Online baby shower ideas for during lockdown

April 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Online baby shower ideas for during lockdown

Online baby shower during lockdownOnline baby shower during lockdownIdeas for an online baby shower during pandemic

Since the government announced full lockdown on 23rd March 2020 countless events have been cancelled and that might include your baby shower.  The idea of having a traditional baby shower is out of the question at the moment.

 

It is of course a necessary measure to control the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone as safe as possible.  Just because we all have to stay at home though doesn’t mean parents to be can’t have a memorable baby shower.

 

In this blog I am going to give you some ideas to help you have or create the perfect lockdown baby shower!

 

A ‘Zoom’ baby shower

 

Zoom is a great way for you to connect with lots of people at the same time.  In fact, you can have up to 100 participants in one zoom meeting!  Their basic account is free and usually limited to just 40 minutes, however, since the lockdown many meeting hosts have been able to extend their meetings free of charge.  You don’t need to download the app if you’re using a web browser.

 

A ‘Skype’ baby shower

 

Similar to Zoom except you can only have 50 guests.  It’s free to use.  There is no password protection on Skype though.  I believe there are no time limits though.

 

A ‘Facetime” baby shower

 

This is a free video service offered by Apple for Apple devices.  This is only good as long as you and all of the guests have an Apple device.  You can have up to 32 people in one Facetime call though.

 

 

Who should host?

 

You can ask a close friend or family member to organise the shower for you or if you want to you can host yourself!

 

 

Here’s some great ideas for a virtual baby shower:

 

  • You could arrange for decorations to be sent to the parents to be and guests so everyone can decorate beforehand.

 

  • You could use an app like Free prints photo books to create a guest book that all of the guests can contribute to and have it sent to the parents to be to open during the online baby shower.

 

  • Send the parents to be your gifts to open during the shower.  The parents could even create an amazon wish list for this so you can make sure you get something they need.  Amazon offer a gift wrap service for some items too so you could have the gift delivered directly to the parents.

 

 

Games for the online baby shower

 

  • Jackbox Games:  This company offer a large selection of games suitable for an online baby shower.  You can play them on a phone, tablet or laptop.  Each game does have a player limit, but you can all take it in turns.  The guests not taking part in the game can join as audience members.

 

  • The price is right:  The parents to be choose four or five or more if you like, baby items they have bought, and the guests have to guess the price!  The guests write there guess on paper and everyone shows theirs at the same time, the closest to the price wins!

 

Already had an online baby shower?

 

Have you done a virtual baby shower yourself?  I would love to hear how it went in the comments section below.  Would also love to hear if you have any ideas you can add.

 

Facebook Group

 

There is a Facebook group for supporting pregnant woman and those who have just given birth during the pandemic.  If you think you would find it useful you would be welcome to join, just click HERE

 

 

 

 


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