Pregnancy is such a rollercoaster. It's a mix of excitement and bits of anxiousness. The 9 months is a celebration before everything changes. To mark and celebrate this huge step in a woman's life, baby showers have become the norm.
In India, in a lot of cultures, when a woman is pregnant there is a godh bharai ceremony where the going-to-be mom is given gifts to make her feel special and blessed – it could be silverware for the newborn , gifts for their nursery or gifts for the mom-to-be to feel pampered. It's like a baby shower basically but with a bit of tradition thrown in!
Now in the current pandemic, expecting moms are staying home and staying safe. Social distancing is a definite requirement not only for the mom-to-be but for everyone else as well. But that doesn't mean the expecting mother should miss out on all the fun!
What makes a virtual baby shower fun is that you can invite as many people as you want without the fear of numbers and it's definitely lighter on the pocket! Spouses or best friends are turning this into a fun distraction from the gloom all around – from e-invites, pre-ordering treats to organizing games, they're doing it all.
We have a few suggestions that could help you plan a virtual baby shower for your friend/sister/family member
Virtual Baby Shower
We may be sick of staring at our screens all day, but that can easily be solved by some fun virtual activities. All baby shower games don’t involve sitting in the same room together. We recommend decorating the space around you. It will help you feel festive and get you in the right spirit.
Here are some fun baby shower games you can engage in virtually:
- Playing familiar lullaby tunes and seeing which mothers know these classics best
- Matching the Disney babies and their parents, for animation lovers
- Matching the exotic celebrity baby names to their even more famous counterparts.
- The classic Guess the Bump Size
- Create a quiz about how well you know the mother
- Play Baby Bingo
As you can tell, a virtual baby shower can be just as lively and exciting! You might want to keep it short, however, to avoid the very real zoom fatigue.
If typical baby-related games aren’t really your thing, there are a lot of other options too. Apart from just sitting and chitchatting, you can even organize some fun activities, be it online or in person. Here are some themes you can adopt for a virtual baby shower:
- A bake-off! This is perfect for a virtual party, everyone can get their own kitchens messy but still have a good time.
- Make a fun DIY altogether, without having the pains of setting and cleaning up
- Virtual gift opening is a great and fun way to be appreciative of everything your friends and family have given you. We have a ton of awesome baby shower ideas that moms actually want. Check it out here!
A Drive-By Shower
Sit under your building with a few of your favourite people while the rest of your friends and family stop by. This can be a quick and tension-free way of celebrating the onset of parenthood while maybe even gathering tips along the way! The people drive by offering love, blessings and gifts.
An Intimate Party
Having just a small number of people can be great fun! Maybe trade up the traditional baby shower games with deep chats and meaningful advice. Make sure everyone is tested and sanitized to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
Baby Shower Guest Book
Make a virtual Baby Shower Guest Book. There are lots of templates available online. Get the guests to write something for the baby or the mom to be. It's something she will always cherish.
A baby shower in these times can be a great way to bring people together and have something to celebrate because everyone needs to have a little fun in these trying times. It is always great for a mother to feel unconditionally supported before she embarks on the crazy adventure that is motherhood!