Celebrating your birthday while under lockdown? Here are the best online party shops

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Celebrate your birthday in style even if that is during lockdown. (Getty Images)

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Those born in March and April may be left feeling deflated at the thought of celebrating their birthday in self isolation.

While some Aries-born may have put their party on hold completely, others may have postponed their celebrations and made plans to mark the milestone once lockdown is over.

However, others are determined not to let the regulations surrounding the pandemic disrupt their usual habits, especially not their birthday, as they to celebrating with a few slight adjustments.

According to the BBC, 320,000 people aged between one and 18 years old across England and Wales have refused to let the coronavirus ruin their day, as parents have pulled out all the stops to make for an unforgettable birthday.

Some have been calling or using apps, such as FaceTime, to virtually celebrate with their relatives or friends who can’t physically be with them.

While others are still buying birthday decorations and cakes to get into the spirit.

Whether you are searching for balloons, inflatable props, banners, confetti, birthday cake, cards or even photo props, there are a whole host of online stores to shop from to suit your theme and budget.

Shop the best online party shops

John Lewis & Partners | Shop here

Our top pick: Ginger Ray Happy Birthday Frame | £15

Ginger Ray Happy Birthday Frame

John Lewis & Partners has all the essential birthday decorations shoppers require; from birthday cards, to banners, plates, sashes and headbands.

While you’re there you may even find the perfect gift for the special person in your life celebrating in isolation.

Paperchase | Shop here

Our top pick: Ginger Ray for Paperchase Gold birthday bunting | £5

Ginger Ray for Paperchase Gold birthday bunting

Paperchase is the go-to shopping destination for those looking for birthday cards, as well as cake toppers, wrapping paper, gift bags and other decorations such as banners and bunting, which is perfect for small soirees and major milestones.

Anthropologie | Shop here

Our top pick: Two-In-One Crown Card | £8.50

Two-In-One Crown Card

Anthropologie is one of Yahoo UK’s much-loved shopping destinations.

Not only does it stock ornately designed cards, and other props to suit every party, it also has a vast array of gift ideas for everyone from children to adults.

Not On The High Street | Shop here

Our top pick: Superhero Personalised Kid's Partywear Pack | £65

Superhero Personalised Kid's Partywear Pack

Not On The High Street is the online retailer shoppers flock to for gifts, as well as cards and decorations.

While some may prefer unique creations or decorations, others may head to the e-tailer for personalised products from sellers.

The Works | Shop here

Our top pick: 34 Inch Silver Number 1 Helium Balloon | £7

34 Inch Silver Number 1 Helium Balloon

The Works is the affordable high street retailer that sells everything from cards, to stationery, as well as helium balloons, which are always highly sought after when birthday parties are approaching.

Etsy | Shop here

Our top pick: Personalised Bunting Custom Banner | £5 (Was £10)

Personalised Bunting Custom Banner

Etsy is the online store that caters for everyone’s needs, but are best known for connecting shoppers with brands who sell handcrafted gifts, cards and props.

Shoppers will be able to find everything from customised cards and banners, as well as personalised items, individual purchases and bundles to make your party planning a whole lot easier.

Party Pieces | Shop here

Our top pick: Create Your Own Jungle Bundle | From £3.49

Create Your Own Jungle Bundle

Party Pieces is a huge fan favourite for customers looking for a whole host of birthday supplies, whether that is balloons, personalised banners, inflatable props, table or hanging decorations.

What we love most is they offer shoppers bundles so they can tailor their package to suit their needs.

Hello Party | Shop here

Our top pick: All is Bright Balloon Cloud Kit | £28.99

All is Bright Balloon Cloud Kit

For those who are looking for the ultimate balloon display for their birthday bash, Hello Party has you covered, as they supply individual helium balloons, as well as creative balloon arches, which are hugely popular at events over the least few years.

Shoppers can also purchase fringed bunting, tissue pom poms, garlands and honeycomb hanging decorations, as well as much more to suit any age and theme.

Waitrose & Partners | Shop here

Our top pick: Waitrose Hand Finished Chocolate Cake | £8

Waitrose Hand Finished Chocolate Cake

Waitrose & Partners is the go-to supermarket for top-quality birthday cakes, because - let’s face it - no celebration is complete without a mouth-watering sweet treat to tuck into.

The chain also stock the basic essentials for parties, from candles, banners, balloons, to cutlery and napkins, so you will be able to pick up all of the vital props for a more minimalist bash.