A little over a month ago I had the exciting honor of co-hosting an adorable baby shower with my friend Hayley for our friends Sara and her husband Matt. Both of them (any myself!) are big Aggies and since they (AT THE TIME) were expecting a baby boy, we decided to throw them a tailgate themed baby shower. The Super Bowl was the next weekend and both of them LOVE Aggie football so it was a no-brainer.
*PROCLAIMER: Sara has since given birth to sweet Madden George on February 13th. He’s so cute!*
Hayley and I were very pleased with the outcome of the theme and decorations and I’m excited to share that with all of you today! Hayley’s house is beautiful, so we really focused on a few areas to highlight the theme.
We served sliders, hot dogs, a variety of dips, fruit, and vegetables. We intentionally chose this menu as these were things you would typically find at any tailgate. For dessert, we had a cake with an ADORABLE banner that I found here, red velvet cake balls, custom made sugar cookies, and provided the supplies for s’mores.
As you can see in a few of the pictures, we purchased a mat off of Amazon (linked here) that is the texture of turf that you would find on a football field. We found some pop-up football lanterns that we used as decoration on the two tables we were using for food and desserts.
The napkins that were by the tea dispenser were bright yellow to resemble yellow flags that a referee would toss for a penalty. I painted the mason jar in the picture to resemble the shirt that a referee would wear and I think it turned out great!
We played a fun trivia game that focused on baby traditions from around the world and it was mom vs. dad. Needless to say, Mom smoked Dad.
Another touch of decoration that I loved was these adorable onesies that were hung on the mantle over the gifts. It brought movement into the living room and was a great focal point during the game and gifts. Plus, it’s an added gift that the parents get to take home!
Isn’t she gorg?? We made a great team for this shower and it was a BLAST!