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Fun Ways to Celebrate Kids' Birthdays at Home {During Lockdown}

Local Lincolnshire businesses who can help you on your way with planning the ultimate birthday celebrations for kids... at home!

Do you have one of your children’s birthdays coming up soon? While social distancing is in place and birthday parties are unable to take place, it doesn't mean you can't have a special day at home. Here is our round-up of ideas to bring you lots of special ways to make your children’s birthdays extra special during this time. We’ve even teamed up with some amazing local businesses who can help you on your way with your at-home birthday surprises!

Decorating Your Home

We have a tradition in our home where we get a number balloon for each of our boys’ birthdays, which we use as a backdrop for their annual birthday photo and to display their presents under when they come down on their birthday morning. A special balloon or balloon display is a great way of doing some fun decor to make the house feel special for an at-home birthday party, or, if you're looking for a special gift, sending a balloon gift to a loved one on their birthday is also a lovely way of marking their special day.

Balloons by Naomi is a Lincoln based business which specialises in stunning balloon displays and decorating services for all occasions, custom made to your requirements. The quality and attention to detail in Naomi's displays really shines through; they really are spectacular! What better way to decorate your home to make a birthday extra special during these times of social distancing than a fun, colourful display of balloons? Naomi can create bespoke displays with specific colours and themes, as well as personalised name balloons and giant foil birthday numbers too. Please contact their Facebook page for more information on prices or call 07733 413999.

Balloons by Naomi

Balloons and Cake Toppers

If you're based nearer Louth, Best Day Ever Party Supplies create bespoke balloon displays, personalised name balloons, foil age balloons as well as beautiful cake toppers to make your birthday celebrations at home (and your cake!) look amazing! With a range of styles, colours and seasonal balloons to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. Visit their Facebook Page or call 07710 938726 to place an order.

Best Day Ever Party Supplies Balloons Display and Cake Topper

Birthday Accessories and Props

If you’re in search of the perfect set of birthday party accessories at home, Party Planet Lincoln, based on Canwick Road, have a huge range of supplies from balloons and bunting to candles and cake toppers, face paints and costumes to photo booth accessories whilst also specialising in fabulous balloon decor, with something to suit every theme and budget. They also do a great range of party games perfect for your birthday entertainment at home. For the ultimate in birthday fun at home, why not have a look at their fun range of pinatas! Party Planet deliver all over Lincolnshire, so their services are county wide.

You can contact Party Planet Lincoln on 01522 532266, via their Facebook Page, and their website too.

Iron Man Pinata and personalised Fireman Sam and Numberblocks balloon displays from Party Planet in Lincoln.

At Home Movie Night

The ultimate at home treat for my boys is to have a movie night with a few treats. To make a birthday movie night extra special, Treats Sweets and Eats do a special movie night hamper (£20), complete with sweets, drinks, snacks, some popcorn and chocolate!

Outdoor Cinema Screen Movie Night

For the ultimate birthday movie night experience, why not hire an outdoor cinema screen? Louth based business Best Day Ever Party Supplies can provide you with an outdoor movie night experience complete with outdoor screen and projector. What better way to spend a birthday evening than to cosy up under the stars with lots of blankets, some tasty treats and snacks, watching your favourite movie?

Bell Tent Experience

Another fun way to celebrate a birthday at home is to pitch a bell tent in the garden. As well as the outdoor cinema experience, Best Day Ever Party Supplies also hire out bell tents which can include balloons and TikTok or pink and grey themed set ups. You could have a sleepover in the garden, or if it’s too cold at night, they can also use the inside of the tent indoors. Alternatively you can use the bell tent in the day time to sit in and play games or to have a tea party. You could even host a virtual zoom party from inside your tent, so family and friends can join in with the fun, even if not in person. Bell tent hire starts from £60 for 1 night and from £120 with 4 beds included. Please contact them via their Facebook page to discuss delivery, collection and prices or call 07710 938726.

Send a Birthday Treat or Hamper

I know my little boys would love nothing more than to receive their own sweetie box on their birthday. Why not treat the birthday boy or girl with a sweet surprise for their special day? Lincoln based sweets business Treats, Sweets and Eats provides a range of treats such as sweet boxes (£4), sweet bags (£3.50), 1kg mega sweet trays (£10) and special birthday treat boxes which come with a free personalised message and card (£12). Free local delivery is available on orders over £10, and mail orders are also available (perfect for if you want to send a sweet surprise in the post).

Treats Sweets and Eats birthday gift box.

Bouncy Castles and Play Equipment

If you’re looking for something really fun, having your very own bouncy castle in the back garden sounds like the ultimate birthday treat and a sure fire way to keep your children entertained all day long! For younger ones, an at home soft play set up is a great alternative, and a really fun way to keep them busy and entertained on their birthday!

Bounce Wright Castles

Bounce Wright Castles can provide bouncy castles, slides, soft play equipment and sweetcones to families. They cover Lincoln and Gainsborough as well as lots of the surrounding villages too.

If you’re looking for a fun activity for your little one’s birthday at home, they also provide 'doorstep soft play' packages for use within the home when space and money is at a premium. They simply drop them off on the doorstep ready for you to set up for your little one’s special day. For more information on how to book head to their website or call 07929391362

Bouncy Castle and Soft Play from Bounce Wright Castles


Kiddyscastles is based in Saxilby, 7 miles from Lincoln. They cover Lincoln and surrounding villages. With parties unable to happen at the moment, why not hire a bouncy castle for your own exclusive use in the garden? Hire is available 7 days a week, with castles starting from £45 per day (Indoor and Outdoor use) weather permitting.

If your little one loves soft play, Kiddyscastles also have a full range of Soft Play equipment which you can hire and use in the comfort of your own home on its own or as part of a package.

Bouncy Castles and Games Hire from Kiddyscastles.


If you fancy a birthday games day or night, Kiddyscastles also provide Games Packs which start from £10. For more information head to their website or call 07549 203672

You could also hold a family board games night, create a themed treasure hunt around the house or garden, create a laser maze to get through (using masking tape), and as always, a good old at-home disco with music, glo-sticks and disco lights is always a winner!

Zoom and Facetime Birthday Games

There are lots of other games and fun you can have to make a birthday at home special, and invite friends and family to join in the fun via Zoom or Facetime. These games would all work well:

  • Scavenger hunt- send everyone to go and find certain items, return to the screen to show and tell.
  • Children's quiz- a great way to get the children involved in a fun way on a video call.
  • Musical statues- Host plays the music, everyone dances around on their screen until the music stops!
  • Pictionary- like pictionary in real life, just over a screen!

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