‘Tis the season to gather, and there’s no sweeter reason to do so than celebrating a new baby! There is just something about this time of year that makes us want to clink mugs, decorate pumpkins, and reconnect with loved ones while the leaves turn outside.

If you’re planning a fall baby shower, scope our list of the cutest ways to celebrate the little pumpkin on the way. From mulled cider and gold-dipped pumpkins, to Halloweeny parties and campfires, we have the best fall baby shower themes to make the parents-to-be feel special and loved this time of year.

Little Pumpkin Fall Baby Shower Theme 

Pastel colored pumpkin cookies and decor for a fall baby shower 

Photo: Kara’s Party Ideas

It’s the quintessential fall baby shower idea, and there are so many cute ways to pull it off. From rows or clusters of pumpkins as decor to pumpkin-themed paper goods, you can really run with this theme and create a fall-perfect spread in any colorway.

Fall Baby Shower Cookies

Colorful leaf and pumpkin cookies for a fall baby shower 

Photo: Instagram/SweetCourseCookie

All of the sweetest fall motifs combine to make this autumn baby shower idea shine. In addition to themed cookies, use rustic touches like twine and burlap, serve drinks on birch coasters, decorate in a color scheme inspired by fall leaves, and make sure to incorporate pops of gold and baskets of gourds throughout. (See more baby shower dessert ideas!) 

‘Apple of Our Eye’ Fall Baby Shower Theme

Frosted cupcakes topped with apple slices for a fall baby shower

Photo: Instagram/pjdonofrio11

Pumpkins don’t get all the fun this time of year! Apples are a super sweet addition to the fall lineup, and a great central motif for a baby shower. You can serve cider donuts, warm and chilled cider, and add dried apple rings as garnish for drinks. Red balloons with green paper cut-outs shaped like leaves are a perfect pop of pretty for the apple-themed baby shower. 

A Slightly Spooky Fall Baby Shower

Ghost, cobweb, spider, and Frankenstein treats and table decor for a fall baby shower 

Photo: Project Nursery

If Mama is a Halloween enthusiast, consider this fun baby shower theme. Decorate like a haunted house or Halloween party with webs, Jack-o-lanterns, and punch served in a witch’s cauldron. The guest book can resemble a spell book and if you really want to go all-in, ask guests to dress up in costume to celebrate the little boy or ghoul on the way.

Candy-Coated Fall Baby Shower Idea

Candy colored balloons, plus one that looks like a striped lollypop for a fall baby shower

Photo: Cake & Confetti

It is the time of year when sweets get an uptick in popularity...celebrate the parents-to-be in style with a sweeter take on the Halloween baby shower...deck out the party space in all things CANDY. Whether you take a Halloween-style color approach with black, purple, orange, and green, or decorate in Mama’s favorite hues, this sweeter-than-your-average baby shower theme idea is simply delicious.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Fall Baby Shower

Pale green flowers in a terracotta mason jar and glittered pumpkins for a fall baby shower

Photo: Project Nursery

Another take on the pumpkin-themed baby shower idea: Kick it up for the “basic fall mama” in your life with Starbucks logos, pumpkin-spiced everything, and an orange, gold, and green color scheme. Personalized cups would be the perfect party favor, and don’t hold back on the bling… nothing goes with spice like sparkle!

Harvest Fall Baby Shower Theme

A spread of purple grapes, sliced red apples, figs, blackberries, and more for a fall baby shower 

Photo: Sugar and Charm

Reap the best of the season with a gorgeous fall fruit and vegetable theme. This would be especially stunning if you can throw your party outside. If not, set the scene indoors with foliage, corn husks, and overflowing baskets of seasonal florals and snacks. Don’t forget a robust, vegetarian charcuterie.

Woodland Wonderland Fall Baby Shower

Emerald green, cream, brown, and fox and deer balloons on display for a fall baby shower

Photo (and to Purchase Garland): Ellie’s Party Supply

Baby animals make any shower extra cute. When it comes to fall baby showers, this idea can be done easily and is very on-theme. Decorate in a scheme of browns and greens inspired by the forest floor, bringing in little creatures where they feel appropriate. Acorns, pinecones, and dried flowers round out the space adorably.

Have a (Foot) Ball! Fall Baby Shower

Chocolate frosted cupcake cake that looks like a football for a fall baby shower 

Photo & How-To: Wilton

It’s one of the best parts about fall, so celebrate the little MVP who’ll be “touching down” soon with an adorable football-themed baby shower for a boy or girl. Football-inspired chocolate-covered strawberries are an easy treat, as is this showstopping pull-apart cake shown. Typical tailgate snacks and drinks can be served, and it shouldn’t be hard to find themed paper goods and balloons at your local party store this time of year!

Thankful for Baby Fall Baby Shower Theme

Table setting featuring pastel pumpkins, plus and a small leaf on a folded white napkin for a fall baby shower

Photo: 100 Layer Cakelet

This time of year is all about gratitude, especially nearing Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t it be adorable to host a “Babys-giving” sit-down baby shower featuring a traditional Thanksgiving meal… or a standard lunchtime shower with inspired bites like a mashed potato bar and mini pumpkin and apple pies? This is a fall baby shower theme idea that will be remembered by everyone for years to come, especially the very thankful parents-to-be.

Now that you have all the inspo you need for your fall baby shower, it's time to think of the perfect baby gift. To help Baby feel as cozy as the autumn season itself, consider Sleepea (or, even better, a Sleepea Bundle!). Invented by swaddling expert Dr. Harvey Karp, our 5-Second Swaddle makes it easy-peasy to keep babies securely wrapped and boost precious ZZZs. 

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About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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