It’s Game Time!
Score a touchdown, home run and a hole in one with fun sports themed baby showers! So huddle up your helpers and plan the best sports baby shower ever!
If the new dad is a sports enthusiast or both parents love sports a sports themed baby shower is definitely your choice. You can choose to focus on one particular sport or just do an all-in-one sports theme that incorporates a wide range of sports such as baseball, basketball, football and soccer. This is a great baby shower theme for couples or if the new mommy-to-be is decorating the nursery in a sports theme. Girls like sports too! Use a different color scheme like pink and red for a baby girl shower.
With any shower, the hostess should match the theme with the rest of the elements as much as possible starting with the invitations. In the case of the sports baby shower theme, this could be done in several ways. There are many online or local retailers that sell sport themed baby shower invitations that are appropriate for both baby showers and even birthday parties for your little sport. Tailor the invitations to match your sports party theme. Save a little money by making your own sports themed shower invitations. Create a sports-inspired invitation shaped like a football, baseball mitt, football helmet or soccer ball and use clever wording such as “It’s an All Star Baby Shower! Come celebrate the newest member of the [mom’s last name] team scheduled to arrive on [due date].”
One of our favorite ideas for invitations is create “Tickets” to the sports baby shower. Make sure to tell everyone to bring their “Tickets” to the shower so you can do a drawing to win prizes.
Since tailgaiting is a part of the sports experience host a “Tailgate Party” and on the invitations write: Celebrating the newest “Cougar Fan” (favorite team) / Coaches: (parents) / Wear “Cougar” attire or be doused with Gatorade! If you are holding the party outdoors, a pickup tailgate could be used as your serving table.
Remember, a successful shower takes planning and the more creative you get the more success you will have – don’t forget the details! The details are everything when planning a sports themed baby shower.
SPORTS BABY SHOWER VENUE
Although any party’s success depends on its location, a baby shower sports theme event requires the perfect location. Many sports venues have facilities which can be rented for parties; these rooms could be a good choice when the parents-to-be love a particular professional sport. Parks near baseball diamonds or basketball courts could also work for showers in the spring or summer but always make alternative arrangements in case of inclement weather.
If only adults will be attending the shower, a sports bar might be a great location. Bowling alleys, golf facilities, martial arts studios, and race tracks may be worth considering depending on the preferences of the parents and what is available nearby.
SPORTS BABY SHOWER THEMED DECORATING IDEAS
Any location needs a bit of sprucing up to fit the baby shower sports theme so think of some fun and creative decoration ideas. If the new parents have a favorite sports team, decorate the room to match the team’s colors or include their mascot as part of the décor.
SPORTS THEMED BABY SHOWER FOOD
Kick off the baby shower with some tasty and creative ideas!
For appetizers, serve popcorn in red and white popcorn boxes, Cracker Jacks or chips in an oversized wicker basket, Fruit decorated as footballs, soccer balls, baseball, etc
For Foods serve Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Mini sandwiches that look like footballs
For Drinks serve Coca-Cola in old fashioned glass bottles, Gatorade and Water bottles
SPORTS THEMED BABY SHOWER GAMES
If you are hosting a sports themed baby shower then you have to have games! Fun and interesting games are great so that your guests will remember your party for a long time to come. Below are some ideas for sports related games to play at your sports baby shower:
Whichever game you choose for your baby shower it will be great for a sports baby shower theme because they all involve some level of competition! Now, go have a ball!!
For unique beach baby gifts to match this theme visit our SPORTS BABY GIFTS pages!