baseball party

June 14, 2010

since we did a baseball nursery for ben,
we decided to have that be the theme for his
1st birthday.

the invitation

decorations and details

sign sending people to the backyard

happy birthday banner
it's hard to get a good picture because it was so long!

i alternated pictures of him at each month 
and the letters of happy birthday

the food

home plate cake

i set up a concession stand out of 
two windows in our porch

the desserts
i made the cake pops, cake and chocolate marshmallows
the cookies are from just-iced on etsy

the ballpark concessions

the cotton candy cones were a big hit...

but the hot dog vendor made the party!

i am one banner


pin the ball on the bat

perfect pitch
(try to throw 4 balls through the hoop)


party favors

bats and assorted balls

his shirt says BEN
and then around the ball says "i am one" & "birthday boy"
i ordered it from my personalized tshirt on etsy
she also made the custom shirts from ben's birth announcement.

it was very rainy all day so i didn't get to decorate the yard as much as i would've liked.  but it didn't rain during the party so i'm not complaining!

a couple ideas that i didn't do:
*vases with dirty baseballs and a ribbon around
*play a baseball game and have t-shirts made up
*a scoreboard made to look like the one at wrigley field
*have all the guests sign a baseball 


  1. Wow!! Fabulous party!! You did a great job!!

  2. What an amazing party! Love the theme! Adorable details - very well done. I love the photo banner and baseball game - how cute! The cake is so creative! Fabulous job. Happy Birthday to your little guy! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  3. That is an amazing party! Luckt little guy! Love the theme!

  4. What a DARLING party!! Adorable theme!! Love all the little details! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. What a lucky little guy!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  6. Love the baseball chair! Where did you get it?!

  7. Whoa, this is great! I love everything. The home plate cake, the baseball chair, the hot dog vendor- it looks like so much fun!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

  8. the chair is from homegoods. love it although every one we could find had a rip in it! it was too cute not to get though!

  9. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday! I love the theme of the party! I wish someone did all that for me when I turned

  10. Following you back from NFF. What a great party for your little guy!! You really had a lot of great details. Love it!


  11. Everything looks like it was awesome!!! I would've loved a party like that!

    visiting from nff

  12. Too cute! Love the concession stand idea on the porch!! :)
    -wendy at

  13. So much creativity. Very cute!

  14. I saw this on Kara's and loved it! great job!!

  15. Everything is incredibly cute! What fun ideas.

  16. Hi Beth! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your party today. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  17. I love the sign sending people to the backyard! HOw clever is THAT! :)

  18. Precious! I love baseball themed parties!!! Great job!

  19. What a beautiful beautiful party!! You got every little last detail down! Where did you find the baseballs & bats? I'd live to give those out as favors for my sons party in a couple weeks. Thanks for sharing, you've inspired me beyond belief (didn't even know I had it in me ;) so thank you, Beth!!!

    Oh, and where did you find the cotton candy? Did you buy indiv bags and just open them up to put into the cones? What a great presentation!!

  20. Hi Beth. Not sure if you saw my comment but would you mind sharing where you found the baseball bats you gave away as favors? Thanks!!

  21. mrsxoxo1598- i sent you an email awhile back. i guess you didn't get it? i got the bats and balls at dollar tree. i also got some balls at the party store. if you email me at i will send you my original email. sorry!

  22. thanks for the info beth! i thought they looked like the ones i found at dollar tree... too bad they're all sold out :( oh well, thanks anyway.

  23. Awesome baseball party! Where did you get all of your tags, banners and such? My son turns 1 in March and we're doing a baseball theme and I love everything about your party!!

  24. thanks brandee! i made all the paper party goods. if you are interested contact me through my etsy sight!

  25. Perfect party!! You inspired me beyond belief. I gave you credit in a link on my blogpost about the party. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!!