Marcus and I recently threw a co-ed shower for my sister and her fiancé at our home. With both of them being Aggies, and Nick being a big football fan, we thought a tailgate themed shower on an Aggie game day would be perfect. And yes, it was an away game, we know better than that!
This was a really easy theme to run with, especially during the fall. This worked well for a co-ed shower, but would also work for a super bowl party (which is right around the corner!), a kids birthday, basically any Saturday in the fall, etc.
I just had to get my favorite sugar cookies for the shower. These are from The Sweet Tooth Bakery. Their bakery is in Rosenberg, which is pretty far away from us in Cypress, but luckily my parents were coming from Sugar Land and were able to pick them up on their way over. These cookies also made an appearance at one of my baby showers and at Adeline’s gender reveal!
We made pulled pork on the Traeger – maybe Marcus will share his recipe on the blog sometime – and used it for sliders and baked potatoes. We actually made the meat the day before, and just heated it up in the crock pot the day of (so much easier!)
One of the best purchases we’ve made for hosting showers or events at the house is chalkboards. We have used these for more events than I can count, and even share them with neighbors and friends. I like to use chalk pens on them, which doesn’t really come off very nicely. We end up re-spray painting them with chalk paint after each use. This stuff makes them look brand new! Just make sure you tape off the frames really well before painting. The 77 days until kickoff (a countdown to the wedding day), was a cute idea for a co-ed shower.
It seems all the best parties have photobooths these days, and ours was no different. For the background I just used a football field table cloth I found on Amazon held up on wall with Velcro Command Strips. For the signs I purchased these, and just used some Aggie swag we had around the house. The good thing about this football theme is you probably have plenty of gear from your favorite team on hand!
Maybe my favorite part of the décor was the football field we painted onto the grass in our backyard. I dreamed this up, and Marcus and my dad made it happen! My dad even free handed a big aTm on the 50 yard line.
Instead of what you might usually see a couples shower in terms of games, I channeled my inner child and came up with some adult “Field Day” games. It got everyone involved, and I think might have been the most fun part of the afternoon! We had so much fun celebrating Nick and Shannon, and cannot wait for the big day in February!The biggest thanks to my favorite cohost and partner. I couldn’t have pulled this off without him!