Make Your Virtual Baby Shower Memorable Zoom Backgrounds

When expecting, nothing is more thrilling than celebrating with family and friends - even if it needs to be done virtually! If this is your first time hosting a virtual baby shower, here are some tips to help guide you as you customize the Zoom background for your special day. From choosing intuitive themes that align with the love and excitement of new life or transforming your video screen into a virtual parlor full of soft pastel hues – there are lots of creative solutions to make sure your guests share in the wonderfulness of welcoming a new family member. Read on for ways to carry out a successful event during these times.


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What are Virtual Zoom Backgrounds?

As virtual baby showers become the norm, it is essential that your event stand out. Thankfully, the virtual meeting company Zoom has provided a remedy for the mundane video chat backgrounds we've come to expect. You can create a festive atmosphere with virtual backgrounds without having to worry about what is behind you. In addition, it's a great way to conceal messes if you're camera shy. For your virtual baby shower, you can select from a variety of backgrounds to match your desired theme. There is a background perfect for your special occasion, whether it's a cute woodland scene for a gender-neutral shower or pink and blue confetti for a gender reveal. Therefore, let's get creative and throw a memorable virtual baby shower!


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How to Download and Apply a Virtual Background

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For Zoom's virtual background feature to function properly, certain system requirements must be met. Additionally, the Zoom desktop application must be installed, and you must ensure that you have the most recent version for your operating system.


Using virtual backgrounds on Zoom is simple, but it's not a one-click operation, so we've created this step-by-step guide to help you get your new background images set up and looking great. (For the time being, we've only provided instructions for Mac and PC users, but the full list of supported operating systems can be found at this link.)


Keep in mind that in order to use virtual backgrounds, you will need to use a green screen (a solid green sheet hung up) if your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements or if you cannot update your Zoom app to version 4.6.0 or higher.


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Where to Find Zoom Backgrounds for Your Virtual Baby Shower 

Planning a virtual baby shower is not an easy task, but one way to make it fun and engaging is by adding interesting and vibrant zoom backgrounds. So where can you find these amazing backgrounds? There are numerous websites that offer free and beautiful backgrounds for your virtual baby shower. From cute baby animals to colorful patterns, these backgrounds are sure to make your virtual event more exciting. Websites like Pexels, Unsplash, and Canva have a wide variety of baby-themed backgrounds that you can choose from. There are also some articles online such as this one that offers free backgrounds as well. You can also create your own custom backgrounds by adding personal photos or designs that match the theme of your baby shower. With so many options available, you're sure to find the perfect background to make your virtual baby shower an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Mac OS 10.7 and higher (Zoom versions 4.6.0 and higher)

Zoom's Mac desktop app doesn't require a login to use its virtual backdrops.


To download the photographs:

  1. Select the image you wish to use from the link above. 
  2. Right-Click and select Open Image in New Tab
  3. Right-click or Control-click the image on the new page, then click Save Image As...
  4. Save the image to your computer (we recommend saving to the new Zoom folder to keep all of your new backgrounds in one place).

To alter your background prior to the start of your meeting: (Once you've downloaded your virtual background image)


  1. In the taskbar's upper left corner, click zoom.us.
  2. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  3. From the Configuration menu, select Virtual Background
  4. Click the plus sign (plus) to view the images saved to the new Zoom folder (or any other folder in which you saved your new backgrounds).
  5. Choose from the uploaded virtual background images

To alter the background of your meeting:

  1. Click the arrow next to Video (your screen may say Stop Video) on the video screen.
  2. Click Select Virtual Background from the pulldown menu
  3. If you already have images in your Zoom app, you can simply select the desired background by clicking on it.
  4. Follow steps four and five above if you haven't already uploaded your images.

WINDOWS 7, 8, OR 10

Baby shower party background


Depending on the version of Windows you have, you must determine whether your processor is compatible. If you're using Windows 7 or 8, you'll need an i7 quad core processor of at least the fourth generation. If you are using Windows 10, your processor must be an i5 dual-core processor of the sixth generation or later.


To download the photographs:

  1. Select the image you wish to use from the link above. 
  2. Right-Click and select Open Image in New Tab
  3. On the new page, right-click the image, then select "Save Image As" Save image as... (or Save image as... if Windows 10 is installed)
  4. Save the image to your computer (we recommend saving to the new Zoom folder to keep all of your new backgrounds in one place).

To change your background prior to the start of a meeting: (After downloading your virtual background image)


  1. A Zoom account is required to use virtual backgrounds outside of a call. If you have an account, ensure that you are logged in. If not, creating a Zoom account is simple and completely free.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Zoom home screen (just below your profile picture).
  3. From the Configuration menu, select Virtual Background
  4. Click the plus sign then Add Image to view the images stored in the new Zoom folder (or any other folder in which you saved your new backgrounds).
  5. Choose from the uploaded virtual background images

To alter your background during a celebration:

  1. Click the arrow next to Video (your screen may say Stop Video) on the video screen.
  2. Click Select Virtual Background from the pulldown menu
  3. If you already have images in your Zoom app, you can simply select the desired background by clicking on it.
  4. Follow steps four and five above if you haven't already uploaded your images.

How to Host a Virtual Baby Shower

If you're wondering how to host a virtual baby shower on Zoom, it's easier than you might think. Select a date and time that works best for the guest of honor, and then invite guests via email or a virtual invitation. Next, ensure that all participants have access to Zoom and provide them with the link and password to join. Plan a few baby-related games or activities and decorate your environment with baby-themed decorations. Don't forget to take numerous screenshots and have fun celebrating the impending birth of the baby.


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Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

Planning a virtual baby shower can be a unique challenge, but it does come with its own perks. One of the most outstanding advantages is the ability to use Zoom backgrounds to create a fun and interactive atmosphere. Whether you want a background with your baby's name, a customized photo, or a fun theme, Zoom backgrounds provide unlimited creative opportunities to enhance your virtual baby shower. And, with the tips we’ve shared, we believe your virtual baby shower will be a memorable celebration that brings joy and happiness to all involved.


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