Need to throw a baby shower? Here’s how to do it on Zoom
At this point, we all know that staying at home is our new normal. But this doesn’t mean that important milestones have to pass us by. We can still celebrate them—online! Although nothing will ever replace the joy of face-to-face celebrations, the memories that you create by throwing an online bash just might surprise you!
Are you hosting a friend or family member’s Zoom baby shower and are confused on where and how to start? Here’s how to make it happen:
5 Important Tips You Need To Host An Awesome Zoom Baby Shower
1. Get creative with invitations and backgrounds
In any party or celebration, invitations are important because it sets the mood and ignites excitement. If you happen to be good with graphics, yay for you, because you’ll have no problem in this department. On the other hand, there are ready-made baby shower backgrounds and online invitations makers that will make your life so much easier. Checkout Web Baby Shower and Baby Palooza for Zoom backgrounds, and Paperless for invitations.
2. Dress up the mama-to-be’s space
If you’d feel that the mom-to-be would be game to do this, there are a lot of online shops that sell balloons or decorating sets that would really dress up a home for pre or post party uploads. Checkout Shopee or Lazada for some affordable purchases.
3. Get EVERYTHING delivered
The most hassle-free way to provide giveaways for the attendees is to give them electronic gift certificates or vouchers like the ones for Grab Food, Zalora, Lazada, and Shopee. On the other hand, if you want to send food, culinary options include Chellesis, Feliz Dish Details, Saffron Plates, FilOz Fine Foods, and Naked Patisserie.
For giveaways, it’s better to have them all delivered to your home and then send then through your preferred courier. Some ideas for cool loot bags could be coffee tea bags , soap, or a bottle of wine.
4. Sign up for a gift registry
There’s also the exciting Baby Shower Basket to prepare for the mom. Our suggestion for this is to give her a mommy starter kit. Some items you can include are baby onesies, diapers, bottles, stuffed toys, as well as basic baby toiletries.
5. Plan the games!
One way to put everyone in the mood is a line up of fun games that everyone will enjoy. One easy game to play is guess the baby’s name. Give your guests three rounds to guess before finally revealing it. Another fun activity would be, “Guess Who?” Simply ask the attendees to submit pictures of themselves as babies. You can flash them on the screen and ask people to guess who it is.
… or leave it to the professionals!
While some prefer the hands-on route, there’s also the option to ask the help of professionals. Audacious.ly is the brains behind Coleen and Billy Crowford’s online baby gender reveal while Madison Events offers Zoom add-ons for home celebrations as well as do-it-yourself party pop boxes.
You have the option to do the online facilitating of the party or maybe you can ask one family member to act as an emcee. If you’re hosting a big online party, also explore with your planner the option of working with a professional host.
Good luck on hosting the baby shower! Remember to not get pressured too much by trying to make everything perfect. Plan from the heart and have the best time planning!