Quarantine Baby Shower Ideas for you to have a way to honor and make memories with your expectant friend or loved one. This is a great list of ideas to make it special with the stay at home order in place.
If you don’t find the exact idea below, you might find inspiration with one or more of the ideas below! Check out these Quarantine Graduation Ideas as well if you know of a senior set to graduate.
Quarantine Baby Shower
Send an Invitation
Even though the shower is a virtual one, it still needs a proper invitation, right? You could send a digital from Paperless Post or Minted. I love how classy their designs are! Or, you could send a traditional paper invitation from Amazon! Even though it’s a virtual shower, you’ll still want to plan ahead.
Host a Virtual Baby Shower
There are several ways you can host a virtual baby shower. Two of the most popular are on Facebook or Zoom! You could either have a virtual party group on Facebook, have a Facebook Live party; I have seen it done both ways!
Mail a Pretty Backdrop
The host can mail a pretty backdrop to the expectant mother or couple to decorate the wall behind them while opening gifts live during the online party! It’s an easy way to make the day festive for all who are watching!
Mail gifts ahead of time.
Friends and Family can mail gifts ahead of time for the new mother or couple to open live. You could use Zoom or Facebook live to open gifts on video.
Share Inspiring Quotes
Share inspiring quotes about parenting or babies with the mother-to-be either by mail or in the Facebook group or on Zoom. The party guests can either take turns reading the quotes aloud OR there could be a post in the group and everyone could comment with their quote!
Share Parenting Advice
Share your favorite tips and tricks for raising children! Even though you can’t be in person at a normal party, you could comment on a Facebook post or talk about it on Zoom!
Mail a Postcard
The host of the party could send out stamped postcards for party guests to return with parenting advice or an uplifting note! Or, the guests could mail one of their own. It would be fun to have an album of them afterward and would be a special keepsake!
Ask the expectant mother and father for photos of themselves as infants and during childhood. It would be fun to share a digital slideshow of them and guess what the new bundle of joy will look like! You can easily create a digital slideshow with SmileBox.
Baby Guessing Game
Have everyone text/email their baby photos to the party host and upload in one album in the Facebook baby shower group. Then, everyone can guess who is who!
There are so many options online when it comes to creating a baby registry these days! One of my favorites is Amazon. It stores the recipients address and you can ship things directly to the recipient in a secure way!
You can still have traditional shower games even though it’s a virtual shower! For example, you could put animal crackers or anything of that nature in a large jar, hold it up on camera or post a photo in the Facebook group and have all attendees guess how many there are! The winner could receive an email gift card or be mailed something after the party.
Create a Zoom Schedule for the parents-to-be to have one on one calls with family and friends before or after the shower. This allows for a more personal experience!
Chalk Bomb the Driveway
The host could send out little bags of chalk with a note included inviting family and friends to write well wishes or parenting advice on the driveway!
Set a date and time for family members to line up nearby the new parents’ home and do a drive-by parade! You could even decorate your cars with posters and balloons.
Social Distancing Picnic
Make it a casual and social distancing friendly picnic! Have friends and family meet up in a park, set up blankets over 6’ apart, and enjoy each other’s presence that way! Regulations are different depending on the state you live in, so be sure to follow your local rules of social distancing!
Set out a card box in front of the home of the parents to be and have people drop their card/cash/gift card in it! The new parents could wave from the window right?!
Since open houses are out of the question, the conversation chair concept takes the place of those! Decorate a chair, put it in front of the home of the new parents, and invite people to stop by between a two-hour window.
This is one of my favorites because it’s inexpensive and easy! On a certain day, encourage friends and family to make signs and tape them all over the home of the new parents! (Be sure they don’t open the garage door, though!) You could even take a photo after all of the signs are up and give it to the new parents as a framed gift in the weeks to come.
Front Door Décor
While the new couple is at the hospital, or the week before the baby arrives, you could decorate the front door of the new baby’s home! It would be such a sweet sight to see when coming home from the hospital!
Set up an Instagram hashtag to share photos of the new baby! This helps others who might not know you, but know the parents, still see all of the baby photos!
Livestream Q & A
You could do a live stream on Zoom or Facebook Live w/ the new mother! She could ask all of the other parents questions she has about raising kiddos, ask for funny stories, or get support for everything she’s going through! OR, people could take turns asking the parents about the pregnancy, and funny cravings she’s had!