I fell in love with Jon Moss during the fall of 2013 in our little college town that always looked the prettiest during October and November. Crisp leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot apple cider and warm scarves still bring me back to that first fall we spent together. Fall is a romantic time of year, and even if your love story didn’t begin in a swirl of falling leaves and roaring bonfires, it is a great backdrop for a sweet bridal shower.
Fall Bridal Shower Menu
Your Fall in Love bridal shower menu should be reflective of fall favorites. Each of these recipes are an elevated spin on fall’s necessary treats.
Who said sangria was just a summer drink? Adding caramel flavored vodka to this favorite drink gives it a fall spin and makes enjoying a caramel apple much less messy.
Take cheese and crackers to the next level with a fall inspired baked brie. This decadent cheese, wrapped in a puff pastry, pairs perfectly with the subtle spice of the pumpkin and it’s sure to be a hit as your bridal shower appetizer.
The crisp fall weather is the perfect excuse to start enjoying your favorite comfort foods. Elevate mac and cheese from kid food to party food by preparing it as a bite-sized treat. Make it even more fancy by trying a variety of cheeses!
Capitalize on all the amazing fruits in season during these fall months and try these pear feta tarts for a simple, classy appetizer. Once again, the decadent cheese will pair deliciously with the warm sweetness of pear. Your guests will be raving over this one!
With so many fabulous appetizers, you’ll want to keep the main course light at this bridal shower. We love the sounds of this fall salad, complete with a maple rosemary vinaigrette. Add grilled chicken to make it heartier or serve it with a few more fun sides.
Take chili to the next level with Gimme Some Oven’s white chicken chili recipe. Nothing is cozier than a bowl of warm, delicious chili and this recipe is sure to be a hit.
Whether you’re serving soup or salad, you’ll need these wonderful mini cornbread loaves as a side. Serve with apple butter and honey and your guests will love it!
Anything miniature is a no-brainer for a shower, especially these mini pumpkin pies. They’re just the right amount of sweet with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Perfect for a dessert table or even as an appetizer. (Pumpkin is a vegetable right?)
One taste of these donuts will have guests feeling like they’re apple picking at their favorite orchard. The cinnamon sugar topping and maple drizzle pair perfectly with the cake donut for a delicious fall treat!
Fall Bridal Shower Decor
Keep the decor simple and reflective of the season. Think pumpkins, burlap, plaids and candles. Maybe even have a roaring fire!
If you’re serving a full meal like the chili and cornbread, you’ll want to set a bountiful fall table. Consider covering your table with butcher paper and then running pumpkins in varying sizes down the center. We love the multitude of colors Country Living chose for their tablescape in the photo above. You can even write name cards directly on the butcher paper and add candles and greenery for a cozy fall table.
If you’re opting for a cocktail style bridal shower of appetizers and desserts, you’ll want decor spread throughout the party space. Hollow out a few fake pumpkins and fill them with fall flowers like dahlias or mums. Add sprigs of greenery, succulents or fall berries and place the arrangements on the food table.
Use apple baskets to serve sides or desserts or use them as decorate. Fill them with potted flowers or fall leaves. They’d look great outside a front door or in an entryway as guests come into the bridal shower.
Display those mini pies and delicious donuts in an adorable way like the photo above. You can print your own burlap banners or find ones with fall sayings like this one. Wooden crates add height and extra space for displaying all your sweet treats.
Help Guests Fall in Love with easy Gift Giving
Help guests fall in love with easy gift giving by sending them to RegistryFinder.com for shower shopping. Looking for more bridal shower theme ideas? Check out our RegistryFinder GiveIt blog for more ideas and always keep an eye on our Pinterest page.
-Written by Sami Moss, who loves pumpkin spice lattes and all things fall.