What would usually be a group day of loved ones and friends gathering for the celebration of a new arrival has taken a 180 turn due to Covid-19 - making a virtual baby shower the best way to celebrate the stork landing safely.
The new regulations have put a damper on many of our 2021 plans, but all the Corona/isolation babies are ready to say hi to the world and are definitely deserving of a celebration. The concept of virtual baby showers isn’t all that new, with the first dating back two decades ago - the hot 2000’s. Friends and family throughout the world joined in this joyous occasion, and they can now, more so than ever before!
So, with all the hype around virtual events, how can you plan the perfect virtual baby shower? We’ve gathered a few tips and tricks to get you started in planning and executing a Pinterest-worthy virtual occasion;
Virtual Baby Shower Themes
Who doesn’t like a themed event? This is a great way to get everyone dressing in the same colours and enjoying the day even though they may be miles away! Part of planning baby showers is all the fun you will have, so bring all the various elements such as food, invites, decor, and more together by choosing a Pinterest-worthy theme.
To help make your virtual baby shower theme easier to plan, we’ve created five custom baby shower and baby reveal themes for you to choose from. Each theme has everything you need for your choice of a popular baby shower theme - “Fancy Baby Pink,” “Fancy Baby Blue,” “Nautical”, “Gender Reveal” or “Hello Little One” including;
- Food picks
- Giant Baby Blocks
- Photo props
- Prediction cards
- Name suggestion boxes
- Confetti and more…
There’s no excuse why you can’t throw a lush looking virtual baby shower. And if you want to have the virtual guests set up too, we can deliver to multiple places, you let us know, and we send little gift boxes to your guests. This way everyone is theme ready!
Who Hosts a Virtual Baby Shower?
This is probably the most Googled question - who hosts the virtual baby shower? Well, this is all up to the parents-to-be. It’s not a train smash if you are hosting your own shower, or if a close friend or family member decides to host it for you.
You can co-ordinate via email, texting, or social media - this keeps it virtually fun! The most important thing is to ensure the safety of the mom-to-be and baby, and not have guests in small spaces.
What’s more, we have compiled a simple baby shower proof checklist to get you started:
- Choose a virtual venue (Zoom, Skype, Facebook, Hangouts)
- Pick a date - give your guests enough time to ship gifts
- Send out Invites - digital or printed
- Plan the gift reveal - open gifts during the virtual shower
- Plan fun virtual games
- Let guests know that they would need to say something special to the parents-to-be
Drive-by Baby Shower
And if you still want your guests to have a slice of cake and eat it… you can host a drive-by social distance baby shower. Here you can decorate to the theme of your party, accept the lovely gifts, and thank your loved ones in person.
Masks are required, and you definitely should not have a social gathering - rather safe than sorry! This is a fun and safe way to have people celebrate your isolation bundle of joy. Hook up the Zoom too to have everyone included, near and far, in welcoming baby to the crazy world.