Note: After viewing so many baseball themed party ideas, I realize that the following may not be enough party for some of you, however it is actually a fancier, more thought-out party for us. You see, we aren’t the money-spending, flashy, or fun party planners usually. A typical party normally consists of outside play, cake, a few activities, an occasional sleepover, and adult conversation and beverages.
Emphasis on the adult conversation and beverages. 😉
But after Baby #1 had NOT ONE show up to his last year’s birthday party (we had moved half-way across the country just a couple weeks prior to his celebration), I decided that we had to do something to make-up for its BIG flop.
**WARNING!! Highlight reel starting NOW!** You were forewarned…our parties are definitely NOT always this well planned!
Both Baby #1 and Baby #3 LOVE baseball, so since we were combining their parties this year, we decided that it would be a perfect (and relatively inexpensive) theme.
Welcome to training camp!
At training camp, you will find things typical to baseball – including uniforms!
An acquaintance of mine made these shirts for the boys! She has so many cute and quality designs! I love how she added the baseball numbers on the back! The jersey’s number is also their age! You can find more of her work or place a special order here.
There was a lot of PRACTICE!
After scouring Pinterest for the most fun and active baseball party games, we settled on a painted baseball field,
Baseball camp wouldn’t be complete without a concession stand…
and hot dogs!
Of course we had a generic cake, too! All of which they ate while watching parts of The Sandlot movie!
The small details!
TIP: If you place the paper plate up-side down and write on the bottom, there is actually an illusion that the “ball” is round. Print out your party’s details and paste them in the middle. Use a red permanent marker for the ball’s string. The invitations turned out WAY cuter than they appear from my picture! Even better, 220 individual plates cost me less than $3! These were really cheap invitations, and the guests were able to use the remainder of the plates for their food!
Friends parted with bags filled with a punching balloon, Big League gum, and sunflower seeds!
Despite my former lack of details with regards to birthday parties, I am totally glad that we made a big effort this year! It turned out perfectly and was super fun!
Just maybe I’ll make a habit of birthday party planning! 😉