Creative Drive-By and Virtual Baby Shower Ideas

Having a baby during COVID? Celebrate your new arrival in a safe way with our eight favorite drive-by and virtual baby shower ideas.

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Having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a stressful time. There are still meaningful ways to cherish your pregnancy and celebrate with your loved ones safely.

Drive-by baby showers allow family members to drop off baby gifts for the parents-to-be, while virtual baby showers can recreate iconic party moments. Here are some baby shower ideas to help get you started.

Drive-By Baby Shower Ideas

A drive-by baby shower is a safer option to see your loved ones at a distance. They can drop off your presents and send their best wishes. Here are some fun ways to spruce up the drive-by event.

Set up a party table

You can still have a party theme! Decorate a party table on the sidewalk or on your front yard. The table can be used to show off your presents and add a speaker to play some fun music when someone drives by. Check out these cute baby shower theme ideas.

Add a yard sign

Yard signs are popular when helping your guests find the party. Why not do the same for the drive-by celebration? You might be able to find a yard sign company in your area to do an custom design.

Decorate a resting chair

Mama needs to take it easy! You don’t have to be the one to run back and forth to get presents. Let a family member or your partner do that. Put together a decorated resting chair a.k.a. your throne. Plus, it will be the perfect place for guests to snap a photo of you.

Make party favors

Thank your guests for driving out with a sweet goodie bag. Maybe throw in some personalized hand sanitizer or masks if you have the budget. Again, go with a theme to add some pizzaz.

Virtual Baby Shower Ideas

For family members that can’t make it to the drive-by baby shower, you can add a Zoom call or Google Hangout session to the celebration. Host a fun virtual party with these creative ideas.

Make a fun background

If your baby shower is on Zoom, send a few virtual background options for your guests. You can find a few with your baby shower theme or try one of these baby shower-themed backgrounds

Play baby shower games

You can’t leave out the cheesy baby shower games! If you have enough people tuning in, try out some of these fun games like the Baby Bump Challenge or Guess That Baby Animal. Guests can get competitive if you throw in a few e-gift cards as prizes.

Open your presents

Everyone loves a good show and tell. Show off your gifts from adorable baby clothes to newborn gear essentials. It’s a great way to thank everyone in person, too.

Send a mocktail recipe

Raise your glasses to celebrate the new baby. Send a mocktail recipe that everyone can mix at home. You can browse through these mocktail recipes to pick your party drink. 

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