1. Choose a video conferencing platform (but there's really only one choice)
We've all been on a call with Aunt Cathy who can't figure out how to mute her mic. Because of this we only recommend Zoom. There are other tools like Hangouts or GoToMeeting, but Zoom is by far the most foolproof. We'll even let you use our premium Zoom account for your shower so you can have a longer event.
2. Create digital invitations
Most people are already leveraging platforms like Paperless Post or Minted for their baby showers already. But you can also you some great tools like Splash or (if you're a bit more tech savvy) Squarespace to create a fun RSVP landing page for your event. No matter what make sure your invite has a way for people to add it to their calendar so they remember to tune in. Maybe its just us but we're losing track of the days.
3. Plan some games
Games and fun are a big part of your typical baby shower, and just because it's virtual doesn't mean that needs to go away. You can plan a fun trivia game using an app like Kahoot, or download our baby shower bingo boards to play when presents are given out. (Download board 1, board 2, board 3, board 4, & board 5).
4. Create a digital guestbook
Leverage Google Slides and have invite your guests to the document. You can create a custom template to spruce it up a bit. Each guest can go in on the day of the shower and leave a wish, blessing or fun note. After the event is done export the document as a PDF and save it digitally or print it. You can even use a service like Shutterfly to have it turned into a bound book.
5. Get your gifts!
You should still absolutely plan on opening your gifts. You can choose to have your guests mail you your gifts ahead of time and open them live on camera, or have your friends and family reveal your gifts virtually and send them later. As a reminder, many of the gifts you are getting you won't need for some time. This is a way to cut down on clutter right now while we're all isolating in our spaces. All Lalo products allow you to choose your ship date making it super easy for your guests to buy your present now and ship it later.
We're here for you.
It's a lot to plan a baby shower, that's why it's usually handed off to your BFF. That's where we come in right now. We'll help you put together your virtual baby shower during this crazy time. Here's what you'll get for doing your virtual baby shower with Lalo:
- Access to a premium Zoom account for a longer event (free Zoom accounts are capped at 40 minutes)
- Help designing your digital invitations
- Decorations from our friends at Coterie Party
- A custom designed digital guest book
- Downloads of our Baby Shower Bingo boards
- 15% OFF all Lalo prdocuts