We had the privilege of hosting a baby shower for two sweet friends who are soon to be expecting a new addition. As soon as my friend knew she was pregnant she had already started dreaming up themes for her shower. Since her husband played college football, and currently coaches high school football, she thought that a Saints theme would be fun. She also wanted a co-ed shower, which I thought went perfectly with having a Saints football theme. It was perfect, very guy friendly and not too baby or girlish.
The invitations were fun. I found a free ticket template on the internet and filled in the appropriate details and party information. I printed them on white cardstock, cut, and stuffed in envelopes.
The decorations were fairly simple. I made some bunting out of black and gold car stock, and misc. Saints items that we already had lying around. I used astro turf to cover the table and laid out some black and gold mardis gras beads on it. I made food tent cards with black and gold bunting, and some black and gold cupcake wrappers and toppers. I also made "pentalty flag" lollipop favors for everyone. (shown in the football bowl)
The time together was fun. We ate, played a Saints trivia game, chatted, and showered the couple with prayer and gifts. I had planned to have a football toss outside for one of the games, but changed my mind last minute as New Orleans is VERY hot in August.
The food wasn't exactly New Orleans, Saints, or football related, but I stuck with most of the couple's favorites. They love Mexican food, jalapenos, and fruit desserts, so I catered to those tastes. It was more hearty that most dainty shower food, which fit well for a lunch time, co-ed, shower. Here's what I served;
alcholic, and non-alcoholic beer
queso blanco (but I used a can of rotel in place of the jalapeno and tomatoes)
Here are some of the gifts that I made for the baby;
a pink rosette headband and C onesie
a cuddly football blanket
a soft, crinkly football tag toy with the extra material from the blanket