Throw a Long-Distance Shower
"I had a long distance shower for my sister -- I asked everyone to come over and bring their unwrapped gifts and some wrapping paper. We all showed off the gifts we bought, then set up a video camera to tape everything. We wrapped presents while enjoying refreshments, favors, everything that you usually have at a shower (except the honoree.) Then we boxed all the gifts up and sent them to my sister, along with the video and instructions to open the gifts while watching the video. It was a lot of fun for everyone."
"My sister-in-law lives far away from us and is pregnant with her fourth baby. None of us can be there to give her a shower (which I think every pregnant woman deserves!) so I decided to send her a "Baby Shower in a Box." In a large shipping box I will put gifts from all the family members who are here (wrapped of course), a large decorated cookie (this will be the cake) and a list of games. I'll seal each game answer in an envelope to be revealed after the game is played and include prizes for each winner. The games are guess how many jelly beans are in the baby bottle and guess the price of assorted baby items (inspired by the Price Is Right). My father-in-law has written a poem about 'Baby Shower in a Box.' And last, but not least, I will add some helium balloons, so hopefully when the box is opened the balloons will float up and out, with the poem attached."