Friday, March 30, 2012

Baseball Baby Shower

 What's better than one adorable baseball baby shower? 

TWO adorable baseball baby showers and THREE sweet little baby boys! 





My friend, Genelle, found out she was having twin boys and I couldn't wait to host a shower for her. She decided to decorate the boys' nursery in a vintage baseball theme.  As soon as she told me the theme, I spent days researching baseball baby showers and birthday parties. There are so many cute ideas out there---I almost didn't know where to begin.  I knew I'd need lots of baseballs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks.  But, I also wanted the decorations to be specific to the boys.  So, I decided it was time to teach myself how to make Subway Art.  

It's no secret that I love my Subway Art, but usually I download it from Eighteen25.  Making it was a lot of fun and I love how it turned out. I included the boys names, fun baseball fonts, and sports terms. 


I borrowed lots of baseball equipment from my friend, Susan, and promised her boys that I would return it all as soon as the shower was over.  :O) The used glove and dirty baseballs were beautiful... that is, as beautiful as dirt can be! 


I also made this embroidery hoop wall hanging.  It was a last minute craft project (like driving to Hobby Lobby at 7pm the night before the shower kind of last minute) and turned out to be my very favorite decoration.  I put burlap in a large embroidery hoop and very lightly applied white paint over the entire surface.  I didn't want it to be bright white and wanted the burlap texture to shine through. Then, I used red paint to add the stitches.  Done! 


There were lots of other decorations around the house... pennants, baseball pictures, and Big League Chew bubble gum! 



I decided to make the climb up to my 3rd floor apartment a little more exciting.  Using sidewalk chalk, I drew bases from the ground floor up to my front door.  


The guests all stopped at the "All-Star Check In" to autograph a baseball for the boys.  It was a fun way to incorporate a guestbook and it can be displayed in the boys' room or played with once they're older. 


Everyone went home with a box of Cracker Jacks! 


These little beauties were a labor of love, but so cute and delicious that it was worth all the work.  I made cake pops and added red stitching to make them look like baseballs.  Thank you Sweet C's Designs for the tutorial! 



The food was all ball park inspired.... hot dogs, nachos, and pretzels. Plus, fruit and veggies... which, I realize, you'd never find at an actual baseball game, but they were arranged to look like a baseball field. 




Our friend, Courtenay gave Genelle these perfect little baseball onesies. 


And, the twins came to the shower too! There's no need to plan games or activities when you have these two little cuties to play with! 



We all had a great time! Thank you to Jennifer for co-hosting with me. 




Welcome to the world, Jackson and Jameson!
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Alissa's All-Star Baby Shower

While planning Genelle's shower, I teamed up with my friend Jessica to help decorate for Alissa's baseball baby shower.  Brendon, very kindly, cashed in all of his frequent flyer miles so that I could go out to Phoenix to see baby Bryce. And, it worked out perfectly that Alissa's shower was during the week of my visit.  I packed a suitcase full of the baby shower supplies and was off to Phoenix! 


Alissa's theme is also vintage baseball---with orange and blue as the primary colors.  I used all the same decorations, but changed the colors to match.  It was so much fun to see all the details come together. I loved the diaper cake.  It was topped with a heart shaped Valentine lollypop that looks like a baseball.  Perfect! 


How cute are baby Bryce's newborn photos? Baseball themed and everything! 




Even the bathroom was decorated! 



Baby Nolan got his very own Subway Art. 



Jessica's house is perfect for hosting large parties.  She had tables set up for the guests and each one was decorated with baseball themed snacks... peanuts, BabyRuth candy bars, CrackerJacks, sunflower seeds, Twizzlers, cotton candy, snickers bars, and Big League Chew bubble gum. Yum!


The food was delicious!



And the treats were just as sweet as the company! 

Hosting baby showers seems to have become my hobby and I love it! It's just so much fun to celebrate new babies with friends.  I'm so glad I was able to be a part of Genelle and Alissa's very special days! 


For now, I'm done with all my baby shower planning and I've moved onto Owen's 2nd birthday party! This party is sure to be triple the fun because we'll be having a combined party with his best little buddies, Tristen and Sara Beth!  Brandi, Diana, and I have been planning for weeks... I can't wait!


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Planning a baseball baby shower? You can purchase my invitations and printables on ETSY! 


24 comments:

  1. This is all precious, perfect, and super-crafty. I love it all! However, I was really looking forward to seeing the invites again. Those tickets were adorable!

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  2. I can't believe I forgot the invites! I'm adding that right now :O)

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  3. WOW! Everything is super cute! I am planning a baseball shower and love your invitations. Did you design them yourself? Or order them somewhere? Can't find them online. Wondering if you could point in me in the right direction. Thanks.

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  4. Thank you! It's a great theme and makes for a very fun party. I made the invitations using my Silhouette Software. Email me at SewInLoveBlog@gmail.com and I'll give you more information.

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  5. everything is so cute i am also plammimg my baby shower for july and its baseball and i am looking for invitations just like your ticket stubs..can i email you too?

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  6. Hey I'm planning my baby shower for September and the theme is baseball I would like to know of I could email u about the invitations n I really love the set up u did a great job

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    1. Thank you! My email address is SewInLoveBlog@gmail.com

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    2. Hi i just sent you a email in regards to the invites also,,,,They are too cute!! Please help.

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  7. Soooo creative! Thank you for sharing all your ideas!
    I would like to find out how much you charge for the invites?
    Thank you,
    Rebecca

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  8. LOVE THE INVITATIONS!

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  9. Where did you get the invites? They are soo cute! I am preggo and my family is looking to do a baseball themed shower, and I absolutely love those!

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  10. 4utigger@comcast.netOctober 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Hi I was wondering did you make the hotdogs ahead and just wrap them in foil? I'm hosting my daughters baby shower and all these ideas were great where did you find all the decorations?

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  11. Hi! I am doing a baseball project with my son & for the baseball did you use craft paints or does it not really matter? Thanks!!!

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    1. I just used acrylic paint from Michaels.

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  12. I just wanted to let you know I emailed you about the Baseball invitations today. I was hoping you could provide me with how to get them or make them for my son's fourth birthday.

    Thanks so much,
    Courtney

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I just responded to your email and would be happy to help you!

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  13. A friend/co-worker is having her first son. She and her husband love anything baseball and so we'd love to do a baseball theme. Could you give me any information about the invitations? Everything was adorable!! Thanks, Deb

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    1. Email me at SewInLoveBlog@gmail.com!

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  14. I love love love the invitations! I just emailed you about them. if you could point me in the right direction, I would be forever grateful!

    Thanks so much! Christina

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  15. I love love love the invitations! I just emailed you about them. If you could point me in the right direction, I would be forever grateful!

    Thanks so much!
    Christina

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  16. The ETSY Shop is now OPEN! Visit me at SewInLoveBlogShop to purchase custom invitations for your baseball baby shower.... http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewInLoveBlogShop?ref=search_shop_redirect.

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  17. Super Cute Baby shower! So many lovely details. Your boys are darling too! I just had to share the dessert bar on my baseball baby shower ideas! http://blovelyevents.com/2013/07/26/for-the-lil-slugger-baseball-baby-shower/

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  18. I love this baby shower concept! One of the best baby shower decorating ideas for boys I’ve come across with. Thanks for sharing!

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