Pitchers and Catchers Report to the Party!

Spring training is in the air. How about a baseball party?

When our son was only months old he had a toy baseball bat in his hands. We love baseball in our family, so for his first birthday it was only natural that he had a baseball themed party.  It was a great time, and even though it was thrown for a one year old,  these ideas could be used for baseball fans of all ages.

Baseball Theme PartyFelt banner with month-by-month photos of the birthday boy’s first year

Baseball Party Theme 2Birthday wishes on the kitchen chalkboard wall

Baseball Party ThemeVintage Cracker Jack Boxes

It was a lot of fun coming up with the menu that, of course, was filled with ballpark favorites. Our team is the Red Sox, so we selected food that reminds us of Fenway Park and our time together in Boston. I realize that in CT we have a pretty even split of Red Sox fans and Yankee fans. My father is a life long Yankee fan so I have much love for the Bronx Bombers. I’m sure you could have a lot of fun coming up with a Yankee inspired menu as well!

Dinner

  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Fenway Franks (Nitrate Free)
  • “Sausage Guy” Italian Sausage and Peppers
  • “Green Monster” Salad with “Big Papi” Seed Dressing

Appetizers

  • Rally Rods (Pretzel rods with a spicy mustard dip)
  • Bags of Peanuts
  • Bags of Sunflower Seeds
  • Build-Your-Own Nachos Bar
  • Vintage Cracker Jack Boxes
  • Popcorn Machine
  • Assorted Candy – Big League Chew, Baby Ruth Bars, etc…

Baseball Party BeverageJuice for the rookies

Baseball Party Snacks

Baseball Party CakeSimple baseball birthday cake

Baseball Candy BarGuests could fill the popcorn containers with candy to take a sweet treat home

What was so great about the food selection was that most of it, except what was cooked on the grill, was made in advance.  This gave us the ability to relax a bit and spend time with our friends and family.  Most importantly, we were able to enjoy watching our son experience his birthday and take his first bite of chocolate cake.

Baseball Party Bday Boy

5 thoughts on “Pitchers and Catchers Report to the Party!

  1. Yes! My poor father doesn’t really think so though :). Glad you like it! Great to hear from you!!

  2. I attended this party. Lots of fun, very professional actually, oh! Maybe an idea, Nutmeg Children’s Parties ? Theme oriented.

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