This fun SOCCER THEMED 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mareca Lacerda of Pequenos Luxos.
What a cute party theme for a boy! This soccer party is full of awesome ideas! Some of my favorite elements are:
Here’s what Christy said about planning the party- “My Grandpa, or ‘Pappa’ as my kids call him, lives to play baseball. Every year my grandparents fly from Seattle to Mesa, Arizona for the winter specifically for my Grandpa to be able to play on his softball team. At 79, he sometimes plays three games a day! It’s his love of the game that inspired me to throw him this 79th Vintage Baseball Birthday party.
This party was created on a very small budget with only a few days to plan, so I borrowed as much decor as possible, kept the sweets simple and made the most of the printables!
Glass Coke bottles and striped straws with our mini baseball pennants in a vintage soda crate made for picture perfect and cost effective party favors.
With no time to bake and a tight budget, the dessert table treats included Twinkies with a bit of red icing that became “hot dogs on a stick”, Starbucks cake pops and Golden Oreos dipped in white Wilton Candy Melts and piped with red buttercream to resemble baseballs and of course Cracker Jacks and Popcorn which are a must have for any baseball event. I was able to pick up popcorn bags at my local craft store as well as a roll of brown packaging paper for a table runner and red polka dot balloons which added a lot of bang for my buck. I reused some paper fans I had from last years fourth of July celebration as well. Red and white carnations from the local grocery store rearranged into a baseball like centerpiece with color coordinated ribbon trim provided a centerpiece for under ten dollars.
Overall the party was inexpensive, stress free and fun! Most importantly my grandfather had a great time and was able to enjoy a little baseball even though his playing season was over for the year.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Popcorn Boxes Polka Dot Balloons Cupcake Liners White 2-sided Frame Lollipop / Treat Sticks Striped Paper Straws Paper Fan Honeycomb Flowers Burlap
This is what Dona said about planning the party- “I had so much fun planning my son’s 4th birthday party. It was a basketball themed party for the biggest little basketball fan that I know. From the tablescape and sweets, to the decorations and favors, to the ultimate Basketball Junior World Sports Games jumper, the party was truly a SLAM DUNK! In planning the party, I started with my email invitation from RedCappi that I designed myself with our event details in the party scheme colors. On the party day-of, I adorned the table with a Party City NBA Spaulding tablecloth, and draped a second tablecloth on the back wall of my kitchen to create a backdrop and an awesome photo opportunity. The dessert table featured delicious handmade goodies by KK’s Bakeshop, including cupcakes, cookies and chocolate covered Oreos. All the sweets and desserts were featured on cake stands and serving plates onto which I had glued coordinating basketball-language for a really cute overall display. I even found basketball themed Arizona Kidz Iced Tea at Dollar Tree. I kept it simple and placed the party favors right on top of the table and invited all to help themselves to their choice of mini plastic basketballs from Target, wooden basketball peg games from Dollar Tree and Basketball Nightlights from the 99 Cent Only Store. I added matching colorful balloons arranged in clusters up top of the photo backdrop to give us a home win. Outside, we held a slam dunk contest. The kids and adults alike had a blast with the Junior World Sports Jumper I ordered from Party On Rentals, which featured five popular sports activities (including basketball) all under one inflatable play structure. It was so much fun! Oh, and of course no party would be complete without the right attire, so the birthday boy wore a $5 Basketball long sleeve T-shirt from Target, with neon green jeans from The Gap. For my daughter, I just purchased a smaller size of the same shirt from Target, with a coordinating neon green tutu from The Gap. It was totally perfect!”
This PREPPY GOLF THEMED BABY SHOWER was submitted by Heather of Heather Carpenter Photography. I love that the parents-to-be met playing golf in college, making this the perfect theme to celebrate their baby. This theme is such a fun and unique alternative to a Little Man or Guy in a Tie party.
Some of my favorite elements about this golf themed baby shower are:
This is what Heather said about planning the party- “I was SO happy to help host a shower for my husband’s life-long best friend, Mark and his wife, Amber. These two lovebirds met in college while they were each playing on the men & women’s golf teams there. Even though our group of friends are all grown up now – many married with children- golf still is a HUGE part of all of our lives. After all, it’s what brought us all together! There’s no doubt in my mind that the next generation will be playing it together as well! That said, we thought it would be incredibly fitting to design a preppy golf-themed baby shower for little Cooper! We absolutely LOVED all the little golf-motif details we put into it!
For the decor, we used plain white table cloths with green astroturf runners to resemble the golf course greens. We accented the tables with blue, white and green hydrangeas that we put in clear vases filled with golf balls and water. We strung a navy blue and green bunting banner as well as twelve baby onesies on a clothes line. We gave the onesies to the couple after the shower, so they can photograph baby Cooper each month of his first year!
We had a “19th Hole”, which in golf terminology means “the bar”. We gave the drinks fitting names like “Water Hazards” & “Sweet Tee” to drink, as well as providing the supplies needed to make a refreshing Arnold Palmer or a Club Special. We even framed the recipes for those who wanted to play bartender themselves. For kiddos (including the kids-at-heart and the just plain curious), we served blue bubblegum bottled sodas.
For lunch, since it was an afternoon shower, we had “Club” Sandwiches and “Chip In” potato chips. For dessert, we had a two-tier cake with our navy and green argyle pattern on it. The top of the cake was a golf ball with baby Cooper sleeping on top. We also had argyle monogramed and golfer onesie cookies.
For the party favors, we made the Chex® Muddy Buddies (puppy chow) recipe because it’s one of the boys’ favorite snacks! We packaged them in clear cello bags tied with ribbon and served them in white popcorn boxes (cut out to look like fry boxes). The boxes were labeled “Mark’s Mud Ball Mix”. However, these “mud balls” weren’t the dreadful kind on the course that Tiger Woods’ made famous, they were fun & delicious!”
Christina said- “Lauren’s 13th Birthday party was truly 13 years worth waiting for! The day was filled with all the things this teenage girl could dream of… volleyball, music, and FRIENDS! I was so excited to see the smile on her face as she and her friends stood in front of the camera with those teenage expressions. The decor was perfect for the occasion. I found the biggest hit of the party, mini volleyballs, at swimoutlet.com. Next, the personalized CDs with Lauren’s favorite songs were wrapped for each girl in a Garnish CD case.
The girls needed little entertaining since they were so engaged in gossiping about the latest middle school news. Meanwhile, they ate pizza in their own personal box and sipped raspberry juice from sweet shop lulu’s glass bottles and stripped straws.
We slowly wound the event down by eating the flavorful cake of Delicious desserts.”
Vendors and Credits:
Event Design- Christina from Something Chic
Photography- Thomas Nguyen Photography
Paper Design- Nellie Leis
Cake- Vickiey from Delicious Dessert
Desserts- Taren from Sweet Petit Desserts
Decor Items- sweetshoplulu.com, thinkgarnish.com, swimoutlet.com
Items used in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
White Gable BoxesBlue Striped Paper StrawsBerry BasketsTreat Boxes