It’s a different time, but no reason not to celebrate! Here’s how to organize a baby shower during the pandemic.
Since late in 2019, the world has changed thanks to the emergence of Covid-19, and as we try our best to halt the spread of Coronavirus, social distancing measures are in force around the world. If you are expecting a baby in the coming months, you have probably discounted having a baby shower, for obvious reasons, yet there is a way that your family and friends can be introduced to the baby in a safe manner, and that is to have a virtual baby shower.
While there are quite a few VoIP platforms, Zoom is the preferred software, as this allows large meetings, and the program has powerful tools to help people interact. The use of VoIP software has rocketed since the start of the pandemic, as people prefer to interact virtually rather than meeting face to face, and if you download Zoom onto your computer, you can begin to use the software and discover the unique tools.
Much like a traditional baby shower, the virtual event does need to be well planned, and you should send each guest an invitation that contains essential information about Zoom and how to accept a meeting invitation, which you will be sending on the day of the party. Virtual social events do require the active participation of all concerned, and this would be explained in the invitation, and with specific requests for things like party hats (it adds to the ambiance if all wear a party hat), plus you should include printed answer sheets for the games you have organized.
Why not send the guests a link to CMC Gold’s personalised baby gifts, which are very affordable, and they can give your home address so that the gifts will arrive in good time. One activity is for mum to open all the gifts in real-time and that enables the guests to see mum’s reaction when the gifts are opened.
You can choose an early evening time and ask all guests to have Zoom running and you can send the meeting invitations, which they will accept. Each user will see the host on the main section of their screen, with thumbnails of all participants along the top of the window, and this allows everyone to speak and listen. Any teething troubles can easily be resolved during the rehearsal, then you should be ready for the big day. Click here for some new-born baby tips.
These are an essential aspect of the virtual baby shower, and here are a few ideas:
Guess Mom’s Waistline –
A fun ice breaker, mum asks all the guests to type their guess into the chat window and when all are received, your partner measures your waist while everyone looks on.
Guaranteed to raise a laugh and you could have a small gift for the one who guesses the closest.
Baby Photo Show –
Ask all guests to find images of when they were a baby, and they can send them to you in advance and you can create a slideshow, which everyone will find very amusing.
Here is some Australian government information for first time parents, which you should read.
There’s no reason you can’t show off your baby to family and friends, and with Zoom, you have all the tools you need to make the party go with a swing.