How to Create a Baby Shower in a Box
If you’re planning to throw a virtual baby shower, it can come with a big challenge. How do you throw a virtual baby shower and ensure the guests feel as though they are attending a virtual baby shower and not just another group video call? If most guests are attending on their own from the comfort of their homes, it can feel far from a baby shower celebration. For the Mum-to-be, it can be disheartening to not be in the same room as her guests, that’s why everyone needs a Baby Shower in a Box!
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The Aim for a Virtual Baby Shower
The main aim is to celebrate the Mum-to-be (or parents) and their baby. However with the distance between everyone at a virtual baby shower, they can often feel disconnected. You want guests to feel there is a sense of togetherness even while apart. But how on earth can you create a sense of togetherness over a video call? Here’s how! By sending each of the attendees a Baby Shower in a Box!
What is a Baby Shower in a Box?
A baby shower in a box, is a box filled with goodies that is posted out to the Mum-to-be and each of the guests prior to the virtual baby shower. The aim is to create a celebration box where each of the guests have all the items they need to enjoy their virtual baby shower. By having items that are the same, there’s a sense of togetherness. It also comes with excitement in the lead up and a sense of gratefulness to the host for providing them.
What to Include
First Things First, Choose a Theme
There are so many baby shower themes to choose from, be it a cute elephant to a single colour. Starting off with a theme will guide your choices on what to include.
Include some decorations for each of the guests to put up behind them during the call. This can be some baby shower balloons or some cute paper bunting. Make sure to include some special extras for the Mum-to-be so her space stands out from the rest.
Snacks are a must at any baby shower, so we naturally have to have some in our Baby Shower in a Box! You could include some chocolates (you can buy these in bulk and divide them out) or you could go all out and gift a luxury mini box of chocolates like these, how exciting would that be? Other snacks to consider would be some pretzels, some cute baby shower cookies. Whatever you decide, make sure they can survive the journey to the guests and won’t go bad.
Decide on if you are going to provide alcohol to the guests or not. If you do, make sure to provide the Mum-to-be an alternative. If you decide on the non alcoholic route, you can provide mini non alcoholic drinks for all. There are many mini non alcoholic wine celebration bottles out there. These too can be bought in bulk.
Glasses and plates
Although glasses and plates are not a necessity but they would be lovely to include in the box. Providing everyone with a themed baby shower plate and a plastic wine glass or a paper baby shower cup will add to the feel of being a part of a baby shower. Show them off with a toast to the Mum!
Game print outs
It will be more convenient if all the prints outs of the games are provided for them in the Baby Shower in a Box. This means no printing issues, no one forgetting, no technical issues. Have all games which can be printed out, available and ready for them. Again, keep in line with your chosen theme. If you have any other items which are small and needed for games, pop these in the box too.
Instructions for the Guests
Add a note for the guests with a reminder of the baby shower details and details of how to use their Baby Shower in a Box. First of all, ensure they know the contents are to be enjoyed during the baby shower and not before! Secondly, provide the guests with a list of photos you would like them to take during the virtual baby shower. These photos can then be sent to the Mum as a keepsake of her special day. Photos of the box, it’s contents, guests in front of their decorations, screen shots of the group on the virtual baby shower. You can ask for these to be sent to yourself to collate into a nice keepsake photo album or sent directly to Mum.
Card for the Mum-to-Be
Include a nice card for the Mum-to-Be with the same as the above. Remind her to take some photos and have her partner take some photos of her enjoying the shower.
Card for a Message
Provide a card for each guest to write a message or tip for the Mum-to-Be. These can be sent to the Mum after the shower as an additional keepsake.
Find some baby shower favours to add to your Baby Shower in a Box. There are some great ones over at Etsy! The guests will love all the thought and effort included.
Finally the Box
Gather all the items and pop them in a nice box with some tissue paper, pop a bow on the box and they are ready to go!
The guest of honour and the guests will surely love you for all the effort gone into making the Virtual Baby Shower something to remember!
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