Up up and away: Long distance baby shower

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Having a baby away from all your family and friends, can be a big challenge, there are so many things to share and celebrate during this time…  Lots of friends and family wanted to celebrate our baby girl but we couldn’t travel to our hometown during my pregnancy, nevertheless we received constant messages, gifts and really nice details from all of them. So I wanted to find a way to thank them and share a special day receiving tips, games and all the fun stuff you usually have at a baby shower.

So I organized a virtual celebration, the main piece was the invitation/ thank you box, which we sent about 1 month before the baby shower.  It included cookies, thank you note, photo booth props,  advice and predictions mad libs and the invitation to a video conference (everyone the same day but different time).

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We also invited some friends we have in town for a short brunch before the video conferences, Instead of the “baby shower in a box kit” we gave them the invitation in a envelope with the same box design.

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As a party stylist I wanted to decorate and dress up our house for that special day. For the design inspiration I blended the phrase “Up Up and away” (hot air balloons, sky, clouds, tassels, etc) with our nursery decorations (Furry white animals). I also made a mix of the color palettes from the nursery and the Up up and away theme using white, pink, mint and light blue.

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I styled a small dessert station that included vanilla bean cupcakes, donut holes, white chocolate mousse and sugar cookies.

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As I mention before we had a quick brunch before the video conferences. My amazing husband prepared some delicious appetizers (Mini quiches, Pear and ricotta crostinis and Cucumber & herb triple deckers)

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We also had a drink station, with strawberry lemonade, Iced coffee and flavored water.

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 With our friends at the brunch and with each virtual guest, we share our excitement of having our baby girl soon, we took pictures with the photo booth props, we received their predictions and advises and most important  we had a great time with the people we love.

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My favorite Item was the advice and predictions activity, it was an emotional and funny moment at the same time.  I also made a calendar on our kitchen chalkboard to  keep track of all the birthday predictions, which everyone is constantly on the look to find out who will win the prediction.

 

Printables and cookie favors can be found here.

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2 comments

  1. Hi Maria,

    My name is Abbie and my husband and I are expecting our first baby in June! My husband is in the military and we live pretty far away from family and friends right now. I have been looking for ways to creatively do a “long distance shower,” and when I found your page this morning I just fell in love with the “invite box” that you made. I would love to know more detail if possible about how recreate something like this?! If you don’t mind sharing… what kind of boxes you used, how you do the “postal” printing on the outside of each box, how you did actual paper invitations, where you got the little tags that are slid around the paper envelopes, and just more on how you did the “advice/predictions activity.” I just love how you did this, and think it would be a great way to celebrate with our friends and family. Just let me know!! Thanks!!! Abbie

    1. Hi Abbie. I´m so sorry for the late reply, I didn´t get the notification until today. So glad you like it 🙂 At this time I imagine that you already have your arms your sweet baby! Congrats and if you still need more details or something else please let me know.

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