Party for BoysApr 28, 2014 09:56AM ● By Hood Magazine
Photo courtesy of Ann Louisa Photography
Vendors: Ideal Wedding & Events, K Design+Events, Sugar's Baked Goods and Sweet Treats, and ABC Rentals.
Want to recreate this party? All of the details are below!
Custom-designed invitations add a special touch for this vintage baseball party and will be mailed to guests 3-4 weeks prior to the birthday celebration.
Your invitation envelopes can make a statement, too! It’s the first thing that your guests will see when it arrives in the mail. Add a custom sticker or printed band to the back of the envelope as well as a unique label addressed to the “VISITING TEAM” from the “HOME TEAM.” Be creative!
Framed “Welcome” Sign
Make your birthday boy feel extra special with a framed sign that welcomes his fellow players and fans.
Fence & Happy Birthday Banner
Having a fence backdrop with a “Happy Birthday” banner displayed on your dessert/snack table creates an instant party. Build your own in no-time with supplies from the local hardware store. Fun Tip: have guests autograph the fence as they arrive and then display in the birthday boy’s bedroom after the party has ended. He will enjoy remembering all of the good times that he had at his birthday party.
Concessions Table & Banner
Serve all of baseball’s best treats at your concession stand! Snacks like licorice, buttered popcorn, Cracker Jacks and corn dogs are sure to be a hit.
Table Tent Cards
Table tent cards are a coordinating element of your party and tie everything together. They also leave little to question when guests are selecting their snacks.
You can’t go to a baseball game without having Cracker Jacks. The best part is the prize inside for your little slugger and his fans!
A fruity flavored licorice is a must-have on your concessions table.
There’s something exciting about eating buttered popcorn out of a box. These vintage-looking boxes can be found at local party supply stores.
Cupcakes with toppers
Cupcakes are a favorite among all ages and are easy to eat. Include your child in the planning process and have them pick out their favorite flavors.
Cupcakes on vintage-looking white cake stands
There are many ways to display cupcakes. Choose different heights or cake stands to create a visually appealing focal point for your guests.
For those players and fans that want a sugary treat to take with them on the road, these baseball sugar cookies will hit the spot.
Corn Dog Twinkies
A simple activity for all players at the party to take part in. There are only three steps! See how you can make them here: Corn Dog Twinkies .
Peanut Favor Bags
The smell of fresh roasted peanuts in the shell takes you back to the baseball fields. These may serve a dual purpose at your celebration as part of the concessions table or as a party favor for guests to take with them.
The Big Wooden “W”
Your birthday boy will want to proudly display this wooden, burlap-covered capital letter. The letter can symbolize his first or last name. You choose!
Be sure to not have too many things on the table where your guests will be seated. Otherwise it becomes too cluttered, and then there is no room for your little players and fans to move around. Make it inviting yet functional.
Don’t forget about those that don’t drink soda or juice! Bottled water is a simple alternative. Add a custom label as a favor for guests.
Jar of Peanuts & Pennants Centerpieces
What fun way to get kids involved! Fill jars with peanuts in the shell and add a baseball and a custom pennant to create a centerpiece.
Burlap Overlay on the Tables
The burlap tablecloths are the finishing touch on the tables and incorporate that vintage look and feel. Our theme was created after seeing these tablecloths for the first time at another event. They are also available at most local rental companies.
Coke Bottles in Vintage Coke Crate
Vintage crates, buckets and jars help pull together the theme of this party. Look for them at local garage sales, thrift stores or antique shops.
Vintage-Looking White Chairs
Are you tired of the boring brown folding chairs? Check with your local rental company for affordable, fun, and unique chairs. Many will deliver!