The Best Ways To Celebrate A Mate’s Birthday

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 4 May 2020

Get creative and find new, innovative ways to celebrate your mate’s birthday.

Celebrating another year around the sun? Whether you’re blowing out the birthday candles or want to toast to a friend’s birthday, there are plenty of ways to say cheers (whether you’re staying in or going out). From virtual parties to gourmet takeaway delivery and so much more, here are the best ways to celebrate a mate’s birthday.

Book in for a macaron making class

Want to learn how to craft delicious sweet treats from the team behind Sydney’s best macarons? Located in the heart of Surry Hills, learn the fine art of macaron making from the team at MakMak. This 2-hour interactive session involves a live cooking demo and masterclasses where you’ll get to work crafting your own macarons.

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Experience a wine tour at an urban winery

Treat your mate to a birthday celebration to remember at this urban winery tour and tasting session. Located in the heart of Moore Park, get ready to be guided through the winery by their head winemaker and learn the secrets to the art of winemaking. Expect a six-glass wine flight that will see you and your mate sip your way through three of NSW’s best wine regions. Plus, you’ll even be treated to a lavish cheese and charcuterie platter (and take home a bottle of vino to cap off your experience). 

Ready to treat your mate to an epic birthday experience? Head to BananaLab (an epic new gifting platform specialising in experiences) to secure your gift now.

Host a surprise Zoom party

Nothing says celebration like a surprise party. And just because we can’t host a face-to-face catch up doesn’t mean we have to ditch the festivities altogether. Why not organise a surprise Zoom party to make your friend’s big day extra special. Gather your mates and get in touch with someone they live with (such as a partner, family member or flatmate) and get them to surprise your mate with an impromptu Zoom call! Go all out and dress up to make the occasion ever more hilarious and memorable.

Iso Birthday Guide

Get gift delivered to their door

Gift-giving doesn’t have to stop in iso. In fact, no more than ever many businesses are pivoting online with a variety of home delivery options (perfect for celebrating a mate’s birthday from afar). Why not order a bunch of flowers online from Sydney florists such as Settle Petal, Poho Flowers or Floraly. Maybe a box of six fresh doughnuts from Camperdown’s Grumpy Donuts might do the trick? How about a gourmet pack of produce and wines from The Hamper Emporium? Shop around and find the perfect gift to get delivered to your mate while in iso.

Iso Birthday Guide

Take part in a virtual event 

There’s no shortage of fun things to do from the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for an iso-friendly activity to celebrate your mate’s birthday, why not browse our guide to the best online experiences to cure your boredom at home (from online dance parties to boozy yoga classes and so much more).

Sydney Chef Recipes

Master a new recipe together

Speaking of virtual activities, another fun way to celebrate your mate’s birthday is to tackle a new recipe together. Show off your newfound culinary skills and challenge your mates to a virtual cook-off using one of our simple, beginner-friendly recipes curated by some of Sydney’s tops venues. Find your perfect recipe to try together here.

Sydney Hospitality Changes

Wine and dine together (virtually)

And how could we go past sharing a meal together (well, virtually at least!). This one won’t involve any cooking at all, meaning you can all spend more time catching up. Check out our guide to the best restaurant takeaway menus now available in Sydney and pair that with a ready-made cocktail from one of Sydney’s top bars. Or, why not get one of the best cheese platters in Sydney delivered to their door? Iso birthday dinner = sorted.