A great way to celebrate the little one on the way during this period of social distancing is by throwing a virtual baby shower! Although there may have been hopes of celebrating the parents to be face-to-face, a virtual baby shower takes face-to-face to a whole new level. The key to planning this type of shower all comes down to keeping things organized.
When & Where
Talk with your planning committee, even if it’s just your mom or partner. Pick a date and time to host your celebration, keeping in mind the time zones. Establish what platform friends and family can access the baby shower. Luckily, there are many video options to choose from like Facetime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, or Skype. After the bases are covered, the fun begins!
Invitations & Baby Shower Games
Get excited about this shower by sending e-vites to your supportive attendees. Once the invitations are created, it’s time to start planning baby shower games. You heard right. Who said baby shower games would not be an option? Send everyone free printable baby shower games like a few of these from Baby Aspen. Send a reminder to guests to print out their games two days prior to the event, so time can be optimized for everyone. If guests don’t have a printer at home, recommend converting the games into a PDF file which will allow people to digitally write on the baby game. During the virtual baby shower, have guests fill out their cards and send a screengrab or photo to you via text or email to share their answers with you. For those who win each round, email a gift card of your choice as a fun gift for participating in the baby shower game extravaganza!
Baby Shower Gifts & Thank You Gifts
If friends and family prefer to send you a gift or a gift for the baby, give them a deadline to send them so that you can open them in real-time during the baby shower. While creating the e-vite, why not create a thank you e-card as well? Help yourself soak in as much of this experience as possible without any distractions after the event by prescheduling the thank you note to go out later that evening or the next day. Mailing a “thank you for coming to my baby shower” gift is always a sweet gesture. Preship the baby shower favors so that guests can receive them on the same day as the thank you e-card. There isn’t a wrong baby shower favor gift to send. However, a DIY favor like this petite square jar is a sweet treat. Fill it up with candy or sprinkles, and attach a fun tag to complete the gift!Shop More DIY Baby Shower Favors