This year, L is turning 9, and since his birthday falls at the start of his youth baseball season, I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a retro baseball theme.
He wanted to hold the party at a trampoline place, which took care of the activities for the kids. This allowed me to have some fun putting together decorations, favors, and a ballpark menu.
Since we had a table in the middle of the trampoline space, I couldn’t make use of the walls for decorations.
I did find a little spot to hang our reusable birthday banner, customized for the baseball theme.
I also bought a set of these 12″ table number holders to display posters and signs. I found various retro-looking baseball posters and printed them with birthday messages and signs for the food and displayed them around the table.
Here are the sources for these great retro posters:Baseball player batting and Pitcher poster.
We had a ballpark-inspired menu including:
- hot dogs and sausages with fixings, served in these red-and-white checked food trays (link to: Retro hot dog sign)
- Popcorn served in these red-and-white striped boxes (link to: Retro popcorn sign)
- sparkling water (link to: Retro soda sign)
I decorated blank youth baseball jerseys for the boys with iron-on letters and numbers.
Each boy also got Cracker Jack in old-fashioned packaging.
I created these charming gift tags to go with the party favors.
What a fun time we had celebrating!