Social Distancing Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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We have all seen the videos and posts recently. So many parents are finding ways to help their kids celebrate their birthday during this trying time.

If you have a kiddo with a birthday during this time and don’t know what to do, have no fear! We have lots of ideas to ensure their birthday is special, even though they can’t celebrate with family and friends.

At Twin Cities Kids Club, our goal is to help you navigate this parenting journey, even during the roughest of times. Join the club today for access to tips, advice, and local discounts.

Kids birthday party. Child blowing out candles on colorful cake. Decorated home with rainbow flag banners, balloons. Farm animals theme celebration. Little boy celebrating birthday. Party food.

Little to No Supplies and Cost…

Drive-By Birthday Visit/Parade:

Invite friends and family to show up in the driveway with a fun birthday poster or banner to hang out their car window and brighten up your child’s special day. You can chat from a safe distance and even sing Happy Birthday together. 

You can call around or put it out on Facebook that they could use some cheering up!

Have Some Outdoorsy Fun

If you have somewhere pretty near you like Minnehaha Falls, Three Rivers Park District – take the family on a little trip.  Make a picnic lunch if the weather’s nice enough!

Have an At-Home Camp Out:

Set up a tent and campfire, bringing out some blankets, and cover everything in twinkling Christmas lights for a night outside.

King or Queen for the Day:

Every child/teenager deserves to feel like the boss, even if it’s only for 24 hours. Make them the queen or king of the castle for one day and do everything they say

Netflix Party

Have a Netflix Party: You can now start watching a movie WITH friends and chat along with them while you watch. You’ll go to Netflix Party to get started. Once you pick a movie, you’ll receive a link you can send out to others to invite them to join you.

**Note: Only available on Chrome browsers, laptops or desktops.

Virtual Party

Have a Virtual Birthday Party: You can use video conferencing tools like Zoom, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, and Google Hangouts to invite friends to do a face-to-face virtual party. If people send gifts, they are still able to be present while you open them! They can join in singing Happy Birthday, too!

Birthday Greetings

Have as many friends and family as possible send a personalized greeting to the birthday boy or girl! This idea is especially helpful if you are spread across time zones or will have a difficult time coordinating a time for everyone to be on a Zoom call.

Sky Zone

At Sky Zone, we believe every kid should have a birthday party that makes them feel celebrated—even when they’re stuck at home! That’s why we’re offering FREE Virtual Birthday Parties with fun, friends, games, and singing, so everyone gets to feel special on their special day —all from home. Party ON! (From your living room!

Happy family celebrating a birthday together at home

A Little More Prep…

Homemade Ball or Balloon Pit

All you need is a baby/inflatable pool and a few bags of balls ordered from a place like Target. If you already have a baby pool and don’t feel like getting balls, blow up a ton of balloons!

Sign Gypsies Minnetonka

Sign Gypsies makes it super simple, & they take care of everything for you! A yard greeting includes a personalized phrase, delivery, set-up, & pick up approximately 24 hours later. 

Coordinating graphics and stars add the perfect finishing touch to your custom greeting!  Prices start at $75 + tax per greeting. 

(Serving Delano, Excelsior, Greenfield, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Rockford, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata, Minnesota.)

Sign Gypsies St. Paul

(Serving Afton, Bayport, Cottage Grove, Houlton, Hudson, Inver Grove Heights, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Newport, St. Paul, St. Paul Park, South St. Paul, Stillwater, and Willernie, Minnesota)

Dream Parties

Dream Parties are now offering virtual character visits: Make your little one’s birthday special by booking their highly interactive virtual visit with your favorite princess, mermaid, fairy, superhero, or even troll! 

Packages are starting from only $59! They are also offering video messages starting from Order a personalized video message with any of our characters today! Message Dream Parties for details!

MN Basket Girl

Fun way to surprise someone on their birthday right now!! Doorstep delivery or USPS mail delivery available! 

Angel Food Bakery

If you have to postpone your child’s birthday party, have a donut party at home!  These Happy Birthday Donuts will ensure that any birthday girl or boy will have the sweetest of days!

They will also keep shipping Nationwide with Goldbelly. If you need to send some love & happiness to someone you can’t visit, please consider sending them the tastiest, sprinkliest package they’ll ever receive. It will keep them in good spirits and will help us immensely through this difficult time. 

Snapology of Minneapolis

Are you trying to find a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Snapology is here to help parents save the day with virtual birthday parties. Up to 20 children can join the party via webcam, and our Snapologist will lead a themed group LEGO activity of the birthday star’s choosing. Let’s party!

Cost is $125 for 1 hour activity plus up to 30 minutes to connect with the group, sing Happy Birthday, or other traditions. 

Man celebrating his birthday and interacting with friends on the computer because of the cover 19 pandemic and lockdowns in the country

Join Twin Cities Kids Club Today

At Twin Cities Kids Club, we sincerely hope your birthday kiddo has a fabulous day, even though things will look different this year. Birthdays are so special for kids. Even though it might not seem like it now, this might end up being a birthday they remember forever!

Join today!

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