I had the honor of helping out with a baby shower this weekend for a good friend in our small group. She is having a boy, so we threw her a UGA-football-themed co-ed shower. I got a lot of cute ideas from various blogs via Pinterest. You can see several of the inspirations on this pinboard. Most of the pictures were taken as we were setting up, so some things are only partially complete – but you can get the idea!
The food table was covered with an astroturf rug from Home Depot. I cut the little football banner that we stretched around the table out of brown felt. The white laces were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and glued onto the balls. Food for the party was standard tailgating fare: sliders, sausage balls, potato bites, hot dips, veggies and fruits, hummus, cookie bars and brownies.
On the drink table, I made a penant banner out of various red and black scrapbooking paper. I had a couple of UGA magnets that I stuck to the drink tub. The lemonade punch recipe that I found here was pretty tasty.
In the entryway, I made a big banner out of red and black crepe paper streamers. We hung it in a zig zag pattern to fill the two-story foyer.
The gifts table was set up in front of the fireplace, from which we hung a clothesline to show off the baby clothes that the couple received. I found them a ‘My 1st UGA bulldogs tee’ shirt and the super cute UGA teddy bear on the mantle.
We had a table set up for guests to write notes on diapers for the parents to read as they change diapers in a couple of months. I also made cards for guests to make predictions about the baby’s birth date, weight and length.
As guests left, I had set up a some Cracker Jack favors for them to take home. I painted a thrifted frame red and attached chicken wire to it to hang the individual bags from, concession stand style.
I had a lot of fun helping with this shower. We can’t wait to meet the little guy in a couple of months!