Skyping with the Guest of Honor
|Skyping with the Guest of Honor|
While guests ate their meals, we asked them to complete a short questionnaire about the Guest of Honor. The questions were printed on the inside of these store-bought napkins and were used as our first activity with the guests of honor on skype.
Here is how we worked out the Skype time. At 11:30AM (party start time) the Guests of Honor began playing a slide show (via skype) of pictures of the GOH. In our case, they were pregnancy pictures, but in the case of a bridal shower, the slide show would have been a great time to show off pictures of the happy couple. It was a way for the GOH to be connected to the sights and sounds of the party (the webcam was engaged on our end as well) without having to deal with awkwardly staring at or going in and out of the camera's view at their house. Guests could enjoy and ask questions about the slideshow and interact with the GOH, as well as each other.
Engaging Face Time with the GOH
After guests finished their lunch we invited everyone to join us in the living room where we started the active Skype time with the Guests of Honor (in our case, the mom-and dad-to-be). It was at this time the GOH switched off their slideshow and engaged their video camera. Our method for projecting the skype images & sound was to connect a laptop to the TV with an S-cord.
Change the baby game
Visit again soon to see how the rest of the Skype shower went!