The pandemic has changed the playbook for a traditional shower — no more huddling over one diaper-decorating station or squeezing onto the same couch for games. But you can still organize something special for the mom-to-be.
Top 5 ways to plan an awesome Baby Shower
- Host a Virtual Baby Shower
Virtual baby showers are a great way to let everyone share in the excitement of a new baby. Gather friends, family, and coworkers and let the celebrations begin. Use online platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Face.
2. Drive-By Baby Shower or Drive- Thru Sprinkle
Drive-by baby showers seem to be the most popular approach to baby showers the past few months. It can be as easy as setting up a couple of boxes for the gifts and decorating the front yard or driveway with some cute baby shower decor.
3. A Small Socially Distanced Shower
With a smaller guest list, it may be possible to host a socially distant picnic. Decorate the site with streamers and balloons, set up six feet apart, and share in the joy of being in the new mamma's presence. Guessing games can entertain guests without touching any shared items.
4. Mail-In Baby Shower
Have guests write out advice cards and send them on over via snail mail or electronically. Mail them to mom-to-be before party time and then however/whenever you celebrate she can guess who wrote what. Loved ones and friends can mail gifts ahead of time for the new mother or couple.
5. Plan A “Sip And See” Or “After-Baby Shower”
Plan an after-baby-arrives shower. Keep bumping the date back if COVID-19 continues to make it too risky to meet. This is a fun way for everyone to meet the baby and mommy to receive advice and gifts.
Welcoming a new member of the family is one of the most exciting moments for every expectant parent, and planning a baby shower is a part of the tradition. Even for those parents who are expecting a baby during the pandemic, throwing a baby shower doesn’t have to be off-limits. It only takes a bit of creativity and imagination to have a fun and memorable baby shower.