A few weeks ago I came across this invitation from Greylein on Etsy and immediately thought it was a fantastic idea for a baby shower theme, as well as a great invitation. And judging from the amount of times it has been repinned and liked when I stuck it up on one of P11's Pinterest boards, I'm in good company.
I think I've explained this terrible affliction I have where I see something party related and can immediately imagine how I would use it should the need ever arise. What I haven't explained is the other terrible affliction I have. Where I can't remember any of that when the need actually arises!
So, at the time of pinning up the invitation, I wrote :
"Love this BaByQ Baby Shower theme. Do mini hot dogs, baby back ribs, junior burgers. Great for co-ed showers or mothers-to-be who aren't into the cutesy stuff."
This was mainly to remind myself of these ideas should I ever have an excuse to throw a BaByQ Shower. But as I've seen it being repinned over the past couple of weeks, I kept being reminded of mini bbq foods and this Wednesday Wishlist was um, born.
|Not only are all of these easy and available almost ready made, but they are super tasty.|
(Follow the links for Hotdogs and Hamburgers, Ribs, Salad Cups and Wings)
My first instinct was right. The only foods appropriate for a BaByQ Shower are mini hot dogs, baby back ribs, little chicken wings and junior burgers. Add some assorted small salad cups and you have a fabulous barbeque - for an impending baby birth or not.
Another baby-related touch, which has just come to me, would be to put out a range of spicy sauces and label them - from Whinge and Whimper to Terrifying Temper Tantrum. Damn, I want to organise a BaByQ Shower now!
Menu labels to match the invitation are available too by the way. Boy, I am making this easy for you this week.
Cute BaByQ Cupcakes
|Those gummi bear kebabs are genius!|
I know I said above that this would be a great baby shower for a mum-to-be that wasn't into the cutesy baby stuff, but you have to have a touch of cute about the day and these cupcakes by Two Busy Blondes fit the bill exactly. And you can follow the link for a how-to and all! Told you this was easy.
BaByQ Shower Favours
|Try a BaByQ spice rub instead of sauce. Just make it clear its for rubbing on meat and not an actual baby! (Image via Etsy)|
One of the other things that came to me when initially thinking about this BaByQ Shower was to give homemade barbeque sauce as favours, in little baby food jars. And I thought I was a genius until I started looking online and a million and one people had already done it. Don't you hate that?
I still think its a great idea, but for something different, cheap and easy I would make up a BaByQ spice rub and put that in the baby food jars. There are heaps of recipes online and require nothing more than transferring mixed spices into a bowl, stirring them and transferring them into the jars. I think we can all manage that.
Ok, so I think I've sufficiently revved myself up for a BaByQ Shower. Now I just need to find a pregnant lady. Anyone got anything to share??
Finally, a quick word about The Wednesday Wishlist. This is purely a collection of random finds for a great party. No gifts or payment is received by P11 for including them on the list. If your item is listed above, I'd love to hear from you - and thank you for making and selling such great stuff!