The fall season is a great time to have a party, but it’s also one of the busiest times in your life. You want to throw an amazing baby shower for your friend, but you don’t have much time or money.
We’ve got just the solution! In this guide, we’ll show you how to throw an awesome Fall themed Baby Shower on a budget that will impress all of your friends and family members.
Here are some ideas for themes, invitations, decorations, food and drink options, and party favors that won’t break the bank.
If you follow our tips we promise that everyone at the shower will be impressed with how cute it is while still being affordable!
How to Throw a Fall Baby Shower
Fall is the perfect time to throw a baby shower! The leaves are changing, the weather is starting to cool down and you can create an unforgettable baby shower for this special family.
Depending on the time of year and your location, different types of fall-themed showers will be more suitable. If you’re planning a shower early in fall, you could have an outdoor shower and plan the theme around fall activities like pumpkin or apple picking.
If it’s later in the season, it might make more sense to have it indoors and you could do a theme like Football or Halloween.
Or if you can’t decide, you could always do a mix of all different types of fall themes!
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Fall Baby Shower Checklist
Ready to start planning? Here’s our ultimate checklist for planning a fall baby shower:
Decide on a Theme
Decide on Time and Venue
Pick a Menu
Pick out invitations
Decide if you want to include a virtual option
Create a guest list
Send out Invitations
- (If you’re the mom to be) Check your registry and make sure there are enough gifts of all price ranges
- Order Decorations
- Decide what you want to serve
- Create a gift table and decorate it appropriately
- (If applicable) Make a diaper raffle basket or gift basket for guests to pick from for their gift
- Check in with guests who have not sent RSVPs yet
- (if applicable) Schedule Zoom or virtual online meeting
Assemble decorations around the house wherever they will look best
Hang streamers, balloons, paper garlands, and other decorations as needed.
Pick up any ordered food, drinks or desserts
Enjoy the party!
What to Serve at a Fall Baby Shower
When we think of a menu for a fall baby shower, we instantly go to classic fall food! Some of our favorites are:
Appetizers and dips
Cornbread with maple cream cheese spread
Pretzels and warm cheese dip
Chips and salsa
Baked macaroni and cheese
Mini Pies, like pumpkin or pecan
Apple Cider Donuts
Autumn-themed cake or cupcakes
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Apple Punch (if you’re having a brunch, you could also try these Apple Cider Mimosas)
Cider – you could get extra festive and make a DIY cider bar with different types of ciders, toppings, and more!
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Fall Baby Shower Theme Ideas
A few of our favorite fall baby shower theme ideas are:
S’Mores to Love
A Little Boo is Almost Due
A Baby is Brewing
While you don’t have to have a schedule for a baby shower, we like to have a general idea of what will happen throughout the day.
Here’s a sample schedule for a fall baby shower:
1-1:30 pm – Guests arrive and mingle
1:30 – 2 pm – Shower Hostess says a few words and outlines what to expect with when you’re planning food, games and gift opening. This would also be a good time to do a warm up game, like our favorite baby scavenger hunt. This game can help other guests meet each other. If you’re doing a diaper raffle, we recommend introducing it at this time so guests have time to drop off their gift and fill out any raffle entries.
2 – 3 pm – Food and drinks are available
3-4 pm – Baby shower gift opening and diaper raffle. We like to sprinkle raffle prizes in between gifts to keep guests engaged and entertained.
If you’re having part of your shower virtual, this is a great time to have guests log into Zoom!
4-5 pm – Final games and goodbyes
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Here are a few of our favorite invitations for a fall baby shower
Fall Baby Shower Invitation
This is an adorable baby shower invitation that's perfect for fall!
Pumpkin Baby Shower Invitation
This is a cute minimalist pumpkin inviation that's editable!
Gender Neutral Fall Baby Shower Invitation
Fall Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Invitation EDITABLE TEMPLATE
BONUS: Book request insert card template is included with the purchase (cannot be substituted)
A Little Pumpkin Is On The Way Invitation
Cute boho inspired editable "Little Pumpkin on the Way" Invitation
S'mores Baby Shower Invitation
Cute S'Mores Baby Shower Invitation
Cute Pink Truck Fall Invitation
Editable cute pink truck invitation
Little Pumpkin Invitation
Cute little pumpkin invitation - instant download
Little Pumpkin Truck Baby Shower Invitation
A set of invitations with a blue truck and little pumpkin theme
Editable Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Invitation Orange Pumpkin Patch
Editable little pumpkin invitation with lights
It's a Boy! Pumpkin Invitation
It's a Boy! Pumpkin invitation
Here are some of our favorite fall baby shower decoration kits
Little Pumpkin Balloon Garland
Cute autumn-themed balloon arch
A Baby is Brewing Balloons
Cute Halloween themed baby shower balloons " A Baby is Brewing"
Balloon Arch and Baby Decoration
Cute baby decorative box with matching balloon arch
It's a Girl Pumpkin Banner
It's .a Girl! Pumpkin banner
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Decor
Cute little pumpkin decorations with balloons, banners, and more
Pumpkin Baby Shower Welcome Sign
Pumpkin themed Welcome sign
Little Pumpkin on the Way Banner
Little Pumpkin on the Way Banner
Floral Peach Pumpkin Banner
Cute banner with tassels
A Baby is Brewing Halloween Baby Shower Decorations
A baby is brewing halloween theme decoration set
A Little Boo is Almost Due Welcome Sign
A Little boo is Almost Due Welcome Sign
Fall Baby Shower Games
Here are some of our favorite baby shower games
Halloween Baby Shower Games Bundle
Games include What's in your Purse, Name the Baby Animals, Baby Shower Bingo, The Price is Right and More
Pumpkin Baby Shower Games
23 Games including Mommy's Phrase, Baby Names, Over and Under and more
Pink Pumpkin Shower Games
Games include Bingo, Word Scramble, The Price is Right and more
Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin
Guess the weight of the pumpkin printable sign
Halloween Baby Shower Advice Game
Halloween themed baby shower parent advice game
Pumpkin Truck Baby Shower Games Package
Games include What's in Your Purse, Bingo, Baby Animal Match and more
Woodland Baby Shower Games Bundle
Woodland themed/S'More to Love Baby shower game bundle
Favors and Prizes
Here are some of our favorite fall-themed baby shower favors and prizes
Little Pumpkin Hair Ties
Cute fall themed hair ties are a perfect shower gift!
Little Pumpkin Cups
Customized little pumpkin cups
Hand Sanitizer Labels
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Mini Candy Bar Wrapper Labels
Customized little chocolate bar labels
S'more Love Favor Sticker
S'Mpre to love stickers
Oh Baby Baby Shower Stickers
Perfect for candles, match sticks, and more!
Pumpkin Baby Shower Soap
Cute and festive pumpkin baby soap
Cute labels for popcorn bags
Custom Pumpkin Glasses
Customized pumpkin baby shower glasses
Pink Pumpkin Soaps
Cute little pink pumpkin soaps
A baby shower is a great way to celebrate a new family and welcome your friend’s little one into the world. A themed shower will make it more special and if you can plan ahead of time you can save some money on food, drinks, and decor.
If you’re looking for some other ideas on how to throw an amazing party without spending a ton of money, be sure to check out our other party ideas here.