Fall Baby Shower Ideas
Fall is a time for change, and there's no bigger change than bringing a baby into the family! It makes planning a baby shower quite fun. While spring and summer limits you to pastels and bunny rabbits, fall opens you up to a world of rich oranges and browns that you couldn't pull off earlier in the year. Here are a few fun fall baby shower ideas to get you started.
A pumpkin theme is easy to put together. Big pumpkins and little gourds can be used to represent all the members of the family, with a little one as the baby, of course. You can make a pumpkin centerpiece by cutting out the top of a pumpkin and filling it with fall flowers like mums and sunflowers, or you can sneak in a few Halloween decorations. For treats, rather than cake, you can serve pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread or pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. To drink, a pumpkin spiced latte is the obvious choice. In addition to baby-themed games, you can have a pumpkin carving contest. You don't have to use big pumpkins; you can use the pumpkin-shaped gourds to make it easy.
Fall Into Family
"Fall Into Family" can be used as a more generic fall theme using a family tree as a base symbol. It's easy to incorporate outdoor decor like garden flags into a fall theme. Decorate with acorns and leaf buntings to give your home a fall feel. The days are short enough that you can incorporate candles into your centerpiece with colored leaves, chestnuts and gourds. For dessert, a pear and apple cobbler or crisp accompanied by spiced teas will delight guests. For a game, put a tree cut out on a blank wall have all your guests bring their baby pictures to put on the tree as leaves and everyone guess who's who. For party favors, send your guests away with bulbs to plant in the fall to bloom in the spring. When they start blooming, have them send the guest of honor pictures to remind her of how much her baby has grown.
Apple Of My Eye
There are so many ideas that can go into an apple-themed party! With an apple theme, your house practically decorates itself. Shiny red and green apples stack easily for a centerpiece, and they're the perfect shape for cute bunting. For dessert, apple dumplings, apple pie, apple galettes, caramel apples; the list is endless. To drink, apple cider is a must-have. For games, an applesauce feeding contest makes the most sense. Have half of the guests wear bibs and blindfolds. The other half has to choose a blindfolded partner to feed applesauce to. The first pair to finish a jar will win! As favors, have your guests take home a caramel apple.
Owl Always Love You
We rarely see owls in the wild, but somehow we know they're adorable creatures worthy of carrying the theme of a baby shower. Owl buntings, napkins, cups; there's no end to what you can decorate with an owl! For your centerpiece, you can use typical fall elements like hay, leaves, and cornucopias. For dessert, serve owl-topped cupcakes with coffee or tea. For games, play "What should we name owl baby?" Have each person write down as many names beginning with an "o," "w" and "l." Have your guests vote on them. The person who comes up with the best name wins. For favors, send your guests home with owl-shaped cookies.
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