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Monday
Jun142010

Retro Baseball Party for dads, grads, and birthdays

Know someone who loves baseball but is over the age of 12?  Look no further than this Vintage Baseball Party!  This fun retro theme is great for Father's Day, birthdays, graduation, or any other time you want to put a sophisticated spin on America's Favorite Pastime.

Take a look at the details and printable files (at the very bottom) below!

 


 

 

 I covered the table with a wide runner of green felt and interspersed antiqued retro team logos (file below) with 3D baseball stickers from the scrapbook aisle of my local craft store.

 

Since my husband Dan loves the White Sox, I focused on them, but of course you can feature your favorite. Go a little crazy with your team's logo!

 

Create a photo station with a green backdrop, and pin a little ivy to the fabric (staples are an effective shortcut). Tuck a 3D baseball embellishment into the ivy...foul ball! Cut out an old fashioned moustache (file below), put it on a stick, and provide your guests with a hat and bat.  It's photo time!

 

Menu Ideas

Offer items off your local ballpark's menu (sushi in Seattle, garlic fries in San Francisco) or try these variations on the hot dog:
Chicago style
Coney Island chili sauce for hot dogs
Grilled hot dogs with mango chutney and red onion relish
Beer-simmered brats

Round it out with ballpark staples like popcorn, peanuts, and pretzels, plus summertime classics like watermelon slices, root beer floats, and bottles of your favorite brew.

 

 

 

Print-outs for your party

If you've got a blog and would like to share these with your readers, please link to this page, not to the individual files (and please let me know if you do link to this page so I can say THANK YOU!)

Moustache and Invitation


Right click on the images to save, then print

 

Popcorn Cones

To make popcorn cones, draw and cut on the grey lines, then wrap the shape around a disposable cup about 5" tall.  Finish with trim.  I used 12x12 scrapbook paper.  Download Pattern

 

Antiqued Logos

Arizona through Chicago Cincinnati through Houston Kansas City through NY Mets NY Yankees through Seattle St. Louis through Washington (and San Francisco)

Logos adapted from Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.net

 

All team logos are property of their respective teams. All other rights reserved, Second City Soiree.

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Reader Comments (3)

So charming, classic summer. Love the antique logo downloads - such a fantastic offering!

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDognbird

This is a great idea Jen. The logos are right on too. A lot of those take me back, and some I had never even seen before. Great party.

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

I love this party! I'm planning a baseball birthday party for my 2 boys, and even though they're not 12 yet, I think they'll love these ideas! Thank you!

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

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