When you're looking for fall-themed baby shower ideas, you'll want to focus on warm colors and homey comforts, not necessarily the traditional pastel flowers. With seasonal changes in abundance, you won't have any trouble putting together a fall baby shower for your loved one that knocks her cable-knit socks off.
With a few leaves here and a couple pumpkins there, these fall-themed baby shower ideas take the apple cake:
A fall-themed baby shower needs fall-themed invitations. Although you might find it difficult to locate baby shower invites that feature leaves, pumpkins, or acorns, you can actually make them yourself with minimal effort or skill. Any hobby or craft store will sell paper, fabric, or silk leaves, which you can attach around the edges of blank card stock invitations using a glue stick or spray adhesive. Write the information about the baby shower using a decorative paint pen or by stamping them on to the card s stock with mini alphabet stamps.
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Ditch the traditional baby shower fare and keep your party on-theme with autumnal foods. For example, instead of cucumber sandwiches and summer fruit, serve your guests pumpkin soup out of pumpkin-shaped bowls, roasted green beans, crusty bread, and cranberry sauce. Forego the standard desserts for apple cake or pumpkin pie.
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Check out your local craft store for fall decor, which you can easily customize to use at an autumn baby shower. If you have a wreath covered in fall leaves, use hot glue to attach a small wooden sign that reads, "It's a Boy," or hang up leaf garlands across doorways with pacifiers and rattles attached to it. Look for classic fall decor that can double for a celebratory event, like glittery pumpkins, glass pine cones, or elegant tableware.
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By tweaking a few traditional baby shower games, you can quickly transform the event into a fall festival of fun. Instead of seeing who can drink milk from a baby bottle the fastest, try filling the bottles with apple cider. See who can diaper a pumpkin the quickest, instead of a balloon, or ramp up the "Guess the Poo" game by adding candy corn into the diapers.
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As an award-winning journalist, author, and artist, Kelly Sundstrom has a passion for helping parents feel well-prepared, confident, and capable in the journey ahead. As an Attachment Parenting advocate and homeschooling mother of two, Sundstrom has been a guest speaker on Grassroots TV in Aspen, Colorado, and encourages families across the country to disconnect from media and reconnect with each other.