Food ideas for a fall baby shower

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Here's everything you need for a sweet Fall-themed 'little pumpkin' baby shower! This post is filled with fun ideas for fall-themed party food, baby shower game ideas, and decor inspiration to celebrate the arrival of the newest little pumpkin in your life!

I'm going to be an Aunt again!!!

It's been almost 6 years since there's been a new baby in the family so we're all a little excited over here. Excited because babies are obviously exciting and awesome. And excited because as an Aunt I get to enjoy all the baby cuddles and cuteness BUT without the sleepless nights and diapers. My sister and brother-in-law get to enjoy that part (LOL). Don't worry sis you'll do great and the brain fog from sleep deprivation combined with the emotional rollercoaster from postnatal hormones eventually dissipates. Many have gone before you and survived (some barely).

Did I mention you won't get much sleep in the beginning?

While my sister and brother-in-law still have their wits about them a baby shower was definitely in order. My sister looooves Halloween so it was only suitable that we throw a sweet Autumn/Halloween/Pumpkin themed baby shower. I don't recommend spooky baby showers. Spooking the mama-to-be could bring on early labor and change the whole dynamic of the party. Keep it sweet.

Naturally we turned to Pinterest for the Pinterest party perfect inspo and themes. Duh. Who else gets sucked into the black hole of Pinterest perfect backyards, Pinterest perfect vacation destinations, the Pinterest perfect wardrobe, Pinterest perfect hairstyles (which I will never have), and food? Don't forget the food. That's where I hang out a lot. You can find me here (waves and smiles).

So with a little help from many fellow bloggers and online creatives who are not only creative geniuses but have some serious skillz when it comes to decorating, creating themed food, and crafting baby shower games that can appease a co-ed guest list, the shower was fun and honored my sister and bro-in-law and their little pumpkin on the way.

7 Tasty Snack Ideas for a Fall-Themed Baby Shower

Whether you are hosting a baby shower, a friendly (not spooky) Halloween party or just a fun fall-time gathering where you don't necessarily want to feed the party-goers a full 5-course meal but want to satisfy your guests' snack cravings with some crazy tasty food here are my recommendations and what I served during the party. Check it out!

Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks HOW cute are these little broomsticks?! A pretzel stick, some string cheese, and a chive to tie it off. So basic but so genious and fun to eat. You can find the directions over at the blog One Little Project At A Time.

Pumpkin-themed deviled eggs

Deviled eggs made to look like little pumpkins are obviously perfect for a fall-themed party. Find the deets on The Food Blog. Note: I subbed Cholula for the Sriracha just to turn down the heat a little.

Jack O'Lantern Veggie Plate

Parties usually have some kind of veggie tray so why not turn it into a jack o'lantern?! Thanks to Raising Jack with Celiac for the simple and genius idea! I also served the veggies with a side of this creamy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip.

The BEST Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

Tis the season for pumpkin and these Pumpkin Cupcakes are HEAVENLY! They were definitely the hit of the baby shower and party guests were shocked when they found out they were gluten-free because they are just so SO delicious. These dreamy cupcakes are topped with a swirl of cinnamon cream cheese frosting and then lightly dusted with cinnamon on top. A sprinkling of chopped pecans or walnuts would be delicious on top of the frosting as well but I decided against it just in case we had anyone with nut allergies attending. I also tripled the recipe for our large group.

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

Here's an easy riff on the classic caramel-covered apple. Slice up your apples and serve with cream cheese topped with salted caramel. It's ridiculously easy, a super tasty combo, and a lot more manageable to eat than a whole caramel-covered apple. You can find my recipe for salted caramel located in the recipe card for these Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Parfaits (which are also amazing btw). 🙂

Smoked Salmon Dip

You can't have a party without chips and dip! Serve an assortment of chips and crackers with this Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill & Capers. The dip is a huge crowd pleaser so be sure to double the recipe if you have a big guest list.

Apple Cider Punch

Lastly, let's talk party punch. I'm not usually a big fan of punch but this Apple Cider Punch from Better Homes & Gardens was a winner. It's a simple combo of 6 cups apple cider, 2 cups orange juice, ½ cup lemon juice, and 1 (750 milliliters) bottle of sparkling white grape juice. We had several children attending our party but if you are hosting an all adult party switching out the sparkling grape juice with some chilled champagne would be amazing too!

Fall-Themed Baby Shower Games

Alright, let's talk baby shower games and activities. This is definitely not an area I specialize in so we handed this off to one of my sister's close friends who knocked it out of the park with some awesome resources she found on Etsy and Amazon.

SweetBabyShower shop on Etsy creates printable custom party kits and shower games which not only provide some fun entertainment but are also creatively themed to match the style of your party.

Here are the games we played:

  • Baby Bingo
  • Baby Name Race
  • Mommy or Daddy?
  • Don't Say Baby

A table was also set up for a baby headband making station. Each guest picked from a variety of ribbons, bows, and flowers along with elastic bands to create a sweet little custom headband for my niece. It was SO easy to set-up since all of the components for the headbands were included. The only thing you need to have on hand is a hot glue gun and a table to lay everything out.

Link for Baby Headband Kit

Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Decor

Then finish off your party decor with an assortment of painted pumpkins. My sister painted mini pumpkins in an assortment of pinks, gold, and silver while also scattering some naturally orange and white mini pumpkins throughout. Here are the instructions for the painted pumpkins from Oh Happy Day (which btw is an incredibly cute website for party planning and DIY inspo). Be sure to also add some pumpkins at your front door as a sweet way to welcome guests as they arrive along with this super cute "Hey There Pumpkin" doormat.

A pennant bunting with the words "Welcome Little Pumpkin" (see picture near the top of this post) was hung across our fireplace mantle. I wasn't able to track down the exact bunting that we used for this but these burlap flags would be just as cute with white lettering painted on them. And this fall-themed felt ball garland would also be super cute to decorate with!

Lastly, if you are on the hunt for a "Sweet Baby" rustic wood sign like the one pictured below, your local Craft Warehouse has all of the supplies to create this quick DIY project. If DIY is not your thing, Morgan over at PaintMePeachy on Etsy, could create a custom rustic wood sign for you as well!

And that's it! I hope you found some valuable fall-themed baby shower and party ideas from this post! As for myself, I'm counting down the days until I meet my sweet little baby niece. Eek!

Did you use one of these ideas for your party?!

If you used one of the ideas from this post for your party, I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below and tell me about it! And don’t forget to snap a photo and tag @passmesometasty on Instagram so I can see!

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10 Fall Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Are you preparing for a Fall baby shower? Every baby shower has food, whether it’s finger foods or a full-on buffet. Fall is actually a really easy time to come up with Fall baby shower food ideas that you can make yourself at home. There are plenty of EASY recipes you can make that focus around your baby shower theme too.

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Fall Baby Shower Food Supplies:

  • Apples, caramel
  • Pumpkins (mini)
  • Orange, red, yellow, and green food coloring
  • Cupcake liners
  • Meat of choice (see recipes below to decide)
1. Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

This twist on traditional deviled eggs is adorable! You can use food coloring to change the color of the egg filling and then just use a fork to gently add the “pumpkin lines” to each egg.

2. Mini Pumpkin Pies

This is the season for all things pumpkins but also for Thanksgiving. Fall screams pumpkin pie, and you can make these cute mini pumpkin pies for your baby shower! easy finger food for people to just grab and eat.

3. Caramel Apple Bar

This is a fun way to have everyone get involved and create their own food. Caramel Apple Bars are a DIY snack that is super easy and quick to setup

4. Muffins on Board

Muffins are a super easy food to have at your Fall baby shower, it’s perfect as finger food and budget-friendly! You can adapt to food allergies and only have select varieties.

5. Cheeseball and Crackers

People go bonkers for cheeseballs! They NEVER last long and are incredibly easy and quick to make. You can get fancy and mold it into a shape to match your baby shower theme or just keep it round and ready to go. Just add crackers and it’s ready to snack on.

6. Mini Cheesecakes

Cheesecake isn’t something you see often at baby showers because they are considered costly BUT you can do it on a budget! Create the tiny mini cheesecakes in a flash in any flavor you’d like! You can also pre-make these and freeze them too!

7. Pinwheels

No, we aren’t talking about the wind toy, these pinwheels are edible! You can mix and make any combination of ingredients to create your own but these will fly off the table, so be prepared! You need only 7 ingredients to make these buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels but once you know how to make them you can create whatever you’d like!

Muddy Buddie Mix

Muddy Buddie Mixes are an easy and cheap snack idea for your Fall baby shower! You can cater the colors to your theme or gender to tie it all in. Plus serving muddy buddie mixes is so creative because you can use cupcake liners!

9. Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are another quick and easy food idea for your baby shower. You just need Lil Smokies and either biscuits or crescent rolls (crescent rolls are easier). One package will make about 40 so adapt to your party to make enough.

10. Mini Meatballs

If you’re looking for warm food ideas for your baby shower, these mini meatballs are ideal! If you have the ability to use a slow cooker/crockpot, you can keep these mini meatballs warms and your guests can snack the whole time and just grab and go.

Finger Sandwiches

Sandwiches are a great way to have some variety without having too much food. You can have different flavors and everybody loves sandwiches, so this is a good choice for portion control as well!

Apple Cider

Apple Cider is a great drink idea for the fall. You can make this easy by boiling water, adding apple cider mix and then serve it warm or cold!

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato chips will be a good idea for the fall baby shower because they are perfect to eat and require no prep. All you need is sweet potatoes and oil (medium heat) and cook until they’re done! You can add seasonings or just keep them plain with salt.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a great way to serve warm drinks during the Fall. It’s basically a hot cup of pumpkin and makes for a tasty treat!

Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a great way to serve food without having too much waste. Season the potatoes and bake them for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. You can also add toppings afterwards like butter, sour cream, cheese, etc!

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup is a great fall dish that’s easy to make and it’s warm! You can serve this in bread bowl or regular bowls.

Apple Salad

Apple salads are a good way to have some variety for your baby shower. Plus, they go very well with lunch/dinner! It will be a light meal option and it’s super easy to make.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic fall dish you can always serve. Bake up some apple pies the day before and then just warm them up in your oven when guests show up!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Just like Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cupcakes are another good dessert idea for Fall baby showers. You can also do this ahead of time, so it’s a great treat. It doesn’t take long to make and you can be creative with the colors and ingredients!


Make your baby shower menu the best with food ideas that are sure to please! Check out these creative recipes for fall babies. A Cute dessert table, yummy finger foods and plenty of apples are just a few ways you can celebrate this special time in one’s life. Let us know what other autumn themed food and dishes you have planned so we can share them on our blog too!

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25 most relevant fall recipes



25 most relevant fall recipes

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While autumn is at its best, the weather is still quite warm, and there are enough fresh vegetables and fruits in the season, Picante Cooking is in a hurry to share with you a selection of the most relevant dishes for your daily menu. To fully enjoy the taste of all seasonal vegetables, while they are affordable and so tasty! After all, the Picante Cooking website actively promotes seasonality in the kitchen, enjoy vegetables and fruits during their natural ripening, then they are full of vitamins, aroma and rich taste. And in order not to miss the season, scroll through our new selection of current autumn recipes, where you will find soups, salads, meat dishes with vegetables, pies and various ways of preparing vegetables for the family table. nine0003

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Quail with grapes

Refined, but not difficult to prepare dish. Quail baked with grapes, bacon, small onions in cognac sauce. Very piquant :-)

Stuffed sweet peppers with potatoes

A complete dish that allows you to enjoy the gifts of nature in this golden age. Potatoes and peppers go so well together!

Sweet pepper soup with sausages

Recipe for a very simple and very tasty soup made from sweet peppers, potatoes and sausages. A somewhat autumnal, pleasantly warming soup.

Cauliflower and Bacon Pie

Sunny, hearty shortcrust pastry pie with a rich filling of cauliflower florets, bacon and cheese.

Chicken breasts with grapes

Chicken breasts with grapes in a creamy rosemary sauce. Incredibly tasty and at the same time exquisite dish.

nine0002 Roasted Pepper Salad with Mozzarella

A real summer colorful salad of sweet roasted peppers, Mozzarella baby, crispy croutons and basil.

Vegetable tian with cheese-garlic sauce

Hearty vegetable casserole, tian of tender seasonal vegetables in a thick cheese sauce with fragrant garlic.

Clafoutis with cherry tomatoes and cheese

A savory interpretation of French clafoutis. This time with cherry tomatoes, olives and cheese. nine0003

Sweet peppers stuffed with rice and chicken

Recipe for a simple, nutritious and even almost dietary dish. Stuffed with rice, chicken, garlic and cheese sweet peppers baked until golden brown.

Salad with pears, caramelized onions and ham

Salad with pears, ham, hazelnuts and caramelized onions. Another author's salad in my style.

Baked eggplant cream soup

One of the most unusual soups on the site. Delicate, but expressive taste creamy soup of baked eggplant. nine0003

Salad with grapes and ham

Exquisite salad with grapes, delicate taste and texture of Camembert cheese and crunchy caramelized nuts.

Fish baked with sweet peppers

Fish fillet baked with lots of sweet peppers, white wine and garlic. Easy to prepare, nutritious, seasonal dish.

Sweet Pepper Chicken

Easy-to-cook, bright-tasting chicken baked with sour caramelized sweet peppers. nine0003

Baked cauliflower with garlic and cheese

Recipe for vitamin cauliflower with garlic, parsley, cheese and nuts.

Camembert and Cherry Tomato Pie

An easy and hearty Camembert and Cherry Tomato Pie. Gourmet snack or light dinner.

Baked Eggplant and Cheese Salad

Recipe for a warm salad with baked eggplant sticks, cherry tomatoes, crispy croutons, aromatic herbs and salted cheese. nine0003

Baked Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

An easy-to-prepare dish with sauce, in which the sauce is so delicious that you can eat anything with it and not only broccoli :-), which is fabulously tasty on its own.

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Meatball Soup

An interesting, nutritious soup with broccoli, cauliflower, meatballs and cream with subtle hints of garlic.

Broccoli Cream Soup

Delicate and nutritious, very easy-to-make American-style Broccoli Cream Soup with crunchy croutons. nine0003

Spaghetti with Roasted Sweet Peppers and Capers

Spaghetti with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Red Garlic, Capers and Basil. Very bright and very tasty.

Meat and eggplant pie

Hearty meat pie with baked eggplant, cheese, garlic and coriander. A dish that even those who do not like eggplant will like.

Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup

Delicate Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup with Creamy Basil Dressing. The deep taste of this soup will be appreciated even by experienced gourmets. nine0003

Baked eggplant with yoghurt sauce

Oven baked eggplant with honey and garlic yoghurt sauce flavored with crunchy nuts and fragrant parsley.

Vegetable tart with feta cheese

Colorful, juicy tart of assorted summer vegetables on cheese dough with creamy filling of feta cheese and eggs. Delicious, healthy and nutritious.

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Recipes according to GOST for children in kindergarten from 1 to 7 years. Proven recipes with step by step photos, calories and cooking time. Breakfasts for children, lunches, dinners

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But it often happens the other way around: “I want it to be like in a kindergarten!”. If this is your case, then this collection of kindergarten-style recipes is perfect for you and your child. Read more

Quince has a pleasant aroma and delicate fruity taste, and can be used to make a variety of dishes, including delicious desserts.

With or without apples, with jam or sour cream, these pancakes are good for everyone. nine0003

Sauerkraut soup like in kindergarten is recommended for older children.

Kindergarten-style cheese omelette is a wonderful breakfast for the whole family. Due to the presence of cheese in the recipe, the omelet is not bland, so parents will also like it.

Oranges are citrus fruits that we see on the shelves of shops all year round.

Fish baked in an omelette like in a kindergarten - a dish that is absolutely predictable in taste. nine0003

So many parents experience their children's dislike for vegetables, and this is often frustrating.

Adding another great soup to my kindergarten recipe box. Bean dishes are always hearty and healthy, and green peas, moreover, not only cook quickly, but also please with their beautiful green color.

After a year, the children's menu expands significantly and one of the first dishes that are introduced into the diet of babies is puree soups. nine0003

Pretty satisfying, thanks to potatoes, and fresh, thanks to cucumber, the salad will surely appeal to children.

In winter and spring, it is recommended to introduce dried fruits into the children's diet, since fresh fruits at this time of the year contain much less vitamins and nutrients.

Another salad in the piggy bank of recipes according to the kindergarten's technological maps.

From the age of about a year, fruits are introduced into the child's diet. Of course, if a child has few teeth and still cannot chew pieces, then we can only talk about fruit purees. nine0003

I would never have thought that rabbit meatballs like in kindergarten can be so tender and juicy!

Carrots stewed with rice and prunes, like in kindergarten - hearty, tasty, slightly sweet and, thanks to prunes, very fragrant dish.

Almost everyone remembers this pasta and cottage cheese casserole, it was a frequent guest on the tables in many kindergartens.

Boiled pasta baked with eggs, as in kindergarten, is suitable not only for a children's table, but can also be an interesting side dish for people on a diet (suitable for diets No. 3, No. 4c, diets No. 6, 7, 8, 10 , 11 and 15). nine0003

Soup-puree from zucchini, like in kindergarten, turns out to be very tender, calm, pleasant to the taste.

How many children love cauliflower? I don't know them :) Usually, the very smell of boiled cauliflower already drives the children out of the kitchen, but not in this case.

Fish patties with vegetables baked like in kindergarten - quite an interesting dish.

Delicious and fragrant garnish with a golden crust is potatoes baked in sour cream, like in a kindergarten. nine0003

Now even small children know that it is healthy to eat vegetables, but few people realize that the color of these vegetables is also of great importance.

Delicious, hearty and healthy chopped chicken fillet with scrambled eggs and vegetables, cooked like in a kindergarten, the whole family will like it.

Using the most common and familiar products in every kitchen, let's cook krupenik like in kindergarten.

Children are often reluctant to eat in kindergarten. The food is unusual, not homemade, “strange”. nine0003

But it often happens the other way around: “I want it like in a kindergarten!”. If this is your case, then this collection of kindergarten-style recipes is perfect for you and your child.

In addition, all the recipes from this collection are prepared according to technological maps for preschool institutions and are ideal for organizing baby food.

If your "Nehochuha" eats mostly pasta and refuses to eat anything else, you will find suitable options here to diversify your child's diet. nine0003

For example, if a child eats semolina in kindergarten but refuses to eat it at home, you can find here the recipe for semolina in the form in which the child eats it in kindergarten.

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