Celebrate beginning of playoffs with a baseball-themed birthday party
August 25, 2010
Although the baseball season is winding down, the race for the playoffs is heating up. There is just over a month left for teams to position themselves in heading into the postseason, and the competition is likely to get intense. Baseball fans will be eagerly awaiting the race for the World Series, and if you know someone who is a big fan of the sport and has a birthday coming up, why not combine the two by throwing them a fantastic baseball-themed birthday party? It is sure to be a hit.
For starters, you'll need to select excellent invitations to get your friends and family excited to attend. A great direction to take is to print invites on material that reflects the guest of honor's favorite team. Whether they root for the New York Yankees or are a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, sending out announcements that celebrate their passion is a great idea. For more neutral invites, consider purchasing ones that are adorned with images synonymous with the baseball season. Bats, balls and the diamond are good choices.
While invitations are an important place to start, you'll need to include terrific decorations to ensure that your shindig is a success. To begin, hang a banner across the entrance of your home sending heartfelt wishes to the birthday boy or girl. After that, you'll want to turn your attention to recreating the atmosphere of a lazy day at the ball park (one word) inside your get-together. (hyphen) Affixing a lower deck stadium backdrop (one word) to the walls is a wonderful way to start, and will prove to be an effective addition to the decor. Similarly, select some baseball props, such as a scoreboard, signs and other similar accoutrement associated with America's favorite pastime. To add some subtle flair, you should hang somef baseball swirl decorations from the ceiling. As a final touch, why not place some life size baseball player cutouts around the room? Whether your guests idolize Derek Jeter or Dustin Pedroia, they will likely enjoy these exciting decorations.
Of course, you will need to do more than just decorate your gathering as you're going to need plenty of supplies. One thing every party needs is an ample amount of paper goods, such as plates, cups and napkins. The logical choice would be to continue the theme of the guest of honor's favorite team, but if you would like to take a different route, stick with neutral baseball imagery. While drinks can be kept cold by way of an ordinary cooler, doing so with an inflatable baseball cooler can be a great way to put a smile on your guests' faces. Finally, think about purchasing a pinata shaped like a baseball and giving the partygoers an opportunity to have at it with a wiffle bat and collect the candy stored inside.
Although the end of the baseball season can be a drag for some, the drama provided by the league's best teams is second to none. A baseball-themed party is the perfect way to capture the magic of playoff baseball with the happiness of turning a year older.