As a mother-to-be you’re considering planning a unique themed baby shower. Since we’re in October, you should plan a Halloween baby shower party. With such a theme you’re sure to not host the same kind of get together than everybody and that the attendees will come dressed in weird costumes while you’ll be able to let your imagination run wild for the decoration, entertainment and catering parts.
Halloween Baby Shower Party Invitation Cards
A Halloween baby shower party requires themed party invitation cards. So, you should consider getting a pack themed invites. You can choose to buy ready-made ones or get some bespoke Halloween baby shower party invites.
Zazzle is an online company that provides you with cute party invitation cards that you can customize. Here are a few examples:
These gray and orange themed invites are perfect for a Victorian or Gothic Halloween baby shower party. As most Zazzle products, they’re personalizable.
These black party invitation cards feature a cute ghost with a pink bow and make great Halloween baby shower invites for a mom-to-be expecting a baby girl.
Weird costumed parties require weird party invites! On a fresh orange and black decor, a newborn sleeps on a weird shoe used as crib for the time being. These baby shower invitation cards will work wonders for fun and humorous parties.
Mother and baby pumpkins together on a cream background. Pastel colors work pretty well for a Halloween baby shower party and these invites can be customized with your very own information.
A very trendy orange and black zebra background and a baby zebra on a big black bow will allow you to invite your Halloween baby shower attendees.
My favorite one out of all featured her is this pumpkin carriage. The Halloween-ish background recalls the actual holiday while the carriage and the saying insist on the expected newborn. In my humble opinion, it is a fantastic baby shower invite.
Baby Shower Halloween Costumes
Remember that it is a Halloween baby shower party, so your guests are supposed to come dressed in fancy clothes. Here you have two options: allowing your guests to come dressed in any kind of outfits or impose your own rules and set up a specific theme.
For example, and because it’s a party that’s all baby themed, you can ask them to come in baby themed clothes. The range of baby themed costumes is quite wide, apart from the standard baby your guests can come as Baby Dracula, baby zombie, baby witch, and so on. Their main accessory could be a themed pacifier that they can make out of one bought from the drugstore and decorated with their costume theme symbols.
Decorations play a great part in any Halloween party. So you will have to create your Halloween baby shower party decor. However, it is not easy to find baby shower ornaments for the holiday. So you will have to play with existing Halloween props.
The easiest way to set up a “soft/spooky” atmosphere is by making use of orange and black balloons and matching streamers, banners or pieces of cloth (tulle, satin, etc.) Naturally you can also choose standard Halloween ornaments such as witches. As for others you may want to select baby cats and familiars, baby ghosts, etc.
Fun Halloween Party Games
There is nothing as easy as planning Halloween baby shower activities. First you have many Halloween game options available such as the ever standard bobbing for apples, though it might be harder for an expectant woman to take part to the game. Then you have different games such as printable Halloween games.
For example you can theme a Halloween bingo game using baby items instead of Halloween icons. As long as the sheets are themed to match the holiday, it’s going to work pretty well for the occasion.
Another option is to paint baby clothes with the scary holiday related designs. For such a purpose you’ll need black, orange or white shirts in different sizes, orange, black and white fabric paints and markers, a lot of pencils. Get some Halloween themed stencils and let the fun begin!
Baby Shower Gift Challenge
Because it’s a Halloween baby shower party, you could challenge your guests to get you the most unusual mother-to-be gift.
There are many different gifts for expectant women that can be quite creative.
- A Halloween diaper cake
- Pumpkin baby clothes
- Themed bodysuits
- Embroided bibs
- Halloween playset
- Twin gift mother/baby — a corsage for mother made out of baby clothes
- Halloween socks
If your guests get clothes, make sure to tell them to buy 12 month clothes and not newborn sizes so as to make sure your baby will be able to wear them for next year’s spooky holiday.
For the party favors, the range of options is particularly large since the spooky season is on and that lots of different Halloween baby shower party favor containers and stuffers are available in all good retailing stores.
From paper boxes to jars, from themed containers to personalized labels, you can create stunning Halloween baby shower party favors.
One of my favorite ideas is decorating milk bottles using customized Halloween labels and filling them with candy corn.
Baby Shower Thank You Notes
Just like with any party, the mom-to-be will want to send thank you cards for all the goodies her guests brought to the celebration. This can also be easily done using the creative pre-designed cards available on Zazzle and customizing them with your very own message.
The envelopes could be pre-filled by the guests themselves during the party.
Keep the thank you notes theme as close as the Halloween baby shower party invite one.
Does a Halloween baby shower party sound strange? Well, after all it’s Halloween and a baby shower is supposed to be lots of fun. When you can associate the two celebrations you’re sure to create something unusual, something that your guests will remember for years to come.