Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Baseball Themed Baby Shower

December 9th we had the baby shower for Aaron and Stephanie.  They are using a vintage baseball theme for their nursery so Katie and I wanted to go with a baseball theme for the shower as well.  We tried going vintage baseball for decorating but that proved more difficult than we first thought, so we just did as much baseball as we could find or create!

I found a white tablecloth at Kohls.  We wanted everything to really stand out on the table against the red wall, so white was a good choice.  I found some baseball cards at Target to hang from twine and run across the front of the table.  Walmart had the tiny clothespin.  They were on the aisle with office supplies.  Stephanie loaned me her beverage dispenser and we made a raspberry punch that everyone loved. 
2 liters of ginger ale
2 cans of citrus blend from the frozen juice aisle
2 cans of mixed berry blend from the frozen juice aisle
1 package of frozen raspberries

We found these baseball patterned lanterns at Party City, they came three in a package.  Stephanie snatched these up after the party to possibly use in the nursery.
We made the "Concessions" banner from scrap booking paper purchased at Michael's and I made the letters from Word and then traced onto red card stock.  I had a ribbon slot punch in my scrap booking supplies that came in very handy for stringing ribbon through each flag banner piece.

Cousin Canon loaned us some of his baseballs to fill our apothecary jar....
Red and white paper straws were purchased off Etsy....
I found one of Aaron's youth baseball gloves that made a good centerpiece for the table.......




Katie has a co-worker who makes cup cakes.  She got enough to fill this blue pedestal cake stand twice......
These melt in your mouth sugar cookies came from a boutique bakery called Three Women and an Oven.....
We tried to think of as many ballpark snacks we could to put on the table.  Katie had purchased these glass containers last year for a bridal shower, so they worked perfect to hold small amounts of sunflower seeds and varieties of peanuts....
A co-worker of mine loaned me this wood vintage Coca-Cola crate and we found small Coca-Cola bottles at WalMart and Target.  We placed some packages of Big League Chew bubble gum in front of the crate along with a jar of baseball gum balls....
We covered some box lids in Kraft paper to create some height on the table.  Bags of popcorn were placed on the top level and boxes of cracker jacks on the bottom level...
By the front door we had baby blue and white M&M's for guest to take on their way home.  We used white organza bags to hold the candy and purchased these cute handmade distressed baseball tags from LuckyLu Creations off Etsy. 
She helped me come up with the idea of what to say on the tags. 


We also made a poster board to tape to the front door to greet guests.  Letters were made from Word and cut out of scrapbook paper.  I "Google imaged" the words "vintage baseball" and found some pictures to print and add to the poster board.....
And we made tissue paper flowers to hang above the buffet line for the hot dogs and nachos (forgot to take pictures of all that food!)...
It was a great baby shower and Stephanie and Aaron received lots of necessities for baby boy!  February cannot get here fast enough !!!!




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