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?
Halloween Baby Shower Checklist
Decorations to set the tone
Taking the top spot for decorations is the scary Halloween baby shower. After all, what’s Halloween without encountering something scary? You could set the mood by using terrifying and creepy decorations like the ones in these photos.
Halloween baby showers with really scary decor will surely be a hit with your guests if they love the scary, spooky part of Halloween!
If you don’t want to scare the wits out of the celebrating party, you can always go classy and casual. See our suggestion below.
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!
Food to fill guests’ tummies
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.
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 aren’t attractive 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!
A Halloween baby shower also needs drinks! Cut back on the alcohol though because that wouldn’t be safe for the baby and momma-to-be. Still, there are plenty of choices for drinks. You can make red strawberry rosewater fizz in mason jars, and everyone can pretend it’s a vampire’s drink!
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! So what if you can’t serve cocktails? Mocktails are just as good! You can find some of them on this page!
Games to make the party merrier
Games are good for baby showers because they facilitate interaction among guests who may not know one another. Plus, they can help everyone relax. You don’t even have to think up of a game because there are many printable Halloween baby shower games online like bingo and word scramble! There are also other “speed and performance” games like the blindfolded diaper change challenge!
Now that would be a hilariously fun game!
Gift bags and party favors
Your party favors can range from t-shirts to animal-shaped balloons (the kids of your friends would love them!) to anything you could ever imagine. You can have DIY party favors for a more personalized appeal such as homemade cookies shaped like zombie babies, or chocolate bars wrapped in orange and black. If you would rather give your guests non-consumable party favors, you can order gift bags items like these crocheted Halloween witch dolls, skull rings, and vintage milk bottles.
The baby shower cake!
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 so adorable! And the colors blend perfectly together! It’s almost a shame to eat a slice of it.
You can even feature the mom to be’s baby bump in the baby shower cake. Isn’t this just perfect?
This one is also adorable!
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!
In fact, 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!
What better way to celebrate a new, young life than playing dress-up?
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!
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!