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Big birthdays in lockdown

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catpoooffender · 09/10/2020 08:59

I'll be turning 40 soon. I'm not really bothered about not being able to have a grand celebration, and in some ways it is probably not such a bad thing (in this respect only), as I wasn't sure how to celebrate anyway. But I just wondered whether anyone else had had a similar milestone birthday recently and had found a creative way to mark the event? I'm not going to say I'll celebrate whenever this is all over, because it's not that big a deal and by the time that happens I'll probably be about to turn 41 anyway! But I do feel I ought to do something...

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GingerLemonTea · 09/10/2020 09:50

What would you like to happen? Depending on local restrictions at the time & who you can have with you, you could still do any number of things....
Champagne breakfast
Out for lunch or dinner
Overnight stay in nice hotel
Big nature walk/ climb a hill
Touristy day out
Disco in your house with any family members that live with you
Drinks in the garden/ fire pit/ fairy lights/ music.

amusedbush · 09/10/2020 10:02

I turned 30 in May when everything was still closed due to lockdown. My friends sent me fancy cake by mail from a bakery in Cornwall and then DH and I got a takeaway. It was unremarkable, made worse by the fact that we were supposed to fly out on holiday that morning!

Sami544 · 09/10/2020 10:07

I had a big birthday and on the day went for a lovely countryside walk with my family. Then we had a takeaway from my favourite restaurant and a really nice bottle of champagne.
A couple of days later myself and a couple of close friends got together for cocktails. So lots of celebrating even if it was not what I had planned it would be like.

Doilooklikeatourist · 09/10/2020 10:09

I was 60 in August , not in complete lockdown and I didn't want a party anyway
My son and DIL came to stay , DD was furloughed and staying with us anyway
Had flowers , cards , wine etc delivered by friends at a social distance and with virtual hugs !
We went for a walk on a nearby beach , DD cooked the dinner , the weekend away has been put on hold .. maybe next spring ?
It wasn't quite what I planned , but it was lovely

ZoominMoomin · 09/10/2020 10:09

I turned 30 in April - marked it by having to quarantine because my boyfriend was unwell, so we stayed inside for 2 weeks. On the day, I ordered pizza and a cake, got it delivered, ate it then went to bed. We basically did the same for his birthday, too, except we were allowed out so we went for a walk around where we live. As soon as we get a good chance, we are going to do something fun (we had planned to go on holiday abroad for the first time for our 30ths!) and make the most of it.

Stompythedinosaur · 09/10/2020 10:51

I turned 40 at the end of August. I'd been planning a party and a weekend away, bith of which were cancelled.

I decided that I'm going to hold my birthday next year instead, but I asked dp to organise something to mark the day in a smaller way. I was thinking he might get the dc to make a cake or choose a walk for us to do or something.

He actually organised a day long treasure hunt around the local area which was loads of fun and the dc absolutely loved (and I did too) and a surprise outdoor visit from my brother with drinks around a fire pit and it turned into my best birthday ever.

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