5 ways to make your bestie's birthday extra special

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Whether you're having a bad day, need an ice cream date or just want advice on that new outfit, your best friend *always* has your back. So when her special day rolls around, it only makes sense that you'd want to make it as meaningful as possible.

Sadly, COVID-19 has restricted many birthday traditions, like throwing a party, holding a sleepover or going to her fave restaurant. You may not even see her at school this year. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of options to make your bestie feel like a birthday princess, while staying safe at the same time.

Send her a sweet message

It doesn't have to be as elaborate as Charli's touching post for Avani, but any simple message (through text or Insta) will surely put a smile on your bestie's face. List what you love about her, include a GIF or two and hit send (with the confetti effect, of course).

Leave balloons on her mailbox

If you're not a writing-type-of-gal, consider getting up early and putting a bunch of balloons (in her fave color, obviously) on her mailbox. When she wakes up, the cheery balloons will automatically put her in the *best* mood to start the day.

Plan a drive-by parade

If your bestie has a ton of friends and family, you *have* to try out a drive-by parade. Pick a meeting time and location, tell everyone to decorate their cars and honk like *crazy* when you drive by her house. This is guaranteed to make her birthday one to remember.

Make her favorite meal or dessert

Are you an ah-maze-ing baker or chef? Share your talent with your bestie for her birthday by making her fave cake or pasta meal. You know what they say: Food is the way to a girl's heart!

Make a picture collage

If she's your bestie, we know you have at least 100 pics of her in your camera roll. Every photo has a special memory (especially the bloopers), so document them in a pic collage for the *cutest* and most meaningful birthday gift. When she walks by the collage, she'll think of your special friendship and the best birthday quarantine birthday ever.

What are you doing for your bestie's birthday this year? Tell us @girlslifemag!

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by Elise Jones | 1/14/2021