Continuing on with the Sports Baby Shower series with today’s ideas on food. There are so many ways to go with this, but here is what we did:
I decorated the table using a red plastic tablecloth. Then I added a rectangle of All Star wrapping paper from the dollar store. Then, to tone down the crazy print, I added a red cloth napkin. I borrowed the 3 tiered plate stand from the mommy to be. 🙂
We had yummy fruit (Thanks Tami) and veggie trays along with some lemon frosted cookies our sweet friend (Krista) brought. We also had some chips and mango salsa in a football shaped bowl I bought for the Superbowl.
I had seen some cute football field dip like this in the fall, but wasn’t sure how they did it so I kind of made this one up. It is basically 3 layers of 7 layer dip. I had people ask for the recipe (this one’s for you Jenna!) so I guess it turned out good! The recipe is as follows:
Football Field Chip Dip
1 can refried beans (I used Taco Bell Fat Free)
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 small tub sour cream (I used Kroger reduced fat)
Spread beans in the bottom of a small rectangular pyrex dish (mine was 2.75 qt about 7 in x 9in). Then, take a scoop of sour cream and put it in a ziploc bag for later. Mix the remaining sour cream with the 1/2 packet of taco seasoning (or, to taste). Spread this over the beans. Next peel the avocados into a bowl and smash with a 2 or 3 dashes of garlic salt and a 2 or 3 dashes of onion powder (you can use garlic powder and onion salt). Spread this over the sour cream layer covering completely. This is your football field. Now, take the sour cream you put in the ziploc and snip a little hole in the corner of the bag. Grab like a frosting bag and line the field.
To make the goal posts, I used toothpicks stuck together with super glue.
I made some cupcakes with sport ball cupcake liners and printed off four different sports balls that I taped on toothpicks for the toppers.
What sporting event would be complete without a popcorn machine? I was so lucky that my neighbor, Janet, brought this fun addition!
Last, but not least, we had a crock pot for mini sloppy joes on rolls made by my wonderful friend Loleta! I forgot to take a pic of this, but there was a cute red/white checked napkin in the roll bowl. 😉
There were a few food items that I thought would be fun for a all star sports themed baby shower, but ran out of time/funds.
Water bottles with personalized labels (had the bottles, but could not print labels because my printer ran out of ink)
Peanuts with shell on
Giant sub sandwich
Pigs in a blanket (1/2 hot dog wrapped in croissant dough and baked)
So that’s it for food. My biggest tip for a successful shower with wonderful food…delegate, delegate, delegate! Stay tuned for one more fun post in the Sports shower series!
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