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