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Last January I had the
honor of co-hosting a football themed baby shower for a sweet friend.
She was having her first baby- a boy- and wanted pizza served at her
shower. The other co-hosts and I figured that if she wanted pizza, why
not do a football theme and serve other foods you would serve at a
major sporting event- with a bit of a twist?

So the first thing we did was find out our friends favorite football
team (the New York Giants) and used their colors as a starting point.
We fashioned the initials of the babies name after the NY Giants logo
and added it to the backdrop.

We hung fun bunting from the goal post to add visual interest. My
awesome sauce hubby also made the trophy for the table.

For food we served lots of yummy dishes. Perhaps the most important
was the pizza dish. We HAD to make sure that was included. To give it
a different spin, we served football pizza pockets with pizza sauce.

In addition, we served “Playbook cake” (made by DeAnna Gonzales),
“Kick’n” Whiskey BBQ Sliders, “Bomb” Puppy Chow, ”First
Down” Fruit Pizzas (shaped like footballs of course!), “Touchdown
Queso”, “Field Goal” Wings and Dip (from Buffalo Wild Wings- but
this recipe looked yummy), “Off Sides” Guacamole and Chips,
“Playoff” Subs, and veggies.

While looking for printables to use one the table, I fell in love with
the vintage ones made by Hello My Sweet. The best part about them?
They will customize your colors so you can use it for whichever team
you want! They were so great to work with! They also had some AMAZING
ideas and tutorials that we used to pull this football theme together.
We used their bleacher tutorial (with some modifications) and their
turf field tutorial to help set the table and feel for the party. We
also loved their idea of naming the food and drinks after football
terms, we just had to do it! Make sure you check them out because they
have fabulous products and ideas!

On the drinks table we served “Kick’n” Root beer, “Official”
Water and “1st and 10″ Fruit Punch.

For this table we made a custom football stadium sign with “Metlife
Stadium” (Giants Stadium) at the top and the babies due date across
the bottom. We also made pennant banners to bring in the theme.

It was a sweet shower for a sweet friend! So happy she let me be a
part of it!

Vendor Credits: Styling and Coordination: Shannon Qualls

Photography: Greg Qualls

Cake: DeAnna Gonzales

Printables: Hello My Sweet

Food and Drinks provided by amazing friends!

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