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10 Virtual Birthday Party Ideas That Are Actually Really Fun

Birthday parties are special. Not only do they mark the passing of another fabulous trip around the sun, but they're also one of the best ways to gather your friends and family for all the festive desserts, cute cocktails, and whimsical decor your heart desires. Obviously, this year will be different. Amid recent calls for social distancing, get-togethers both small and large have been called off, leaving many spring babies — plus their parents, partners, and friends — to celebrate at home.

While you may not be able to throw the bash you had planned, there's no reason to skip the festivities altogether. If you or someone you love has a birthday coming up, plan one of these virtual birthday party ideas you can do at home. From sending your friend a delivery of champagne to hosting a party via video chat, there are plenty of ways to make the birthday girl or boy feel loved on their special day. And when this pandemic ends — and it will end — you'll have every excuse to throw the biggest, baddest birthday party of all time.