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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Baseball Party

The day before Easter we had a small birthday party for my little guy. He was actually born on Easter a few years back. This kid loves baseball! He likes the movie The Sandlot and because of that movie loves all things baseball. So a baseball theme party was perfect!

I'll share some of the details of his party now and be sure to snag the baseball printables so you can use at your baseball party.

As for the food I don't have much on that. For some reason I didn't take photos of the food. Huh?? We had hot dogs, potato chips, peanuts, popcorn and drinks, typical foods that you would find at a ballgame. We added salad too for those that don't eat the other stuff.

Remember the invitation sets the theme for your party! We made the ball invitations pictured below. Very easy and inexpensive! That's red ribbon. (Coming soon!)
When the guests arrived the first thing they saw was the Happy Birthday baseball banner. Another easy and inexpensive project. (Click here for the banner.) 
Each guest, young and old was asked to sign the birthday boy's baseball. He loved this! There is a part in The Sandlot where the characters sign Babe Ruth on a ball and it was kinda like that to him! So cute! :)
For the tables we simply placed a bat, a glove (the balls were being used elsewhere) and peanuts for the guests to enjoy.
Popcorn ready to be popped. We actually got the popcorn popper for Christmas and it came in handy for this party!
We played 3 games. Pin the ball on the bat was one of them. I printed out a bat, top half on one sheet of paper and bottom half on another sheet then lined them up to make the bat. I printed out baseballs with each kids name on card stock. Then placed a small piece of double sided tape on each one.
Pitching was another game. We tied and inflatable pool tube to a small rope and hung it from a tree. The kids had to see how many balls they could pitch through the hole.
The last game was batting. No photo, sorry. We set up the tee for the little ones and the object was to see who could hit the ball the furthest. The big kids simply tossed their own ball up and hit.

We made cupcakes for the cake. Those balls are keychains from the party store. I took off the chain, washed them and they worked great for the cupcake. (Click here to pick up the printable cup cake toppers.)
And last but definitely not least because I heart party favors! Each kid was sent off with a party favor bag! Blue paper lunch sacks from Target, topped and held shut with my latest obsession, clothes pins! Then I stuck on a little thank you favor tag. (Click here for the printable.)  Good stuff inside of these! Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, Sunflower Seeds, Big League Chew, a pack of baseball cards. And because it was at Easter time we found baseballs that were supposed to be plastic eggs (But they were round! Perfect!) We stuffed those with baseball tattoos, baseball eraser and those baseball keychains I was telling you about! They were a hit!
The party went well and the birthday boy had a ball! Be sure to check in soon. Snag the printables here!

Quick links to printable items:
Cupcake Toppers
Banner
Thank You Favor Tags
Invitation


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25 comments:

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found your post at Backyard Eden. You did a fabulous job planning this theme party.

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like fun. Baseball is one of my favorite sports!

Cami said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is such a cute idea. I love seeing how people throw parties. If I ever have a boy, the baseball theme is going to be it!
Cami

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How SUPER CUTE! :) Thanks for letting us know you did a Ball Party too! :) I LOVE the party favors with the cloths pins. Looks like the party was a 'hit'! ;) LOL. -Shelley@HowDoesShe

Entertain Exchange said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute party!

Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh i love this party!! My husband is my son's T-Ball coach this season and i am sure that we will throw a end of season party for the boys. I will be checking back to snag your printables!! So cute!

Band of Brothers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what an adorable party! and i just love the banner! you have such a fun blog with beautiful photos!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I love this! I actually showed my husband this one (and I never do that!) I think we will copy this for my son's first birthday party :) and I'm going to feature it so watch for it and grab a featured button! Thanks for sharing!
-Jill

crush. blog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what clever ideas!! we LOVVVE clothespins too!

brookie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this party idea. How cute and creative but budget friendly. Really good job.

TidyMom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What fun and great ideas!!!
Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

Sarah@VintageChic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! I'm working on my son's baseball birthday party for the first of May and got some great ideas from you. Thanks!

MommyTopics.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great Baseball party!!! This looks like so much fun! Great ideas!
Blessings
Rachymommy - MommyTopics.com

jenjen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun party! I love all of the details that you did. Those cupcakes with the balls on them, the treat bags, the banner and invitations. Very cute and so much thought went into it!

XOOX
Jen

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks like so much fun! I love the banner and the invitations. Very creative.

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

the momma said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute ideas! I may be stealing (haha, baseball pun) some of these later this summer!
Thanks for sharing!

CourtneyKeb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you made baseball so cute!

{All Thingz Related} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cute idea! I have 2 Birthdays coming up so thanks for getting my wheels turning! Thanks for linking up to Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cute! We are planning a baseball party for my son. I love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

BLJ Graves Studio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun party theme. You really did a great job. :-)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The whole theme is just darling. Great job! I am featuring this as part of 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' Party at Fun to Craft. Thanks for linking up! Come by and snag a featured button.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this!! We're wanting to do my son's birthday party with a similar theme. I'm getting inspired just looking at your post! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings!
-Sarah

Simple Expression of Complex Thought said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love the baseball themed party and am actually having a baseball bithda for my son this weekend...any chance I could get a link to the printable of the "pin the ball on the bat" game?...I would really appreciate it:)

Sheila said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute! I printed your banner our for my party this weekend! Thanks!

Chelsea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cute party! I would love to do pin the ball on the bat for my son's baseball party next month. Do you still have the template or know where you found the bat? Thanks!

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