How to plan a Halloween Baby Shower

How to plan a Halloween Baby Shower

How to plan a Halloween Baby Shower

Have you been assigned, nominated or volunteered to plan a Halloween Baby Shower for your best friend or relative? Honestly, planning a baby shower requires focus and of course time. It also requires a little bit of work, but of course it’s fang-tastic work. Remember that Halloween baby showers are meant to be spooky yet fun!

I hope this guide will make your planning an easy peasy task and help you to make the parents-to-be rave about it. Here are the most important things you need to consider in planning a Spooky Baby Shower:

  1. Timing

Commonly, baby showers are held during the second trimester or into the third. So if the mom-to-be's due date fall into November, December or January, a Halloween Theme is a great theme for the baby shower you're planning. But of course, there's no hard rule when to throw a Baby Shower. But for a Halloween Baby Shower, it is best to throw the shower during the last week of October.

But here are some other factors to consider in planning when to throw the Halloween Baby Shower:
  • Availability of Guests
Without your supportive guests, the halloween baby shower will not be as spooky as you’ll imagine. So it’s also important to take them into consideration. Make sure that your guest will be there and will not attend other Halloween parties or events. 
  • Gifts and Shower Theme
Of course, if you decide to have a gender-specific halloween baby shower, you may want first to wait for the ultrasound result of the mother-to-be. As a result, you would know what kind of Halloween theme you’re going to prepare and the guests would also be grateful that they know what kind of gift they would purchase. 
  1. Baby Shower Theme

Traditionally, a baby shower is celebrated in a plain blue and pink theme. Why not make it a scary and exciting baby shower? Sounds exciting, right?

Here are some ideas to help you decide for the halloween baby shower theme:

  1. Guest List

One of the concerns to deal with when planning a baby shower is who to invite? A good rule of thumb is to work with the parents-to-be as they know best regarding this matter. Once you’ve finalized the list with the parents-to-be, you can now send out the invitations. Make sure to do this at least two to three weeks in advance before the baby shower to give your guests a time to RSVP.

Btw, we made this cute Halloween Baby Shower Guest List Printable to help you finalize your guest list. Click this link to download for free.

  1. Invitation

After finalizing your Guest List, it's now time to pick an invitation. I mentioned the possible halloween themes that you can plan. It's better if you decide first with your theme before hunting for a fangtastic invitation.

These are some of our Halloween Invitation Templates that can help you choose the invitation based from the Halloween Theme you've chosen.


Halloween Baby Shower Invitations


  1. Decorations

Now that you’ve decided on the Halloween baby shower theme, don’t forget the decorations. You can use scary decorations like Spider web, Pumpkins, string lights and candles to create the mood and ambiance of the party. Bear in mind that decorations don’t have to be overboard and  you don’t have to spend a lot of money. In fact your time in hosting the baby shower is priceless. And remember that the star of the shower will always be the new mom.


Here are some decorations you can use to add a perfectly spooky atmosphere:


We also have Halloween Baby Shower Decoration ideas for you to throw your spookiest event ever:

  • Halloween Balloon Garland



  • Giant Spider Halloween party decorations


  1. Gifts and Registries

Gift Registry is one of the wonderful inventions in the world of Parties and Events because it provides a hassle-free shopping of gifts for guests. And for the parents-to-be, they’ll be grateful to receive spine-chilling gifts.

But some people don’t want to have a Gift Registry because they don’t want to limit the range of things that their guests want to give them. 

Again, it’s important to discuss this with the mother-to-be what is her take on this. If ever they want an expensive item, you can suggest the guests to just group buy bigger items like a crib or a stroller. In this way people can stay within the budget limitations yet purchase what the parents want.

Download this Printable Halloween Baby Shower Guest Gift List that will help you track and keep a record what your guests gifted the mom-to-be and and the baby. Click here to download the Gift List.

  1. Food

For a baby shower, it’s not typical to serve a full course meal. Instead, try making spooky snacks. You can serve ghost cookies, spaghetti and meatball brains, pumpkin bread and other dishes.

  1. Games

Times like is the best time to play and get together with family and friends, it should always be a spooky blast. Baby Shower Games will help break the ice and get people laughing and engaging with one another.

Here are some of the games you can play:

  • Find the Guest Bingo
  • “Baby” Around the World
  • Baby Word Scramble
  • Baby or Beer Belly
  • Baby Traditions Around the World

Click here to see our Halloween Baby Shower Games.

  1. Gift Bag and Baby Shower Favors

Don’t forget to thank your guest for such a wonderful Halloween baby shower.

Gift Bags and Baby Shower Favors are your way of giving thanks to your family and friends who spend time celebrating the upcoming of your little boo

Here are some ideas for your Halloween baby shower favors:

  • Personalized Cute Ghosts Halloween Party Favor Sanitizer
  • Trick Or Treat Bag –You can fill them up with Halloween goodies.



  • Golden Baby Bottle Openers for Baby Shower Favors Gifts