THE JH SHOP

Jilly’s Favorite Things

Meet Team Jilly

Girls just want to have fun! Meet Jillian and the girls (plus one guy and two dogs) behind the brand and get to know the team behind JillianHarris.com

Meet Jilly + The team

Shop My Latest

COLLABORATIONS

Shop Now

SEarch

Artboard 2

shop the presets

#JILLYPRESETS

And edit your photos like Jill - in just one click!

get the insta-famous

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

Get the Jilly Newsletter

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content

Visit the shop

navigate

all things LOVE, fashion, family, food, and home decor since 2009

How to Celebrate a Birthday During Quarantine

15

Apr

2020

Jillian Harris

How to Celebrate a Birthday During Quarantine

Most of you know that I love planning the most elaborate and intricate parties. I have to admit I also planned my entire bachelorette party (which has now been canceled until further notice 😩) because I just can’t resist party planning! These parties usually consist of a large group of family and friends, lots of yummy food, some good tunes and of course… wine LOL! 

I had an elaborate plan for Justin’s birthday party which was in the works and then all of a sudden we needed to do this thing called social distancing (whaaa!). To be honest, I was pretty disappointed that I couldn’t throw Justin a party for his birthday this year.  

However, it really got my creative juices flowing! How am I going to plan the most memorable birthday for Justin during this time?? Today, I am so excited to share some of my ideas with you to help plan the perfect celebration for your loved ones! (Ps the pictures below are of Annies birthday not Justins because I used the paper lanterns but didn’t take pics! Also 😩)

Up Up and Away: Annie's First Birthday Jillian Harris Annie's First Birthday

Clean

I made sure to set my alarm for the early hours of the morning so I had enough time to clean while everyone was still asleep. This took a little longer than normal because I was trying to be super quiet so no one woke up!

Quarantine Birthday Party

Decorations

After I cleaned the house top to bottom I quickly decorated the kitchen and the living room! I had some extra reusable decorations from Annie’s birthday from Oh Happy Day that I taped to the ceiling and the walls. 

Jillian Harris Leo's Birthday

Roll Play

Get your mind out of the gutter… LOL! Once the house was cleaned and decorated  I built a fun golf course in our yard for Justin. At each hole (bucket) there was a fun prize. Whether you live stream a concert (all the stars are doing it), set up a faux golf course, or re-create a shopping experience it’s the effort that counts and will be sure to make the birthday girl/boy feel extra special! 

COVID Birthday Parade

Image Source

Birthday Celebration Quarantine Style

Image Source

Birthday Drive-By Parade COVID-19

Drive-By Parade

Before the COVID quarantine, I was really excited to have everyone over to the house to celebrate Justin’s birthday! Since we couldn’t have anyone over, Justin’s parents still made the most of it and did a little drive-by. They stopped at our gate with some gifts for him and made sure to sing him Happy Birthday. While your entire family might not be able to get together, have each of them send in a video clip with a special birthday message!

Looking Through Rosé Coloured Glasses: New Prints + Our Rose Love Preset is Here!

Flowers

Nothing makes me feel better than a fresh bouquet! Why not order an arrangement from your local florist for their special day! 

Cake

I am definitely no Cake Mama, but I always love baking up a storm! Find a simple recipe online, use the ingredients that you have and enjoy a sweet treat! Or better yet, order some delicious treats from a local baker and help support their small business during this time! 

Birthday Shoutout 

Did you know that you can book a personalized video shout-out from some of your favorite celebrities on Cameo? Talk about a one of a kind birthday message!! You can also book a personalized message from me here

While these are just some of the ideas that I had there are so many creative things you can do to make someone feel special on their birthday. Let me know in the comments below if you have any other ideas!!

xo

Jilly

Add Comment

2

show / 

 hide comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Lisa says:

    Our local fire department and police department will do a mini parade past your house if your child is having a birthday while in isolation. Fun for them to see the vehicles and hear the sirens!

    I love how our community is coming together to support one another during this time!

  2. Brenda Cremer says:

    Bravo Jillian! Our 40h Anniversary is on Sunday, my Husband and I are going to sit down and figure out what special dinner we are going to cook for ourselves. I am high risk so my husband has been doing all the grocery shopping (what a sweet heart!) as well as trying to run his business. I’ll be making him a card, so this year will be a little different than usual, but we are adaptable.

binge ALL the latest JH posts

THE JH SHOP

Jilly's Favourite Things

see more in the shop

Artboard 2

Sort by:

life

Food

Fashion

HOME

Travel

Beauty

All

All-Time Favourites

Baby

Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer Cookbook Tour

View the post

Hey everybody! I will keep this post short and sweet because all of the best parts are highlighted in the vlog below. I’ve been (not-so!) patiently waiting for over 6 months to show you the behind the scenes footage from our cookbook tour and I am SO excited to finally share it with you today!! […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Coffee Whip Recipe

02

Team Jilly at Quails Gate

03

04

Jillian Harris Disneyland Recap

05

Coffee Whip Recipe

View the post

A quarantine activity I have been loving lately is browsing through TikTok videos. One of the latest trends on the app is making coffee whip! After watching maybe one too many of these videos I reached out to the girls and wanted to take a stab at recreating the infamous Whipped Coffee (aka Dalgona Coffee). […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Cauliflower Gnocchi

02

Jillian Harris Harvest Kale Slaw

03

Jillian Harris Vegan Bacon Sourdough Sandwich

04

Jillian Harris Sneaky Veggie Pasta Sauce

05

How to style a spring jacket 5 ways

View the post

Happy Wednesday everyone!! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start. I am so excited to welcome today’s blog contributor, Holly Horvath from Teach Me Style. Holly and I have become really great (Insta!) friends over the years. Yes, we have become friends over Instagram and have yet to meet in person! LOL! […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Favourite Loungewear

02

Team Jilly at Quails Gate

03

04

Jillian Harris Wedding Dress

05

Jillian Harris Egg Carton Picnic

View the post

I recently came across the cutest idea of an Egg Carton Picnic and with Annie’s love for foods and Leo’s love of variety (he likes options when it comes to his meals! LOL!) … and candy. I knew this would be the perfect lunchtime activity for us on a sunny Okanagan day! This is such […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Annie's Nursery

02

Jillian Harris Cinco De Mayo Watermelon Pinata DIY

03

Wayfair Save Big Give Back Event

04

How to Celebrate a Birthday During Quarantine

05

Jillian Harris and Family

View the post

Good morning everyone! I don’t know about you, but Leo and Annie have been attached to mine and Justin’s hip for the last month and a bit! Don’t get me wrong, I am LOVING this time that I am able to spend with them!! But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

02

Leo & Annie's Book Club: Bedtime Favourites

03

Sibling Fighting: Just as painful as nails on a chalkboard!

04

05

Kaitlin Does My Makeup: Her Favourite Tips, Tricks, & How-To's

View the post

Kaitlin and I are SO EXCITED to finally share this tutorial with you today!! As many of you know, Kaitlin Hargreaves is my Makeup Artist on set of Love It Or List It and on our big shoot days! I’ve known Kaitlin for seven years now and she’s the only one that I trust to […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Natural Deodorant

02

Jillian Harris Every Day Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial

03

Jillian Harris Young Living DIY Body Scrub

04

Jillian Harris and Erin Sousa DIY Rose Honey Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

05

Tips on How to Manage Your Money

View the post

Good morning everyone! It’s Jennifer here from Team Jilly. I am so excited to share with you today some of my tips and tricks for helping you manage your money! 1. Create a budget It can be overwhelming losing a job or owning a business that slows down. To help understand where you stand financially, […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Wedding Dress

02

Jillian Harris Headquarters Update

03

04

Leo & Annie's Book Club: Bedtime Favourites

05

GET THE
JILLY NEWSLETTER

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content