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Five ways to celebrate your birthday after lockdown

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It’s become common to see people enjoying anniversaries, holidays, and even would-be weddings virtually while stuck indoors during lockdown. But there’s nothing to stop you planning a belated birthday event for once restrictions are lifted.  

Plus, what’s not to like about receiving a second round of cake, well-wishing messages from friends, and beautiful cards from Card Factory? Read five ways to celebrate your birthday after lockdown below.

Plan a spa day

We could all do with a little relaxation with everything that’s going on in the world. Why not plan a spa day and pick out your ideal package of treatments?

You could get a gang together or go solo and enjoy some rare ‘you’ time. A massage could help relieve built-up tension, while a facial might leave you feeling more youthful than you have in years.

Throw a party (or get someone else to)

Birthdays are a great excuse to get all your favourite people in a room together, have a laugh, and dance the night away. And by hosting a party yourself, you’ll get full control over who’s invited and what you get up to.

If all that sounds like too much work, ask a friend to take care of it instead.

Plan a weekend away

Staycations were on the rise even before the current international travel restrictions were imposed. Is there an area you’ve always been meaning to visit, like the Scottish Highlands, or somewhere close to home you’ve not yet got to know?

Book a hotel room, rent a cottage, or even try your hand at camping, and discover just how much the UK has to offer.

Go to the beach

The beach is a great place to visit and feel like a kid again. Build elaborate sandcastles, lap up an ice cream, and take a dip in the British sea.

Even when the sun isn’t shining, the coast can be the ideal place to clear your head and refocus on what really matters.

Challenge yourself

There’s no better way to start the next year of your life than achieving something that makes you feel proud. You could hike to the top of a mountain, paint a picture, or build bridges with an old friend.

Even making a list of your short and long-term life goals could make you feel optimistic for what’s ahead.

How do you plan to celebrate once out of lockdown?

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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