Even while social distancing, you can still honor the bride-to-be with a quarantine wedding shower! Here are my 25 favorite ideas for quarantine bridal showers. There are both safe social-distancing activities and virtual activities for both the couple and the bride-to-be, as well!
Quarantine Bridal Shower Ideas
1.) Send an Invitation
Even though the wedding 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.
2.) Host a Virtual Wedding Shower
There are several ways you can host a virtual bridal 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!
3.) Mail a Pretty Backdrop
The host can mail a pretty backdrop to the bride-to-be or couple to decorate the wall behind them while opening gifts live during the online party! It is an easy way to make the day festive for all who are watching!
4.) Mail gifts ahead of time.
Friends and Family can mail gifts ahead of time for the bride-to-be or couple to open live. You could use Zoom or Facebook live to open gifts on video.
5.) Share Inspiring Quotes
Share inspiring quotes about marriage or love with the bride to be or couple 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!
6.) Share Marriage Advice
Share your favorite marriage advice or lessons you’ve learned about how to love well! 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!
7.) Mail a Postcard
The host of the party could send out stamped postcards for party guests to return with marriage 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!
8.) Digital Slideshow
Ask the bride-to-be and groom-to-be for photos of themselves growing up. It would be fun to share a digital slideshow of them! You can easily create a digital slideshow with SmileBox.
9.) Wedding Day Guessing Game
Have everyone text/email their wedding day photos to the party host and upload them in one album in the Facebook baby shower group. Then, everyone can guess who is who! This is especially fun when several sets of grandparents are involved.
10.) Wedding Registry
There are so many options online when it comes to creating a wedding registry these days! One of my favorites is Amazon. It stores the recipient’s address and you can ship things directly to the recipient in a secure way!
11.) Guessing Game
You can still have traditional shower games even though it’s a virtual shower! For example, you could put chocolate kisses in the 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.
12.) Zoom Schedule
Create a Zoom Schedule for the bride and groom to have one on one calls with family and friends before or after the shower. This allows for a more personal experience!
13.) 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 funny marriage advice on the driveway!
14.) Drive-By Parade
Set a date and time for family members to line up nearby the bride-to-be’s home and do a drive-by parade! You could even decorate your cars with posters and balloons.
15.) 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!
16.) Card Box
Set out a card box in front of the home of the bride-to-be to be and have people drop their card/cash/gift card in it!
17.) Conversation Chair
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 bride-to-be or groom-to-be, and invite people to stop by between a two hour window.
18.) Sign Bomb
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 bride-to-be! You could even take a photo after all of the signs are up and give it to the newly wedded couple as a framed gift in the weeks to come.
19.) Front Door Décor
You could decorate the bride-to-be’s front door before the wedding! A sign with well wishes and congratulations would be welcomed!
20.) Instagram Hashtag
Set up an Instagram hashtag to share photos of the wedding or the couple! This helps others who might not know you, but know the couple, still see all of the photos!
21.) Livestream Q & A
You could do a livestream on Zoom or Facebook Live w/ the couple-to-be! Friends and relatives could ask about how the couple met, or the couple could ask about life advice!
22.) Online Quiz
Use QuizMaker to set up an online quiz about the couple! Party guests can have fun seeing how many facts they now about the happy couple!
23.) Share Recipes
In the Facebook bridal shower party group, you can share your favorite family recipes with the bride-to-be! Simply have a post about it and everyone can add their recipe in the comments!
24.) Advice Train
On Instagram or Facebook, you can do what is called an advice train. The first person starts by sharing a piece of marriage advice and then tags a second person. The second person offers marriage advice and tags a third, and so on! It’s so much fun!!