With my sister due to have her first baby late in the year, an October baby shower meant I could take full advantage of Fall and host a pumpkin-themed shower.  Here are some ideas if you’ll be celebrating the arrival of a ‘little pumpkin’:

  1. These ‘Little Pumpkin’ themed baby shower invitations were ordered from Etsy designer T3DesignsCo.  While the designer offers to printing services, I opted to purchase a digital copy and then have the invitations printed at a FedEx Office store near me.
    Pumpkin Shower Invitation
  2. Since it seems the traditional guest book has given way to more creative means, I thought this would be a fun way to document who attended my sister’s shower.  As an added bonus, the 5 x 7 card can easily be mounted in her baby book.
    Pumpkin Guest Book
  3. With pumpkins prevalent this time of year, it was easy to incorporate them into every aspect of the decoration.  Three large pumpkins greeted guests, wrapped in strips of turquoise tulle and tied with ribbon and twine.
    Pumpkins in Tulle
  4. These baby pumpkins weren’t just fancy, but also practical, serving as weights for helium filled balloons.
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  5. No baby shower would be complete with out a cake, and I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a cinnamon bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  The cake banner I made myself with burlap ribbon, lace, and stick on letters.  Each piece was glued to twine strung between two bamboo skewers.
    Baby Bundt Cake
  6. I’m not a big fan of party games, but I thought it would be fun to have a couple of games to help break the ice.  I purchased a Baby Word Scramble game from ShowerThatBaby on Etsy, which I downloaded and printed at home.  The guest that was able to unscramble the most words fastest won the game.  We also played a ‘How big is Mom’s Belly’ game, where each guest was asked to cut a piece of yarn the size of my sister’s belly.  The guest that came closest to the actual size won.  A galvanized bucket was the perfect way to keep everything organized.
    Shower Games
  7. For prizes, I found Fall themed gifts including a mug and Pumpkin Spice coffee and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin hand soap and lotion from Bath and Body Works.
    Prizes
  8. I found everything I needed for this banner in the discount bins at Target!  The burlap panels and stick on letters were all $3.00 a piece (I needed three of each to complete the banner).
    Little Pumpkin Banner
  9. Flowers in Fall hues were set on tables throughout the house for added color.
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  10. To thank guests for coming, favors were given out at the end of the shower.  The burlap favor bags and gift tags were found at Target and filled with notecards and Bath and travel-sized bottles of Body Works pumpkin scented hand sanitizer.  Favors
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