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How-to throw an epic birthday party at home


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 Schnitz or check out Roll'd on UberEats and Menulog for contactless delivery direct to your door. Nothing says celebration like cake, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse, or ready-made supermarket cakes from Coles 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 Coles 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 Myer or Target, their favourite sweets from Dr Nuts & Sweets, flowers from Coles and some beauty products like face masks and body scrubs from MECCA or Chemist Warehouse. For kids, a present that will keep them busy at home is ideal, so check out Big W or Cook & Young Booksellers 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 Big W or Target 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 Big W or Target, fill it with their favourite treats from Coles or Dr Nuts & Sweets. 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 Target or Big W. Turn up your favourite tunes on a portable speaker from Myer 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.

5. Plan for future fun

Give them something to look forward to post-iso, with a Westfield Gift Card. Send that favourite person of yours a physical gift card in the mail that can be used anywhere eftpos is accepted, on anything from dinner and drinks to a new party outfit. Or you can take it online with a digital Westfield gift card that can be sent by email and used anywhere Apple Pay or Google Pay is accepted. Both physical and digital Gift Cards are valid for three years.

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