Is baby arriving this Fall? Plan an autumn-inspired baby shower for the mother-to-be and her guests. Here are some great tips for decorating, menu planning, and the all-important baby shower games!
Baby Shower Menu: There are many seasonal fall foods that are perfect to serve at an autumn-themed baby shower including pumpkin shaped spice cake, fall fruit salad, turkey paninis, and pumpkin cream cheese brownies. For a seasonal beverage, apple cider is a fall favorite!
Baby Shower Decorations: Incorporate fall colors into the color scheme of the shower and carry throughout the party supplies, tableware, linens, etc. For a table centerpiece, carve and hollow out a medium-sized pumpkin, or purchase a small green basket. Add a large bouquet of yellow, orange, and red flowers. Miniature pumpkins and sprigs of fresh cranberries also make great decorations and party favors! Place them all around the room for a festive look at your fall baby shower.
Baby Shower Games: Have everyone bring a baby picture of themselves dressed up in a Halloween costume. It will be fun to guess who was dressed up as a sunflower and who was dressed up as a ladybug! You can also do a contest to see who guesses the actual birth date — just get a big calendar (or make one yourself), and have guests put their name on the date that they think the new addition will be delivered. They can also birth weight and gender. The guests who come closest win a prize (gift cards are easy to email to guests after the baby is born).
Lastly, don't forget to send free eCards to thank guests for attending the fall themed baby shower. You can thank them for the gifts and include a link to pictures from the shower!