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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 07-08-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-09-2020 / 14:44 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 20-09-2020 / 01:16 GMT


This page offers information on birthday parties and how to use them to increase friendship levels.

A Villager Birthday

You’ll know it’s a villager’s birthday because Isabelle will announce it during the island-wide broadcast. It will also be advertised on the billboard so you know in advance!

Buy a Gift and Wrap it!

If you attend a party, bringing a gift is a given. But, if you’re looking to be a great friend you should wrap the gift as well! You can buy wrapping paper from Nook’s Cranny and then use it to wrap up the gift. Wrapping the gift positively impacts your friendship with the villager in question. The best gifts to give will always be furniture, but you can give bugs, insects and clothes too. Don’t give them trash or rotten turnips as this will negatively impact your friendship!

You should always attend birthday parties on your island!

You should always attend birthday parties on your island!

Attend the Party

When you have a gift, head over to the villager’s house and attend the party! Another villager will also be there to celebrate. Their house will also be decorated with banners and balloons to mark the special occasion. Speak to the birthday villager and gift them your perfectly wrapped present.

The following day, you’ll receive a gift in the mailbox from the birthday villager, thanking you for coming to their birthday party and giving them a gift.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    18 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a walkthrough on how to make the most of your time on your deserted island. This guide will show you how to make tools, earn bells, achieve a five-star island, and more.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • A Walkthrough - Taking you through the first 14 days of your new Island.

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  • An in-depth Nook Miles section - Discover every condition and how to achieve them.

  • Deep dive into Your Island - Advanced strategies to make the most of your island including terraforming.

  • Full breakdown of all Special Events and Visitors - Details on how to lure them to your island and complete exclusive events.

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