Virtual Baby Shower Planning Tips

Virtual Baby Shower Planning Tips

Posted by elewis@wendell.com BigCommerce on Dec 1st 2020


Virtual Baby Shower Planning Ideas


December 23,2020

Staying safe during the coronavirus crisis becomes even trickier when you’re pregnant. If you’re concerned about social distancing and keeping both yourself and all your loved ones safe while still celebrating your forthcoming bundle of joy, a virtual baby shower is the natural choice.

Read on for virtual baby shower ideas that can help you create a meaningful, memorable event that keeps everyone safe while sharing support and a few good laughs.

We’ve pulled together ideas on how to brighten the day of those who may need it the most right now.

Virtual Baby Shower Ideas & Themes

Though it may be disappointing to forgo the in-person party, a virtual baby shower can still be a festive, joyous occasion to celebrate motherhood. The silver lining is that you may be able to invite a larger group for on online event than you may have been able to accommodate in person. Work with your designated host to choose a platform you’re comfortable with, like Zoom or WebBabyShower, and explore their options before sending out invitations.

Baby showers are generally themed for the baby’s gender but consider tapping into online tools to make it ultra-personal. Use baby photos of the new parents to create a fun digital backdrop that all the guests can use. Alternatively, ask guests to dress in the mother-to-be’s favorite color, wear Hawaiian shirts or otherwise coordinate attire for a more cohesive feeling.

Virtual Baby Shower Games

No shower is complete without a few virtual baby shower games to get laughter and conversation flowing. Standbys that work equally well in a virtual event include:

  • Guess the Number: Mom-to-be holds up a glass mug or jar filled with jellybeans or other candy. Everyone guesses how pieces they are, and the one who gets closest without going over wins.
  • Who’s That Baby? Ask attendees to send the host digital photos of themselves as babies. The host shares the images, and everyone tries to guess who’s who while laughing at how much we’ve all changed.
  • How Well Do You Know Mom? Quiz guests on details about the mother-to-be, like her childhood nickname, favorite pregnancy-craving food, due date or celebrity crush.

Make sure the host has special prizes on hand to mail out to the winners after the event.

Virtual Baby Shower Gift Options

Showering a new mom with gifts that will make her life with a newborn easier is the focus of in-person and virtual baby showers. Whether you and the host set up an online registry or not, give guests an idea of the baby shower gifts that will be most appreciated. If you’re making the event co-ed, consider including a special moment to acknowledge the father-to-be with a gift for him.

Virtual Baby Shower Thank You Gifts & Party Favors

Your host has to put in a little extra effort to figure out how to do a virtual baby shower and make it all work. Don’t forget to select a meaningful hostess gift to thank her for putting this whole thing together. Party favors become cherished mementos of the occasion, but you’ll need to think outside the traditional box for virtual baby shower ideas you can send to your guests. Gift cards make excellent favors and thank you gifts for anyone who helped out or showered you with virtual love and support.

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