The fall season may be the best time of year to throw a baby shower. If you’re having a winter baby, having a baby shower in the fall would be the best time to do so, in order to get everything you need ready for the baby’s arrival.
In this fall themed baby shower guide, we’re going to explore a few themes that would be perfect for an autumn baby shower. Then we’ll move into even more fall baby shower ideas by exploring food and drink ideas, baby shower favors and games, baby shower decor and more.
Hopefully, this guide will inspire you to plan the perfect fall themed baby shower for the little pumpkin in your life.
Here are the fall-themed baby showers will dive into:
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Little Pumpkin Theme
The “Little Pumpkin” baby shower theme is an adorable idea for a fall-themed baby shower!
The aesthetic we’re going for is “modern boho” which will bring in those earthy colors that mimic fall leaves and of course – pumpkins!
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Invitations
Your baby shower invitations should announce the event’s theme, which in this case is the little pumpkin theme.
“A sweet little pumpkin is almost here!” is a perfect quote to add to the front of the invitations.
You can find sweet little pumpkin invitations like the one above on Etsy, which you can easily print out yourself or send to a printer.
The Etsy seller of the invite above also offers printing services for a great price.
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Decor
Decorating for any fall themed baby shower is fun, but this is especially true for the little pumpkin theme! I envision pumpkin center pieces and colors fall colors. Here are a few ideas to inspire your own party.
1 – These adorable pumpkin paper plates are perfect for appetizers or dessert. Consider using white pumpkins in your decor rather than orange for a more upscale look.
2 – This boho garland is absolutely perfect for any fall themed baby shower. I would hang this above the dessert table or on an empty wall for a photoshoot backdrop.
3 – When planning a little pumpkin shower, it’s only natural to use pumpkins as your centerpieces! I love this pumpkin baby shower runner from 100 Layer Cakelet. You can do something similar with real pumpkins painted or left natural, or you can find faux pumpkins at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or even the Dollar Store. Add a little greenery to spruce it up, and you have a beautiful focal point to your tables!
4. The dessert table is a major part of your baby shower’s decor! If you have cupcakes or even donuts or cookies, add these cupcake toppers to them!
5 – The same goes if you’re having a cake at the baby shower you’re planning. Be sure to add a little pumpkin cake topper to the top to complete the look.
6 – Balloon garland makes such a statement and I absolutely love seeing it at baby showers! It doubles as a great backdrop for photos. You can frame the mama-to-be with the garland by adding her chair to the center of the garland while she opens gifts. This fall-themed balloon gardland is stunning.
Pumpkin Baby Shower Favors
There are so many adorable fall themed baby shower favors, but what about for a little pumpkin shower?
1 – These custom gift bags are perfect to package baby shower favors. The best part is that you don’t necessarily have to gift something pumpkin-themed, because the bag already does that for you.
2 – Who doesn’t love a nice smelling candle? You can choose your own scented candles in bulk from this shop and they’ll attach custom stickers to each candle to match your fall themed baby shower. They even offer pumpkin spice to really drive home the fun theme!
3 – These candy stickers fit Hershey Kisses. They also come in other colors if you’re having this fall themed baby shower for a boy. Package the chocolates in a box or a goodie bag.
4 – How adorable are these hair tie favors? They come beautifully packaged personalized to the little pumpkin theme.
5 – I love the idea of attaching these custom baby shower tags to white pumpkins for each guest to take home. I love decorating with them for fall, so they’ll be sure to be a hit.
6 – These “little pumpkin” custom gift boxes are perfect for guests to bring home and sweet treat. I’d personally stuff them with mini pumpkin spice donuts!
A Little Boo is Almost Due
A little boo is almost due is an adorable fall themed baby shower, especially if the mama-to-be is a lover of all things Halloween.
A Little Book is Almost Due Invitations
I love revealing the baby shower theme right on the invitation and these halloween baby shower invitations are perfect for the theme. It comes with a matching book request card, as well as a matching diaper raffle ticket.
A Little Boo is Almost Due Baby Shower Decorations
I think using pastel colors in a “Little Boo is Almost Due” baby shower is a creative way to change up the fall theme a bit. You can go with whites and pastel pinks for a girl, pastel blues and greens for a boy, or keep it all neutral if you’d prefer a gender-neutral baby shower.
You can find Halloween paper plates to go with your theme perfectly. I also love how these plates are layered with different size and patterned plates!
Hang a themed banner above the dessert table, along the diaper raffle and gift table, or use it as a fun backdrop for the shower.
A quick way to add your theme and decor to your autumn baby shower is to use cake and cupcake toppers!
A woodland theme is perfect for a fall themed baby shower! Think all the adorable woodland creatures and a rustic fall vibe.
Create an instant focal point for the baby shower by setting up a balloon garland kit. This can be a backdrop to the new mom’s chair, a photoshoot backdrop for her and guests, or it can be right after the entrance of the baby shower.
These “BABY” Pop-up Boxes are also a perfect addition to any baby shower.
Related: How to Host a Diaper Raffle
The lumberjack theme can be mixed together with the woodland theme, but for this route, we’re going all out on the buffalo plaid!
LUMBERJACK BABY SHOWER INVITATIONS
Reveal the theme right on your baby shower invitations!
LUMBERJACK BABY SHOWER CAKE
You can have a custom cake made with the base made as a tree stump with a little bear on top for a lumberjack theme. I love this idea.
I always like to buy a plain cake and add my own decorations to suit my theme. For a fall themed lumberjack shower, I would purchase a cake with white or brown frosting and add fun cake toppers to it.
LUMBERJACK BABY SHOWER FAVOR IDEAS
If you don’t want to go too “theme-ish,” we’ll put together a mock baby shower just for you now. Think fall colors, beautiful autumn flowers and leaves, and all things we love about this time of year.
Fall Themed Baby Shower Drinks
If there’s one thing most love about fall, it’s the drink selection. We can do so many fun fall-themed options here:
- Pumpkin spice lattes
- Apple cider
- Apple cider punch
- Fall-themed mimosa bar
Fall Baby Shower favors
I always love the idea of edible baby shower favors, because it’s usually something the guests will love to receive. You can purchase cute little brown bags or custom printed bags and add a number of fall theme baby shower favors to them:
- mini pumpkin donuts
- gourmet trail mix
- packaged s’more kit
- bag of chocolate kisses
- apple with homemade caramel dip
Aside from edible baby shower favors, there are plenty of other autumn baby shower favor ideas too:
- mini pumpkins
- fall scented mini soap
- fall scented mini candles
- sachet of fall potporri
Fall Themed Baby Shower Games
- You can find just about any baby shower game as a digital download these days, and they’re usually created based on themes. That said, finding fall-themed baby shower games is pretty easy.
- Diaper Raffle
More Fall Baby Shower Decorations
Decorating for a fall-themed baby shower is so much fun. There are so many ideas you can incorporate into the theme. Here are a few to get your mind rolling with ideas:
Create a pumpkin patch area in the baby shower. This would make for a great photoshoot spot or a backdrop to the dessert table.
Baby shower balloon garland and arches are always an immediate focal point of the event space. You can hire someone to put one together for you, or you can purchase a DIY balloon garland kit.
Other than balloon garland or a pumpkin patch, you can also create a backdrop with fall leaf garland or rustic wood tones.
FALL BABY SHOWER CENTERPIECES
There are so many beautiful options for fall centerpieces for a baby shower! Here are a few ideas:
- Scatter faux fall leaves on the center of the table to use as a table run
- Burlap table runners
- Fall color table runners – colors of deep orange, yellow and reds
- Faux pumpkins
- Real pumpkins
- White pumpkins
- Vases of fall flowers like mums
Fall Baby Shower Cakes + Desserts
The dessert table just may be my favorite part of any baby shower. You can choose to serve any type of dessert, but typically cakes or cupcakes are served at showers.
For a fall-themed idea, you could serve pumpkin pie instead! How cute are these mini pumpkin pie bites? She used a circle cookie cutter to cut them out from a fully baked pumpkin pie.