Batter Up! Hey everyone- today I am editing the photos from Luke’s 10th birthday party Can’t wait to share them next week. I always love how his parties turn out especially this Modern Baseball Party from his 9th birthday. I thought I would share this party again since it’s the perfect time of year for this theme. Luke is all about the game. He lives it and so do his friends. They play hard and rough so I wanted it to be more graphic and urban than most All American Baseball Parties you usually see. This turned one of the easiest parties I have every styled. It just flowed. I started with a red, black and white color scheme- one of my all time favorites and incorporated a lot of wood elements (think bats). I also knew I wanted to use a lot of baseball terms so I created this really fun background paper which I used though out the design.
When I was growing up, my Dad played recreation league baseball for dozens of year. He always kept every single trophy he got. It really touched me and Luke when he let me use some of them for the party. One of them was actually from 1973. To make fit into the party, I simply spray painted them all red. I LOVE the effect. I used most of them for the table centerpiece. I had a runner made out of our graphics and embellished paper plates with the #9. I again incorporated the wood element by using wooden cutlery in mini black and white bags and each boy got a “Game Ball” tube and a mini juice container to complete their setting. A custom Play Ball balloon was tied to each chair.
The dessert table was framed by two 36 inch balloons and featured Baseball Cake Pops by Cake Poppin, Root Root Root Beer, Crackerjacks, mini Chocolate covered Oreos decorated like baseballs and my favorite- Bunt Cakes. Edible Details made the most perfect fondant baseball gloves that topped the cake and cupcakes. I filled kraft cups with “Baseball Batter” which was chocolate brownie pudding parfaits and made mini baseball donuts. Oreo Sliders and baseball sugar cookies cut out to spell Luke’s name finished the table.
I printed a few famous baseball quotes for the snack and party favor table. The boys treated themselves, to fun baseball treats like, peanuts, licorice, sunflower seeds, Babe Ruth bars and Big League Chew. Mini kraft rippled cups with raspberries added the perfect pop of color. For party favors I had mini custom wooden bats made with our party logo.
When we got home we ended the party with a smash cake for Luke, a tradition from his first birthday. As always, Luke slide right in head first.
Party Styling- Bloom Designs Online
Photography- Andy Kitchen Photography
Cake pops- Cake Poppin
Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs- Cake Poppin
Fondant baseballs and gloves- Edible Details
Cookies- Flourish Sweet Shop
Custom Bats- Logo Print
Table Runners- Print My Picture Online