Quarantine Birthday Ideas in Austin Texas

Whether you are 5,15, or 50 - cancelling a birthday party or any celebration is a huge disappointment. Now more than ever is the time to celebrate being well! Here are a couple of ideas on how to make a small birthday at home just as fun. You can rent everything you need from Heron - with same day delivery if you order by noon. No two day wait necessary. 

1. Outdoor Movie Night

You don't need views like these for an outdoor movie night to be fun for the whole family. Make it educational (you can still stream Selma and Just Mercy for free for 10 more days!) or watch an old favorite. Something about the experience of a movie on a big screen makes it so much better. It wouldn't be a movie night without the popcorn - don't worry we have that too, kernels and all. 

2. Karaoke Night!

parents smiling at daughter singing karaoke to them

When is singing your heart out ever not fun? Everyone loves karaoke. To start, grab any instruments you have around the house, set up a simple sheet as a backdrop to create the stage, and dig through old costumes for props. Our karaoke bundle includes two wireless microphones and a tablet holder plus one very fun speaker outfitted with lights and a disco ball. If you have kids joining in on the fun pick up some cheap echo microphones to keep everyone feeling involved. Liquid courage for guests is encouraged but not required. 

3. Olympics 

The Olympics in Japan may have been postponed but the backyard Olympics show must go on. Break into teams, pick a uniform, and plan out the schedule. You can download blank brackets online. Our Giant Backyard Games bundle includes classics like cornhole, giant Jenga, and giant Connect Four. For slightly more active competition add in our Competitive Backyard Games which includes Spikeball, KanJam, and Bucket Ball. 

4. Homemade Pizza and Ice Cream Party


This sounds like more work than fun but hear us out. Grab a "Pepperoni Pizza Kit" from Central Market to cut down on the mess and time but keep the experience of making your pizza. Our Ooni pizza oven heats up to 900+ degrees in less than 10 minutes and cooks your pizza creation in just three minutes! Quicker and more fun than ordering pizza. For dessert, whip up your own flavor of ice cream in minutes - our high end stainless steel ice cream machine doesn't require any pre-freezing. Combine your ingredients and let the ice cream machine do the work for about 30 minutes while you clean up. Pizza and ice cream + an outdoor movie night? Can't be beat. 

Have any ideas for more ways we can help families and friends make birthdays special during quarantine? Let us know at hello@rentheron.com and we'll look into adding it to our inventory.