11 Creative Long Distance Birthday Celebration Ideas
Whether you have a long distance lover, a kid who’s away at college or a friend who lives halfway across the country, there is no reason why you can’t share in their birthday celebrations from afar. Put a smile on their face across the miles with these unique and creative long distance birthday celebration ideas!
Send Them a Cake
You might not be able to bake and deliver them a cake by yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them some gooey goodness on their special day. There are now a number of companies which offer mail order cakes, which you can send to anyone, anywhere anytime. Alternatively, you could even make this cake in a jar, which you can then mail out with a nice note that will make their day and give them something sweet to remember you by even if you can’t physically be together.
Send Them Some Love on Facebook
Facebook has made it easier than ever to wish your long distance friends and family well – especially when it comes to long distance birthday celebration ideas. When it’s their birthday, send them a nice message they’ll enjoy, or if you want to really get them laughing, blog.dudepins.com has some funny birthday gifs featuring some of the most popular characters from pop culture, which you can post on their wall to give them a birthday boost on the day.
See a Movie
Technology is a wonderful thing, not only does it enable us to keep in touch long distance, but it even allows us to watch a movie with people on the other side of the world. Before their birthday, download an app called ‘rabbit’ and you and the birthday boy or girl can spend the evening watching and reacting to your favorite movies, no matter how far apart you might be.
Send Them Their Own Birthday in a Box
If you want them to have an unforgettable birthday, buy a large box and fill it with their favorite snacks, a birthday gift or two, some confetti and a greetings card. Wrap it up and send it in the mail. They’ll have a great time opening it on the morning of their birth.
Send a Video Message
Another of our fun long distance birthday celebration ideas is to record a video message of yourself wishing them a happy birthday. Sing to them, tell them what’s going on in your life and let them know how much you care. Post it on Facebook, or email it to them if you want to be private, and let them know you care.
Sometimes the old ways are the best, and if you can’t be with your loved one on their birthday, giving them a phone call to catch up will make their day and ensure they know how much you love them.
Give a Gift Card
If they have a favorite store, why not send them a gift card. This is particularly good for kids in college, who can’t always afford to treat themselves on a tight budget. They’ll love getting a gift card so that they can buy something special for their birthday and they’ll love you for thinking of it.
Send Some Snail Mail
Because hardly anyone bothers with snail mail and the only post most of us get these days are bills, it can be a really nice surprise for someone to receive actual snail mail on their birthday. Buy a nice greetings card or some pretty paper and write them a nice long letter. Slip some pictures of good times you shared into the package, along with some glitter and a gift card, to make it a really special gift that they’ll never forget.
Donate to a Charity
If the person whose birthday you are looking to celebrate supports a particular charity, it is always nice to make a donation in their name. Send them the confirmation, and they’ll be pleased as punch that you’ve remembered their special day and the charity that is so dear to their heart.
Bombard Them With Balloons
Birthdays and balloons go together like peanut butter and jelly, so what better way to celebrate a long distance birthday than by sending a box full of helium balloons, which will float up out of the box once they are opened. Everyone, even grown men, and women will surely get a kick out of that.
If the birthday boy or girl is a bit of a bookworm, sign them up to a great book club that specializes in their favorite genre and they won’t just get a gift on the actual day, they’ll receive little packages throughout the year, and you’ll be their favorite person for sure!