Birthdays are a league of their own. If your child is a baseball fan, then it can be a perfect theme for his birthday party! Here are a few homerun tips for organizing a baseball-themed event you both will surely love.
- Start off by giving out creative invitation cards. They come in many interesting designs and shout-outs. They can come in any shape associated with baseball. Sample wordings can be:
– (Name) is sliding into home base for his 13th birthday!
– Draft Pick for (Name)’s 8th birthday.
– It’s (Name)’s First Pitch!
– Let’s play ball for (Nam)’s 7th birthday!
- When you send out invitations, request your guests to dress up for the theme. They can come in baseball jerseys, wear the team colors, put on caps, or wear pins. Dressing up for the part will make the party even more baseball-spirited.
- Decorate indoor walls with a birthday banner and pin towels lined up with baseball pins. This is one of the best times to showcase your child’s collection if he has one.
- If you are holding it outdoors, welcome guests to the party by with streamers or banners that have the logo of your child’s favorite team or the team mascot, and of course a birthday greeting to the celebrant.
- Whether you are using an indoor or outdoor venue, red and white balloons can really liven up the place.
- You can prepare goodie bags that include baseball clapsticks or maracas that are shaped like baseballs, key rings, blinking magnets and baseball beads. Throw in baseball pins, a baseball stress ball and a water bottle to make it a more memorable take-away gift.
- Food is most important in any party but you really don’t have to over-think the menu for a baseball-themed birthday. Serve light snacks such hotdogs, nachos and other finger foods. You can place soda bottles in mini coolers and the guests can just dig in and get their drinks. Prepare small bags of peanuts, popcorn and cracker jacks, lining them up in tables. Serve a variety of chips and dips in colorful platters. Sugar cookies and chocolate cookies are a sure delight.
- Minimize your need for centerpieces or table decors. You can line up baseball pins in the center of the table. Or have a really big baseball candy or gum machine.
- It won’t be overkill if you spruce up your party table with baseball-themed tableware, especially if it is a children’s party. You can get paper plates, bowls, cups, spoon and fork, napkins and table cloths that have baseball designs.
- Don’t forget the cake! It’s always fun to have the celebrant blow his candles and make a wish after everyone sings “Happy Birthday!” You can have it as big and intricate as you want, like a stadium, or as small and simple like a baseball. You can have the birthday candle in the shape of a bat.
- You can also have cupcakes that have baseball-themed toppers like bats, mitts, helmets and assorted baseball pins.
- Children’s birthday parties should always have games. Baseball piñata equals big fun! Another equally exciting game that guests can play is wiffle Younger guests can do a baseball spoon relay and Pin the Glove (much like Pin the Tail on the Donkey). Give out prizes to the winners.
- Don’t forget to send out thank you cards. They can say, “We’re glad you made it to our homerun party!”.
- Let guests bring home the ball game with baseball pins! They make good party favors. Children can add it to their collections, or trade it for another pin during season. Who knows, you may inspire a child to begin his own trading pin collection with your simple party keepsake.