Halloween baby shower! What a fun idea to make a whole day about one pregnant mama and have an epic time. The point of baby showers is to celebrate the baby and the mother-to-be, so if the mommy of the day is into Halloween, this is going to be great. There are so many things you can do with this theme! Grab a notepad and get planning!
Halloween doesn’t have to be around the corner to plan a Halloween baby shower; this theme is an all-time winner. You can do crazy dress-ups, have delish Halloween themed fingers foods and create awesome decorations!
What You’ll Need for Your Halloween Baby Shower
Get a scary monster pushing a baby stroller for the invitations. If your mom of the day has a sense of humor, this should crack her up and make it into the box of keepsakes.
The word ‘Halloween’ pretty much covers it. Get out all your Halloween decorations and get the creative juices flowing. Remember you are aiming for a scary Halloween baby shower, but it should not reflect anything like the set of the movie “Saw” if your mom of the day is sensitive.
The ideal décor would be Halloween scary with a punchline of humor. Pumpkins with pacifiers are a huge laugh and a hit with the guests.
The banner that says ‘baby shower’ is a must. Or better yet, make a banner that says ‘Little Pumpkin’. Get crafty and DIY. Get as many balloons as possible. While balloons are not very Halloween-y, they are very baby shower-y. If your mom of the day likes to go the elegant route, even on Halloween, then make sure the decorations are just how she likes it. It is after all, all about her!
Now, when I say Halloween baby shower, don’t all go dressed as mothers. But yes, dressed as mothers in cartoon characters or anything along those lines will be an epic display to the theme.
If the shower is a surprise, then get a costume for the mom-to-be. Put on your thinking hat and get creative. How about something like this:
These are all great ideas for costumes for a Halloween baby shower.
Pregnancy themed cakes are on the rise. There is the whole placenta cake (not made of placentas) and others, but try not to make the cake too crazy following the theme. It should still look appealing to eat.
You can do diaper cakes, a stroller on top of cake or bottles. If you really want to think out of the box and make the cake a centerpiece then go for it. There are many cake designs and cake ideas you will find for a Halloween themed baby shower. Check out these for inspiration:
Unless nausea and morning sickness doesn’t leave your mom of the day alone, a pregnant woman loves food. Some crave spicy, and others want all the sugar in the world. So it is essential you have a food table filled with incredible, absolutely finger licking delicious food. Unless you’re going for a more vintage theme, snacks and finger foods should do the trick.
Whatever you decide just keep your VIP’s taste and cravings in mind. You can make sandwiches and cut them with molds to look like fingers. Literal finger sandwiches! You can make cookies with eyes and Dracula teeth and cupcakes with tiny baby figurines on them. There are many appetizer and snack recipes you can try that are centered around the Halloween and baby shower theme.
Although a dessert table is an excellent idea and is also easy to work with the theme, just don’t overdo it. Too much sugar is never a good thing. Also, put labels on the food with a Halloween theme so that your guests can enjoy a laugh while they munch.
The drinks! Needless to say, this will be the one Halloween party without any booze, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some punch. You can do a classic if you like; a red punch to mimic blood or you can serve transparent punch and label it as amniotic fluid. I would like to see how many guests actually pull a face or gag at the name of it!
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Take as many pictures as possible. Trust me when I say this. Mom will cherish these forever and they’re always a hit with guests. Grab some Halloween props like these to make the pictures more interesting.
Party favors and gift bags
There are many options in this department. One epic Halloween baby shower favor idea is beautifully wrapped pumpkin spice cake pops.
It’s a baby shower, and pinks and blues tend to make a big part of it. If you don’t want to do the mainstream but still want colors representing the gender of the baby (if known), then you can do the inside of the cake accordingly. Pink sponge for baby girl and blue for a baby boy. If mom knows the sex of the baby but hasn’t made it public yet, the baby shower is a great occasion to make the announcement with a gender reveal cake!
Halloween baby shower games
In all honesty, a baby shower is a fail without games. Get the gags with ridiculous games and plan a whole bunch of them. Get out the diapers and bottles and baby spoons and don’t hold anything back.
Here are a few ideas:
- Get diapers and smash chocolate in them. The guests will have to taste the chocolate and guess which one it is.
- Bingo is a great printable Halloween baby shower game. Do this before the gift opening and have your guests guess what gifts the mom-to-be will receive.
- Get plain white onesies and T-shirts. Make a decoration table all laden with fabric paints, brushes, and fabric markers and asks your guests to decorate onesies with the Halloween theme for the baby. These are so cute! Later the mom can have all the onesies from the shower woven together for a remembrance.
- Get pumpkins and have all your guests decorate them. You can put all the decked out pumpkins together and take pictures with them.
- If your guests like word games, then word scramble is a great crowdpleaser.
- Fill up on bottles with red punch. The guests will have to drink the bottles through the nipple (no exception) and the first to finish wins.
If the dates coincide and you end up throwing the baby shower on Halloween, then it surely will stand out. But if Halloween doesn’t seem to get here fast enough and you really want to go for it, then don’t hold back. Best friends, sisters, husbands and everyone else, get planning a Halloween baby shower for your loved one!