Sports themes are always popular for birthday parties, but this particular sports themed first birthday has a clever twist… You know those big foam “#1” hands that you always see at sporting events? Well, they also look just like what toddlers do when they proudly announce “I’m ONE!”. So… Kate (mom of the birthday boy) decided that this novelty item was the perfect theme inspiration for her little sports fanatic’s big celebration of one!
In addition to the playful ball game inspired menu, I love that each table at this party was equipped with “decorate it yourself” #1 hands and art supplies!
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kate…
My son’s first birthday was centered around sports and the #1 hand that is so commonly seen at sporting events. Luke loves anything related to balls, sports or games so we thought this theme would be the perfect fit! Each table was equipped with “decorate it yourself” #1 hands and art supplies.
The menu was based on “Take me out to the Ball Game” food: hot dogs , popcorn, cracker jacks, peanuts, pizza, along with custom sports cookies. The colors were orange, baby blue and white. I made the pendant flag (I measured out the size triangle I wanted and cut them out of colored card stock. Then I punched a hole in the top two corners of the triangle and strung double faced satin ribbon through the holes.) We held the event in a gymnasium to complete the sports feel. And we even asked all the guests to wear sports attire from their favorite teams!