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RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:11:45

I really need some hive mind help! My cousins wife is giving birth end of November and as the result of a much longer story its fallen to me to arrange a baby shower type event. Obviously with covid this is going to be by zoom.

Can anyone suggest some things I could do in place of the usual games? I was thinking old baby pictures with a guess who, a quiz based loosely on a baby theme (look who's talking, three men type quiz questions), sending little recipe cards for mocktails...basically its a mix of groups and I'm looking for things to add some structure so everyone naturally ends up chatting for the rest of it.

Mum to be really wants something, and is a total sweetheart. There won't be gifts as the couple have expressly said they don't need anything so there won't be any gift opening or anything like that.

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PurpleDaisies Mon 26-Oct-20 15:17:02

How many people are you expecting? I don’t think chatting naturally really happens on zoom, especially with a mix of groups.

Maybe one quiz all together (short!) then breakout rooms for people who know each other. You can move your friend between the groups.

Everyone could wear a party hat to make it look more party like.

RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:20:17

Hopefully about 13 people - I'll know for sure hopefully within the next week or two. I think you're right, even at a normal shower people would tend to splinter off into groups

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FairFridaythe13th Mon 26-Oct-20 15:21:27

Pictionary? Pop quiz? Is there a theme?

RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:22:44

Oooh a Microsoft art pictionary was not something I had thought of but could be a fun thing to pass some time

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FairFridaythe13th Mon 26-Oct-20 15:23:39

We do it for work zoom pissups bonding sessions.

peachypetite Mon 26-Oct-20 15:24:05

I attended a virtual baby shower and the guess the baby pic really didn’t work because we didn’t all know each other. It was also far too long so I’d say keep it to 45 mins max.

PurpleDaisies Mon 26-Oct-20 15:24:49

RealLifeHotWaterBottle

Oooh a Microsoft art pictionary was not something I had thought of but could be a fun thing to pass some time

Oh god please don’t try and “pass the time”. Keep it short!

RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:29:24

PurpleDaisies I'd love to, but thats not really what the mum wants tbh - I've been told she's really looking forward to an evening with all of her friends doing something special.

Since its been a shitty year generally (especially for her), and she's had quite an isolated pregnancy I'm more than happy to suck it up and find some ways to get people interacting. From what I can tell, most of her friends are of the same mindset but need some structure to keep it from fizzling away.

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RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:30:43

peachypetite thats about it - I'm thinking 45 mins and then those that want stay on and chat will

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PurpleDaisies Mon 26-Oct-20 15:30:51

How long are you thinking? More than an hour or so would be torture.

mindutopia Mon 26-Oct-20 15:31:15

Does she actually want a Zoom baby shower? Because honestly, I could imagine few things I'd want less a pregnant woman about to have a baby. Are you somewhere where you can meet at all outside of your household? What about a small gathering in person of 6 and make a special day for her? Have everyone who you might have invited (more than your 6) write up something with words of advice, etc. on it to give her. If they don't want gifts, arrange a donation from all of you to a charity that means something and give it to her on the day?

RealLifeHotWaterBottle Mon 26-Oct-20 15:37:14

mindutopia She definitely does (she'd probably be open to skype toogrin )

Definitely no chance of meeting in person, we're under different health boards, the weather is not accommodating for an outdoors meeting at that time of year and the travel involved to meet in a central place would definitely be frowned upon.

In contrast, she's looking to forward to a shower she can stay in her jammies for.

As an aside, it's clear to me that she's been feeling really isolated so whilst the shower is in part a response to that there's obviously more we're trying to do in the background to make her feel a little less like that

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