How-to throw an epic birthday party at home

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How-to throw an epic birthday party at home

Sad because you can’t have a big birthday celebration this year? We get it! But just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean the party has to be cancelled.

Here’s five ways to celebrate with your nearest and dearest or spoil a special someone on their birthday from afar.

1. First things first, food

Start by picking up your favourite takeaway from KFC, McDonald's or La Porchetta or check out Lana Crepes and Waffles, Fox & Ferret or Boba Bear on UberEats for contactless delivery direct to your door. Nothing says celebration like cake, and Divine Cakes have you covered. If you’d prefer to get busy in the kitchen, this fancy chocolate and pistachio ice cream cake recipe is sure to impress. Otherwise, keep it simple by picking up some donuts from PAK'nSAVE and arrange your own donut cake stack for some serious wow-factor.

2. Get gifting

DIY pamper packs are perfect for giving that someone special all their favourite things in one cute bundle. You could fill this with a candle from Peter Alexander or Adairs, their favourite sweets from PAK'nSAVE or The Sweet Station, flowers from PAK'nSAVE and some beauty products like face masks and body scrubs from Kiehls, The Body Shop or Life Pharmacy. For kids, a present that will keep them busy at home is ideal, so check out Kmart and Whitcoulls for hands-on activities and crafts. Do a drive-by doorstep drop with a cute card and you’re sure to put a smile on their face.

3. Get your party on

You’re in charge of bringing the party to life, now what? First, pick up some decorations from Kmart, Enjoy and A2Z to deck out your space. Think balloons, bunting, banners, streamers and anything that is colourful and fun. Add a special surprise with a piñata from Kmart, filled it with their favourite treats from PAK'nSAVE or The Sweet Station. If you’re feeling extra creative, create a treasure hunt around the house that leads to a perfect pile of presents.

4. Go virtual

Just because you can’t all be together in person to celebrate doesn’t mean you can’t share the special day with family and friends. Take the party virtual via video! Usually a smartphone is all you need, but if you prefer to use your laptop and need a webcam, pick one up from JB Hi-Fi. Turn up your favourite tunes on a portable speaker from Noel Leeming Technology and bring your best moves for a remote dance party. If it’s something low-key you’re after, nothing beats singing happy birthday on video and watching the candles being blown out together.