At this point, who hasn’t tried to host a Zoom party … and had it fall flat? When it was time for a couple to celebrate the pending arrival of their first child, they didn’t want to leave anything to chance. We were thrilled to step in and design the set, create the run of show, manage the platforms, and keep the party going at their virtual Serengeti baby shower. That left our clients free to be the center of attention and celebrate one of life’s most exciting milestones.

The Set

To transport the guests of honor and attendees to the Serengeti, we fashioned a sundown vision of an African grassland. With BoHo chic styling, we created a movie-worthy backdrop from floor to ceiling for the live-streamed event.

We started with a graphic natural fiber rug and surrounded it with pampas grass in glass vases. A smart gold sofa sat atop the rug, offering a royal nod for the couple’s seating. Behind this focal area, we placed a white custom-cut backdrop with a geometric pattern to enclose the space and decorated it with air plants. Thematic sculpture added to the atmosphere.

The final touches came from large stuffed animals of the Serengeti and a balloon garland across the ceiling. Throughout, golden accessories added more glamour to the set.    

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The Tech

WM Events consulted on the run of show for this fantasy baby shower and selected the right technology to make it a seamless affair. We incorporated a dynamic LED wall that scrolled through many scenes of the Serengeti to add to the atmosphere.

By bringing in three cameras, we enabled a variety of angles, which boosted production value. We had multiple Zoom operators and audio engineers on set to keep the “show” running smoothly. The hosts only had to relax on their gold sofa and enjoy the day.

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The Party

In planning the run of show, we included a variety of elements that brought the virtual event to life, like a DJ, a live emcee, and videos from the couple’s romantic history together. We added talk-show style interviews and special guest appearances from close relatives.


What is a baby shower without games? We concepted and managed those too, allowing the event to be interactive for all guests. Some of our favorites include How Well Do You Know Mommy & Daddy? and The Price is Right. After an exciting reveal of the baby’s name, we wrapped up the fun by launching breakout rooms. We rotated the couple through the various rooms allowing them to interact with guests in smaller groups and on a more personal level.

This fun afternoon showed how engaging and intimate a virtual event can be when you incorporate a beautiful set, the right technology, and thoughtful interactive elements.

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