Thứ Bảy, 12 tháng 3, 2016

Baseball Birthday Party

Hey there friends!

I’m so excited to share the baseball themed party I just threw for my son last weekend.
I know, it’s been a long time coming, but it was so much fun.
There were countless hours of preparing, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I think I have a bit of an obsession with parties and go a little over-the-top, but I love it.
Anyway, here we go!
My little man turned 4 on December 1 and just loves baseball. So, we decided to go with the baseball theme.
I ordered his invitations from Etsy and they turned out so cute. I could not be happier.
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After the invitations went out, I began to work like a mad woman {literally} on decorations for this party.
I was bound and determined to figure out and use my Silhouette to the best of our ability. I actually figured things out and used it a lot. I’m sure she’s happy to take a break from me {for the moment}.
Anyway, I made several banners for the “concessions”, “drinks”, and of course the “Happy Birthday Hunter”.
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For party favors I decided to make all the kids baseball t-shirts to wear at the party. I used heat transfers and put “play ball” on the front corner; on the back put their name and I used their birthday for their number. I thought it would be a little personal but the 8 year old was the only one who caught on to my thinking.
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Of course I used my favorite party site, Polka-dot, and ordered balloons and paper lanterns…can’t have a party without their balloons and paper lanterns.
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In my dining room I set up on my old window frame a Welcome to Hunter Stadium station….it had the rest of the party favors which was a Hunter Stadium pennant I made with the Silhouette and Cracker Jacks. Can’t go to a baseball game without Cracker Jacks.
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As I started setting up for the party I remembered all the 4th of July decorations I used this year and scored on after the holiday sales. I got so giddy with excitement because it was all red, white, and blue stuff…perfect colors for my party. So of course I used most of them.
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For concessions we had hot dogs, nachos and cheese, Cheese Puffs, fruit, cheese cubes, and popcorn.
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We served lemonade, Cokes {Dr. Pepper and Sprite}, and water. Of course I made the water bottle labels…it’s all about presentation, right. One just had a 4 and stars around it, and the other had the picture of a baseball field and said Hunter Stadium.
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And the cake…can’t have a party without a good cake. My friend, and cake designer came through and made an awesome cake. I can’t describe it…pictures will do for this one.
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With having a birthday in December in the South, you never know what kind of weather we’re going to have. Last year it snowed on party day. We have this standing joke around here that if we want it to snow, just have Shana throw a party. Well, I was due for a party with great weather, and you can’t have a baseball party without playing baseball outside. So, come hell or high water we were going outside. Let me just tell you, the weather was fantastic. 60 something and sunny…perfect for some baseball. Some kids played and some just played on the playset. I had purchased a couple of baseball type games from Oriental Trading but they weren’t that popular. I think the kids just loved being outside.
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All-in-all the party was a hit. Hunter had a blast with his friends and of course loved playing baseball.

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