Don’t let social distancing ruin this momentous event in your life. Celebrate the upcoming birth of your little one with a virtual baby shower. Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and other online video chat platforms make it easy to connect with friends and family over the internet. We’re sharing our favorite ideas on how to throw a virtual baby shower to welcome the new bundle of joy.
- Choose a Theme
Just because you’re not throwing a traditional baby shower doesn’t mean you can’t have a cutesy theme. From rubber ducks to bumblebees, it’s easy to incorporate a chosen theme into a virtual baby shower. Start by sending out a digital invite with bold graphics. Some chat services, such as Zoom, allow users to create custom backgrounds that can feature the shower’s theme.
- Plan Entertainment
At a traditional baby shower, you might play games like ‘Guess the Candy Bar in the Dirty Diaper.’ While these games can be tricky to play online, there are plenty of other excellent options. Consider playing trivia-based games with questions about mom-to-be or facts about baby care. Guests can also be sent direct links to online guestbooks, quizzes, and private albums.
- Create a Registry
Today, most people like to do their shopping from their couch. Make shopping for the baby shower easy by providing guests with a virtual baby shower registry. Many of your favorite online stores allow for the setup of baby registries that guests can shop for a gift. After payment, the gift is sent directly from the store to the mom-to-be’s front door. Guests can then watch as the presents are opened on camera.
- Hang Decorations
Baby shower decorations are a must-have, even if the party is virtual. While you probably won’t need tableware, you can set up balloons and other décor in the background to create a party atmosphere. As the camera will only pick up a small section of the room, keep the décor sweet and simple.
- Send Party Favors
Show your appreciation for your guests by sending out party favors a few weeks before the event. This could be a traditional baby shower favor, such as sugar body scrubs, scented candles, or seed packets. If you want to avoid the shipping process, send out a virtual gift in the form of an eGift card.
- Rent a Maternity Dress
No party is complete without the perfect attire. Rent a maternity dress or designer pregnancy gown for the special occasion. Mama Bump Rentals will help you feel like your most elegant self with a dress that accentuates your newfound curves and baby bump. When the party’s over, simply package and return the dress. There are colors and styles to suit every expecting mom, including dresses from top designers.
Hosting a virtual baby shower is the perfect option for expecting parents who want to share the special event with family who live far away, or those that wish to remain safe in a post-pandemic world. With a little organization and creativity, a virtual baby shower can be a fun and memorable occasion.