Planning a baby shower during the month of November? We at Peerspace have curated this list of 13 creative November baby shower ideas. They will make your gathering with friends and loved ones a truly special one.
In many locations, the weather is much too cold during the month of November for a truly outdoor baby shower. After all, it’s when the fall weather begins to transition into colder winter weather. But a wonderful compromise as well as a great November baby shower idea is to have your gathering in a heated tent or greenhouse, so you and your guests can feel like you’re outside without catching a chill.
Since you may not have access to these in your own backyard, renting one through Peerspace is a great alternative. For instance, this hygge greenhouse getaway in Columbus, Ohio would make a beautiful, intimate space for a baby shower. The hosts note, “There is no need to fear the winter chill, our small indoor heater will keep you and your guests snug”. What an adorable location!
Since, as we mentioned, November is a time of transition between fall and winter, your baby shower theme can draw elements from both fall and winter for its decor, food, and other thematic elements.
For example, you can decorate with both garlands of fall leaves and pretty paper snowflakes. The combination of fall and winter decor will be especially unique and visually appealing, which is why this is one of our favorite November baby shower ideas.
Even though Halloween will already have passed by November, that doesn’t mean it can’t be the inspiration for your baby shower theme! After all, if Halloween takes place on October 31st and you’re having your baby shower in early November, that’s still pretty temporally close and makes complete sense.
In addition to having your guests arrive in costume, here are a bunch more Halloween baby shower ideas from Good Housekeeping to inspire you as you plan.
With the increasingly cold November weather, we’re sure your guests will want to eat foods that stick to their ribs and take some of the chill away. To get you started, here are 55 cozy, comforting winter finger food ideas from Taste.com – they’d be perfect to serve at your baby shower.
Is November a bit too late for you? Then instead discover our favorite October baby shower ideas!
If the dreary November weather is likely to be getting your guests down, you’ll want the activities at your baby shower to cheer them up and make everyone laugh. Here are 16 hilariously fun baby shower games that are sure to do just that!
Perhaps you’ve never heard of a diaper raffle, but as Tula Mama describes it, “a diaper raffle is a baby shower activity to get mommy-to-be lots of diapers” and “all you need are raffle tickets and an awesome prize.”
Here’s a great guide to planning a diaper raffle at your own baby shower, ensuring that you have plenty of diapers stocked up before your little one arrives!
Purchase or create your own fall-themed photo backdrop and then set up a fall photo booth for your guests. Etsy has tons of beautiful fall photo backdrops, so it’s a great place to start looking. This is one of those November baby shower ideas that offer lasting memories.
The Experienced Mama suggests a onesie and bib-making station as a fun non-game activity for baby showers. All it requires is “a selection of onesies and bibs with an array of iron-on transfers”.
You can also customize this with a fall theme by choosing onesies and bibs in fall colors and iron-on transfers that suit the theme as well (from woodland creatures to pretty fall leaves, and lots more).
If you’re planning this baby shower for a friend, one way to show support and care in advance of their baby’s arrival is by preparing a special gift in the form of a “new parent survival kit”.
The All About Baby Blog writes that this kit could include “Advil, wipes, earplugs, stain remover, coffee, sheet face masks, tea, gripe water, and anything else you can think of that would be helpful for new parents or what helped you a lot with a newborn baby.”
Our fabulous baby shower decoration ideas make decorating a breeze!
It depends on who will be in attendance and what the parents-to-be are comfortable with, but an article on the Martha Stewart website says there are ways to serve alcohol appropriately. You can serve lighter alcoholic beverages and providing plenty of non-alcoholic options as well, among other factors.
Not only is a diaper cake easier to create than a real cake (and a pretty hilarious concept), but it’s also more useful to the parents-to-be. Here’s a guide to creating a diaper cake from the Spruce.
Here’s a unique and aesthetically pleasing November baby shower idea. If you’re someone who’s interested in astrology, you can use that as the theme of your baby shower! More specifically, you can base your astrological decor on when your baby is expected to be born–if it’s in November, they’ll either be a Scorpio (if they’re born before November 22nd) or a Sagittarius (if they’re born after November 22nd).
If you choose to go with this November baby shower idea, consider hosting it in a space like this “Cosmic Oasis” in Moore, Oklahoma. It is also “a boutique gem and mineral shop selling earth energy and teaching higher consciousness”. What a cool place!
You don’t want anything to fall by the wayside, and you don’t want to end up stressed and overwhelmed at the last second. Instead, make sure you start planning at least a couple of months out.
Martha Stewart has a complete timeline for baby shower planning that would be a big help. They recommend “leaving yourself about two months to organize a venue, menu, and décor.”