It’s a HOME RUN! Jenny Raulli Bloom Designs won the day with her ultra creative trophy centerpieces and an exciting surprise Dodgers game “field trip” to round out her son’s Bright, Bold & Modern Baseball Party. Using black & white graphic patterns and vibrant red accents, the printable designs, red-stitched desserts & clean party decorations *caught* my attention! And I can’t wait for you to “get in the game” and see it all too!
P.S. We’re in the middle of baseball season and Jenny’s ideas would translate so well to a fun (and possibly last minute!) get-together in front of the TV too. The “Play Ball” balloons, dressed up root beer bottles and pretzel “bats” would be quick to pull together and make game night feel extra special!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Dessert table with “bunt” cakes and Oreo “sliders” + Cracker Jacks and “LUKE” baseball cookies
- Wooden crate display featuring peanut boxes, pretzel “bats” and Coke bottles
- Framed baseball quotes and groups of assorted red candy
- DIY red trophy cluster centerpiece and “Play Ball” balloons + “Game Ball” gum ball tube favors
- Amazing baseball mitt and ball fondant cupcake toppers from Edible Details
- Big League Chew, Babe Ruth candies and sunflower seeds in jars
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jenny…
Batter Up! I am very happy to share this Modern Baseball Party that I styled for my Luke’s 9th Birthday. Luke is all about the game. He lives it and so do his friends. They play hard and rough so I wanted his party to be more graphic and urban than most All American Baseball Parties you usually see. This turned one of the easiest parties I have every styled. It just flowed. I started with a red, black and white color scheme- one of my all time favorites and incorporated several wood elements (think bats). I also knew I wanted to use a lot of baseball terms so I created this really fun background paper which I used on the envelope liner and throughout the design.
When I was growing up, my Dad played recreation league baseball for dozens of year. He always kept every single trophy he got. I knew I wanted to use trophies as a focal point for Luke’s party. It really touched me and Luke when my dad let me use some of his. One of them was actually from 1973. To make them united and to fit into the party, I simply spray painted them all red. I LOVE the effect. I used most of them for the table centerpiece. I had a runner made out of our graphics and embellished plain white paper plates with the #9. Wooden utensils in mini black and white bags, “Game Ball” tubes and mini juice container completed the place settings. A custom Play Ball balloon was tied to each chair.
The dessert table was framed by two 36 inch balloons and featured Baseball Cake Pops by Cake Poppin, Root Root Root Beers, Crackerjacks, mini Chocolate covered Oreos decorated like baseballs and my favorite- Bunt Cakes. Edible Details made the most perfect fondant baseball gloves that topped the cake and cupcakes. I filled kraft cups with “Baseball Batter” which was chocolate brownie pudding parfaits and made mini baseball donuts. Oreo Sliders and baseball sugar cookies cut out to spell Luke’s name finished the table.
I printed a few famous baseball quotes for the snack and party favor table. The boys treated themselves to fun baseball treats like peanuts, licorice, sunflower seeds, Babe Ruth Bars and Big League Chew. Mini rippled cups with raspberries added the perfect pop of color. For party favors, I had mini custom wooden bats made with our party logo.
As a surprise, we took the boys to a Dodger Game. Luke even got a birthday wish from the Dodgers.
When we got home we ended the party with a smash cake for Luke, a tradition from his first birthday. As always, Luke slide right in head first.
- Invitation, printables, tassels, balloons, straws, drink bottles, balloons: Bloom Designs Online
- Party Concept and Styling: Bloom Designs
- Photography: Andy Kitchen Photography
- Cake pops: Cake Poppin
- Sugar Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
- Fondant baseball and gloves: Edible Details
- Table Runner: Print My Picture Online
- Mini Wooden Bats: Logo Print