In the world of coronavirus, celebrations aren’t happening like they used to. We have had to adapt, or forego the celebrations entirely. One of the hottest trends right now is a virtual baby shower. This is not new by any means, virtual baby showers have been around since the early 2000’s and have been used to some extent for family and friends who couldn’t make it to town.
So, one might ask, how to throw a virtual baby shower. It seems pretty simple. Use Zoom, Skype, or some other video conferencing software, give people the code, and they can pop on to watch you and your partner open presents they sent directly to you. The only problem is that can also be really boring. Here are some ways you can spruce up your party and make it just as fun for you as the guests.
Virtual invites are a common way to send invitations these days, and there are so many digital ones to choose from. Maybe the theme of the party is a circus theme. Find a template online that works for your theme and fill in the rest of the details. Make sure you get your party goers email addresses so they can make sure to be there. Also, don’t forget to look for thank you cards, with the same theme if possible to send to everyone at the end.
Decorations. No shower is complete without decorations. Just because they aren’t seeing you in person, doesn’t mean you can’t be festive. Your guests will still be able to see you and your decorations on camera, so add something. Maybe a fun banner, or streamers that coincide with the gender of your baby-to be.
Play some games. There are so many games you can play with everyone that don’t require them to have anything than what is already at their houses. Online pictionary is one of the easiest and funnest games you can play, or have people grab a pen and paper and hold it up. If you opt for Zoom, there are game features though that you can check out.
Opening presents will be the toughest part. Do you want people to mail them directly to you, or do you want them to show you what they got you and send it at a later date? It really depends on what would be the easiest for you and your friends and family. Most people register online so the presents can be sent directly to you, and that might make it easier for everyone. When you are opening your presents, make sure the person is in attendance. If not, check in with them to see if they want a personal chat or if you can just open it without them.