Have you ever hear of a Drive-by baby shower? or you already have an idea about it and want to host one for yourself or for a mom to be ?
Here in this Post we will guide you on how to host the perfect Drive-by baby shower , or also know as Drive through baby shower.
What Is a Drive-By Baby Shower?
Drive-by baby shower is a baby shower party where guests drive in front of mom’s to be house in form of a parade and drop off gifts, grab some food or favors and greet mom to be and move along.
Drive by baby showers become popular due to the pandemic and social distancing measures being applied. the drive by baby shower still have all the elements of a traditional baby shower from showering the mom and baby with gifts, grab some food and participate in small activities.
Why should you have a Drive-By Baby Shower ?
To fit and respect the health and safety precautions Drive-by baby shower are great alternative of a traditional one where all guests gather in one place to celebrate the mom to be and her coming baby.
Drive-by baby showers are also good as they are cost effective as it doesn’t require a venue or a place nor too much decoration. also it is a stress free compared to hosting a traditional one.
You might want to check this baby shower worksheet to help you plan for the party.
Who should host the shower?
Normally anyone who would host a traditional baby shower can host a drive-by one, you can ask a family member or a friend to take care of it. and the plus side is that it doesn’t require too much effort or cost as a traditional one.
Also don’t hesitate to even host your own Drive-by baby shower, just tell your friends and family members that you love to see them before the baby arrives, set a visit time and make sure to inform everyone about it, they will get the idea.
How to Host a Drive-By Baby Shower?
Hosting a Drive-by baby shower is simple and doesn’t extreme efforts, just keep in mind that the purpose of the shower is to make the mom to be feel special and help her prepare for her new baby.
Below we list some simple steps to ease the process of hosting and managing the baby shower:
Ask for a Host
As we said above you can always host your own Drive by baby shower but a helping hand will be great to help you set up the decoration, food and manage guests during the baby shower time.
You can ask your sister, a friend, mother in law or even your mom to host the Drive-by baby shower for you.
Pick a Location
A Drive-by baby shower location will usually be the front drive or the front yard if you live in a house, or the a parking lot or a local park if you live in an apartment .
just keep in mind to choosing a location to pick a place where people can stop by and greet you, away from any busy roads or streets and without disturbing your neighbors.
Choose a short time frame
when planning a drive-by baby shower keep in mind to choose a short time frame where guests can come to meet the mom to be, first to keep the party active and also to avoid keeping the pregnant mom from waiting in front of her house for long time.
the drive-by baby shower time frame would preferably be anything from one hour to an hour and a half depending on the number of guests invited.
Send an invitation
A Drive-by baby shower invitation can be a simple group invite, email invite or go and make fancy digital to send and share on social media. just keep in mind to inform your guest to keep the distance from mom to be to keep her safe.
Also make sure to inform your guests about any activities that will be included in the party such as telling them to bring wishes and prediction cards filled for mom to be to read them later .
Set up a gift’s table
As the goal of the baby shower is to help the new parents by providing them with some baby necessities and gifts , make sure to set a table or a corner with a sign for people to drop their gifts.
Set up house & yard Decoration
with Drive-by baby shower you don’t have to decorate all the place like the traditional one, but to give the feel of a baby shower pick up some balloons, yard signs, gift table decoration and preferably a backdrop and a decorated chair where mom to be will sit.
Set up Food & favors table
It’s a common thing that baby shower guests leave the party with some memorable favors and foods , it’s a small thank you for those who attended the baby shower.
you can set a different table just for foods & favors like foods in containers or wrapped food mini sandwiches …guests can grab them after they greet the mom to be, or it could be handed to them while driving.
Inform guests about games and activities in advance
you can ask your guests to prepare some car signs (or send them some to print) and hang in their cars or even make special messages for the mom to make her feel special.
also you can ask them to decorate their cars with balloons or play a specific song when they arrive at baby shower place.
as baby shower games are an important part of the party you can ask your guests to fill a baby wishes and baby predictions cards, it will be a nice thing for the mom to be to keep after the party ends.
Set a meeting for Gift opening via zoom or Skype
The gift opening is another baby shower activity that everyone loves to attend, you can set a virtual gift opening zoom conference after the party ends, and share the excitement of parents opening the gifts.
Drive-By Baby Shower ideas
Here we list some ideas of Drive-by baby shower from themes to driveway decoration and food and favor ideas
Drive-By Baby Shower theme ideas
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a Boho Drive-by baby shower theme, full idea pictures here
you can view a small video of this theme here:
flamingo theme with a white table and flamingo balloons, you can see more about this idea here
Drive-By Baby Shower Decoration ideas
Unique backdrop for the party you can get on amazon
a simple baby shower decor that has tissue streamers, couch , oh baby balloon and a gift table.
this is originally a bridal shower but you can get an idea or two about the decoration when you set it up for yourself, source
a cool yard decoration idea if you want to get fancy
a cool idea decorating the driveway with balloons, you can even choose balloons to reflect your baby shower theme.
A sign is helpful to keep the distance with guests also adds to decoration pack.
Drive-By Baby Shower Food ideas
Drive-By Baby Shower Favors ideas
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you can get these cute Driving by Favor Stickers here