Quarantine Baby Shower — 9 Ideas for a Socially Distanced Baby Shower

With everything going on in the world, a socially distanced baby shower makes more sense than ever. There are tons of incredible solutions to make the day exceed everyone’s expectations and to have your guests enjoy it just as much as any traditional in-person baby shower. 

There is no end to the possibilities for this celebration, but here we’ll focus on nine ideas for a quarantine baby shower to get the creative ideas flowing!

9 Ideas for Throwing a Socially Distanced Baby Shower

Below are some amazing ideas for throwing the best baby shower ever — even during quarantine or with social distancing.

1. Throw a Virtual Baby Shower

One of your best options is moving your party to the web and hosting a virtual baby shower.

Thankfully, this is easy for you to do — you can set up your own custom, personalized baby shower website using WebBabyShower. We have more than 38 unique themes you can use to make a perfect party in just a few minutes. It’s easy, it’s fast, and there are tons of extras included!

Your virtual baby shower can help you take care of all the details. Add all the information like registries, dates, games, and more, and let WebBabyShower create a fantastic website just for you.

Digitally send out beautiful invitations with the baby shower’s link to all the guests, add photos, videos, have a guest book, and communicate with everyone whenever you have an update about the party.

Check out how to host a virtual baby shower here. 

2. Combine an In-Person and Online Baby Shower (Hybrid Shower)

Another option is hosting a hybrid baby shower to include everyone that you love. You can have a socially distant baby shower by inviting your closest family members to celebrate with you in person, while also allowing others to join you virtually.

To make this simple, host a video chat before the in-person party starts and be sure that online guests still get to do things like take part in activities and see the decorations.

The parents-to-be can chat with their online guests and then start the in-person event a bit later. Read here on throwing a hybrid baby shower.

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3. Facebook Baby Shower

Host a Facebook event for your quarantine baby shower by creating a private Facebook event and then inviting everyone that you would like to attend.

However, while Facebook does allow you to host a virtual event, the look of an online baby shower using this platform isn’t the best. But if you do decide you like this option, here’s how to host a Facebook baby shower.

4. Drive-By Baby Shower

If you need social distancing baby shower ideas, look no further than the drive-by baby shower! Have the mother-to-be sit on a porch or in the yard wearing a mask, while guests drive by to say hello and drop off gifts.

This is one of the easiest quarantine baby shower ideas, but it may not be the best one. A drive-by baby shower can be very public, plus it’s difficult to play games. There also might be people who can’t attend.

On top of that, it’s a very short way to celebrate such a happy event, and may not allow the new parents to visit with their guests and experience the day properly.

5. Baby Shower Sprinkle

A baby shower sprinkle is a smaller and more relaxed event than a regular baby shower. Typically, moms who are pregnant with their second third baby will opt for something along these lines — think of it as a sort of “baby shower lite” option.

It is not at all formal, may include a smaller guest list, presents are typically going to be more practical, and the parents will likely need fewer items than they did with their first baby shower.

Since a baby sprinkle is for a smaller group, following socially distanced baby shower guidelines will be easier.

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6. Outdoor Socially Distanced Baby Shower

Outdoor baby showers are great for spring, summer, and even the fall season in some locations. You can host one in a backyard, a garden, or even in a rented venue with an outdoor space!

It’s very simple to practice social distancing when you have lots of room outdoors. Create a beautifully decorated space or use simply the natural scenery. Picnics or tea parties are a favorite for this type of event., and you can even opt for a large balloon arch as a place to take pictures.

7. Sip and See Party

Host an in-person Sip and See party for the new parents and their guests. This can be a small group of people, which keeps the event casual and within social distancing requirements.

A Sip and See is a time for the guests to visit the new baby, usually offering food and drinks. Don’t forget to use social distancing invitation wording for the RSVPs.!

If you prefer, you can also set up a virtual Sip and See party and invite as many people as you choose.

8. Baby Shower by Mail

This is a unique approach to celebrating the pregnancy without having a party. Guests can send baby gifts in the mail to let the parents know how loved they are.

In turn, you can send out some social distancing Baby Shower by Mail invitations, and maybe even a baby shower bundle with party favors.

Since the party is straightforward to put together and doesn’t require attending in person, guests will have time to mail thoughtful presents. Things like hand-written letters, flowers, or other items from the registry are good examples.

9. Drop-In, Socially Distanced Baby Shower

Try a Drop-In baby shower — focusing on spending time with various guests during different time windows — for a casual event that focuses on connection and mingling.

Or, you can even host multiple baby showers.

For more than one event, look at hosting an outdoor party in person or having a virtual baby shower. This is a great option for inviting different groups of guests to arrive at different times, so the new parents have time to talk with everyone.

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Planning Is Easy With These Ideas for a Quarantine Baby Shower

These nine socially distanced baby shower ideas can help you plan something extra special, all while keeping everyone healthy and safe. Use these options or versions of them that you create yourself.

Enjoy planning and know that WebBabyShower is here to help with all of your baby shower needs!

Alex Loredo is a freelance writer and blogger. She utilizes her knowledge of event planning and organization to create content that motivates and inspires. When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading, baking, or on a never-ending quest for the world’s best cup of coffee.

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