Somethings just can’t be postponed, pregnancy is one of those things. Even with the threat of Covid 19 and social distancing guidelines, every mom-to-be deserves an amazing yet safe celebration. Adding a virtual shower option is the easiest way to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to celebrate. Virtual showers have been successfully used for years when sharing celebrations with loved ones across the miles. We show you how to apply the same ideas to blended and virtual baby showers. After reading this guide, you should check out our article on Blended Celebrations. to help you decide if you want to host an entirely online event or a combined party with virtual options. This step-by-step guide can be used for your DIY virtual baby shower or if you prefer we can offer complete design and planning services. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list at the end of the article to get access to more Virtual Baby Shower ideas and designs!
1. Create a group on Facebook to for the Baby Shower.
- Create your new group in Facebook.
- Choose to keep it public or private.
- Pick a personalized catchy name for the baby shower group.
2. Customize and “decorate” the page for the baby shower with photos or designs.
- Upload a group cover image for the baby shower.
- Add baby shower instructions to the group, and pin it as an announcement.
- Share photo posts of the Mom-To-Be throughout her pregnancy.
- Check out our design gallery and design packages for more ideas.
3. Share and invite guests to the Baby Shower Group Page.
- Get your group page link and invite people to join the group.
- Create or use a themed event invite to send or post .
- Use the “Invite by Email” link in your group to invite guest that are not on Facebook.
4. Create a pregnancy video or photo slide show to honor the Mom-to-Be.
- Collect photos and videos that document the pregnancy.
- Ask guests that are invited to make video messages or share their photos to be included in your video.
- Use free photo or video apps and programs to create a video or slideshow.
- This slideshow or video will be used in the video chat tool and then posted in the Facebook Group.
5. Set up a video chat for part of the Baby Shower
- Setup the meeting or room video chat software such as Facebook Rooms or Zoom.
- Post the information in the group with instructions for guests.
- Send party reminders to everyone who is invited.
6. Have guests interact with virtual baby shower games and posts before, during, and after the live video chat.
- Post photos in the Facebook Group and allow guests to share their own.
- Post baby shower challenges and activities for guests to interact.
- Transition to the video chat with a link in Facebook Rooms or to Zoom.
- Interactive virtual games and the video/slide show can take place during the video chat.
- You may want to record the video chat and post it in the Facebook group.
7. Leave the group and videos up so those who could not attend the baby shower can celebrate the Mom-to-Be later.