So after a year of telling me that he was going to Chuck E. Cheese for his 7th birthday, my son Luke told me he wanted to play ball for his party. I immediately knew this was the perfect theme for him and was more than happy to accommodate his change of heart. I wanted it to be bright, bold and graphic. He helped choose a color scheme of red, navy, green and orange which were carried throughout the party.
We created a Dugout for the boys to eat lunch in. I sewed yards and yards of pennants to hang from the roof of our “dugout” and covered the picnic table in fake grass. I made a hat rack to display baseball caps monogrammed with a 7 which served as party favors. The boys each had their own take out boxes with sliders (hamburgers), handballs (strawberries), basketballs (Cheetos balls) and equipment (utensils).
At the refreshment stand the boy could grab baseballs (donut holes) or footballs (pretzels) and a drink from the minors bucket which I made with my Silhouette machine. Grown-up had a special Grand Slam drink to celebrate the occasion.
Dessert was set up on a concession stand. I have used this same stand at several of my parties. I worked with Edible Details to recreate the balls on the invite for the top of the cake. I also made basketball cupcakes and chocolate covered Oreos with fondant toppers. Football and baseball cookies, cracker jacks, peanuts and vanilla shakes filled out the table.
The yard was surrounds by a dozen 36 inch balloons and filled with solid beach balls. The boys had a blast playing volleyball, handball and just being boys.
Here’s a little smash cake I made covered in green sprinkles (easy grass).
Happy day despite severely spraining my ankle and a broken camera. Time really does fly:)
The invitation and complete party line are available in my shoppe!
Bitty bags, plastic bottles, gum ball tubes, bakers twine, straws and balloons are also available in my shoppe
A thousand thanks to
Brittany of Edible Details for the amazing cake, cookie and Oreo toppers
Elizabeth of Lizy B’s Bake Shop for the flawless cookies.
Couldn’t have done it without you all!
Virginie @ That Cute Little Cake says
Great party Jenny !!! Congrats !
Lisa Frank says
Oh my goodness, you knocked it out of the park with this one! (pun intended…hee hee) I love every single crisp, clean, clever detail. Pinned it like crazy.
My little guy is only 3 and currently car-and-train obsessed, but I’m sure when he gets older he’d love this party.
Sinea Pies says
What an amazing party. I am sure that Luke and his guests had an absolutely great time but the PARENTS must have been Wowed by it. I surely am.
Loved the preppy and sporty vibe this party had. It all looked amazing, once again!! Congrats on yet another successful party!