At the beginning of February, my mom, cousin and I threw a UGA Baby Shower for my cousin’s wife. We decided to go with tail-gating foods for the menu. I had similar elements at the first shower I threw with this theme, but I had sold the decorations from the first one, so I had to recreate and alter the ideas to fit this one. This shower fell on moving weekend for us, so I forgot to dig out the good camera – these pictures were all taken with my iPhone and it shows.
I twisted black and red crepe paper streamers together for the gift table backdrop. Then I hung a onesie in an empty frame using ribbon and tiny clothespins. The red and white houndstooth tablecloth is actually some vintage fabric I got from an etsy seller a while back. My cousin built the amazing diaper four-wheeler for the mom-to-be.
For food, I made BBQ sliders with cole slaw and brownie ‘footballs’. My mom made ‘southern caviar’ (black eyed pea/corn dip) and cut up a watermelon. A friend of hers also made little bulldog mints for the party. My cousin made bacon-wrapped little smokies. The food was a big hit.
For the food table, I found a UGA tablecloth and on top of that put a piece of astroturf carpeting that I had cut from the large roll at Home Depot. I made the football garland out of brown felt and white cardstock laces that I cut on my Silhouette machine.
I made a pennant banner from red and black cardstock and got the red paper fans on clearance at Walmart after Christmas. We served tea, water and Pineapple-Lemonade punch.
Bradley designed the invitations for us. I wanted it to have the feel of an admission ticket, but we decided to increase the size so it would fit #10 size red envelopes.