A baseball themed baby shower is a cute motif fit for any baby to be, but is extra special for the new arrival of a bouncing boy. When we think of baseball, our hearts immediately melt with nostalgia, catching a whiff of the yummy scents of hot dogs and popcorn, tasting the sharp fizz of Coca Cola on our tongues, and cheering to one of the world’s happiest past time sports. Perhaps all this is what makes a baseball theme truly special for a sweet baby shower. Gather up and send out your creative invitations in the form of baseball card replicas and prepare to show your guests a grand slam kind of time!
Decorations should be centered towards the aura of an adorable baseball park, and some basic ballpark colors to include are red, blue, and white. Hang baseballs from the ceilings or string them up as a makeshift garland. Tie red and blue balloons around the party with white shoe strings, and hang baseball cleats up high along the ceilings as well.
Pin up flag banners with the soon to be baby’s name, and post pictures along the walls and on the tables of famous baseball fields and players. Drape tables in dark blue cloth and tie chairs with white sashes. Create centerpieces from old Cracker Jack boxes filled with marbles and white tulips. Hang up a backdrop to the main food table with white and red striped paper pinwheels, complete with a large cutout of a baseball with welcoming words written inside. Other fun baseball accessories to place around the party venue are catcher’s mitts, umpire masks, baseball caps, and miniature bats.
You can even paint these bats and personalize them to give to your guests as memorable favors. To complete the vintage look of the world of baseball, have little chalkboards propped up on the tables with sayings on them like, “Yoooou’re out!” and “There’s no crying in baseball!”
Setting up a concession-type food area is a wonderful idea for a baseball themed baby shower and your guests will really love this. Have a simple, yet fun cake as the center of your food table, such as a round cake in the shape of a baseball or a sheet cake with the image of a baseball diamond and player toppers. Trays of baseball sugar cookies, brownie baseball trading cards, cakepop baseballs, and red, blue, and white macaroons are a delicious assortment. An ice cream bar is a great idea as well, with plenty of patriotic sprinkles and cherries. Other great baseball field staple treats to offer are hot dogs, oreos, peanuts, jelly beans, and of course, Cracker Jacks and hot popcorn!
Baby Shower favors for your baseball shower can be boisterous and clever, with “cleat” style mesh bags full of big chew bubblegum, miniature baseball hacky sacks, baby baseball player figurines, individualized wrappers with cookies and candies like snowcaps and circus peanuts, and vintage Coca Cola in bottles along with pop rocks.
Games & Activities
While a baby shower is typically a laid back, relaxing and low key celebration, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with baby shower games. Baseball trivia, baby mad libs, baby bingo, and even a Build a Diaper Baseball can all be super interactive activities that still allow your guests to mingle and celebrate with the mother to be.
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