The 2020 pandemic has certainly not dampened our desire to celebrate – and we’ve done it so creatively! We are loving all of the ideas used by the team at Ruth Chin Events for this last-minute (ie, cancelled to due to COVID) drive-by baby shower! Read on for the details from the team.
Surprise COVID drive-by baby shower
We threw a surprise drive-by baby shower for a first-time mom, whose original baby shower had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Ruth coordinated with the original venue and asked to use their outdoor space, which was perfect for a drive-by shower.
The roundabout at the venue was large enough that we could set up different stations while keeping everyone safe. Guests entered the parking lot and were guided through to the gift station, then to see, take a photo and chat with the expecting couple, and then to the last station where food was catered and individually prepackaged for all guests. Lunch included baked chicken, roasted potatoes and veggies, fruit salad, cookies and water. Since the couple did not know the gender of the baby, we stuck to a baby blue and pink colour palette.
Many items were hand made like the backdrop, tassel wands for guests to wave, and many of the florals were dyed to keep in with the palette. Décor was light and airy, with custom signage, hanging lanterns and tassel strings and florals.
Guests were encouraged to decorate their cars and participate in the celebration. With everything going on during the pandemic, guests were ecstatic to still celebrate the soon to be parents and spend a few moments with them. The mom to be was extremely surprised and loved the chance to see so many of her family and friends during this special time in her life.
Planning + coordination | Ruth Chin Events www.ruthchinevents.com
Florals + styling | Ruth Chin Events @ruthchinevents
Decor + Rentals | RCE Party Decor @rcepartydecor
Calligraphy | Letters By Gio @lettersbygio
Photography | Fomicheva Photography @fomichevaphoto.ca