How to Throw a Boo-riffic Baby Shower!

by Tanya Brame

Halloween Is Fast Approaching And So Is A New Bundle Of Joy!!

  • Pregnant friend (or family member)- Check
  • Date, Time and Location of Shower Set- Double Check

     First on the list are Invitations.  Send out via Postal Services, Email, Facebook, or Instagram. Whatever is the mother-to-be's preference.

     Deciding on Decorations is such an important part of the party. While the overall theme is Halloween, you have to remember it’s still a baby shower. Suggestions to jazz this shower up may include a diaper cake in the shape of a pumpkin, or using ribbons in the traditional Halloween colors of orange, black, and, yellow. Small pumpkins made to resemble a baby with little hats, bows, and pacifiers. Styrofoam cones made to look like candy corns, or a wrapped door made to look like a mummy. There are so many DIY Halloween decorations that could easily be used and without breaking the budget. 

Picture found in Parents Magazine originally published in October 2013 by Deborah Way and, Helen Quinn from FamilyFun. Photo by Laura Moss.

Picture found in Parents Magazine originally published in October 2013 by Deborah Way and, Helen Quinn from FamilyFun. Photo by Laura Moss.

     Don’t forget the tasty treats. Finger Foods will fit this bill. Items such as chicken wings, meatballs, deviled eggs, and assorted dips are easy and inexpensive to make. Use coordinating plates, napkins, utensils, and serving platters with the Halloween/baby shower theme.

     Now we are ready to discuss the Shower Games to keep the guests entertained. Start off with an ice breaker. You might have each guest say their name and how they know the mother-to-be.

      If it’s a co-ed shower, choose games that men can enjoy. Classic games include guessing how many of something is in the jar, what kind of baby food they are tasting, and which guest can drink the liquid out of the baby bottle the fastest. Purchase gifts for the winners of the games as a reward for their participation.

     Ending the shower with a Candy Buffet will  provide your guests with take-home gifts. Be sure to include your name and date of the shower on a label or tag. Include all of your Halloween favorites such as candy corn, ghost-shaped marshmallows, spiced wafer cookies, personal-sized pumpkin shaped cupcakes, and the all- time favorite caramel/candy apples. These will send your guests happily on their way. 

Mini Pumpkin Cake’s Photo by Con Poulos originally published in the November 2012 issue of Family Circle Magazine.

Mini Pumpkin Cake’s Photo by Con Poulos originally published in the November 2012 issue of Family Circle Magazine.

Posted on October 31, 2015 and filed under Event Design, Event Planning.