Sure, baby showers usually involve family and friends gathering together, but the concept of virtual baby showers has been around since the dawn of webcams. With many places and people practicing social distancing to be safe, is now the perfect time to throw a virtual baby shower? We think so! 

Plus, a virtual baby shower can have several advantages over a traditional in-person gathering, which could be a blessing in disguise, especially for busy moms-to-be. For one thing, a virtual baby shower is probably going to be more casual than your average in-person gathering - who hasn’t done a Zoom call in yoga pants? - and not having to worry about refreshments can let you focus on just having fun with your friends. 

There's no reason a virtual baby shower can't be an amazing celebration of a new bundle of joy. Get creative, and make your virtual baby shower your own with these tips and must-haves:


1. Send fun virtual invites!

 While you can send real invites too, of course, it’s cheaper and easier to use a platform like Facebook to organize the event, or use an online invite maker to send invites to guests. Paperless Post and Evite all have thousands of adorable baby shower invitations to browse. If you’re not sure what kind of invites to send, try to brainstorm some themes for your virtual baby shower and then match your invitation to the theme.

2. Create a theme!

What’s the vibe you want your virtual baby shower to have? You can always go virtual with custom backgrounds, but you want your virtual baby shower to feel like a party, and there’s no better way to make a fun time feel festive than getting some themed baby shower decor!

Here are a few of our favorite themes!

Baby in Bloom

A seasonal baby shower set like the In Full Bloom Set, which features a classic garden party vibe with floral-patterned plates, faux-eucalyptus banner, and touches of white and gold.


Pink, Blue or Mint

Stick with a traditional color blocked theme with our classic pretty in pink motif for your baby shower decorations, or a light, breezy blue baby shower set.  Want something a bit more gender neutral? How about a more tranquil palette of light green, white and gold, like the Hooray Baby: Mint Set.


Woodland Animals


Celebrate with furry friends from our Woodland Wonders set - complete with sweet little foxes, bunnies and bears to please the animal loving mama. 


Tutti Fruitti

For something colorful, try a tutti fruitti baby shower theme with our Fruit Punch set. With watermelons, oranges, blueberries, pineapples and strawberries you'll be set up for a super sweet celebration 

3. Baby shower games 

Baby shower games are a staple for reason - everybody likes games, and they’re fun! While it can be awkward to play the same games you’d play in person, there are plenty of baby shower games you can play remotely. 

If you want to shake things up, use a social game platform like Houseparty, or even a shared viewing app like Netflix Party to watch a favorite movie with your baby shower guests!



Virtual Baby Shower Go Super Well? Hit some snags? Let us know!

How’d your virtual baby shower go? Whether it went off without a hitch or hit some stubborn struggles, we want to hear about your virtual baby shower event, or even better, see it! Tag us on Social Media with the #virtualbabyshower to show off your virtual get-together!