Just because we’re in quarantine does not mean you can’t celebrate your birthday in style. Make this birthday the one you’ll never forget with our theme ideas for virtual and distanced birthday bashes in 2020. Whether you’re celebrating big or small, your Happy Birthday starts with Evite!

Backyard Beer Bash

This is how to say “BYOB” as a grown adult. Ask guests to bring their own sample of bottled beers, then set up a distanced DIY beer (or wine, or cider) tasting right in your backyard. Rate your flight from best to worst, and award a prize to the guest who brought the most popular drink!

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A Grate Charcuterie Affair

Pinkies up, party people. Host an outdoor garden party, complete with charcuterie and wine. As both a precaution and a personal touch, create individual mini charcuterie boards for each guest instead of a family-style spread. The classiest birthday yet!

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Tarot & Chill

The best part about virtual parties is that anyone can join you. Bring your birthday “coven” together over video chat, book an expert tarot card reader to pop in as a special guest, and spend the night learning about each other. Not into tarot? Invite another pro for a surprise appearance, like a magician or comedian.

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Murder Mystery Masquerade

For a birthday unlike any other, host a virtual murder mystery masquerade by searching for game kits online, dressing according to character roles, and meeting over video chat to solve the crime. For a thematic twist, encourage your guests to mix up retro cocktails from another era. (Tom Collins, please!)

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Decades Dance

It’s virtual dance party time. Throwback to the decade you were born in and dance the night away – 70’s Silent Disco, 80’s Prom, 90’s Hip Hop, and more. You’re a theme queen, so dressing up is a must. Encourage your party guests to break out their best disco jumpsuits, puffy prom dresses, and crop tops!

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Meme Costume Party

Every virtual party should be a costume party, and birthdays are no exception. For a fun and silly theme, encourage guests to dress up and log onto the video chat as their favorite internet meme. (Dibs on sippin’ tea.)

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Nacho Average Film Festival

Create a simple but festive DIY film festival in your own front or backyard. Project a series of movies onto your garage door and invite friends to bring their own blankets and folding chairs to spread out across the driveway. Pass out individual nacho trays and theater candy, so guests can snack throughout the night.

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New Year’s Eve

Wait, what? An NYE birthday party is a countdown to a new year for YOU, and you only! Invite friends for a virtual party the night before your birthday, and ring in your sparkling new year together at midnight. Cheers!

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Get Wiggy With It

This one is simple: everybody shows up to your virtual party in crazy wigs. Spend the night playing goofy games, like charades. This is the quickest way to turn another average video call into one you’ll always remember.

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Ready to celebrate? Browse birthday invitations here to get your party on the books. Can’t decide on a theme? Take our birthday quiz here and we’ll help match you!