Are you planning a baby shower but have to do it virtually due to COVID-19 or other circumstances? Throwing a virtual baby shower can be just as fun and special as an in-person one, with a few added considerations. Here are some tips and ideas for making your virtual baby shower a success.

Setting the Date and Time

When choosing the date and time for your virtual baby shower, consider the schedules of the expectant parents and their closest friends and family. If the expectant parents live in a different time zone, be sure to take that into account as well. It’s also a good idea to send out the invitation at least a few weeks in advance so that guests have time to clear their schedules.

Choosing the Platform

There are many platforms that you can use for a virtual baby shower, such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Facebook Live. Consider the size of your guest list and the features that you would like to have, such as screen sharing, breakout rooms, or virtual backgrounds. It’s a good idea to test the platform beforehand to ensure that everything is working properly.

Sending Invitations

Virtual baby shower invitations can be sent through email, social media, or even snail mail if you want to add a personal touch. Be sure to include the date and time, the platform details, and any other important information such as the dress code or theme. If you are planning any games or activities, it’s a good idea to include those details as well.

Decorations and Themes

Just because your baby shower is virtual doesn’t mean you can’t have decorations and a theme! You can use virtual backgrounds or even send physical decorations to your guests in advance. Some popular baby shower themes include jungle, nautical, and floral. You can also have a “virtual diaper raffle” where guests can bring a package of diapers as their “admission” to the shower.

Games and Activities

There are many games and activities that you can do virtually for a baby shower. Some ideas include:

  • Baby Name Game: Have guests write down their guess for the baby’s name and the one with the most correct guesses wins a prize.
  • Baby Shower Bingo: Create custom bingo cards with items such as “diaper” or “onesie” and have guests mark off the items as they are shown or mentioned during the shower.
  • Baby Trivia: Test guests’ knowledge of baby-related facts with a trivia game.
  • Baby Gift Opening: Have the expectant parents open their gifts on camera for everyone to see.

Gifts and Favors

For a virtual baby shower, gifts can be sent directly to the expectant parents or delivered digitally. You can also create a registry online or send a wish list to guests. If you want to send favors to your guests, consider sending small items such as cookies or candles.

In conclusion, a virtual baby shower can be just as special and memorable as an in-person one with a little bit of planning and creativity. Don’t let distance or pandemic restrictions keep you from celebrating the arrival of a new little one.