Birthdays are meant to be shared with family and friends. But what do you do when everyone is staying home to keep themselves, loved ones, and the world healthy? Throw a virtual birthday party, of course. Read on for some quick ‘n’ easy tips to make your (or a friend’s) quarantined birthday extra special. And don’t forget to tag #AExME @americaneagle to show us how you’re celebrating!

Set the Scene

Pick your favorite party-ready video chat background and send it to your invite list so everyone can celebrate together. To download, just right-click and save the image, or hold down the photo on your phone and save the image.

Make Decorations

With a few household materials, you and your virtual party guests can make stylin’ hats and décor! Here’s a list of materials and instructions:

How to Make a Paper Hat

1. Cut a wide triangle out of some colorful paper.

3. Use scissors or a pencil to poke a hole on either side (be careful).

4. Run your string from hole to hole & tie knots to secure.

5. Decorate!

How to Make a Party Garland

1. Draw a diamond on colorful paper.

2. Cut it out & use as a template to trace more (this keeps them all the same size!).

3. Fold each diamond in half across the middle so the top meets the bottom creating a triangle.

4. Take your string & place in the fold so each triangle hangs.

5. Glue each one shut & let dry.

6. Decorate as you wish & hang!

Mug Cake for One

It’s not a birthday without cake! Read below for instructions on how to make a chocolatey mug cake in less than 2 minutes.


• ¼ cup all-purpose flour

• ¼ cup white sugar

• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

• 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/8 teaspoon salt

• 3 tablespoons milk

• 2 tablespoons canola oil

• 1 tablespoon water

• ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug.

2. Stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.

3. Microwave until cake is done in the middle (about 1 minute 45 seconds).

Say It On Social

Want to spread the b-day love to someone who’s probably missing you a whole lot right now? We made some special designs for you to spice up your Insta story next time you’re wishing someone an HBD!

To Download:

Just right-click and save the image, or hold down the photo on your phone and save the image. Don’t forget to show us how you’re celebrating by tagging #AExME @americaneagle on Instagram or Twitter.

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