Thursday, July 26, 2012

Boy's Baseball Birthday Party

Sunday the 15th was the big day.....Boy's 3rd Birthday party!

(His actual birthday wasn't until the 22nd) The park reservations that my kind In-laws gifted us with were only available for the 15th.
I have been planning this party in my head for the last 3 months. For the longest I was stuck between a tricycle & baseball theme. He loves them both!!! I had my husband choose because JJ kept on saying both!
I always have so much fun planning my kids parties. I thought it turned out cute.
Get ready for a photo overload of JJ's BaseBall party!
Here is JJ arriving to his party on his tricycle:

The Lil MVP got a little parched from his entrance!

Party Details:

 Every Baseball Party needs a Game Ball!


I loved how the picture cutout turned out! I purchased a 99cents red
styrofoam board from a local party store and found some baseball players
to print out. So easy & cheap!

 Girl arrived in a good picture mood for her big brother's day!

This Home Plate table is what I spent most of time on and I enjoyed every minute! I used polka dot fabric from Girl's LadyBug party.

I made baseball cupcakes out of yellow cake, white frosting, white cupcake cups, and red twizzlers. I love that Boy's nickname is only 2 letters, I was able able to to spell it out with the cupcakes!

 I found free baseball printables from this blog! And free birthday printables from this blog!

 I  placed BigLeague gum, Baby Ruth candy bars, peanuts, and popcorn on one side of the table.

 I also wrote a poem especially for my LiL Slugger. And definitely  could not forget cracker jacks, cotton candy, twizzlers, and more peanuts for the left side of the table.

Centerpieces included 1st,2nd, 3rd, home plate, & pitchers mound(purchased at the Dollar Store), jars of peanuts, and the number 3 candle.

My wonderful Sister's Boyfriend grilled meat, Mom made potatoes salad, Mom In-law made broccoli salad, and Aunt In-law cut up watermelon. We divided and conquered. The food was ALL good!

To keep drinks cool I froze real balloons(not water balloons) a couple days before the party.


We were at a park with plenty of space, a playground, and a water feature! The kids loved it!

 Adult Activities:

Included socializing,


taking pictures,

enjoying the sun,

enjoying each other,

and watching the kids!

A pause in all the partying came at this moment:

The Birthday Boy hit the pavement....

 and produced a BIG bump. As you can see, I got a picture of the fall. I immediately threw my camera down. Grabbed the Slugger and used one of the iced balloons on his bump. The boy finally left my arms and went to Daddy's!

It was his God-Mom who got him back into the party mood!
Cake Time:

My favorite part of every party is cake time! The wind was blowing a bit, so it took a minute or two to get the candle burning. The MVP then decided to be shy for one of his favorite songs....Happy Birthday To You,Happy Birthday To You,Happy Birthday To JJ, Happy Birthday To You!

His mouth was not shy for the cake!

His Lil Sis wanted a piece too!

Present Time:

I think Boy was overwhelmed with ALL the gifts. He did not know how to react.

Then when ALL were opened he applauded everybody!

My husband was also a Champ and participated with the the shirts that I made us! I ironed on single letters from JoAnns fabric and purchased shirts at Big5.

We had a Ball! I decided to tell everyone just that and attached it to the party favor...a baseball! All this party planning was good for me because I am having a hard time accepting that my 1st baby is three(tears!).

Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate JJ turning 3!

Click here to see his 2nd Birthday Party- Mickey Mouse Theme
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Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} said...

You did a great job Jonnique! I love how it all turned out!

Becky said...

This is absolutely adorable! I can't believe you put all this together--it must've taken a long time, but it was certainly worth it. It looks like everyone is having a blast, especially the birthday boy!

Following back from Preppy Premed. Thanks for stopping by :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Cute party! Stopping by to thank you for joining in the Bloglovin' Blog Hop!

Sophia Meola; ❤ said...

Thank You for your lovely comment :) following back
Aww the party looks absolutely amazing, the baseball cupcakes were adorable! xx

Unknown said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Looks like you had a wonderful party, bump notwithstanding (hope he's fully recovered now)!

Catherine Lux said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - following you back :)

Looks like you had a great party and you did such a great job of putting it all together! Your kids are adorable!


The Mama Life said...

Wow! I am super impressed with your party! I already am starting to think of my little guy's first birthday...and I still have 8 months to plan!

AnchorsandHoney said...

Love the decorations!!!
Found you on blog hop :)
visiting from Stop by when ever you'd like :)

Queen Mom Jen said...

What a cute party idea. It looked like both the kids and the adults had a great time. Always rewarding to have our parties turn out well and your looks fabulous!
Thanks for stopping by the practically perfect princess.

I Gotta Try That said...

What a fabulous party and such darling kids! I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
Marcie @

Chrissy said...

This party looks amazing! You did such a great job and I'm sure that everyone loved it! Found you through NY Melrose family link party! :) Happy to be a new follower!

Ladytee said...

These pics are beautiful and so is the theme! You did a fantastic job! Aww...for J.J.'s hickie on his head, but from the looks of it he recovered quickly. I really like the baseball theme. Happy belated b-day J.J.!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

That whole party is super cute; you did an amazing job on everything and I love all the little details! Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday JJ!!
Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

Katherines Corner said...

wow, well done. Happy belated birthday to your little sweetie pie. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

Cheerios and Lattes said...

These are awesome and so cute! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes. I know our readers will love your ideas! Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What a fabulous party! Love this idea! Everyone looks like they had such a great time:) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!