Fall is such a wonderful time of the year and if you know someone expecting an autumn baby, a little pumpkin themed baby shower is the perfect way to celebrate. We've come up with some fall-tastic ideas to help you plan the perfect pumpkin celebration!
Invitation: Invite your guests to celebrate the impending arrival of your little pumpkin with this baby shower invitation or this one for a baby shower by mail option. Both can be personalized by you and mailed or e-mailed/texted. Should you need to provide additional information, such as details related to Covid/mask wearing you can include this on a matching details card.
Additional Inserts: Other options to include with your invitation are books for baby cards and labels or diaper raffle tickets. We loved getting books instead of cards for my babies, and as our kids got older they loved reading the special messages from loved ones.
Games: Keeping your guests entertained is easy with this set of 12 printable games. There's something for everyone to enjoy and they can be personalized with your mommy-to-be's name and your own ideas.
Decorations: Set the table with beautiful fall foliage and flowers. Check out your local farmer's market where you can find a variety of pumpkins and gourds to display. Carve one out and use it as a vase to hold flowers (Sustain My Craft Habit) or to hold tea lights. Craft pumpkins are also a great option and can be used year after year for your own fall decor as well. Have guests sign a white craft pumpkin as your guest book which adds to the decor and makes a wonderful keepsake for the new parents.
Food and Drink: Cozy fall comfort foods are the perfect fit for a pumpkin themed baby shower. Serve up some butternut squash soup in carved out pumpkins or put together a charcuterie board with a pumpkin shaped cheese ball as the centerpiece and add in some carrots shaped like pumpkins! Drink options can include a mom-osa bar with fall flavours, apple cider sangria or a coffee bar that includes pumpkin spice lattes!
Dessert: There are so many wonderful pumpkin flavoured desserts it's hard to choose just one! Why not have a dessert bar and serve up some of these delicious treats: pumpkin cupcakes with marshmallow frosting (Food Folks and Fun), mini pumpkin pies (5 Minutes For Mom), mini pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin donuts.
Party Favours: For me, parting gifts for your guests should always match the theme of the shower. Be on trend this Fall by gifting pumpkin scented mini hand sanitizers with personalized labels. Other ideas include DIY pumpkin spice latte mix, homemade pumpkin pie fudge or pumpkin scented hand soap or candles. Attach a cute thank you tag and you're all set!
Check out our entire Pumpkin Baby Shower Collection for more ideas and printable designs. Happy party planning!