Is your kid’s birthday coming up soon and sadly falling in the time of quarantine? I’ve found a few far-flung service providers and also a few local options to add some fun and yum to your child’s special day. Somehow the world is feeling smaller than ever.
Please note: Listings below are paid services, we are not paid to advertise nor can attest to their quality, but are just aiming to support other English-led service providers for your kid’s birthday:
Is offering “celebrations in a box,” for 2-6 people with decorations, snacks and games and contactless delivery to your door. Pick from five themes: unicorns, mermaids, circus, music festival and Greek gods. Contact them and they will come up with a proposal for you. Rachel Harding: 0173 9126872/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out her absolutely gorgeous cakes here: instagram @babastana_cakes
Is currently offering discounts on customized birthday cakes which she will deliver to your door.
Contact on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jovana.vukanovic or via Instagram or WhatsApp: 01746011031
Sweet Time Berlin Cakes
Iwona at Sweet Time is making cakes for pick up at her place in Wilmersdorf: https://www.facebook.com/sweettimeberlin/
Order whole or jar pies and other comfort food to be delivered to your door from Humble Pie Berlin. They have partnered with Fraülein Kimchi if you prefer Korean options. Note: they are taking a week off, but will resume deliveries on April 21st.
https://www.humblepie.de/ email@example.com 01575 0975891
You can order and pick up pizza at Standard Pizza. They also deliver in Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte. And you can get ready made dough to make your own at home. https://www.standard-berlin.de
They are vague in the description of the “gift”, but it your kid’s birthday falls during the pandemic, and they are between 7-14 Years, they can sign up on their website and they will receive a nice letter and a gift from Escape Berlin. It’s in German, but just fill out the form at the bottom: https://www.escape-berlin.de/de/geburtstag/
Funky Moves (based in London)
Video dance session over Zoom: Contact their parties manager Jess an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call on 07810431101 and she’ll be able to discuss all the options with you. (1 x 40 minute session: £75 + vat.)
For $100 you can book Bubble Dad who will perform a private live show on Zoom for your birthday child and his friends. He will also show the kids how to make their own wands and bubble solution. He’s based in New York, so your party would probably need to be in the late afternoon.
They will create a virtual party on Zoom and video message for you child with your child’s favorite character. Fee based on length of party. They are based in Sydney, so scheduling might be difficult but you could at least get the pre-recorded message (FREE video message at this time if you book 7 days in advance.)
Another virtual (Zoom) party provider -also based in Sydney offers an online personalized birthday party with a cool character of your choice, Pop Star Dance, Harry Potter theme, or Tiny Tots Party with songs and activities. (See feature image above) https://stardustkids.com.au/characters-…/virtual-kids-party/
Go to the Louvre!
Here is an extensive list of museums and their collections that you could visit virtually:
Other tips for a fun birthday at home: A family slumber party, beauty/home spa day, home movies, homemade pizza, Zoom video party, present treasure hunt, a Corona-“beat the virus” piñata filled with small toys (and candy of course), secretly decorate one room in your apartment or house, ask friends to mail cards, ask neighbors to sing Happy Birthday at a particular time on their balconies, wear costumes and take tons of photos to send to friends, a balloon waterfall, confetti canons…and try this Birthday Challenge: How many languages can you learn to say Happy Birthday in? How many can you learn to sing?
Are you a kids’ birthday service provider or baker based in Berlin? Or elsewhere? Have any other tips and tricks for birthdays at home? Please leave us a comment below.