The weekend that kicks off the summer season is quickly approaching, and it’s the perfect time of year to host a backyard bbq couple’s shower for the bride and groom! A couple’s shower is perfect for this theme, and it’s a great way to get lots of friends and family together to celebrate the holiday and the upcoming marriage. If you’re throwing a shower this Memorial Day weekend, we have some fun ideas on how to make it a success.
Setting Up for a Backyard BBQ Couple’s Shower
Setting up for a Memorial Day backyard BBQ couple’s shower can be really fun – there are lots of traditional ways to decorate that make the process simple! Picnic tables make for perfect seating areas for this shower, and groups of chairs set up throughout the yard are great for mingling guests.
Go traditional with picnic themed decor – red and white checkered table cloths covering each table with matching plates and napkin wrapped silverware. Summer inspired flowers are perfect as centerpieces on the tables – sunflowers and wild flowers look lovely arranged in mason jars.
And be prepared for the outdoors! Clever signage next to bug spray is a fun way to make sure guest’s don’t get bitten by bugs, sunscreen stations so guests can make sure they’re protected and lots of water people to stay hydrated.
Delicious Food at a BBQ Couple’s Shower
The best part about a backyard bbq couple’s shower? The food! There’s no doubt that guest will be ready to eat some delicious grilled meats, fresh fruits and tasty vegetables.
Go all out with your food choices – with smoked brisket and pulled pork and grilled brats and burgers, there will surely be something for everyone. Try out different rubs, seasonings and sauces so there are lots of different flavors to choose from.
Food is more fun on skewers! Mini BLT bites, grilled corn on the cob displayed on sticks and skewers of fruit are all great ideas for this backyard bbq couple’s shower. Putting food on skewers makes it easier to display and easier to eat.
And don’t forget the sweets! Cupcakes and smores are the perfect way to celebrate the bride and groom at their shower.
All Fun & Games
The other fun aspect of a backyard bbq couple’s shower? The outdoor games you can play.
Instead of the traditional wedding shower games, stick to lawn games that guests can all enjoy. Tic-Tac-Toe made out of a palette and some Xs and Os is an easy game that anyone can play. Create lawn Twister by spray painting colorful circles onto the grass instead of using the traditional plastic mat. And go all out with lawn Scrabble – complete with big letters to spell out the words.
Play games and mingle for a while, then have the guests eat while the couple opens their gifts. Finally, start a bonfire and celebrate the bride and groom into the evening hours. What a perfect way to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and the bride and groom!
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