your hands and your feet to yourself. No one wants to celebrate their birthday like they’re in time out. Unfortunately, that is the world we live in right now, HOWEVER, that’s not how we need to feel on a birthday!
Personally, I love celebrating birthdays! That really shouldn’t be surprising if you know my goal for Felt Happens/Happens With Love is all about gift giving. I enjoy adding that extra special touch in gifts, and making someone feel loved on his or her birthday, or any special occasion.
Most of the time, I will start planning gifts at least a month in advance. I start researching and brainstorming new ideas. I need to decide if I will make a gift, will order something, or maybe I have to order something to make the present. I hate stressing and waiting till the last minute, and I never know how busy I will be with work when a birthday or special occasion comes around, so I got to prepare the best I can!
Here are some ideas to help make a birthday still feel special, and some I can help you with!
1. Cake Time
What kind of party doesn’t have cake?? It can be chocolate, strawberry, ice cream, gluten-free, vegan, or a watermelon topped with more fruit--whatever the birthday person likes! You could make your own at home, order one from your local bakery (COVID is tough on small business, don’t forget to support the little guys), or grab one at your local grocery store--it’s all tasty!
There are tons of toppers in the shop that would be a fun addition for a cake on a birthday or special occasion. Here are a few of my favorites:
BANNER TOPPER Rainbow, Fiesta and Unicorn themes--how CUTE are these setups? With this topper combination, you don’t even need a fancy cake because this topper will do the decorating for you! Which may be the best cover up on your pinterest fail birthday cake. No shame, we have all been there.
STUBBIES Wedding Lookalike Toppers. Maybe your wedding didn’t go as planned, or it’s your anniversary and you love remembering the big day. You can place an order for these lookalikes and use them as your cake toppers! Have you checked The Shop for all the stubbies or lookalikes to choose from? You could really use any stubby or lookalike as a topper. Leave a note that you want a topper, and I will send it ready for you, no extra fee.
2. What to Wear
Let’s face it, we have been stuck at home for what feels like forever. So, maybe we have forgotten what it’s like to put together an actual outfit--no worries if yoga pants and baggy shirts are your go-to the last few months. No judgement here.
How about making this special day look like we put the effort we used to have in our attire. An easy way to do this, is throw on a shirt and/or a matching headband! Boom. Matching.
SHIRTS Fiesta Mouse Shirts for every one in the family, Muppet Babies for the whole mini party, and Retirement Plan shirt for those that have retired during COVID. These can all be customized with party hats, names, numbers, or colors.
3. Party Pins
Here is an even EASIER way to “dress up” your every-day-baggy shirt on that special day. Custom order your own party pin for the birthday person to wear, or get a party pin for others to feel included too!
ADULT PARTY PINS Match your wise age, honor your baby shower, or share the love for a taco party! Any of these can be adjusted to match your colors, age, or theme, or maybe you’re looking for a theme that isn’t in the shop yet? Send me a message because I would love to help make this day extra special.
4. Special Banners
Just in case this pandemic has gotten you so out of it, and you need to remember the
special person’s name...NAME BANNER! This is a great way to double up on a gift AND party decor. Um, yes please, less work for the “party planner” but at the end of the day it looks like you rocked the party.
Party decor ON POINT and a fun and unique gift at the end of the day--score.