It’s fall baby shower time! Are you in charge of planning a small, in-person gathering or hosting a virtual baby shower? You’re in luck. Fall baby showers are special because they feel so warm and cozy. It’s also easy to decorate and come up with delicious food ideas. Besides, no guest can resist the comfort of fall-themed appetizers and beautiful autumnal décor.
If you’re in need of fall baby shower inspiration, we can help. In this guide, we went down a Pinterest rabbit hole and found our top picks for throwing an autumn-themed baby shower. Check out our best fall baby shower ideas to get inspired for the big day. With these details, you’ll love how everything comes together.
Plan and Decorate Using a Stylish General Fall Theme
Pro tip: When planning a fall-themed baby shower, you can’t go wrong when you start with a general autumnal look. A classic fall theme gives you a canvas with which to add fall food, games and decorations you like best. Think of ways to celebrate Mom and her bundle of joy. Next, think about the when and where.
Typically, all types of baby showers are thrown four to six weeks before the baby’s due date. However, the date can vary! The most important thing to do is check with the mama’s schedule to pick the best date and time for everyone.
If everyone can’t get together to celebrate in person, you may decide to host a virtual baby shower. We have plenty of ideas to make these events special, so check out our blog with three tips for hosting a successful virtual baby shower. These days, you can give your faraway guests the option to video chat during the party.
Send Cute, Custom Fall-Themed Invitations to the Guest List
Next, it’s time to create the guest list and invitations. For the invitations, there are endless fall-themed invites you may choose from on Etsy or Shutterfly. Here are a couple of our favorites, including pumpkin-themed invitations and beautiful invites featuring fall greenery.
Include a Deadline to RSVP on Each Invitation
Giving your guests a deadline to RSVP to your fall-themed baby shower isn’t pushy! Instead, it encourages them to respond so you can start planning. Soon enough, it’ll be time to decide on the menu and décor. Fall foods and desserts are not only delicious but relatively easy to make yourself (if you’re up for it). For over 60 festive fall party appetizers, see here.
For the décor, get out your box of fall foliage from the attic and bring that along for setup with a few pumpkins and fresh flowers. Autumn décor is straightforward, and you’ll find plenty of options this time of year. One of our favorite ways to decorate is with Gerber Onesies® Brand Bodysuits hung on twine to make a cute garland. This can also double as an essential gift for the honored mom-to-be.
Instead of the Typical Guestbook, Sign a Pumpkin
Hosts are getting creative with fall theme alternatives for the traditional guestbook. Instead of the usual book, encourage the baby shower guests to sign a note on a pumpkin using a permanent marker. A pumpkin made of reusable material will allow the family to display it every fall. Discover the delightful ease with which these pumpkins can be crafted
Play the Best Fall-Themed Baby Shower Games
Now for some fun games! When it comes to fall baby shower ideas, traditional baby games can be easily given a seasonal twist. For the classic Don’t Say Baby game, add the word pumpkin to the prohibited list. This will be especially challenging (and fun) if you have pumpkin foods available! When planning for the Baby Food game, choose fall flavors.
If your guests love crafts, have them create their own fun autumn designs on baby short-sleeved tees or blank bodysuits. Choose garments in seasonal hues, then let them add adornments with felt or rhinestones. Do you like the tie-dye look for a baby? Make tie-dye baby bodysuits with the help of fall colors.
The Final Pinterest-Perfect Touch for Your Fall-Themed Baby Shower
For the final touch, include mini pumpkin party favors. Tie some ribbon around the top with a note thanking your guests for attending. With such a thoughtful gift, they’re sure to remember the beauty and coziness of your party.
We want to see your fall-themed baby shower! Remember to capture memories during the celebration and tag us when you post them on social media @gerberchildrenswear. For a full list of baby registry essentials, read our next blog post here.