Football season is winding down and the big game is around the corner. If you’re hosting a shower for an expecting couple that loves the sport and their team is playing in the final game, it’s a no brainer to throw them a co-ed big game baby shower! Today we’re sharing some ideas on how to pull off the best shower of the season.
While most baby showers are thrown for the mama-to-be, this big game baby shower is the perfect opportunity to host a co-ed shower, inviting both friends of mom and dad over to celebrate the new baby and watch the game. Plan on starting the shower an hour before the game starts so there is enough time to chat, play a game or two and open up gifts before kick off. And then once the game begins the shower can turn into a big game party!
Decorating for the Big Game
Decorating for a big game baby shower can be lots of fun – there are so many great football themed decor ideas out there! And there are tons of ways to DIY your decor to match the party.
Chalkboards are great for signage, and they’re easy to make with a frame, some wood and a little chalk paint. Once the paint is dry and the board is prepped, decorate the chalk boards for backdrops and use smaller ones for the food and drink areas.
A DIY field-inspired pennant is the perfect addition to this shower. Use your favorite team’s colors as an extra pop throughout the space – utilizing it in other banners or signage is the perfect way to incorporate the teams playing in the big game.
Food for Thought
Food for a big game baby shower can be simple too! You can stick with traditional dips, cheeses and crackers and take it one step further with some other fun bites to eat. Pulled pork sliders on little buns are perfect big game food. And try to mix up your traditional dip recipes with some new ones – there are so many great recipes for dips popping up on Pinterest.
And don’t forget the healthy options! Dark chocolate dipped oranges and strawberries will satisfy the sweet tooth and look pretty displayed on the food table.
Not Interested in the Game? No Worries.
Once the game begins, there are bound to be people who aren’t interested in anything but the commercials and the half time show. Keep them busy with a stack of fun games or cards they can play between commercial breaks. Classics like tic tac toe and euchre are always fun, and you can mix them up by creating special game boards or score cards that fit with the theme. They’ll stay entertained through the whole game!
Whether your team is playing in the big game or not, it’s always fun to get together, celebrate a new little bundle of joy and watch one of America’s favorite pastimes with your favorite people.
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