I'm 21!!! I did have a lot of plans for my 21st but sadly wasn't able to do any of them due to lockdown as they included going to Rome and going out for food and drinks in Bristol. 

21st birthday in lightbox

However, this didn't stop me from having a good birthday on Friday. First of all, mum, dad and I had smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese and champagne for breakfast, in true Gossip Girl style. Then, mum made her famous sausage rolls in place of a birthday cake as I prefer them to cake. It's safe to say they didn't last the night!

sausage roll birthday cake tower

Later on we sat down to watch Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip just as a bit of downtime before our 3 person party in the evening.

The 3 of us had a fancy dress party just to make it a bit different to a normal Friday night. I have to say, I do feel like a saddo even typing this but it was funny. We also challenged the rest of our family to dress up and facetime us with their best fancy dress. We had a great turnout. 

Girl in Hawaiian fancy dress

My friends, family and Joe really did outdo themselves to help me celebrate my birthday, even if I couldn't see anyone but my mum and dad. My uni friends made a video montage of them all saying happy birthday to me. They also made a music video of my funniest moments at uni, and made up their own lyrics haha. I was shook.

Even though I didn't have the birthday I'd planned, it was still so much fun and I'm sure I will celebrate again when things are back to normal, just as an excuse to party.

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  1. Loved this post!! My 20th birthday is in a few weeks and This made me feel better about it! It’s gutting having to cancel plans but I’ll just have to plan other exciting things! Thanks for sharing lovely xx

  2. Ahh happy birthday - I’m glad you made the most of it still! That sausage roll ‘cake’ looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing your day xx

  3. Happiest of birthdays! Glad you found a way to enjoy the day!

  4. Happy 21st birthday! Even though it happened during the lockdown, at least you still got to celebrate your special day. Glad you enjoyed your celebration overall!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  5. Happy belated birthday :) Glad you had a lovely day :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes