Guide: Planning a 'Baby-Q' BBQ Themed Baby Shower

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Happy Monday guys! Recently I helped host a baby shower for one of my best friends. She wanted a co-ed baby shower, so she picked a 'Baby-Q' BBQ themed baby shower. Her mom and I organized the event and it was a ton of fun. When I plan any type of shower or party I usually start a couple months in advance so I can budget, spread out purchases, and find things on sale. 

Her mom rented a local venue and I think the space was perfect. We had about 30-35 people total for the baby shower. On the other side of this room, there was a bar area where we had the food. The room was set up with several tables so that people could sit and eat. The table pictured was the head table for my friend and her husband. Behind their table, we had the gift the table.

Here is a picture from the dessert table. The tablecloths were from Party City and I think I purchased them around the Fourth of July. For dessert I purchased custom cookies from a local cookie shop. I also made an order of plain cupcakes from Publix. Below I will describe how I decorated them. Her mom also made a tray of brownies.

I ordered these cupcakes from Publix. They were vanilla with a cream cheese icing and plain white liners. I then added these liners from Amazon and purchased these little cheeseburgers to put on top. I am so excited that they turned out so cute! 

I ordered these cookies from a local cookie shop called 'Two Smart Cookies' which can be found here. I used Pinterest to find some inspiration. The jar cookies had their last name on them, but I just covered them for privacy. 

We used this table for cups, serveware, straws, and trays. It was slightly funny, but I was the only one who used a cute straw. The basket was a thrift store gift from my husband a few years ago. We used red checkered napkins to wrap the serveware. The straws were also an Amazon find here. The red and white striped trays can be found at Hobby Lobby.

This table was used for the party favors. I found the giftbags on Amazon here. I wanted the favors to be something people could actually save and use, so I picked koozies. I used these which had customizable text and I included the shower date and their last name. 

Her family got these perfect customized BBQ sauces. They also had BBQ catered and it was phenomenal. For activities, I had several games. We used yarn to guess how big my friend's baby bump was and we had two guessing games. I also had prizes for each game. The shower came together perfectly. She and her husband along with their families had a great time. 

Thanks for reading!

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