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Anyone have ideas on throwing a surprise birthday party in quarantine? It’s for my teenage brother so I don’t think he cares about Zoom calls, and I can’t invite his friends over either...

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Have his favorite foods/a special dessert and a good gift! My birthday was during quarantine and I had super low expectations so was just incredibly happy with a good meal and a new pair of shoes :)

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I’ve had a couple birthdays for family members in quarantine and our standard go to (so sad we have this now😂) is: decorate especially with lots of balloons (maybe pick a theme he likes), custom menus which you can make on word, good food (you can order in from a restaurant), cake of course and some sort of activity.

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We threw a Zoom party for our daughter’s 1st bday. He may not care about Zoom! But if you plan it well, he could be theee coolest kid for having one! Themes, a cool surprise slide show with awesome music (think Tik Tok) maybe a couple virtual games teens can get into....if there aren’t a lot of friends, have door dash sent to them so they can be teens. If he has a fav local band/artist see if they/he/she can play via Zoom for 20 m. I would say no more than an hour. If you know any of his friends that can keep it a secret, ask for their input. May surprise you the kind of ideas they have

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Invite a few friends over to sit in the yard 6 feet apart. Order each their own food and put drinks out and wipes and hand sanitizer. It’s what my teen is allowed and they enjoy it immensely. No one crosses the social distance, they hand sanitizer if they touch anything and wipe down drinks.

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