Hosting a fall theme baby shower is an excellent way to embrace a beautiful time of year. An autumn baby shower is the perfect, gender-neutral theme to win over the mom-to-be and your guests with beautiful fall decorations and food. Feel the fall vibrations with these amazing autumn ideas!
Fall is a time marked by beautiful scenery, fun holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the beginning of football and basketball seasons. A baby shower held in the fall can pick up on any of these ideas.
The changing leaves can be the star of a fall shower. As the weather is likely to be mild in many areas of the country, holding the event outdoors will be comfortable.
An outdoor venue might be particularly appropriate for cord showers, especially if the parent-to-be loves outdoor activities.
Woodland-Themed Decor And Centerpieces
The woodland-themed decor is an easy solution whether you’re having a baby boy or girl. Your baby shower centerpiece could feature a pinecone design decorated in orange and brown colors. Open up and browse Pinterest for countless ideas in this category.
You could even feature sunflowers and fall leaf colors in the centerpieces with candles. Feature the baby’s name in the middle for the perfect baby shower decoration. You can purchase woodland kits in sets on Etsy or Amazon if you do not want to make them yourself. You can choose from a variety of animals for your table decor that match your invitations!
Halloween Baby Shower
This is always a fun time to incorporate the spookiness of Halloween and tie it into your baby shower theme. You can feature “little ghosts” in your baby shower decorations and invitations. This is also an excellent way to tie in other festival ideas into the occasion.
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower
An autumn baby shower can easily be themed as your little pumpkin shower – even if you want to downplay the Halloween aspect.
You could feature centerpieces with white pumpkins or orange if that suits your personality better. This can be an easy DIY project where you can glue gun cute baby decorations to pumpkins and gourds to create pumpkin decor.
You may want to include fun fall treats such as pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin-themed cupcakes. Other fan favorites may include caramel apples and garlic-roasted pumpkin seeds.
You can even download printable games that feature fall bingo sets for your guests to play. Make it fun and include a prize at the end for the winners!
If the parents-to-be are enthusiastic sports fans, football or basketball can inspire the decorations and games. The expected little one will be the MVP or Most Valuable Player to the new mom and dad, which opens the door to many decorating possibilities.
If you’re wanting to host a coed baby shower, a tailgate baby shower would be the perfect way to host everybody. You can feature fall season greenery accented by footballs, pumpkins, and team jerseys, and enjoy some delicious food in the process.
The setting is perfect for a touch football game among the guys. Other team games, whether physical or on paper, can divide the guests up into teams. If you don’t know the sex of the baby, Team Girl and Team Boy are obvious team names.
You can do sports-themed bingo and have sports trivia games to peak interest. Prizes can be sports items.
Simple Fall Colors Balloon Arch
Fall is an easy transition when it comes to fall baby shower ideas. You can easily purchase low-cost decors, such as mini pumpkins, fall garlands, or a fall-color balloon arch. You can make a banner as a backdrop where the cake will be displayed.
Setting up a baby shower banner with a balloon garland would allow your guests to take pictures and keep them for later. Set up a Polaroid camera with instant film for a bit of nostalgia. Or go modern with digital photos you print or post on Facebook or Instagram.
Baby shower cakes can feature pumpkins, animals, leaves, or sports to celebrate this exciting time. Your “little pumpkin”-the themed cake can be decorated with a pumpkin cake topper. You could make the treats and decorations Halloween-related if you enjoy this spooky holiday.
Fall is also that time of year in which football season begins. One idea would be to have a football-themed cake or cupcakes to tip off the season. Of course, if soccer or basketball is your passion, your pastry and decor can follow suit.
A baby woodland animal-themed cake is also an excellent idea. This is a very popular option for baby showers. If you choose a specific creature, you can even cater your party theme around this idea (for example, a fox theme.)
Some other ideas may include a baby turkey cake, a fall leaf cake, or an “oh baby cake.” You can use a wood platter that will further enhance the fall decor.
What Should I Serve At A Fall-Themed Baby Shower?
Dish Out Favorite Fall Foods
Your fall baby shower is such a fun time to celebrate. You can start out with some appetizers like Almond Chex Mix, healthy veggie platters arranged like footballs or pumpkins, a fruit plate with caramel apple dip, and pinwheels filled with turkey, tuna, or ham. You can even serve some pumpkin-themed deviled eggs to carry out the theme.
Especially if you are holding the shower outdoors, your guests may also enjoy some yummy soups dedicated to the cooler weather. Some ideas may include Tomato Basil soup, Carrot Orange soup, and Roasted Pumpkin, all served with a Feta salad and some crunchy bread. You might even serve weenies roasted in a crock pot.
Must-Have Fall Desserts
There are some great dessert ideas that you could choose from to serve at your fall-themed shower. In addition to the cake, you can serve store-bought or homemade pumpkin pies and easy-to-eat gluten-free pumpkin cupcakes. Another creative idea is to have a build-your-own S’mores station.
Apple cider, served alone or incorporated into a punch, is the likely beverage to serve. If you’re into a cup of joe, opt for a latte and coffee bar! Don’t forget the tea setups for non-coffee drinkers.) You can order all ingredients, cups, and decorations from Etsy or Amazon.
Candy apples are a big hit in the fall too.
Ideas To Carry Out Your Theme
Most baby showers include baby shower games such as bingo, baby trivia, guessing games about the parent, blind diapering, etc. You can tweak most of them to fit your theme.
Suppose your autumn baby shower is sports-oriented; here’s how you can set it up.
If you’re wanting to host a coed baby shower, a tailgate baby shower would be the perfect way to host everybody. You can feature fall season greenery accented by footballs and pumpkins and enjoy some delicious food in the process.
The setting is perfect for a touch football game among the guys. (The women can join, but heavily pregnant moms-to-be might sit on the sidelines!) Other team games, whether physical or on paper, can divide the guests up into teams. If you don’t know the sex of the baby, Team Girl and Team Boy are obvious team names.
Let your guests feast on snacks such as veggie trays, chili, pizza, tacos, fall soups, or other fall season dips for chips and snacks as they play games.
Ideas For Party Favors And Game Prizes
Having party favors for your guests is a nice gesture when hosting the perfect fall baby shower or gender reveal. Some ideas may include fall flowers, cookies, or candy for each of your female guests to say thank you for coming.
To stick with the pumpkin theme for baby shower game prizes, include pumpkin patch keepsakes with your guest’s name etched into a keychain to remind them of the event. A sports key chain might be something they will actually use!
Baby shower favors can be unique to each event, so researching some ideas online will allow you to make your fall-themed baby shower memorable!