Fall Themed Baby Shower Party Ideas

Celebrate a fall baby with a baby shower that includes pumpkin spice lattes, delicious comfort food appetizers, stovetop apple cider, and tons of pumpkin decorations! This is a great list of fall-themed baby shower party ideas!


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How to Plan a Fall-Themed Baby Shower

Pick a theme

The first step in planning any party is deciding whether or not to have a theme.

A lot of baby showers can be generic, so one way to make a baby shower unique is to pick a theme on which you can base all of the details of the shower.

For any themed shower, you can build out the shower with themed food, desserts, drinks, decorations, invitations, and even party favors.


Decorate Based on Your Theme

When it comes to party decor, the best thing you can do is to use as many items as you can that you already have in your home.

Themes can really help to narrow down what decoration pieces you'll need. For a fall-themed baby shower, you can use the fall decor you already have in your home, or the benefit to buying fall decorations for a shower is that you'll be able to reuse them every fall season!

I also love incorporating the food and drinks into the decorations as well. In this case, I created a simple vinyl design and cut it out with my Cricut Explore Air Machine to place on a set of smooth mason jars. I added a simple bow and paper straw, which became a cute and functional decoration.

Pick a Party Favor

Everyone loves baby pumpkins, so we thought it would make the perfect party favor.

You can add a fun handwritten thank you tag or a ribbon if your pumpkin stems are long enough.

Mini pumpkins are relatively inexpensive and can be found all over this time of year. You can also grab a few extras to place among the other decorations to add some texture.


Plan Your Menu

Of course, the most important part of any good party is the food, right? Being a bit of a foodie, my mom had me help coordinate the food for the party. If you're having an afternoon shower, provide light finger foods and snacks for your guests since it is in between meal times. We decided to go carb-heavy and utilize some rich fall flavors. Here's what our menu consisted of:

Appetizers Ideas for Fall Baby Shower

Drinks Ideas for Fall Baby Shower

A slice of pumpkin cake on a plate with a fork.

Dessert Ideas for Fall Baby Shower

The menu for a themed shower should stick to your theme as much as you can, but no one will mind too much if everything doesn't fit the theme exactly. Have fun with coming up with ways to incorporate fall flavors, like pumpkin, apple, squashes, and other rich flavors into a menu that is perfect for an afternoon shower.

Looking for an easy breakfast to make for a crowd or to prep for the week ahead? This spinach veggie egg casserole is packed with veggies and can be customized to include meat or be vegetarian! This is the kitchen sink of breakfast casseroles that can be customized to use up those veggies in your fridge! Get ready for a delicious, filling breakfast for the whole family to enjoy.

Brunch Ideas for Fall Baby Shower

For brunch, I love serving something like this spinach veggie egg casserole, some muffins (maybe Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins for this theme!), a light fruit salad and coffee. Then you can also do some fun, light desserts.


One thing I love to do when setting up a party is getting out the serving dishes before hand.

Pumpkin cupcakes topped with cream cheese icing and star anise.

Even before you get started cooking, if your plates are out and ready it makes it so much easier to go from cooking to prepping the party right before guests come by. It also helps to make sure you have enough dishes out and that everything works well together the way you want it to.

I recommend a dessert tower of some kind for displaying the dessert choices. This is a great way to break up the table or area where you are displaying all of the food by adding some height changes in the dishes. Plus it's a great way to draw attention to the desserts you have, because let's be honest, everyone comes to a party for the desserts.

My best advice for planning a shower like this is to make lists of the things you need or have to use, do as much ahead of time as you can and most of all enjoy it!

Supplies You Need for a Fall Baby Shower:

Set of smooth mason jars

Three Tier Serving Stand

Serving Platter

Chalkboard pen

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  2. Those fox glasses are so cute! I REALLY want to try that pumpkin spice latte with all the whipped cream! Yum!!

  3. How cute is this fall baby shower. I love all the fall colors, woodland creatures, and autumn flavors. YUM! #client

  4. I absolutely ADORE all the sweet fall shower ideas you've shared here, Madison! What a gorgeous shower and what an exciting time for y'all! So happy that you were able to get in one last hoorah with your friends before Little Grey arrived!

  5. this is so, so cute!!!! πŸ™‚
    and WHERE did you get those fox mason jars? oh my word - i am in love with foxes and need me some of those!

  6. Fall-themed events are my favorite! We did a bonfire party for my birthday in September and had stovetop popcorn, hot cider, pumpkin bread etc. but those apple spice cupcakes would have been perfect!

  7. I loved this! Looks like there was a lot of thought put into the planning and it turned out gorgeous =) Those fox glasses are absolutely adorable too and the food looked delicious. I love fall and everything about it, this definitely showcased the cuteness of fall decor and party planning!

  8. Sooo cute Madison! I'll be throwing a fall themed baby shower next month for some friends and these are all great ideas!

  9. What a cute shower!!! Love the little fox glasses! I am so excited for your birth story!!! Love you so much!

  10. So fun that you had one last hoorah before little Grey came! And a great way to celebrate fall in a largely fall-less place πŸ™‚