Let’s Play Ball! From football and basketball to tennis and soccer (and even handball!) Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online creatively covered all the bases with this Sports Party for her son’s 7th birthday!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– “Raulli Field Concessions” Dessert table with peanut filled votives & Cracker Jack cones
– Baseball and football sugar cookies + basketball cupcake toppers
– Fun sporty party activities and ball cap party favors with embroidered “7”
– Golf “Hole in 1” birthday cake + tiered cake with fondant sports balls & “Luke is Seven” banner
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jenny…
My son Luke is all boy, so when he said he wanted to play ball for his 7th birthday, I knew it was the perfect theme. I wanted it to be bright, bold and graphic. He helped choose a color scheme of red, navy, green and orange.
We created a Dugout for the boys to eat lunch in. I sewed yards and yards of pennants to hang from the roof of our “dugout” and covered the picnic table in fake grass. I made a hat rack to display baseball caps monogramed with a 7 which served as party favors. The boys each had their own take out boxes with sliders (hamburgers), handballs (strawberries), basketballs (Cheetos balls) and equipment (utensils).
At the refreshment stand the boy could grab baseballs (donut holes) or footballs (pretzels) and a drink from the minors bucket which I made with my Silhouette machine. Grown-up had a special Grand Slam drink to celebrate the occasion.
Dessert was set up on a concession stand. I have used this same stand at several of my parties. I worked with Edible Details to recreate the balls on the invite for the top of the cake. I also made basketball cupcakes and chocolate covered Oreos with fondant toppers. Football and baseball cookies, crackerjacks, peanuts and vanilla shakes filled out the table.
The yard was surrounds by a dozen 36 inch balloons and filled with solid beach balls. The boys had a blast playing volleyball, handball and just being boys.
– Party styling: Bloom Designs
– Invitations, printables, straws, plastic drink bottles, gum ball tubes, balloons & bitty bags: Bloom Designs Online
– Fondant cake toppers, cupcake toppers, oreo toppers: Edible Details
– Football and baseball cookies: Lizy B’s Bake Shop