As with all occasions that we would usually celebrate with our nearest and dearest, baby showers are now being held online, with friends and family joining a virtual meet-up to play games, celebrate the new mum-to-be, and keep the party going despite being kept apart! Today, the Little Extras blog has teamed up a specialist in party supplies - Ginger Ray - to share ideas for how to make your virtual baby shower one to remember.
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER
There’s no reason why you can’t dress up to be on camera just as you would to attend a party, so why not treat yourself to a new dress for the occasion? Sunny days call for brighter tones and floral accents, and we have the perfect options. It doesn’t matter if you pair them with heels, sandals, or slippers; doing your makeup and putting on a new frock can help make all the difference in helping you feel fabulous again.
DECORATE THE SPACE OR SEND HER GOODIES!
As the baby shower is of the virtual kind, you may not think you need decorations, but you’d be wrong. Just because the in-person party is cancelled, it doesn’t mean the mummy-to-be won’t enjoy seeing a few pretty details in the background to make her feel special. The key to planning a virtual baby shower is to keep as many of the initial ideas you had planned for the in-person event the same, just slightly tweaked. Make sure you have someone who is co-ordinating the event so you can all have some matching decorations!
Why not start by hanging a few decorations like Ginger Ray’s Rose Gold Shower Bunting, paired alongside their Hey Baby Confetti Balloons, or, to add a wow factor, build one of their balloon arches to hang alongside your decorations. Trust us, this will truly impress the guests! Try to make it as personal as you can, so it feels as close to the real event as possible – and don’t forget to ensure the mummy-to-be has some decorations sorted!
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DON’T MISS THE FUN – PLAY SOME GAMES!
The key to any baby shower is the games! They’re definitely the best part and an element that shouldn’t be disregarded just because of a little social distancing – you just have to get a bit more creative! Here are some fun ideas:
How Big is the Baby Bump?
A game where every guest can guess the size of the mum-to-be's baby bump! Show your guess on a piece of paper and have one person write down everyone’s estimations before the big reveal.
Who Am I? Guessing Game
A fun take on the traditional guess who, but star edition! Post a pair of glasses and a names to some of the guests in advance so it’s not just one person guessing.
Share Funny Stories or Advice for the Parents
Another great activity to play is to share funny parental stories or hacks that will make mum’s life easier when the baby arrives. This is bound to get everyone laughing!
The Price is Right!
Hold up a selection of baby items (bottles, bodysuits, etc.) to the camera, and have everyone write down how much they think it costs. The closest guess overall wins!
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SEND A SPECIAL GIFT
Some people wait until the baby has arrived to send a ‘congratulations’ gift, but a baby shower is also a great time to treat the parents-to-be. At JoJo, we have plenty of options to get them excited about their new arrival, plus some special somethings for mama to pamper herself with as the big due date approaches.
WHAT ABOUT A GENDER REVEAL?
Why not add in a gender reveal to the shower, it’s sure to bring joy to everyone! From popping a giant balloon to reveal pink or blue confetti, to setting off a giant confetti cannon or baking a cake that when cut will reveal the exciting news, there are endless ways to reveal the gender to your friends and family and, what’s better, they can all be done virtually!