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5 Ways to Create the Ultimate Summer Barbeque Couples Shower

Throwing a wedding shower this summer? Today’s showers are often co-ed, and what better way to throw a co-ed party than with an outdoor summer barbeque? Here are five smart ways to create a memorable summer barbeque shower.

a handmade sign for the lawn games area of your backyard

1. Incorporate outdoor games. Lawn games serve two glorious purposes by creating an effortless icebreaker for a group of people who may not already be acquainted and are also just plain fun. Games such as cornhole, horseshoes, ping pong and washers are all basic enough that no matter  a guest’s skill level, everyone is bound to have a great time. Want to kick it up a notch? Create a tournament. You can divide up teams by family, friends of the bride or groom or random draw.

props for an outdoor wedding photobooth

photo credit – etsy

2. Set up an outdoor photo booth. In this age of selfies, photo booths create a fun, and often hilarious, activity that also serves as a memento after the party is over. There’s no need to fork over tons of cash to rent a photo booth. Create your own using a simple bed sheet as a backdrop and adding  a card table with props. Enlist one of the shower hosts to take the pictures. Easy as one, two, CHEESE!

customized branding iron to leave initials on steak

3. Brand those grillin’ meats. Celebrate the future bride and groom in grilling style with custom made branding irons that you can sear on every burger, steak and chicken breast before serving. You can choose from a single letter initial (featuring the last name initial of the future bride and groom) or up to three initials for their married monogram. We especially love MRS and MR branding irons. To top it off, they make a unique gift that the bride and groom will enjoy after the shower for years to come. Check them out here.

wedding shower mojito drink station

photo credit – etsy

4. Arrange a summer spirits station. Create a rustic, outdoor drink station stocked with a menu of spiked lemonade, sweet martinis and minty mojitos. Serve your cocktails in mason jars for each guest to keep after the shower as a favor. Rustic chic, cheap, and oh-so practical, mason jars kill two birds with one stone and do it on a friendly budget.


5. Make s’mores. No matter how old you get, s’mores are still a tasty treat to enjoy in backyards or at social gatherings. Offering a build-your-own-s’mores station at a shower or wedding will keep your guests included in the action and satisfied to the very last bite.

Have more ideas on how to create the ultimate outdoor barbeque shower? Share them in the comment section below.

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One Response to “5 Ways to Create the Ultimate Summer Barbeque Couples Shower”

  1. Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC Says:

    What great wedding ideas to incorporate the guys’ perspective! And all of these suggestions would make for cool photographs, too.

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