A WOMAN whose birthday trip to Dublin was cancelled celebrated with a lockdown 'pub crawl' at home with her family.
Amy Morgan's plans were ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, so her parents and younger sister Poppy transformed their house into Leeds city centre – with her favourite bars Pop World and Dirty Martini.
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The family turned every room in their bedroom house in Leeds, West Yorks., into makeshift boozers to help Amy turn 23 in style, despite the lockdown.
Her grandparents even popped round to enjoy the garden 'bar', while adhering to social distancing.
Determined to give her a proper birthday experience, Amy's dad acted as a bouncer at the gate, checking her ID and giving her a wristband, while her grandparents 'played' blow up saxophones in the garden.
Amy, a lab manager for a bank, said: "My grandparents were counting the beat with each other to make sure they were in time, it was my favourite part.
"I might have had a lockdown birthday, but my family made it one of the best birthdays I've ever had. It's one I definitely won't forget."
The boozy birthday, on Thursday, started with a bottomless brunch at 'Manahatta', in the living room, before moving to a 'Bar Fibre' courtyard party outside.
It was then onto 'Dirty Martini' where Amy's dad served up lockdown cocktails – Pornstar Quarantine, Pina Corona and Long Isolation Iced Tea.
The night finished with cheesy dance classics at 'Pop World' – with Amy's dad on the decks – before the birthday girl enjoyed a virtual party and quiz with her friends.
Nightclub flyers were pinned up advertising the name of each bar, while light boxes were used around the house to create a club atmosphere.
Amy's mum even used her camera phone and Snapchat filters to create her own photo booth in the family kitchen.
Amy, a lab manager for a bank, said: "I always do a bottomless brunch for my birthday and see where the day drinking takes us, usually Dirty Martini and Fibre 2-4-1.
"My mum suggested the Leeds bar crawl and we all helped to create it.
"At some points I actually felt like I was out in Leeds with my family, they had done such a good job."
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