Are you celebrating the upcoming holiday by hosting a Halloween baby shower for someone?
Perhaps you have a friend or a family member who is pregnant and who also loves Halloween. Or maybe you’re even the one with the baby bump! Either way, we’re here to help you plan a Halloween-themed baby shower!
You now have an excuse to get excited over cakes, costumes, centerpieces, gift bags, and a whole lot of cute stuff related to Halloween. Ready to get started?
What You’ll Need for Your Halloween Baby Shower
You need to prepare invitations to make your baby shower announcements official. While it is easy to forget the invitations, they are crucial parts of your entire Halloween event. These invitations can be vintage, cute, scary, ghoulish, or elegant. We’re presenting some examples of invitations for a Halloween baby shower here!
Furthermore, you can opt to use a regular Halloween invitation like the one below. All you have to do is personalize your message to fit the event!
Decorations to set the tone
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!
Here are even more ideas you can use as inspiration:
Simply change the word “spooky” to “baby girl/boy” or just “baby” and you’re all set. Oh, and who doesn’t love Frankenstein on the box of matches?! We adore it!
Perhaps you want more color or more flair. Don’t worry! There are plenty of other great choices! Check out these examples from around the web. They sure are very cute!
We go gaga over cakes! You probably do, too! One of the best parts of a Halloween baby shower is the celebratory cake! If you have no cake ideas running through your head, then let’s start you off with our top 5 cake design choices!
First, the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed cake. Isn’t it fantastic? We don’t blame people for liking them, either, since they look so appealing! Bake the cakes or order them. Either way, your baby shower guests will find them amazing!
We love how the gothic concept is put to work in this one! It’s a carrot cake, too, so as a big plus, it has veggies!
This mummy baby cake is also adorable! And the colors blend perfectly together! It’s almost a shame to eat a slice of it.
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.
You can even feature the mom to be’s baby bump in the baby shower cake. Isn’t this just perfect?
What’s a baby shower without food and drinks? It wouldn’t be a baby shower at all! Most baby showers have finger foods and light snacks such as cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies. Unfortunately, like the traditional trick-or-treating food, much of the foods on buffet tables of Halloween baby showers are sweet.
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.
Try balancing the sweet treats with healthier recipes. For instance, you could have vegetable trays as your appetizers, with some vegetables shaped into tiny hands.
If little hands and fingers aren’t creative enough, you can mold the entire plate into an animal – like a baby owl!
In addition to veggie trays, try some fresh fruits. Have fun with them and turn them into anything! You can have mummy fruits or pumpkin tangerines. Whatever fruit you choose, they’ll be perfect as long as you stick with your decorating theme.
Again, you can also combine various fruits to shape the entire thing into something cute – like a baby!
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!
So what if you can’t serve cocktails? Mocktails are just as good! You can find some more of them on this page! You can also pair your vampire drink with a hocus-pocus Halloween fizzy drink using this recipe! There are many drink recipes you could have for your Halloween-themed baby shower! Let your creativity run wild!
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 ask 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!
Gift bags and party favors
There are many options in this department. One epic Halloween baby shower favor idea is beautifully wrapped pumpkin spice cake pops.
Gender themed decor
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!
The diaper cake centerpiece
The diaper cake could be your centerpiece, and you could put a banner over it welcoming baby way before he or she is born! Along with the banner, you could add balloons and other decorations that would complement your diaper cake centerpiece. Here are some cute diaper cakes!
Costumes costumes costumes!
Who in this world says adults should not suit up? Whoever they are, they’re wrong!
A Halloween baby shower is the best excuse to do so.
Dress up as princesses, or sexy mommy witches. Dress up as pirates or smoking hot angels. Similarly, encourage ALL your guests to wear costumes, so everyone’s in the spirit of Halloween. If you want, make a contest out of it and give prizes to the best-dressed attendees! If you need some pregnancy costume inspiration, check out the Top 15 Best Pregnant Halloween Costume Ideas!
What better way to celebrate a new, young life than playing dress-up?
Remember to have fun!
Okay, so you’ve got the basics down. As much as we do not want to remind you, we think it’s our responsibility to do so – HAVE FUN!
If you’re planning a baby shower, it’s easy to get a little stressed out. Just remember – the baby shower’s primary purpose is to celebrate the coming of a new, little bundle of joy. A celebration means laughter and smiles and fun.
Now make that Halloween baby shower happen!