Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Online Baby Shower

When I found out my best friend in the entire world was pregnant, I was over the moon. Ecstatic. Excited. Every word that could possibly describe how happy I was, I was feeling it. I wish that we would have recorded my reaction when they told me over Skype. I screamed. Really loudly. 

Now for most of you that know me and have been around this blog for a while, you know that my best friend no longer lives here in CO with me. Her and her Hubby are now in Hawaii where her Husband is stationed. So as you can imagine, throwing her a proper baby shower, seemed almost impossible. 

So I did what most people do in instances like these, I turned to Google to do some research on how we could throw her a baby shower all the way from Colorado. I stumbled upon a blog that talked about throwing an online or a virtual baby shower. So I kept doing more and more research and found that this is apparently pretty common.

So of course I contacted one of her Sisters and one of our other best friends who is her step sister and asked them what they thought. They were completely on board. We wanted to surprise her, but that ended up not working out. We even had her Husband in on it. But unfortunately, it just didn't work out that way. Which is completely okay, it just would have been cool to surprise her. 

We have scoured the internet high and low for all kinds of information on how to go about this. We have taken bits and pieces from everything we have read and come up with what we think will be the best way to go about this and I can not wait to see how it turns out.

One of the great things is that since most of her family and friends are grouped together in states, we are going to hold "viewing" or "watch" parties. For example, people in CO can come to my place, and her family in friends in NM can go to her sisters place and so on and so on. We will all be on Google hangouts and that way we can all see and hear each other. 

 We have also picked a theme! And I am so excited about it that I can't quit looking for things to buy for decor and invites. Obviously decor is going to be a little hard, but I do plan on sending a box of decorations to her before hand so that they can decorate and really feel like they are at a baby shower. And of course each of us holding a viewing party can decorate at our place as well. 

What do you guys think? Do you think we will be able to pull it off? Have you ever held an online baby shower? How did it go? Do you have any suggestions?



  1. I totally have been thinking about doing an online baby shower! I had no idea it was so common! I think she'll love it.

  2. How fun! I had no idea this was a thing, either! I can't wait to see how it goes!!

  3. Such a great idea. So nice to do something for her especially since she is far away and probably missing friends and family. Good luck!!

  4. I've never heard of this but it sounds like a really neat idea. I think you could def. pull it off...I can't wait to hear how this all works and hear your experiences with it!


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