baseball party



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
 

games

pin the ball on the bat



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


pinata


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 
 

25 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

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

Stephanie Lynn said...

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

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

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

Team Carroll said...

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

JHill said...

What a lucky little guy!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

swake97 said...

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

Lanie Ree said...

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

beth kruse custom creations said...

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!

Tanja said...

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 1...lol.

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ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

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

heather

daniii♥ said...

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

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Adam and Wendy Lucas said...

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

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

So much creativity. Very cute!

LuckyStarErin said...

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

Abbi said...

Everything is incredibly cute! What fun ideas.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

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

leemeandthegirls said...

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

M.O.T.B said...

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

MrsXoxo1598 said...

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!!

MrsXoxo1598 said...

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!!

bethkruse said...

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 bethkruse23@yahoo.com i will send you my original email. sorry!

MrsXoxo1598 said...

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.

Brandee said...

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!!

beth kruse custom creations said...

thanks brandee! i made all the paper party goods. if you are interested contact me through my etsy sight! http://www.etsy.com/shop/bethkruse23

The Mahan Clan said...

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!! http://themahanclan07.blogspot.com/2011/03/birthday-party-part-2.html

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