Thinking about planning a Halloween baby shower? Throwing a baby shower is one of the most exciting times of pregnancy but planning the whole thing can feel a little daunting, especially when you’re approaching the end of what feels like the slowest nine months of your life so far. With sore joints, a whole new level of tiredness, and a whole load of midwife appointments to contend with, it is hard to find the time to think about hosting a party.
In the UK, many choose to mark the end of their pregnancy and the start of a baby's new life is a baby shower. Baby showers are an amazing opportunity to celebrate and simply have a good time with your friends and family. Choosing a theme for your baby shower makes things a little bit more structured and co-ordinated and if you’re due in November or early December, the spooky season is the perfect time to hold one as you’ll be 33-36 weeks - nearly ready for your little boo.
Whether you're expecting and you've taken on the organisation yourself or you're a close friend of the mum-to-be and you need some guidance on how to organise a Halloween-themed baby shower, we are here to help with all the spooky inspiration you'll ever need.
Halloween baby shower ideas
Designed by the one and only Stacey Solomon, this neutral Pumpkin garland will be a show stopper
This 'baby is brewing' banner is right on theme and we love the play on words. Not only that, but
If you're planning a very on-brand grazing table for your baby shower guests, this Ginger Ray
We love this super simple (and not so scary) baloon garland and streamers from Ginger Ray.
These super cute paper bags will make great gift bags if you're planning to give back to your
This black sheer table runner will fit with any Halloween baby shower theme and you'll be able to
Want to add a little more spookiness? This spider web table runner from John Lewis is such good
The perfect plate to showcase your snacks or food. It is made of stoneware and is dishwasher and
This kit from Nezyo has everything you need to throw a Halloween-themed baby shower, from a
This LED 'Boo' light will make a great centrepiece for your baby shower and you could even use it
if you're planning to serve your guests a spooky afternoon tea, we can't think of anything better
Pumpkins are absolutely everywhere at the moment and the more pumpkins the better in our opinion.
This soft and squishy plush velvet pumpkin set from Hobbycraft look incredible and kids will love
Ideas of what to include in your Halloween baby shower
We've all seen pictures of adorable mums-to-be transforming their baby bumps into pumpkins with body paint. Want to include all your guests? Picking a theme and making them pick and dress up as their favourite Halloween kid character is a great one - Wednesday Adams, Pugsley, Casper The Friendly Ghost or Jack Skellington are all amazing ideas. You can also give out awards for the best costumes.
If you're planning to serve mocktails at your baby shower (which is only fair on the mum-to-be, right?), transforming mocktails into spooky concoctions will definitely be a talking point on the day. Grenadine, fruit punch and grape and cherry juice make for great alternatives for gory blood and you just have to simply miss out on the alcohol or opt for alcohol-free alternatives. You can even pop little plastic spiders in an ice cube tray before filling it with water to serve in your creations.
Got a plastic cauldron from years gone by? You can even serve your choice of mocktail in a cauldron - your very own witches brew.
Pumpkin guest book
We all love to leave little notes for the mum-to-be to read, so why not make it Halloween-themed and get a pumpkin involved? Simply pick a tall pumpkin, paint it white or cream before the big day and let your guests write cute little messages for you to look back on when you're in the midst of newborn life.
Ask each guest to bring a pack of nappies for a chance to be entered in a Halloween-themed raffle! Prizes could include candles, soft pumpkins or a bag of sweets.
Mini orange pumpkins
If you're looking to offer a healthy snack or two at your Halloween baby shower, these adorable pumpkins couldn't be easier. Simply peel a clementine or satsuma and cut strips of bell pepper or celery to make a stem.
Have your scan picture centre stage
Show off mummy and daddy's little monster in your shower decorations by framing your scan picture for the table. After the party, you can hang it in your baby's nursery, so you can refer back to their Halloween baby shower for years to come.
Bring out your baby photos
Ask around to see if your family has any pictures of you or your partner from Halloween and display them at your party. Embarrassing? Of course, but it will be a talking point.
Hannah Mellin has been working in the journalism industry for over a decade. Hannah is currently expecting her first baby with her partner and is equally excited and a little bit scared. She's up for trying anything and everything to make first-time mums feel less anxious and prepared for motherhood.