Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas

The temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are falling, but love is in bloom! If you’re hosting a bridal shower this fall, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected ten of the best ideas that can be used to fill your autumn soiree with vibrant colors, delightful flavors, and lovely activities!

  1. Bring the Outdoors In

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Bring the Outdoors In

Apples and Tree Branch from Celebrations at Home Blog | Fall Leaf Garland from Better Homes and Gardens

All you need to do is look out your window for some pretty inspiration. Grab a branch and hang a few apples for a lovely backdrop or collect freshly fallen leaves and string them together for a crisp, colorful garland.


  1. Make a Cheesecake…Literally.

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Make a Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake from Love Wed Bliss | Cheese Cake from Style Me Pretty

First, head to your local grocer to purchase 3-4 rounds of cheese and a variety of fruit. Stack your cheese largest to smallest and garnish with nature’s delicious bounty. offers tips and detailed step-by-step directions.


  1. Pretty Pumpkins: More Than a Jack O’Lantern

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Use Pretty Pumpkins

Mr. & Mrs. Pumpkins from Wedding Chicks | Pumpkin Succulent Harvest Decoration from Simply Happenstance | Pumpkin Place Card from Tracery Interiors | Pink and Gold Pumpkin from Brenda’s Wedding Blog

Give this fall mascot a gorgeous makeover for your next bridal shower. Pumpkins can be used as accent signs, centerpieces, or place cards. Not a fan of orange? Grab a paintbrush and some acrylic paint and voila, you can have customized décor that matches your bridal shower color scheme.


  1. Don’t Forget the Caramel Apples

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Don't Forget the Caramel Apples

Caramel Apple Bar from Bridal Guide | Twig Mini Caramel Apples from Allyson Baker Design | Toffee Apple Cake from Yahoo | Caramel Apple Party Favor from Janie Eisenhart Blog

This delectable fall treat should not be left out of your shower. Set up an interactive caramel apple bar, make adorable twig apples, send them home as a party favor, or try this scrumptious Toffee Apple Cake.


  1. Add a Little Sparkle

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Add a Little Sparkle

Hanging Gold Leaves from Michelle Edgemont | Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin from Unoriginal Mom | Glitter Pumpkin Candle Holders from Twig and Thistle

If your bride-to-be likes a little bling, add some sparkle to her day with painted hanging leaves, a glitter monogram pumpkin or glitter pumpkin candle holders.


  1. Make a Hot Drink Bar

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Make a Hot Drink Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar from By Stephanie Lynn | Apple Cider Bar from Land of Nod Blog

Baby it’s cold outside….so help your guests warm up with a fun hot drink station. Our favorites are a Hot Chocolate Bar or an Apple Cider Bar.


  1. Fill a Vase…or 2

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Fill a Vase with Bold Colors and Beautiful Textures

Harvest Vases from Good Housekeeping | Fall Hanging Mason Jars from Live Laugh Rowe

The bold colors and beautiful textures of autumn make excellent vase fillers. Use them alone or as candle holders. Popcorn kernels, split peas, kidney beans, acorns, pinecones, mini pumpkins, candy corn, nuts, cinnamon sticks, apples, pears, or pomegranates- the options are endless!


  1. Make a Memory

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Make a Memory

Fingerprint Tree from this Casita | Faux Pumpkin Guest Book from Something Turquoise

Give your bride a memorable autumn item that can be used to decorate her home year-after-year. This fingerprint tree or signed pumpkin will always remind her of the love of family and friends!


  1. Decorate a Mug or Wine Glass

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Decorate a Mug or Wine Glass

DIY Painted Wine Glass from Eat, Drink and Save Money | Dotted Sharpe Mugs from Destination Decoration

If your crowd isn’t into bridal shower games, plan one of these fun, but relaxing activities. An added bonus is that your party entertainment doubles as a take-home favor!


  1. Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

    Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas | Make Delicious Fall Desserts

Sources: No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake from Gimme Some Oven  | Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Half Baked Harvest | Biscoff White Chocolate Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction  | Mini Pumpkin Pies from Home is Where the Boat Is

Make sure you fill your table with the sweet taste of fall- apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and more. Check out last year’s blog post: Delicious Fall Shower Recipes for inspiration.


Have fun as your plan a fabulous fall bridal shower! If you’re still looking for more autumn inspiration, head over to our Pinterest Board: Fall Wedding Shower Inspiration.

And don’t forget to send your guests to, where they can find all of the bride’s wedding gift registries in one place!


by Rebecca Haar, GiveIt Blog contributor


One Response to Top 10 Fall Bridal Shower Ideas

  1. Idell Husak October 24, 2017 at 1:16 am #

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and wanted to give you a quick shout out from Kingwood, Texas! Keep up the great work!

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