Friday, May 28, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Birthday Bash

Finally! A post on Cayson’s baseball birthday party!

I am happy to report the birthday boy had a blast and promptly asked for his 4th birthday party to be basketball… and tomorrow. I’d say it’s a success when the birthday child can’t wait for their next birthday party! That’s why I put love and effort into their celebrations!

It all started with these invitations on etsy. They turned out great – I was able to print them at home on cardstock and cut them out. I loved that they were the size of real baseball tickets.

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I used my handy Wilton dessert tower for cupcakes. I started out putting a baseball motif paper on it but it was just a bit too busy so I went with the grass green to reflect the feel of a baseball field. I wanted my mother-in-law’s cupcakes to POP!


I found this cute ribbon at Hobby Lobby and used hot glue to attach it to two of the layers and tried double sided glue on the other two. Both worked fine – just don’t get your hot glue too hot or it will melt the plastic. It just pops off when you’re done so no harm to the tower.

I made the baseball topper with felt, ric rac, cardboard and a popsicle stick. I hot glued it to the tower too.


The tables all sported peanuts because what is baseball without peanuts? I found these tins in the Dollar Spot at Target.


I put out a plea for baseballs on Facebook last minute and our cousin, Becky, came through with a huge bucket of them! They were perfect in this planter on the food table.

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Cayson is still talking about his baseball field cake!



I featured a few fun favorites for baseball on the table – sunflower seeds, Double Bubble gum, and wax soda bottle candy.

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The party favors included Cracker Jacks, mini-water bomb baseballs (Dollar Tree), baseball rubber ducks, baseball tattoos, wax bottle candy (all Oriental Trading Co).

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You can see how we made the bean bag toss here.




The baseball bucket holding the silverware and napkins was actually an Easter basket from the Dollar Tree. It worked perfect because we have to keep the napkins weighted down in the Oklahoma wind.


I found the hot dog trays on eBay to add some baseball nostalgia.


The table got a bit crowded once the hotdogs made it there. AND, the tablecloth is so wrinkled. The weather was not cooperating so I kept taking it out, then it would start sprinkling, so I’d bring it in… I should have ironed it again, I suppose.


The pinata was such a hit… literally with the kiddos. I got it from Oriental Trading but noticed Target has them too.



A happy birthday boy = a successful birthday party!


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  1. I LOVE everything! Birthday parties are one of the best parts of being a mommy! I love every little detail, especially the sunflower seeds and your little guy's cute outfit. What a great idea for the basballs on display. Good job!
    My son's 5th birthday party is on Saturday. I'm so excited!

  2. I love it all, Sarah! SO cute. You did a wonderful job. I know where I am coming next February!

  3. LOVE what you did! Wish I had a boy to have a party for. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a cute party! I love the 'game ball' - what a great idea!!

  5. This is the best party ever! SO creative! Love the jars with baseball treats, cracker jacks, gum, etc.
    And the cupcakes are awesome, of course...I have a "thing" for cupcakes.
    I'd love for you to add them to Cupcake Tuesday next week.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a cute idea! I would love to have a party like that some day...maybe if I ever have a boy!

  7. I really enjoyed seeing this. I still go all out for the children's birthdays even though they're teenagers now, and it's nice to see other moms avoiding commercial themes and being super-creative. Beautifully done! And your son is just scrumptious.

  8. That is an amazing party!! You did a great job. I love all the little details :)

  9. You did such an amazing job!! WHEN did you get this all put together!? Do you ever sleep?!

    Absolutely amazing-- you should turn your parties into a business, has anyone told you that before?

  10. Everything is too cute!! You did a great job.

  11. Oh, my word! That was just adorable!

  12. this party looks like soooo much fun and I love your pics.

  13. Your attention to detail is unbelievable. Everything is perfect, even the table cloth. What a great party for a boy. My daughter and her husband incorporated a baseball theme in their wedding a year ago. It was fun to create things but not go over the top (especially hard when their main theme was damask and chandeliers) but it turned out cute. You are good at this, something you might want to think about doing as a business.

  14. This is one of the cutest baseball themed parties I have ever seen! Love the baseballs in the red tiered basket and the sunflower seeds in jars!!! Absolutely adorable!!!



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