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Plan Your Own Virtual Baby Shower: Sponsored by Party City

By Abbe Herman

With virtual events becoming a normality, there is no reason these memorable milestones should be anything short of amazing. Due to COVID, virtual events have been a great option to lean towards for those whose family and friends live far away. Although, it is not the same as seeing your loved ones face-to-face, there are still so many perks to hosting your very own virtual baby shower! In this article, we will be showing you how you can replicate everything you love about baby showers, online, courtesy of our friends at Party City

 

STEP 1: DECIDE ON A THEME

  • First thing’s first, choose a theme that you can go ALL OUT for! This is your time to get creative and brainstorm themes will make all your baby shower dreams come true!

STEP 2: MAKE A CHECKLIST 

  •  Select an online platform that you will host your virtual baby shower on.
    • Tip: Make sure to do multiple test runs to ensure your special day goes smoothly!
  • Order themed décor, balloons, tableware, and food that will tie together your baby shower.
    • We recommend heading to Party City for the best decorations that can fit any theme!
  • Don’t forget to plan iconic baby shower games that will guarantee fun for you and those tuning in!
    • If you plan on giving out prizes, think of the best way to do so!

STEP 3:  SEND OUT YOUR VIRTUAL INVITATIONS 

  • Make sure to select a date and time that will give you plenty of days to prep for the big day!
    • Once date and time is selected you can send out custom digital invitations to your friends and loved ones!
  • Send out all baby registry links to those attending.
  • Fun Idea: have your guests dress up in attire that corresponds with the theme!

STEP 4: CREATE AN ITINERARY 

  • To make sure you feel ready and prepared for your virtual baby shower, get organized by making an agenda for you and your guests.
    • Here is an example of what your itinerary could look like!
      • Welcome message/ give time for people to join  (5 minutes)
      • Share parenting advice (8 minutes)
      • Play games that you have planned (15 minutes)
        • Give out prizes (2 minutes)
      • Meal Break (1o minutes)
        • Give time for people to have a quick break by allowing people to eat/ use the restroom.
          • This is the perfect time to show off any cute desserts or food items that you ordered specially for this occasion!
      • Open gifts (10 minutes)
      • Give a nursery sneak peak (5 minutes)
      • Good-byes and Thank you’s (5 minutes)

STEP 5:  DOCUMENT YOUR BABY SHOWER

  • If the online platform you are using allows it, make sure to record this party to look back on in the future!
  • Post clips of your baby shower throughout the day, and repost anything your friends or family share on social media!
  • We would love to be a part of your precious day, so make sure to tag @Bumpclubandbeyond!

 

No matter how you go about this, hosting your own virtual baby shower will guarantee the best memories that the expectant mother and/or father will cherish forever. We cannot wait to see how you get creative and put your own twist to your virtual baby shower! If you enjoyed this article and want to see more ways you can spice up your online baby shower, make sure to check out this piece on Party City that can give you more ideas!

 

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