6.08.2011

Baseball Party

Christian turned 3!  I was planning on doing a soccer party, but Daddy Henry won out for baseball (and I'm glad he did!).
In addition to adults, we were only going to have 7 kids at the party (and that's including kids under the age of 2), so it was primarily aimed at pleasing the grown up bunch.  I am looking forward to parties that involve a whole slew of kids!  Anyway, we did the typical baseball invite, ball park food and decor.  It was a lot of work and I started way too late, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!  Oh yeah, and I realized the Dollar Tree is totally the place to go if you're throwing a party.
Decorations:  Yep, good ol' pinata (before and after)! I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  A scoreboard just for fun.  Streamers and balloons.

Food!  Hotdogs and hamburgers, cracker jacks, watermelon, IBC(!), and Emeril's fresh Strawberry Lemonade (I could drink this all summer!).

Cake and presents (thank you everyone!).  Great baseball cake from Mammaw Henry.
Oh yeah, and Christian sang the National Anthem into his lovely red horn.

PLAY BALL!  We made our own baseball field.  Fun for kids and adults!
(and see that wee-little person in the red shirt at the top right?  Yep, that's me.  And it's the ONLY proof that I was in attendance at my son's 3rd birthday party.  At least he'll know I was playing ball).

And the kids loved playing in the pool and sprinkler...

I thought that Christian would love hitting the pinata.  To my surprise, he refused to hit it (this may be a first he's ever refused to hit anything!), and he would not let Simon help him hit it.  So it was left to his cousins and the help of adult strength.  Once the candy came out, everyone was happy again.

And this little Orioles guy was lovin' life...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful party for Christian. I'd say, it was almost perfect! You did a beautiful job. I know that takes work. We wish we could have been there.

Mom P said...

Sorry, I didn't mean to be anonynous. That was me, your Mom, loving you all from afar.

Beth said...

Love this! Wish I could have been there. :)

Team Tonagel said...

What a cute par-tay! Wish we could have been there to celebrate your little 3 year old! Whoa, 3!!!

tomppt said...

the last picture,it's really a elf.
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