QUARANTINE BIRTHDAYS: Making Alternative Plans


Birthday parties won’t be quite the same for the next month or more. Brace yourselves, Aries and Taurus, for smaller celebrations on the quiet side.

In Michigan, 8-year-oldLyla Madergot a surprise birthday party from her classmates. Mom asked on Facebook for friends to send birthday wishes. They arrived in cars to Lyla’s driveway. Each of her classmates holding birthday greetings. They rolled down car windows and sang “Happy Birthday.”

Miko MadertoldPeoplemagazine,(quote) “It was unexpected. She didn’t think anything ‘big’ was going to happen at all. It was beautiful. It was something we’ll never forget.”

Celebrities have shown alternative ways they’ve recognized birthdays while quarantined.Reba McEntireate a greasy breakfast.Fergietook a nature walk by herself. A relative wrote inspirational messages, folded them into paper planes and tossed them intoJenny Slate’s window. ModelNina Agdalbaked a cake and then dressed her dog for the party.Leslie Mannperformed a TikTok dance for her 48th birthday. (New York Post)