A Pumpkin Brunch Baby Shower

Fall is finally here, and with it comes an opportunity for festive celebrations. Maybe you have the task of hosting a baby shower this season; what better way to celebrate the coming arrival and everyone’s favorite season than a pumpkin-themed shower?

We took our color scheme from the pumpkins themselves- orange and green- and added in some stripes and polka-dots to give the decor more of a “baby” feel.


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Upon arrival, guests were instructed to fill out advice cards for the soon-to-be parents.


With pumpkin spice lattes being so popular, we were inspired to host a brunch for this shower. Freshly brewed coffee and espresso was served with homemade pumpkin spice creamer and pumpkin-flavored cookies.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer {original source}


  • 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 ounces of milk
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Start with a can of sweetened condensed milk and regular milk. I like to use 2 % because that is what we have in the house but you can use whatever kind you have.
  • Add in pumpkin, vanilla, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Shake and shake and shake, and when you think it is ready shake a little more.
  • Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer recipe
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy.



Pumpkin coffee cake with a brown sugar glaze was a big hit, served warm, and perfect for this theme.

coffee cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake {original source}


⅓ cups Water
1 can Pureed Pumpkin (15 Oz)
2 whole Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 box Yellow Cake Mix (18 Ounce Box)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Brown Sugar, Divided
½ cups Flour
4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
¼ cups Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ cups Heavy Whipping Cream


Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix together the water, pumpkin, eggs, 1 Tablespoon of vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Add the cake mix and baking soda and mix until just combined.

Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and pour batter into pan.

In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and melted butter. Use your fingers to sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For the glaze, combine the other 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved.

When cake is finished baking, poke holes in the top with a toothpick. Pour glaze over the cake, making sure to cover all surfaces. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.



For party favors, guests were able to choose between three options: candy corn in these adorable jars with a personalized label, tea lights with a personalized label, or hand sanitizer with a personalized label. 



This was such a simple solution to hosting a baby shower, and unique in that it was a brunch with a theme that fit its season. If you’re in need of some inspiration for baby shower planning, Candles and Favors is here to help!