How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest for a Virtual Baby Shower
The pandemic has forced us all to think outside the box when it comes to how we live our lives. One of the things we have to work around now is how to celebrate with each other while maintaining proper social distancing.
A mom-to-be has enough to worry about as it is, and ensuring her safety while she’s expecting is crucial. That’s why we think a virtual baby shower is the perfect way to show your love and support.
While there’s no big venue to reserve or large gatherings, you can host a virtual baby shower like a pro with these tips!
- Set the date
One of the biggest differences for a virtual baby shower is that you only choose the date and time without worry about location. If there are guests from outside your time zone, choose a time that will make it easier for everyone to attend.
- Create virtual baby shower invites
Going paperless is great for the environment anyway! You’ll find plenty of digital invitations you can personalize for event, or you can create a social media group event to get everyone the details and have them RSVP.
- Choose a platform
With no traditional venue, you’ll need to choose a virtual where everyone will join for the event. Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype are all great choices. To ensure a smooth virtual baby shower, invite everyone for a virtual happy hour prior to the main event to make sure it will all go off without a hitch.
- Find the right theme
As the hostess of a virtual baby shower, like a live event, you’ll need to create a theme. Balloons and streamers always work but if you really want to make everything look the part and you’re using Zoom, they have a great backdrop for that!
- Have your arsenal of games ready
A virtual baby shower needs to be more than all the close friends and family gabbing away in different boxes like the Brady Bunch. Games are an important part of any baby shower, and that goes for virtual ones too. Try playing Name That Tune by starting the first few notes of a baby-themed song and see who can guess what it is. The Baby Alphabet Game is another one that translates well to the virtual world with everyone trying to name a baby-related item for every letter in the alphabet.
- Don’t forget the gifts
These days, we’re all at the mercy of the shipping gods during the coronavirus. It’s important to plan ahead so the guest of honor has received her gifts that she can open on screen. Looking for something unique? We have you covered at Land Of The Wee with adorable baby gifts from hooded towels to crib sheets and stroller caddies, and bath accessories to kid’s wall art.
The pandemic might be keeping us in separate spaces, but there’s no reason to let it spoil our celebrations of life. Do it safely with a virtual baby shower and don’t forget to give that new mama plenty of encouragement and love no matter how far apart you are!