Ball Birthday Party – Real Party

posted on March 11, 2010 by  |  posted under Birthdays  |  48 Comments

baseball party

My husband often says that I throw a party for 95% for myself, and 5% for my kids.  Well,…he’s almost right!  It’s more like 90/10. 😉  I love all the details in themed birthday decor.  He once asked, “Are our kids even going to remember?”  No problem here!  I’ll MAKE SURE they remember!   I always turn their parties into a special ‘Birthday Book’ so they can be reminded of the effort I went to when they were little. {You can make a free Classic photo book at Picaboo through March 31, 2010.} They’d better love me,…And they better know I love them. 😉

‘Take Me out to the Ball Game’ – Birthday Decor

‘Balls’ were basically all my little man talked about for the majority of his 2nd year of life. We decided there wasn’t a better theme for his second Birthday than ‘Take me Out to the Ball Game’.

The Invite…baseball party The Cake…baseball partyCrackerJacks…baseball partyFavors…baseball partyHotdogs…baseball partyBirthday Decorbaseball party
Birthday Boy…
baseball party{I was 6 weeks postpartum with my twins, so my talented mother-in-law helped me pull all the fun details of this party together}

I found most of my supplies at Zurchers Party Store, but even easier you can find them online. Find the Plastic Hot Dog Holders here from Amazon and here is a link to the Popcorn Boxes. Great prices too,…I think I paid more at Zurchers! I made my cake, but it was easy! Promise! Get the Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set. {They even have a Mini Ball Pan Set too! Cute! Perfect for a ‘smash cake’?} The pan comes with directions for 5 different ‘ball themed cakes’. I just piped white frosting stars all over the baked ball and added the red stitching for the finishing touch. {I used the same method for the cupcakes}. You don’t need to be a fancy baker to make this cake. It looks impressive though huh!? 😉 Tricked ya! 😉

I can’t believe this was almost a year ago!  I’ve got another party to plan {whew}! :)  I love adding to my birthday decor idea file.   Check back for more ‘REAL’ HowDoesShe parties coming up soon.  We can’t wait to share them.  Have you thrown any fun Birthday parties or have any Birthday Decor Ideas?  We’d love to see them!

baseball party

(We are participating in SkipToMyLou’s Made by you Monday) Thanks Cindy and Tip Junkie’s Tip Tuesday (Thanks Laurie).

    1. March 11th, 2010 at 6:35 am
      TidyMom says: wear me out with all your creativity!! This party looks GREAT!! wish I had a little boy!! I'm going to stumble it!
      • May 11th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
        Rayya says:
        I have a 5 yr old girl and she plays T-ball. Dont let her gender stop her from doing whatever she wants to do. My little angel loves the game and I am happy as long as she is happy!
    2. March 11th, 2010 at 10:01 am
      Natalie says:
      LOVE THIS!!! Such a cute way to do a baseball party.
    3. March 11th, 2010 at 11:36 am
      Janet says:
      im borrowing this for my son's 5th b-day party in 8 days!!!
      • March 11th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
        Shelley says:
        Great! Let me know if you need info on where I got stuff! :) Don't forget to show us your pictures!
        • July 26th, 2011 at 10:57 am
          Vasavi says:
          Hi Shelly, I am planning for my son's birthday with this concept. Could you tell me wht u put in those plastic wrap bags that you prepared. Also where did u get that ball concept plastic wrap?
          • August 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 am
            Shelley says:
            All the goodies inside were just from the party favor cheapy aisle. Baseball candy, baseball bouncy balls,... stuff like that. I also found the plastic favor bags there. :) Hope that helps.
    4. March 11th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
      shelly (cookies and cups) says:
      I love those cupcakes! I will have to make those for my kiddo's tball and baseball teams this year!
    5. March 11th, 2010 at 1:40 pm
      Brittany says:
      LOVE this! I love All-American looking parties and this defintely fits the bill!
    6. March 11th, 2010 at 3:32 pm
      April Driggers says:
      Oh I love this so much! I have two boys, and generally once they're past two, I never get to pick the theme! I'm about due with my 3rd and so HOPEFULLY we will get to use these fantastic ideas -- at LEAST once! :)
    7. March 11th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
      Charity says:
      Too adorable! I'm going to bookmark this for my son's 8th!
    8. March 12th, 2010 at 12:11 am
      Katy says:
      I'll have to bookmark this for a friend - she's doing a sports theme for her son. As for me - I'm doing a Mickey birthday for my 4 year old in a few weeks, then his little brother will have a Monkey 1st Birthday (I actually did this party for my first son's 2nd party, but all the people at that party have since moved away, so it will be a brand new party! Plus, I loved the monkey cake (from Martha Stewart) that we made!)

      And yes - the party is 99% for me because I LOVE planning all the little details! I'm even already thinking of my son's 5th party! Yikes! (a Spaceship/Rocket theme!)

      If my Mickey Cupcakes turn out as cute as I hope, I'll send a picture!
    9. March 12th, 2010 at 7:39 am
      Jacque says:
      This is just fantastic!!!!! This would make a great party after a ballgame too!
    10. March 12th, 2010 at 6:03 pm
      Lisa says:
      I would love to know where you bought everything, mainly the hot dog holders and popcorn containers. Also, the big baseball cake, did you make it or buy it? If you made it, care to share how? THANKS!!!
      • March 12th, 2010 at 6:55 pm
        Shelley says:
        I just added links to my supplies! They cake was totally easy! Give it a try. {See my blip I added}. Thanks for asking! :)
    11. March 15th, 2010 at 11:35 am
      kimbo west says:
      so cute! I am a sucker for a themed birthday party and this one is just sooooo adorable! found you on skip to my lou
    12. March 16th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
      Alexandria says:
      I love how you threw the elements of the song into the party! So cute!
    13. March 17th, 2010 at 8:24 am
      Jenny says:
      that's nifty but it would have to be cars and trucks with my son. he hates sports.
    14. March 19th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
      Melissa says:
      I'm a 90/10 too! Great party!
    15. March 22nd, 2010 at 11:04 am
      Katie says:
      Really fun looking party, love all the red, white, and blue! My Dad is a huge baseball fan would love this, adapted for a 70 year old of course:) He only has a very girly granddaughter so I don't think we could pull this off for her.
    16. March 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 am
      SteviKay White says:
      This is a really cute idea...
    17. March 24th, 2010 at 9:42 am
      Cap Creations says:
      Looks like everything turned out great! Thanks for coming by my blog and letting me know about this post! The cake looks wonderful. And you have given me some ideas. I'll be posting our bb party real soon and will have some free print-ables that I have created!

      Thanks again!
      • March 24th, 2010 at 9:46 am
        Shelley says:
        Whoo hoo! We'll be linking to them when they show up! :) We love free downloadables! :) Thanks!
        • April 14th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
          Cap Creations says:
          Hi there again! I have posted my baseball party! The printables will follow starting tomorrow. Come by and check it out!
    18. April 10th, 2010 at 11:55 am
      Carol says:
      Where did you find the invitation? I am planning my sons 3rd birthday and I loved the idea
      • April 10th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
        Shelley says:
        I actually made it! In photoshop. I'm no pro,..but thanks for the compliment! ;)
    19. May 5th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
      Maren says:
      Love this! I'm definately using this idea for Ty's second. So cute!
    20. May 31st, 2010 at 7:13 pm
      Amanda says:
      I love all of this. I'm planning my son's 4th birthday and I started about 3 months ago, but I can't find those cute little star bowls anywhere, and I'd love to have them for the hotdog toppings. Where did you get them?! I have posted some of the ball stuff I have done on my webpage. His party is Saturday and I'll be sure to share pictures afterward! Thanks for posting!
    21. July 1st, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      Lisa says:
      Would you mind sharing the template for the invite?
    22. August 26th, 2010 at 8:27 am
      Janelle says:
      I love this! Super cute! :)
    23. December 13th, 2010 at 8:25 pm
      sports blog says:
      Seems like its very cost effective to have this bday as well..
    24. March 29th, 2011 at 11:14 am
      Childrens Birthdays in Milwaukee says:
      Very creative. I'm always looking for new and creative ideas for people. It seems that a lot of people get caught in a bit of a rut as far as themes and decoration goes. Stuff like this can really help one get 'on the ball' so to speak.
    25. June 15th, 2011 at 8:52 am
      Tracy says:
      What games did you have for the kids to play or do you recommend any to go with this theme for 2 year olds and younger.
      • June 15th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
        Shelley says:
        Yikes. I'm not even sure what we played. They were so little. Maybe a t-ball game would be fun. Just hitting the ball of the T? Let me know what you decided to do. I'd love to know. :)
    26. March 4th, 2012 at 11:46 am
      smelch says:
      Any chance you would sell the invite template?
      • March 4th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
        Shelley says:
        If I could find it!!! Stay tuned... ;)
    27. March 10th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
      Mary says:
      Hi Shelley!

      I absolutely love your party invitations. Did you make those yourself or did you find someone that made them?
      • March 11th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
        Shelley says:
        I made them myself. I am not a fancy designer, so thanks for the compliment. ;) Made my deay.
    28. March 12th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
      Rosario Campuzano says:
      Where did you get those star shaped peanut trays...i cant find them anywhere :(
    29. September 12th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
      Melissa T says:
      I love the baseball birthday cake it is so adorable!!!
    30. July 20th, 2014 at 10:22 am
      Angie says:
      Love your cake!! Any tips on how you made the round cake?
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