As times change and we dive deeper into the world of technology, more and more events are turning to a digital platform. From company meetings to concerts, you can find just about any type of event in virtual form. So, why not transform your next celebration into a virtual one where friends and family from all over the world can join in on the party? Here are some tips for planning and executing an engaging and memorable virtual wedding or baby shower.
Send Out Invitations
One of the most exciting parts of planning a shower is sending out the invitations. Just because there is no venue other than your virtual room doesn’t mean you can’t still create and share a pretty invite. Whether you send a printed copy or share an evite, you can create stylish, custom invitations in no time and at a low cost.
Stick to a Dress Code
Though you and your guests will likely be sitting on the couch at home, you should still dress as if you are attending an in-person party. Do your hair, makeup and throw on a cute dress or tie to get in the mood for a celebration. The guests of honor will appreciate their loved ones looking their best, even on a screen.
Don’t Forget the Decorations
You may not all be in the same room celebrating surrounded by balloons and banners, but that doesn’t mean you should skip the decorations. Ask guests who attend to grab some balloons or hang up some streamers. As the host, decorate your surroundings as you would for an in-person soiree. Even send the guests of honor some decor ahead of time so they can immerse themselves in this digital experience.
Toast the Happy Couple or Expecting Parents
Every good shower has a few toasts. Ahead of the shower, reach out to close family and friends to see who would like to give a toast. Share tasty and even themed cocktail or mocktail recipes and send the ingredients to the guests of honor. This will allow everyone to join in, raise a glass and say a few special words in honor of the happy couple or soon-to-be parents.
Record Your Event for Lasting Memories
Unlike an in-person party, a virtual shower can be recorded and saved as a special keepsake. Clips can be shared online, at the upcoming wedding or even shown to a future child to reminisce on this special day. Most platforms offer a recording option, so simply click and party on.
No matter where you and your loved ones are in the world, you can throw a memorable and enjoyable virtual party. Even include games, activities and special surprises, such as sharing a digital photo album of the happy couple, for added celebrations. Celebrate those who have upcoming weddings or who will soon be welcoming a new life into their homes with a virtual wedding or baby shower done right.