By and large, most baby showers are sweet affairs filled with pastel colors and cutesy games. Not all parents are traditional, though, and the idea of a Halloween-themed baby shower might actually be far more appealing than the typical celebratory affairs — especially if you’re welcoming a baby in the latter months of the year. While it’s definitely a unique theme, a Halloween baby shower is a festive event most people would likely love to attend, because it’s always fun to switch it up and defy convention.
From decorations and costumes to festive food, games, and everything in between, the Halloween season offers a ton when it comes to party planning. You might even have some things laying around from Octobers past that you can use again or repurpose for the event of your spooky baby shower bash. Whether you lean into a cute pumpkin theme, mummies and monsters, or all things witchy, there are endless ways to throw a Halloween-themed baby shower that matches your energy and celebration style for the holiday. So, if you are the lucky one who is hosting this hauntingly fun baby shower, here are some fun Halloween baby shower ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help with your planning.
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Halloween baby shower invites
First and foremost, you have to get the word out about your Halloween-themed baby shower with some spook-worthy invitations. The invite is going to set the tone for the party, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping. Do you want something super dark and eerie or are you going for more of a lighthearted, cartoon Halloween vibe? Shop around to see what sticks out to you, and if you’re shopping somewhere like Etsy, don’t be afraid to reach out to shop owners to see if they’d be willing to customize one of their templates for you.
Halloween-themed baby shower cakes
What’s nice about a Halloween-themed baby shower is that you can get pretty much any Halloween cake or cupcakes for the occasion and just add a baby-shower specific topper to tie the themes together (or leave the cake as is, if you’d rather). If your shower isn’t happening during Halloween season, most bakeries will still let you order a holiday cake, but you might have to give them a call to find out what design options they offer. Of course, if you’re wanting something more personal, there are also plenty of talented independent bakers that can create custom Halloween baby shower cakes, so definitely check out your local bakeries to see what your options are. And, alternatively, you can order (or make) a custom baby shower cake and top it with festive Halloween cake decorations.
Halloween-themed baby shower décor
Finding décor is going to be probably the easiest task for you, because people are always throwing Halloween parties, so there is plenty to go around. A quick Google or Etsy search will present you with a bunch of spooky baby shower-specific décor, too (though not nearly as many results) so consider mixing them together to really get the house decked out. Pro tip: If you hang up some “My First Halloween” bibs and onesies, they can also double as gifts.
Games and activities for Halloween-themed baby showers
It’s not a baby shower without some cheesy games, right? When it comes to Halloween baby shower games, there are tons of game cards you can buy that are customizable and feature some very cute (or scary) seasonal details. Or, have your guests play the classic baby shower games, but put a Halloween twist on them. Here are a few ideas:
- Instead of babies in ice cubes, use little bats, ghosts, or spiders
- Change the taboo word from baby to pumpkin
- Hang up pictures of the parents-to-be in Halloween costumes over the years and have guests guess their age
- Have guests come up with as many baby characters from horror movies as they can before the timer goes off
- Rather than passing around a diaper bag with baby items for guests to blindly feel and identify, put different types of candy in a pumpkin trick-or-treat pail (just make sure the candy is uniquely shaped so the game isn’t impossible)
Food and treats for Halloween baby showers
For the parents-to-be, the best part of a baby shower is the presents, but for guests, the snacks and drinks are what it’s all about. Look for some cute Halloween-themed plates, napkins, straws, and serving dishes to really play up the theme. Then, of course, you absolutely need to get a fun cake or cupcake toppers for a little extra Halloween flair. If you want to go a step further, whip up some fun Halloween-themed foods like mummy dogs, spooky dip, or jack-o-lantern cheese and crackers.
Halloween-themed favors for baby showers
Don’t forget to thank your guests for such a howling good time. A good baby shower favor is anything from a sweet treat, to a little self-care luxury, to something more indulgent. Since the shower is Halloween-themed, opt for something that plays into the holiday somehow. If you’re really having trouble figuring out the perfect shower favor for your guests, a little bag of Halloween candy always works (and is definitely on-theme).
Halloween baby shower thank you cards
After the shower has ended, you’ll want to send your guests thank you notes for attending the event and for any gifts they sent your way. Depending on where you ordered your invitations, you may be able to find matching thank you cards, but that’s definitely not a requirement. In fact, it may be more fun to get thank you cards that differ from the invites, especially if you were torn between two design options, because it’s one more opportunity to show off your spooky personality. For something a little extra, consider printing custom labels or sealing each envelope with a Halloween-themed sticker.
Throwing a Halloween-themed baby shower is a fun twist on a classic celebration, and there is so much room for creativity. Dust off your cloak, put on your witch's hat, and head out to do some seriously spooky party planning.
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