How Can You Host a Pumpkin Themed Baby Shower?

By Amanda Roland

Hosting a baby shower this month and want to incorporate all the colors of the season? Then a pumpkin-themed baby shower is the perfect way to add fall into the celebration! Craft stores are already full of fall decor and local pumpkin patches are popping up, so why not take advantage of it! Whether you are celebrating the arrival of a boy or a girl, or even if the gender is a surprise, this sweet pumpkin themed baby shower is the perfect way to shower any momma to be and their new little one.

The Food

Savory Selections:

  • Ham salad on croissants
  • Harvest salad with walnuts, apples, dried cranberries and feta cheese with honey Dijon dressing
  • Spinach dip with pretzels and crackers for dipping
  • Potato salad made with both red potatoes and sweet potatoes

Sweet Selections:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pies
  • Spiced Apple Cake
  • Apple Turnovers (See page 20 for the recipe!)

Drinks:

  • Apple Cider Punch
  • Sweet and Unsweet Tea

The Decor

Pumpkin Wreath:

Making a themed wreath is easy, especially if you already have a basic wreath to work with! Staying within your color scheme, just add a variety of fake florals and mini pumpkins to your wreath by simply sticking them in the wreath or using floral wire or hot glue to attach them securely. Once done, hang the wreath up on your front door with a wreath hanger or ribbon to wow your guests.

Pumpkins of All Shapes and Sizes:

Your local craft store is the perfect place to find plastic pumpkins in a variety of sizes to incorporate into your table runners or centerpieces. Finding soft colored pumpkins like white, cream, soft orange, soft blue or blush will allow you to mix and match different colored pumpkins together based on your color scheme. You can also paint some pumpkins in an accent color to mix into your decorations, or you can make your own fabric pumpkins using colorful fabric. Incorporate fresh pumpkins and gourds from your local pumpkin patch to complete the look. Larger pumpkins, real or fake, decorated with bows look great around the food table or clustered at the bottom of your front door.

Greenery:

Use greenery like ivy or eucalyptus to mix into the table decor to fill out the centerpieces and add an organic touch.