Imagine cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything and the smell of crisp, freshly fallen leaves. Sure, autumn ushers in the cold of winter, but it also brings some of your favorite seasonal specialties. Of course, a fall themed baby shower is perfect for this time of year. Not only does it lend itself well to party decorations (get ready for fall leaves and tiny pumpkins), but there’s also some great food!
We’ve compiled our favorite snacks, desserts and drinks for a perfect fall themed baby shower.
1. Autumn Crostinis
Bring all the classic autumn flavors into one dish with these autumn crostinis. Cover them in goat cheese and fig jam, pumpkin and ricotta, and brie and cran-apple chutney. The handheld vibe of a crostini makes these a perfect baby shower food.
2. Pumpkin Hummus
Turn a boring hummus into something special with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus. It turns the classic party dip into a fall-themed treat. Set out veggies or pita triangles.
3. Red Pepper Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are the quintessential finger food for parties. Turn them seasonal by making them look like little pumpkins laying in bright white bassinets.
4. Caramel Apple Bar
Caramel apples are everything, but most people have very distinct preferences for how they want their apple. A little caramel, a lot of caramel. Nuts, no nuts. Sprinkles! Provide it all and let your guests choose with a caramel apple bar.
5. Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin pie is where it’s at, but this autumnal dessert doesn’t exactly work for a baby shower where people might need the use of their hands. Instead of the classic pie, keep a tray of mini pumpkin pies, which are much easier to eat while playing party games.
6. Pie Pops
Even better, hand out pie pops. They’re the seasonal version of a cake pop! Go for fall favorites like apple, blueberry, pumpkin and cherry. This could even be a good idea for a take-home party favor treat or a prize in a baby shower game.
7. Apple Cider Bar
Summer has lemonade and winter has hot cocoa. What about fall? The perfect drink for a cool autumn day is hot apple cider. Create an apple cider bar for the baby shower by adding little extras, like cranberries, blueberries, caramel or marshmallows.