Baby showers are a celebration of life with close friends and family that many parents look forward to. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus outbreak, many moms are turning to technology to help continue this special tradition. Virtual baby showers allow friends and family to gather in a safe remote setting to celebrate together. Even though a virtual baby shower will be a little different than an in-person one, you can still take part in many activities that you would in a traditional baby shower.
How Does a Virtual Baby Shower Work?
Virtual baby showers can be very similar to traditional ones. You don’t have to give up your theme, invitations, or opening presents. You can still enforce a dress code if you’d like to, and can even use online games to help round out the celebration. One of the benefits of having a virtual baby shower is that you can record it and look back on the memory later on.
Getting Started: Baby Shower Themes
Themed baby showers are becoming more and more popular. Luckily, you can still have a theme for your baby shower by choosing a virtual background. This also saves you time and money, since you won’t need to worry about putting up any decorations if you don’t want to. Choose any theme you’d like, and then apply it to your invitations, video background, games, dress code, thank you cards, and wish list.
Popular baby shower themes include:
- High Tea
- Under the Sea
Virtual Baby Shower Invitations
Digital baby shower invites are already popular and easy to use. Websites like Paperless Post and Evite have thousands of downloadable invitations that are well-designed and simple to create. Of course, you can still send a physical invitation if you want to. Just make sure you send the invitation early enough! Include the date and time, link and password to the video streaming service you’re using, and any other fun information like a dress code or a drink you want everyone to make.
Virtual Baby Shower Decorations
Just because your baby shower is virtual doesn’t mean you can’t decorate! There are many simple ways to make your party look put-together. You can send out pre-chosen virtual backgrounds for all of your guests to use during the shower to keep the theme consistent. If you don’t want to have a virtual background, a physical banner or background with balloons is an easy way to still have a theme and you can send out gift bags with decorations before the shower to create consistency.
Virtual Baby Shower Games
Aside from traditional baby shower games, there are many games available online that you can play virtually with your friends and family.
Some online games to play at your baby shower include:
- Jackbox Games
You can also play traditional shower games like onesie decorating by sending out supplies to each guest ahead of time, and showing your creations virtually.
How to Open Presents
You can still open presents during your virtual baby shower. Guests can send their gifts in advance so that you can open them all on camera. Once again, just make sure they’re sent on time! They can also send e-gifts like gift cards the day of the shower for you to open on screen.
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With these tips, your virtual baby shower is sure to be a success. Most importantly, remember to have fun! Having a baby shower online may not be what you wanted originally, but it can turn into a memorable experience you’ll never forget.