While many people love babies, the typical baby shower can get to be a little boring. After all, how much pastels can one party handle? If you are looking for an original baby shower idea, and the baby is due in October or shortly afterwards, think about hosting a Halloween Costume-themed baby shower. This unique take will certainly be recalled long after the baby is born.
As with any other baby shower, your Halloween Costume themed baby shower requires invitations. Consider using Halloween themed invitations or creating your own custom design.
Donning Halloween Costumes
Since this is a Halloween-themed party, be sure to remind people arrive in costume! If you would like, you could also impose guidelines, such as asking your guests to wear baby-themed costumes. You can also consider providing simple costume accessories (like eye patches or princess tiaras) for the guests who may not normally dress up for the Halloween season.
Decorations are another must for any party. Of course, with a Halloween-themed baby shower, you will want to apply more traditional Halloween decor. Look for black and orange streamers and balloons to decorate the room. You can also use traditional Halloween icons like witches, black cats, ghosts, and skeletons. To keep with the baby theme, consider using black kittens and baby ghosts as part of your decorations.
Many traditional baby shower games can be done with a Halloween touch to them or you can take Halloween games and put a baby spin on them. For instance, try bobbing for instead of bobbing for apples. Play a memory game using Halloween accessories on the tray as well as baby ones. Mark your baby Bingo cards with orange and black markers. You can even do things like decorate a baby shirt with a Halloween design. Consider giving guests different sized baby onesies (so you will have one for now and ones to wear in the years to come) to draw their own pumpkins, ghosts, and black cats on them.
If this is a shower for a second, third, or more baby (one where it is more about getting together than mom actually wanting baby items), you could challenge guests to bring the most creative Halloween gifts for baby. This can include everything from baby costumes and Halloween clothing to decorations to hang in the child’s room.
Since the stores are full with trick-or-treat goodies, locating favors to send home with guests should be relatively easy. Consider getting mini treat buckets to fill with goodies or Halloween-themed gift bags.
Thank You Notes
As the recipient of the party, mother-to-be will need to send out thank you cards for all the gifts received. An easy way to make this task easier for mom (who may not have much free time in the upcoming days) is to have guests address their envelopes while they are there (you can even have them address two if mom is planning on sending out birth announcements). Try using Halloween cards as your thank you cards to keep in the theme.
While it may sound a little unusual, a Halloween Costume themed baby shower can be an enjoyable way to incorporate costumes and Halloween fun into the traditional baby shower routine. Your party will definitely be remembered for some time to come!
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