Baby Bae is SO loved, and he isn’t even out of the womb yet! Yesterday my sweet girlfriends threw me a Virtual Baby Shower and it was so special and good for the soul. I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such an incredible group of supportive ladies in my life. While there is no “right way” to host a zoom party, this is how my friends did it.
Guest List & Invitations
Paperless Post is home to the internet’s most glamorous “e-vites.” I use this service to send out invitations for business and personal events, and it always impresses me how user-friendly it is. Aside from the large assortment of artwork, the consumer dashboard allows you to easily track your RSVP list, and send out reminders. They hit the nail on the head with this cute New Mama theme and colors!
Day of Agenda
- Game 1
- Present presentation and nursery tour
- Game 2
- Goodbyes and photos
This is the schedule we followed and it made for a very smooth party flow. We started with intros. My friends are scattered across the country so our format was this: name, connection to mom-to-be, location, and parenting piece of advice. I’ll go into more detail about the games later but after the icebreaker activity we delved right into emoji pictionary. Shortly after that I did a quick showcase of Baby Bae’s gifts, and then took my guests on a tour of the nursery nook. We played another game after that, said our goodbyes and screen-grabbed a group photo! We were done by 2:45 PM and the party began at 1:00. The time of the party will likely depend on the number of attendees – the introductions took up the longest portion of the shower, and was my favorite part!
Decor & Treats
Kelly and Elise went above and beyond to make the day special. I always knew that I would incorporate Instagramable decorations because DUH. But what I didn’t know is that K&E would surprise me with a beautiful bouquet of balloons that perfectly matched the artwork on the invitation (and my balloon garland)! How thoughtful is that?! And to make the day even sweeter, they sent over my favorite donuts and gorgeous blue flowers. They spoiled me rotten!
Games & Gifts
Gift giving and receiving is fun and always appreciated, but is not mandatory. Truthfully, the company of close friends is the best gift a girl can ask for! However, Babylist makes it super easy and flexible for moms-to-be to register for must-have items online. Like you can add any item from any store to your Babylist with the click of a button. We did not allocate time to open gifts. Instead, we opted to display Baby Bae’s new wares and save the time for games! Emoji Pictionary: pure genius! Based on the featured emojis, you guess the title of the Children’s book/movie. See the Goodnight Moon example below. My generous hosts rewarded the winner with a Starbucks gift card. I cannot recommend this activity enough!
We are all new at this and there is no right or wrong way to host a virtual event. This is the format Elise and Kelly followed and it was so organized and SO fun! I could not have asked for more thoughtful hosts or a more special group of attendees. I was not exaggerating when I said they spoiled me rotten! What was your favorite activity at the last zoom “party” you were apart of? I would love to hear! Thanks for reading this article – feel free to forward it to a hostess with the mostess.