BABY SHOWER IDEAS - VIDEO CONFERENCING / SKYPE
received an email from a baby shower visitor named Pam H. who came up
with an excellent idea. With so many of our troops away (we are so proud
of our troops) or families that are separated by distance and cannot
share the baby shower in person, a Skype or Video baby shower is a great
way to still get everyone together.
Plan on having a computer
set up and logged into Skype or the video connection on. Set everything
on in advance so you can make sure to have the video covering the best
vantage points of where the mommy-to-be will be sitting. Here are some
other helpful tips when having a video baby shower:
Introduce your baby
shower video guests to the actual guests that have shown up.
Make sure to have
everyone not too loud since the speakers may be sensitive and the video
guests may not be able to clearly hear.
Go through our
shower games pages to choose games that you can play over the phone.
Send those games out that have documents you can send by email. Do this
prior to the baby shower or have them ready to send out.
Have one person who is in
charge of the video connection and monitor to make sure everyone stays
on. If people drop off, make sure you have a phone near by so they can
call you and figure out why they cannot get back in.
Plan the main events all
together so the video guests don't stay on while there is general chit
chat. One hour is a good amount of time to have them on the video/skype.
The middle of the baby shower is the best time to start the video so
everyone is there and the party has great energy.
shower decorations in the background of the video to give the baby
shower video guests the feeling of celebration.
Open the gifts at the
towards the end of the video celebration so those that need to drop off,
can and those who want to see
shower gifts open can watch.
Allow some time to check
in with your video guests and see if they would like to say something.
Better to do this sooner than later.
Make sure to get a feel
when people will drop off the video/Skype so you can have the
mommy-to-be thank them for joining and being a part of the baby shower.
Make sure to try and open their baby shower gifts first so the
mommy-to-be can thank them.
With smart phones now you
shower apps as well as use the program Face Time which is free and
allows you to have video for those who cannot make your baby shower!
Please let us know if you have other
suggestions for baby shower video guests. We hope this information is
helpful and have a great baby shower.