The arrival of Covid-19 shocked the world and brought with it global lockdowns and PCR testing, as we struggle to contain the pandemic, and if you were planning on having family and friends around to celebrate the birth of your child, there are solutions that come in the form of a virtual baby shower. This is the safest way to celebrate the arrival of baby and using the Zoom application, you can invite as many people as you want for a virtual baby shower.
How Does Zoom Work?
First, you need to go to the Zoom website and download the application and when installed on your computer, you can make Zoom audio and video calls. You can ask a few friends to help by installing the app, then you can have a virtual meeting and get familiar with the many powerful features. As the host, you will be also hosting the virtual meeting, which means you will need to send all guests a Zoom meeting ID in order for them to join the meeting.
Baby Shower Gifts
The easiest way to do this is to source an online Australian baby gift supplier who offers personalised wooden handle baby brushes and other fine gifts and send the link to your guests and they can order gifts and have them sent to your home address, when you can open them in the (virtual) presence of the guests. We all love to watch when a person opens a gift, so save the opening until the virtual party and everyone can enjoy the gift unwrapping.
The Virtual Baby Shower
You should give your guests at least 7 days’ notice of the virtual party, as people usually have a busy schedule and in the invitation email, make sure you include all the information regarding the event. Include a link to the Zoom download page, where the guests can install the software, plus any instructions for games you are to play while online, and it is a good idea to ask your guests to try out Zoom with friends, in order that they are conversant with the application on the big day. The birth of a child is just one of many life events and it should be recorded in some way, so that the baby can experience this when they are old enough to appreciate it.
You will need to do the following:
- Send your guests an email invitation that includes a link to the Zoom download website, along with details of the time and date of the virtual baby shower and if you plan of playing some games, you will need to ask the guests to make some preparations.
- Prepare some online games to play (there are lots of free resources online).
- Invite the guests by sending them the Zoom meeting ID, which you create on the day of the party.
- Send guests a link to an online baby gift supplier, where they can order a gift and have it sent to your home address.
Of course, you might be lucky and the pandemic is over before the date of the party, then you can change it to a regular party and invite people to your home. Whatever happens, do check for Covid-19 updates from the Australian government, just to be on the safe side.