It's almost Thanksgiving. And what could be better than having a new baby to be thankful for? If you're planning a baby shower for a holiday baby, what better way to do it than to go all out with a Thanksgiving theme?

Lil' Pumpkin

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pie. Create a baby shower surrounding this classic flavor using pumpkins as decorations and food. Gold spray-painted pumpkins make beautiful centerpieces, and mini-pumpkins can be used as place cards. For the menu, go for mini-pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and any other delicious pumpkin treats you can dream up. It's fun, festive way to welcome the new little pumpkin into the world.

Cutie Pie

There are plenty of pies included at Thanksgiving besides pumpkin. Play this up by creating a Welcome Cutie Pie shower. Serve a collection of mini-pies or regular pies. You can include chicken potpie for the main meal, but the possibilities are endless from meat pies to fruit pies, nut pies to veggie pies. Decorate with classic Thanksgiving colors to complete the theme.


Get festive by decorating with traditional Thanksgiving details. A cake decorated with a baby pilgrim will be adorable as will decorations of autumn leaves, acorns, cranberries, pumpkins, and of course, pilgrim hats. Serve the traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.

Lil' Turkey

The turkey is the star of the show on Thanksgiving, and this new little one is the star of the baby shower. Celebrate the expected little butterball with traditional fall decorations, but include little stuffed animal or craft turkeys for place settings. Serve mini turkey sandwiches, complete with cranberry dressing and salad with cranberries and nuts, or a turkey potpie. Dessert can be a focus on amazing chocolate treats.

There are an endless amount of creative ideas out there for throwing a Thanksgiving baby shower. Once you have your specific theme decided, you'll be able to design the perfect event to welcome and give thanks for the new little one, and congratulate the new parents.