Sunday, March 21, 2021

27th Birthday in Lockdown

[AD Contains Gifted Product] On Friday I celebrated my 27th birthday in lockdown. To be more specific I celebrated my 2nd birthday in lockdown. I feel like my birthday is a bit of a marker as to COVID and lockdown as I cancelled my birthday party 2 days before Boris announced we were going in lockdown last year. 

I remember saying to my flatmate "it's okay we'll celebrate it next year"...well it's next year! Thankfully although it wasn't the party and massive get-together I was hoping for I still had an amazing day and really entire weekend. On the Friday morning my flatmate organised this adorable birthday set-up including my epic Mini Egg Birthday Cake (pictures below). 

I had taken off the day from work and had a birthday breakfast Zoom with my family members with a couple of early mimosas and this adorable food platter. I also opened some amazing presents including my new Shark hoover, some new gin and champagne glasses for my bar cart, gin and a candle making set. My brother got me these M&S Gin Glasses  and M&S Champagne Saucers below and an exciting new Sipsmith Zesty Orange gin (thank you V and Honey!) which just look fabulous on my new gin cart. 




After breakfast my flatmate organised a walking tour around London (got to still hit those 10,000 steps) which was filled with loads of fun facts. We walked down to the Southbank, across to St. Pauls, down to Westminster, London Eye and back home. Fun fact I learned, did you know St Paul's is the second largest cathedral in the world. 

After my walking tour we got home and my flatmate had gotten me a Hayman's Virtual Gin Tasting. We were sent 5 miniature gins along with tonic and they went through a whole tasting and also gin-making class which was delicious and such fun. I definitely felt the hangover the next day, ouch. 


On the Saturday, the birthday celebrations continued, people stopped by with pizza, booze and treats throughout the day which was just lush. In the evening, my girlfriends and I did an Escape Hunt Zoom into the Room Remote Escape Room 'Alice in Puzzleland'*.  I'd only ever done the print at home games, but essentially you have someone in the real-life escape rooms and you 'take control' of a Games Master, telling them where to go/what to pick up/open etc. Pleased to say, that we actually made it out and escaped in 53 minutes, winning. The Gamest Master was great and the whole thing was such fun, felt like you we were actually inside an escape room. Paired with some prosecco, it was a fab virtual activity! 

Although another lockdown birthday isn't ideal, I had the most amazing day so thank you to all my lovely friends and family for making it fab! 








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  1. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration! The cake looks amazing!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. As much as lockdown birthdays are obviously a bit rubbish, I have to say I still had a lovely day and feel grateful! xx

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  2. What a lovely birthday despite being in lockdown. It will also be my 2nd birthday in lockdown so I can relate. Fabulous cake!x

    Majean- majeang.com

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    1. Oh no! I hope you can still have a lovely day, as rubbish as it is I was still immensely grateful I had such a great time xx

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  3. So sorry you have had 2 lockdown birthdays! I've had one and it was certainly an adjustment but so glad you were still able to celebrate. Your breakfast platter and cake look amazing! xx

    Violethollow.com

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  4. Happy birthday! Sorry to hear you've had to spend two birthdays in lockdown! It sounds like you still managed to have an amazing day and that commitment to 10K steps is impressive haha!xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. aw thank you! It was still amazing and am so lucky! xx

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  5. Happy birthday!! Sorry that you had to have two birthday's in lockdown but hopefully everything should be back to normal soon and you will be able to celebrate even more!
    Chloe X https://www.chloepryce.com/

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    1. Yes fingers crossed for my 28th birthday haha! xx

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  6. I'm drooling over your cake! I'm so pleased that you had a great birthday! x

    Beautylymin

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  7. Awww what a beautiful birthday celebration despite being in lockdown. I'm so glad we're still able to to celebrate because I had mine in lockdown too! xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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    1. It really was a fantastic day despite lockdown! xx

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  8. happy birthday again!! it sounds and looks as though you really had such a lovely day despite the circumstances! mimosas, that cake, and the zoom escape room sound like so much fun omg x

    brineandbooks.com

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    1. Aw thank you!! :) They're such fun, as much as most of it was a virtual based day, it was still so lovely! x

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  9. We're so happy that you enjoyed your remote escape room experience Caroline. I'm glad our games masters were able to bring a bit of fun and immersion to your weekend - Happy Belated Birthday!

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  10. Looks like you had a great birthday and really made the most out of the lockdown birthday! The cake looks amazing too!

    Molly xx
    https://volumesofbeauty.com/

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  11. Happy belated birthday & second lockdown birthday :( It sounds like you had an amazing day, I'd love to walk around London right now! That cake looks lush by the way! x

    Megan Elizabeth

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  12. Happy birthday! That cake looks amazing! x

    KatieLeanne.com

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  13. Happy belated birthday! I am sorry you had another birthday in lockdown, but it looks that didn't stop you from having a great time! Love the cake and your cat is so cute! Thanks for sharing x

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  14. A special day for a special gal. It was well worth the headache the next day xxx

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