Cute and Fun Halloween-themed Baby Shower Ideas

Cute and Fun Halloween-themed Baby Shower Ideas

Truth be told, Halloween and baby shower don't make a humble union, and perhaps it may not be your first choice as well. However, this theme does play a unique and interesting role when it comes to planning a baby shower.
AptParenting Staff
Will the theme spook your guests away?
Host a not-so-scary baby shower by eliminating all the Halloween décor items that are too graphic, dark or gory.
With this AptParenting article, you will find some amazing Halloween-themed baby shower ideas to celebrate this trick-or-treating season the unique way. It'll be entertaining for the guests, who will get an opportunity to celebrate the baby's arrival in an unconventional way.
With Halloween in the offing, finding cool décor from craft and party stores will be quite easy, and inexpensive. So, get your thinking hats on and let's plan this unique shower.
1. INVITATIONS
halloween themed baby shower spooky invitation
If you wish to host a co-ed shower, this type of invitation is an excellent way to get the word out. Nowadays, many couples are adopting the idea of having both the parents present at the shower, along with their family and close friends. Just make sure to mail the invitations well in advance―at least 4 to 5 weeks before the event.
halloween themed baby shower invitation
There are a hundred different invitation designs and concepts to choose from, that can combine the holiday with your baby shower. Make sure you include Halloween-related clip arts in the layout, add details of the party, and mail the invitations to your family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc.at the earliest.
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2. VENUE DÉCOR
Outdoor Decorations
halloween themed baby shower outdoor decorations
Just as you would normally decorate for the holiday, select similar items for outdoor decorations to set the tone for the party. At the entrance area, use scarecrows, hay dolls, jack-o'-lanterns, and pumpkin-shaped lights.
outdoor decorations for halloween themed baby shower
If you have a porch, make good use of it by hanging bat lights to impress your guests from the momen
halloween themed baby shower outdoor decoration ideas
Also, you can choose to hang a banner above the front door that invites the guests in for a spook-tacular shower.
Indoor Decorations
halloween themed baby shower indoor decorations
Oh my ghouls, so many jack-o-lanterns! But of course, that is what the theme demands and makes for a wonderful décor too. You can place as many or as little jack-o-lanterns as you want around the living room area and table without making it look cluttered.
indoor decorations for halloween themed baby shower
You can purchase Halloween-themed supplies from a craft store or party store in bulk, and set everything on a table before the guests arrive for the party.
halloween themed baby shower indoor decoration ideas
A good way to ensure a hassle-free clean up after the party is to use disposable plates, spoons, forks, and cups. Trust me, you wouldn't want to do the dishes after everyone leaves.
3. MENU
halloween themed baby shower mummy bread
Plan your menu in such a way that it makes your guests gasp in delight. From mummy breads to spider web pizzas, monster-eyes spaghetti, and witch fingers, think of serving delicious, yet scary Halloween food at the party.
dinner menu for halloween themed baby shower
After the creepy-looking snacks and appetizers have done their job, it is time to concentrate on the main course. Here, you can opt to serve the guests some 'grown-up' food instead. Although the food served during this holiday looks exciting, you can take this opportunity to give your guests a breather from the regular Halloween party menu.
Beverages
drinks served at halloween themed baby shower
Even though we've talked about keeping the gory details to a minimum, perhaps we can make an exception when it comes to serving the beverages. There are tons of party stores that provide mind-boggling novelty items for the holiday. So, depending on your preference, purchase the glassware and finalize the drinks' recipes.
Cake
cake for halloween themed baby shower
Does this cake look delish or what? If you (or someone else perhaps) know how to bake, then choose to prepare the cake at home. You can easily play around with the decoration of the cake once it's baked and ready to go. Basically, it's all about the frosting and those adorable, scary-looking toppings that you choose.
Desserts
cake pops muffins halloween themed baby shower
We don't want anyone getting squeamish, and hence suggest serving these mouth-watering muffins and cake pops. The guests need to enjoy both aspects of the party―Halloween and baby shower.
cupcakes cookies for halloween themed baby shower
It's all about the presentation. If you don't wish to order the dessert, just take the regular cupcakes and cookies, and transform it into sweet and scary delights with some frosting. In addition to these adorable desserts, you can also serve chocolate-covered strawberries and marshmallows, black licorice, French macarons, etc.
4. GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
crossword game for halloween themed baby shower
painting pumpkins for halloween themed baby shower
You can plan activities and games like Halloween crossword puzzle, baby trivia, naming baby things, painting and decorating pumpkins as baby faces, and treasure hunt around the house.
5. FAVORS
halloween themed baby shower favors
Prepare goody bags for the guests with some Halloween and shower-related items. You can give favors like scented candles, cookies, coffee mugs, and chocolates.
Undertaking the task of planning and organizing a baby shower, that too while incorporating the Halloween theme, can be challenging for anyone. But I am sure the ideas illustrated in this article will make your task less daunting.