Prepare for the World Series with a baseball party
September 28, 2010
The baseball regular season is fast coming to a close and that can only mean one thing - the World Series! Hopefully your favorite team has fared well through the past few months on the diamond, and what better way to celebrate one of America's favorite pastimes than with a baseball party?
Firstly, you need to decide how big of an event you want to have. You can invite some friends over the watch the World Series, or you can host a large viewing party at a local bar or restaurant to accommodate a much larger crowd. Once you have decided on the size of your shindig, you should then select party invitations to send out to your guests. Luckily, there are countless options when it comes to deciding on the perfect invite, and why not start with a baseball shaped card requesting the presence of your closest family and friends?
Now that you know the number of people attending your baseball-themed bash, you can start to determine how much food you'll need. Create an authentic stadium atmosphere by serving jumbo hot dogs, peanuts, crackerjacks and popcorn. You can even some beer on tap for the adults attending, but be sure to have some soft drinks and water for the younger crowd as well. Stock up on plenty of paper goods so that your partygoers aren't making a mess of themselves, and your home. You can easily find paper plates, napkins, cups and tableware that perfectly match your baseball theme. You may even find serving dishes in the shape of a baseball diamond or a catchers glove.
To really get your guests in the mood for the Fall Classic try supplying an array of fun sports items like foam fingers and other sports related favors that can be found in any stadium. If your budget allows, setup stadium backdrops to make it look like a packed house is there cheering along with you as your favorite player rounds third base and slides into home. Place hanging decorations of baseballs and bats around the venue to create a more festive atmosphere. A personalized banner welcoming every to your very own baseball park is a perfect touch to make your fiesta one of the most memorable World Series parties your guests have ever been to.
Of course, to take your party to the next level try decorating your venue in your favorite teams insignia. There are plenty of MLB related party supplies available for those who are die hard fans - looking at you Boston - and if all of your friends show up wearing matching jerseys it'll feel like a day at your team's baseball park.
Remember, it takes some planning to pull off an amazing baseball party, but a pro like you should have no problem. Just keep on top of what items you'll need, get a headcount of who will be attending and search for the best deal on party supplies and you'll go down in history as having thrown the best baseball party to celebrate this year's World Series.