Hit A Home Run With These Baseball Party Ideas
This party is guaranteed to be a grand slam!
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Batter up! It's the perfect time of year to throw a baseball-themed celebration. Create your own baseball cards, snack on homemade cracker jacks, and see if you can win the home run derby. This party is guaranteed to be a grand slam!
Create a Balloon Archway with White Balloons
Give your guests a warm welcome to the field with a giant baseball balloon arch. To give your balloon arch a baseball twist, blow up a bunch of white balloons. Then grab a red permanent marker and carefully draw on the baseball stitches. Give them a few minutes to dry, and then attach them right into the arch. Fill in the rest of the balloons with colors from your favorite team.
Grand Slam Decorations
Your guests won't think twice about the party theme when they walk into your stadium, er, backyard. Don't be shy when it comes to the decorations! We’re going for a grand slam here, not a base hit. Fill the table with plates and cups from your favorite team, hang a garland around the yard with your team's colors, and even serve dessert in helmet treat cups just like you'd get at the stadium.
Dress the Part
Get your guests into the baseball spirit before the party even starts. When you send out the invitations, tell your guests to come in their favorite baseball team's merch! Pick a hat, dress in their colors, or even throw on a jersey. Have two favorite teams? Wear something for both!
Make Some DIY Baseball Cards
Before you get the games started, warm up by making your own personalized baseball card. Use a Polaroid camera to snap an action shot for you to put on the front of the card. While the photo is developing, place some fun facts and stats on the back of the card, just like the real thing. When the photo is ready, glue it on the front and put on any finishing touches. Who knows, one day, this card might be pretty valuable!
Create your own Felt Pennant Flags
Root, root, root for the home team — or any team — with this DIY felt pennant flag craft. Set up a craft table full of felt, glue, stickers, and even some glitter. Then let your fellow players pick their favorite team colors to make a flag of their very own. Make these at the beginning of the party and let them fully dry. That way, you can take them to the field to help cheer everyone on.
Build a Hot Dog Bar
Did you know that over 20 million hot dogs and sausages are consumed during a typical baseball season? Add to the count and create a full-blown hot dog bar to indulge in during the party. For these dogs, no topping is off-limits. Stock the bar with classics like chili and sauerkraut, or spice it up with pretzel rolls and kimchi ketchup. Grab some inspiration on how to make your own hot dog bar over at Shared Appetite.
Try Some Baseball Trivia
Do you know which team has the most World Series wins? What about the player who’s hit the most home runs in the league? Put your baseball knowledge to the test with a few rounds of baseball trivia. Split into teams and work together to answer all the questions. Play a few rounds — or innings — to see who can rack up the most points.
Makes Rice Krispie Treat Baseballs
Hit a homerun and impress your guest with these Rice Krispie treat baseballs. The best part about these little treats? They only require three ingredients to make. If you’re throwing a bigger party, set them out for guests to munch on in between innings. If the crowd is smaller, let everyone head into the kitchen to get in on the action.
Or Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs
Forget stealing bases — you're going to want to come back to the dessert table to keep stealing these chocolate-covered Oreo baseball cake pops. Now, these cake pops aren't like your typical cake pops. Instead of using crushed-up cake, these Oreos stay whole and get a nice dip in a big bowl of white chocolate. See how to create your own over on Kid Friendly Things To Do.
Or Homemade Cracker Jacks
Cracker Jacks and baseball go hand in hand, so it wouldn't be a proper baseball party without them. Since it's a special occasion, go all out and make your own homemade mix. Keep it out to snack on during the party, or bag it up to send home as party favors for your guests. Just don't forget to add a prize at the bottom!
Set Up A Fenway Photo Booth
It might be a little complicated to get on a jumbotron at your party, so settle for the next best thing with a baseball-themed photo booth. Set up a bunch of baseball equipment to use as props, like baseball mitts, bats, and helmets. Don't stop with just those props — use different baseball caps from various teams and these baseball props. Keep a Polaroid camera in the booth as well, so your guests can have instant memories to take home.
Just because it's a baseball-themed party doesn't mean you have to play a full game of baseball. Instead of a full nine innings, break up the outdoor entertainment with a bunch of smaller baseball-themed games. Split into teams for a round of home run derby, safe bases (a baseball-themed freeze tag), or play a round of strike tag. Need a refresher on the rules or want some more ideas? The Spruce has got you covered.