Tips to help you plan a virtual baby shower
25th February 2022
"A baby is a blessing, a gift from heaven above, a precious little angel to cherish and to love."
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of restrictions, and it's been tough to find ways to celebrate our special milestones with our loved ones. Expecting a baby is one of the most joyful experiences and deserves to be cherished. So, don't let the pandemic put a damper on your baby shower celebrations. You can still have a fun-filled baby shower while following the COVID-19 protocols. How? Well, you can plan a virtual baby shower.
A virtual or online baby shower involves the same concept as the traditional baby shower. Although some things will be a bit different, they can still help you connect with your loved ones and make the event delightful for all the guests. Here are a few tips to help you plan a baby shower that everyone will love and enjoy.
One of the first and most important things to do while planning a virtual baby shower is to decide a date and time that works for everyone. The weekend is usually a good option to plan an event. You can select a range of dates to begin with and then finalize the one that works for everyone. If you have your friends or family across different countries, make sure that you check the time zone difference before deciding the time.
The next step is to finalize a virtual venue or platform. Some of the most common and widely used free video applications include Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger. The guests would require a stable internet connection, a phone or laptop with a webcam, and either of the video calling apps to live stream your baby shower.
You can't have a party without the guests. So whether you want to invite a small group of people or want to have a large group of people, it's always better to build a guest list. Since it's a virtual baby shower, you might want to add their email address along with their names to the list.
You can design your digital invitation and share it with your guests. Several websites and apps can help you prepare a personalized invitation. Most of these websites provide thousands of ready-to-use templates. Just add in your event date, time, virtual venue, passcode (if any), and you are good to go!
Your virtual baby shower doesn't have to be a dull affair. And one of the ways to make it more fun is to have a theme. Depending on your preference, you can choose a simple balloon or pastel colors theme or get creative with a theme based on your favorite Netflix shows.
To make your baby shower more fun and interactive, you can include several games and activities. Some of the games that you can play during the virtual baby shower are:
If the games require any printables or materials like paper and pen, inform the guests in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.
Since you are hosting a virtual baby shower, decoration is optional. If you like, you can decorate the area where you would be attending the virtual event. In case you don't have time to prepare, you can use a downloaded virtual background.
Last but not least. You can always include food and drinks in your virtual party. You can ask the guests to get a simple snack to munch on during the event. If there are a few guests, you can also send some snacks or chocolates to each guest to enjoy during the baby shower.
The pandemic has changed a lot of things and has forced us to find a new normal. And although there is no road map to navigate through this new normal, it can still be fun. Moreover, welcoming a baby is one of the most beautiful experiences in life. So don't forget to enjoy and cherish your baby shower while following COVID-19 safety measures.