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How to hold a fun virtual baby shower

How to hold a fun virtual baby shower

In recent months so many of our celebrations have become virtual, Christmas, birthdays and even baby showers! Having a 'lockdown baby' was really hard for so many mums to be, without the usual support of classes, friends and family. A virtual baby shower is such a great way to celebrate with friends and family when you can't see them in person. Of course, even when things are back to normal there are often friends who live to far away or even family on the other side of the world who would love to be there in person but due to distance just can't make it. Now due to the wonders of technology people can join in from their own home, whether it's in the same town or a completely different time zone! Over to Tiffany from Mummy Concierge...

Great tips for a Fun Virtual Baby Shower:

  1. If you are the host, consider sending the Mum or Dad-to-be decorations (streamers, balloons, and banner) for the room that Mum will be sitting in during the shower. Etsy has tons of great ideas depending on the room and your budget, many can even be personalised.
  2. Be prepared when organising gifts - If invitations are sent at least 2-3 weeks in advance, gifts can be sent directly to the parent-to-be and will be ready to open during the shower -- right on-screen so your guests can watch. 
  3. If you're nervous to do it alone, contact an event planner who can help you plan something really unique and amazing. Companies like www.theoneromance.com arranged incredible virtual baby parties and has some amazing ideas around how to make a baby shower as special as possible
 

Some great gift ideas for new Mums

  1. Give her something that she can pack in her hospital bag. I really recommend a beautiful pillow spray that smells divine.
  2. Consider teaming up with other baby shower guests and buying a lovely cashmere shawl or blanket so that she can snuggle up in it whilst doing the night feeds.
  3. A consultation with The Mummy Concierge. Whether she is pregnant or a new mummy, there are bound to be worries going through your friends mind on becoming  a new mother. A consultation with The Mummy Concierge (which can be done virtually of course) is just £45. I can help her plan everything for her baby, explain what to expect, put her in touch with parenting experts and help her feel calm. What more could a new mummy want? www.themummyconcierge.com.

 

Best gifts for new babies

  1. If you know what the baby’s name will be, then a personalised hooded towel from My First Years is a must have, and is a great keepsake for a memory box.
  2. You can never have enough muslins as a new parent, so consider gifting some beautiful styles form Aden and Anais that will add some fun to her day, plus they are beautifully soft and have so many uses.
  3. A Baby Mori Clever sleeping bag is not only stylish but will last from when the baby is tiny up until 6 months, it makes bedtime much easier as no faffing around with blankets!
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