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Long Distance Baby Shower

 



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If it's impossible to get mom-to-be's friends and relatives under one roof or for one reason or another, the new mommy cannot attend an actual baby shower, then a long distance baby shower is the next best thing.

With the advent of technology, there are now numerous ways to make this happen. You can opt to choose just one or a combination:

  • Video Shower is basically just having a party without the new mommy. So this will run like a typical baby shower, with some minor adjustments since the new mommy will not be around. The main thing is to have everything recorded in video (be sure to assign a person in charge of this) so that mom-to-be can watch and enjoy her shower in the comfort of her own home.

  • This should be chosen if everybody (aside from the new mommy) is available for the baby shower.

  • With the advent of fast internet connections, online showers are becoming more popular nowadays. This is perfect if all mommy's friends cannot be gathered under one roof yet still wants to wish mommy and soon-to-come baby well. Everybody can still play games, chat, and see all the "attendees" via web cams. And since online shopping is so normal nowadays, buying mommy or the new baby something special should not be a problem.

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Invitations

A recording of the soon-to-be mommy inviting her friends and relatives to the baby shower is a very appropriate long distance shower invitation. Since sending everybody a tape can be pretty expensive, you can just upload the "video" on online sharing sites like YouTube and send everybody an email with a link to it. Advancement in technology is making long distance showers happen more conveniently and if you choose this shower theme, using these technologies will be a given.

Another cool way to approach the previous idea is to make a video (or MTV) of the new mommy, instead of just asking her to say the invitation details. We love this approach since this can also be a great memento to the soon-to-be mommy.

Speaking of videos, there are lots of cute baby video clips (here's an example) and emailing a link with your invitation details will also be quite cool.

If you have an online baby shower site that your guests need to know about, be sure to include that detail in your invitation. Instructions like "You need a webcam" or "You need to install Yahoo Messenger" and other instructions that your guests need to follow to successfully join your online shower should also be noted.

That should take care of your invitations and should set you for your long distance shower. What can we say, long distance is no longer a hindrance to throwing that AMAZING baby shower!

 

Free Baby Shower Invitation

Our MUST-SEE and FREE Printables for this theme, from invitation, thank you, and announcement cards, are all available here. Want to make your own cards? These free baby shower cliparts are the very thing you need!

 

Baby Shower Decoration

Fantastic decorations are a MUST HAVE in a successful theme-based baby shower! The wall hangings, balloons, centerpiece and the like, will work together with the other components of your shower, so as to display your theme to the fullest! Theme-based decoration and centerpiece ideas are available right here.

Baby Shower Menu

Who says your chosen theme will not be present in your menu? When we say it's everywhere, we mean it's everywhere! Here's our baby shower menu for this theme.

 

Baby Shower Game Ideas

 

Printable Games for Long Distance Baby Shower

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More Long Distance Baby Shower Game Ideas

 

For video showers, be sure to avoid games that requires the new mommy to be present. It is also a good rule to pick games which will use items that can serve as gift for mom-to-be or games that can result to something that will do the same. So games that require some baby socks and any scrapbooking activity are very welcome.

Games wherein the questions and answers can just be called out (eg. Give baby names starting with the Letter M) are perfect for online showers. Since most of the games will be done during a chat session, this "rule" should be considered when picking the right games.

You can find more online baby shower games here.

 

Photographs and Memories (Group Activity)

You will need a number of cameras here. The number depends on the number of groups you will have, so be sure to ask your guests to bring a camera or two.

The idea here is for your guests to record some special moments of the shower. Be sure to start this activity before any of the important segments so as to give your guests more material for their artistic talents. Since these photographs will be shipped to the new mommy, the more segments covered, the better.

After all the necessary portions of the shower is finished, ask each group to pick a number of photos that they consider the best. These photos will be judged by the hostess, an objective 3rd party or by the new mommy if she's online. If the soon-to-be mommy is not online and you don't mind shipping the prizes, you can still ask mom-to-be to pick the winner days or weeks after the party and just order and have the prizes delivered to the winners afterwards.

Precious Moments (Individual/Group Activity)

Now's the time to test everybody's knowledge about mother-to-be. It is important to identify special events which happened to mother-to-be before the shower, to be guessed by her friends. This should be a fun memory lane activity, that will remind some of your guests about a special time or two with mother-to-be, or a fountain of information for other guests who were not lucky enough to be part of the experience.

The person or the group with the most number of correct answers to your trivia questions, will be declared ULTIMATE friend(s) of mom-to-be!

Scrapbooking (Group Activity)

This will be another activity wherein there will be no winner and prizes, except for the fun and shared experience with all the other guests. The output of this activity will also serve as a great gift and memento for the soon-to-be mommy.

You will need to prepare photographs (you could also opt to print some pictures from the shower party itself), art supplies, glue, scissors, and other things that you will need to work on this precious scrapbook. Assign a part to each person/group, so as to give everybody a role on this activity.

Don't forget to ship your scrapbook to mommy after the party!

Wrap Me (Individual Activity)

You will need a set of baby items for this game. Be sure to get different baby items since they will also make a wonderful present for mom-to-be after the party.

The idea is for each player to gift wrap each of the baby item that they got via drawlots. The catch - your guests will do so with only one hand!

Be sure to get some pretty wrappers since you will be shipping these gifts with wrapper and all after the shower.

The player who was able to come up with the most decent-looking gift in the shortest amount of time, will win the game. The host(ess) is the esteemed judge, of course.


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Baby Shower Favor and Prizes

Phone card - buy your friend some credit so they can talk to their loved ones from a different state or country.

Latest bestseller - whether you get the actual paperback or just the ebook version, there's nothing like a good book to keep your friends company on their next long distance trip.

Magazine - whether to get the latest gossip or some tips on how to dress her hair, magazines are a MUST on long waits while traveling.

Bestselling CD/MP3 - there's nothing like a set of nice music to kill time while traveling. Nowadays, buying an MP3 from Amazon or from ITunes is easy and cheaper than getting the whole album!

 

 



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