Creating a Facebook Event for Your Online Baby Shower


How to Set Up a Facebook Event for Your Online Baby ShowerJust about everyone is on Facebook now-a-days, from your 13 year old cousin to your 75 year old grandmother. So creating an invite to your virtual baby shower using Facebook is a great way to make sure the word gets out. Here are the steps to setting up a Facebook event for your online baby shower.

Steps to Set Up Your Facebook Event

  • Log in to your Facebook Account
  • Go to http://www.facebook.com/events/list
  • Click the Create Event button.
  • Enter the name of your event, description, date, time, location, and any other applicable information.
  • Choose whether to make the event public, friends only, or private.
  • Save your event.

Once your event is saved, you can add an image by hovering over the image placeholder at the top left and click the Change Event Photo link. You can use images from your maternity shoot or just cute images that imply baby shower.

Now, take a run through of your event information. If everything looks good, click the Invite Friends button at the top right of your event page and start inviting your friends! It’s as easy as that.

Additional Facebook Events Tips for Online Baby Showers

The following are some additional tips to keep your Facebook Event going strong!

  • Only invite people you know. If you see someone in your friend’s list that you haven’t talked to lately (or ever) it might be odd to invite them. Then again, it might be a good way to open the door to conversation again.
  • Be sure to interact with anyone who comments on your event along the way.
  • Click the like button and comment when someone joins your event!
  • Keep the event alive by posting regularly. Some post ideas include new maternity photos and fun baby-related trivia questions.
  • Include your registry information in the description, but don’t make it a requirement to purchase you a gift to join the event.

Why Choose an Online Baby Shower


Why Choose a Virtual Baby ShowerWhen it comes to deciding between a physical baby shower and a virtual shower, there are lots of reasons why you might want to go with the online-only one. These reasons include the following.

  • When the mother-to-be has friends and family spread out across the world. This saves them from feeling the pressure to have to take an expensive trip to celebrate your new arrival.
  • When the mother-to-be needs to keep costs down for herself or her host. A small baby shower with under 15 people can cost a good bit, especially if you want to go all out. Not to mention if you have dozens or even hundreds of people you want to invite.
  • When the mother-to-be doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s hard to decide who to invite and who to keep out of the look. But sometimes it’s impossible to invite everyone.
  • When the mother-to-be doesn’t want to have to choose one person over another. How many times have you had to decide between your aunt or your cousin, your childhood best friend or your new best friend, or another combination of people because they simply don’t get along? If the event doesn’t physically bring people together then it’s not an issue.
  • When the mother-to-be has health issues that prevent her from attending an in-person event. If you are on bedrest or stuck in the hospital, the last thing you may want is a lot of visitors when you’re confined. Hosting an online event with or without a live recording can allow you to celebrate when you’re feeling up to it and rest as much as possible for the sake of your baby.

I’m sure there are many more reasons, but if any of these apply to you, then consider a virtual baby shower so that you can celebrate in the best way possible!

Featured image by Modern Shower Baby Ideas.