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Online Baby Shower Etiquette – Darling celebrations

An online Baby Shower is a great way to host your Baby Shower if your friends and family are far away, or if you can’t attend in person.

In recent weeks, there has been a huge increase in online Baby Showers, and many women are enjoying their virtual Baby Shower online.

Who should throw an online baby shower?

Traditionally, it’s not unusual for parents-to-be to throw or host a baby shower themselves. This is because the main purpose of a baby shower is for your relatives, friends, and coworkers to “shower” you with gifts.

However, with an online Baby Shower, it’s fine for Mom to organize and host the party if she wants to. Of course, if he’s lucky enough to have a kind friend or relative who offers to fix it for him, then that’s perfect too!

How do you set up an online Baby Shower?

Of course, an online Baby Shower needs an online place to meet!

As long as you have an internet connection and a phone or computer, then you’re good to go!

We found one of the best platforms to host your online Baby Shower is Facebook. Facebook is great for events and you can set up a date and time for your showers and invite friends all through Facebook.

Then, you can “host” the shower via video messaging on Facebook Messenger where you can have up to 50 participants.

For the first 6 participants, the app will stream everyone’s camera feed to each other in a grid-like view. After 6, Messenger will only show the dominant speaker’s feed.

To get started, you’ll need the latest version of Messenger. All you have to do is create a new group conversation with all your guests. Then tap the video icon at the top right of the screen to enter the video chat and everyone in the group will be notified. Everyone can join when they’re ready with just one tap. For additional reminders, you can also call a few people or the whole group directly.

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What do you do at a virtual baby shower?

A baby shower should be a fun and exciting party and there’s no reason why your online Baby Shower can’t be just that!

It can be a really nice touch to ask guests to attend the shower with a glass of bubbly (or their preferred tipple). Some hosts even send an individual cupcake to their guests’ homes that they can eat together at the party.

It’s also great to encourage Guests to dress up for the event! Even if it’s not a face to face party, you can still wear your best dress!

Can you play Baby Shower Games at an online Baby Shower?

Absolutely! With a little preparation, you can enjoy all the traditional Baby Shower games you would expect at a Baby Shower!

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Baby Bingo is a great game to play while you open your Presents. Make sure that in your Gift registry you add a note for guests to please send gifts directly to your home. Then you can open your presents in front of your Guests and
they can play Baby Bingo at the same time. Check out our How to Play Baby Bingo post here.

Download your free Baby Bingo Cards here to email your Guests before your Shower.

Other great online Baby Shower games include Who Knows Mommy Best and Find the Guest. They can easily be adapted to play in a video messaging Baby Shower.

You can download your Free Baby Shower Game card here.

What is the right time to have an online baby shower?

While there is no “right time” to have a Baby Shower, they are usually held when the mother is 25 to 35 weeks pregnant. This way, the pregnancy is smooth and the mama-to-be is still energetic!

Organizing the party weeks before the due date also gives her some time to exchange any duplicate gifts. Then she can have time to fully prepare before the little one arrives.

How long should an online baby shower last?

Online Baby Shower etiquette states that the party should last between one and a half to two hours.

Who are you inviting to a virtual baby shower?

The great thing about online baby showers is that the guest of honor can invite anyone they want.

Boyfriends, coworkers, relatives… it’s up to you! Opt for an all-female party or go co-ed! The decision is yours! And the best thing about an online baby shower is that you can invite your friends from all over the world!

how to throw an online baby shower

Can an online baby shower be held for second and third time moms?

Online baby showers can certainly be held for second and third time moms and are often called Baby Sprinkles.

It makes sense to hold a second or third baby shower especially if there is a large age gap between the children or if the second baby is of a different gender. Besides, if your family, friends, or co-workers want you to throw a baby shower, who are you to stop them?

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it; everything you need to know about online baby shower etiquette. If you’re planning to surprise a special friend with one, or if you’re looking forward to your own virtual baby shower, this should provide the perfect starting point.

Basically, pretty much anything goes when it comes to an online baby shower. Just keep in mind that the guest of honor is the queen and whatever she says you will have no problem.
throw an amazing virtual baby shower!

About the Author

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

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