How should I handle my baby shower through this outbreak?

Like so many others I am pregnant during this pandemic I am due in August. Which brings up what happens to our baby shower? To be honest, as much as I would love to have a “normal” pregnancy, all I’m concerned about is my baby coming out happy and healthy, so the baby shower isn’t going to bring me down. But like any family with a new baby, we still need stuff; we still need help. So I wanted to ask everyone’s opinion on how to word sort of like a save the date, that says as much as we wanted to celebrate- right now it’s all kind of up in the air to, keep everyone safe including our baby and I wanted to put my registry link on the invitation or save the date whatever you may call it as well, so people can still send us gifts as if we still had a shower. But my fear is coming off rude, like oh hey no party - but make sure you still buy me things. I don’t want to sound like that. So I was hoping for some help with the wording a card- that says we will celebrate together one day soon in the meantime we would appreciate any help you could give us. Hopefully that all makes sense. I’m sure a lot of women are in this same boat! Let me know your ideas ,!! Thanks!

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My sister is pregnant and due in July. We are planning a virtual shower. We plan to use Zoom, which is a video app thst everyone csn log into

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people understand. It’s a scary time right now. You could give them a date that you would have the shower, but they only send gifts at that time, and set another date a few months down the road (you can always cancel or change the date) for the shower, minus the gifts. Then they could all have fun playing with the baby (if this crap is over with by then).

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I’m due in June.If all this isn’t over before then we were gonna send out registry and a meet the baby party when baby is here…food for thought :woman_shrugging:t2:

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Drive by baby shower with a gift drop box

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I saw an idea on facebook where it was a drive through kind of ordeal. People came up in there yard & put the gift in a box & kept a safe distance & had a little chat. I thought it was smart & sweet.

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I am due mid April. My baby shower was scheduled for tomorrow but unfortunately I had to cancel it. I am registered at amazon so once I sent the cancellation through evite and also put on there that I was registered. People understand and don’t want to take chances so I am thankful that I am now getting gift in the mail. Something is better than nothing.

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We are doing a Virtual baby shower! My sister is planning it. But basically everyone is sending the gifts and we will open them on camera for them!

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You could do something like this and re-word it with “it’s difficult to quarantine so far away” and just note at the end that you can celebrate post baby! I’m sure everyone will understand with the circumstances!

I hope this is over soon :pensive:

Just state the facts,you can’t have the shower right now,but you do need stuff for the baby.You can have a party after baby is born.Be sure to send hand written thank you notes for those who send presents.That will show that you know how special the gift meant at this time.People should understand.Well most should.Congrats Momma!

How about a virtual baby shower? Everyone can mail you things and then on a certain date you can all use zoom, skype, etc to watch you open the gifts.

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I’m due beginning of June I had to cancel mine. If you aren’t due until August you have 4 months that’s plenty of time, be thankful. Some of us don’t have much time until our babies are here. I’m sure by August things will be better

We had to move ours from may to june because of the quarentine going on.

So I’m am hoping we will be able to have it then and this crap will be over

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Do a sip and see. Once the baby is born and hopefully the virus isn’t a pandemic… Maybe late April do a baby shower/meet the baby

I am actually having this problem too. I’m sure in June. I’m not sure what I will do. I thought about postponing until after the madness and just having people come eat snacks meet the babies and do gifts then.

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You’ve got 5 months. Settle down.

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You still have plenty of time to have a baby shower , maybe end of June

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I’m due in july will have baby shower in june. Hopefully everything is blown over by then. Or we will probably just do the drive by thing

Just have the gifts mailed :woman_shrugging:

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