Ashleigh Burger's ninth birthday was likely supposed to look very different from how it turned out, but thanks to her mom, Kate, neighbors and friends rallied to turn this year's celebration into what Ashleigh called the "best b-day ever." In a series of photos and videos posted to dad Jordan's Facebook, Ashleigh can be seen posing with handwritten birthday signs on neighbors' doors and walking down chalk-covered sidewalks while friends dance on porches and shout "happy birthday!" across their front yards. "I love it!" Ashleigh says through a smile promptly after jumping up and down with balloons in hand in one of the videos.
"Coronavirus tried to steal away my little girl's 9th birthday but Kate was ready with other plans!!" Jordan wrote on Facebook. "Surprise Neighborhood Birthday Walkabout!!!! She couldn't stop smiling. Sweetest neighbors ever."
It's not an easy time for anyone right now, but if your child has a birthday during this time of self-isolation, the party doesn't have to be canceled! Check out our tips for celebrating a birthday during this period of social distancing, and keep scrolling to see the details of Ashleigh's surprise neighborhood birthday party.