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Friday, July 12, 2013

{Real Parties} Yankees-Red Sox Mash Up Baby Shower & More Giveaways!


Before I recap the most awesome baby shower I've planned to date, I have TWO more fab giveaways for you!  Both from two of my awesome party pals!!!!  The first from Banner Events is for Online event planning services to include an inspiration board based on 1 party theme (winner's choice) with ideas for: decor, food, drink, desserts, favors, entertainment, & activity/games plus a suggested vendor list with contact information & links. ($75 value.)   



Banner Events believes in taking the hassle out of event planning so you can BE a guest at your own party! Their specialty is bringing beauty, fun and whimsy to children's birthday party designs and dessert tables. Connect with Banner Events: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram (Terms: One month notice required. Expires one year from contest end date. (No tangible goods will be sent. U.S./Canada residents only.)


I also have a beautiful wreath created by the talented Pamela Alexander of JP Alexander Events - as seen in this lovely Mary Had a Little Lamb party styled by Itsy Belle, one of our other giveaway participants.  Connect with JP Alexander Events: Facebook




Please enter here for your chance to win one of these two GREAT prizes!

Now onto the party recap!!!!

This party was a fun mash up of two rival baseball teams that both parents individually route for.  I definitely had a challenge in front of me, but I think the end result was a HOME RUN (.....aaaah, c'mon, you knew that was coming, haha!)



I set up the table with lots of baseball props that I found EVERYWHERE (thrift shops, Target, my closet - haha!)  I embellished many of the items with baseball themed sticker.  Even though I had plenty of printables on hand, I wanted to do something a bit different.  The table was set up as a concession stand and included boxed candies, Boston Baked Beans, Baby Ruth candy bars and gumballs.  I used a variety of containers to display the sweets, like wire baskets, tin pails and mason jars.  I also used wooden crates and boxes as risers and set up a sweet vignette that included a striped bear, baby items, a baseball and mitt and a wooden monogram E for baby Evan!



I found a framed chalkboard at Michaels for like a $1 and decorated it with stickers.  The numbers indicate the baby's due date (always thinkin').



This wooden doll cradle is now a staple in my party stash and will be used for other baby showers....yes, it's a cradle!!!!  We put popcorn in bags and placed them in the cradle - cute, eh?


Peanuts were added to embellished mason jars for that old timey ball-park look.






Since the event took place after lunch - lite stadium 'cuisine' was served....I love these mini pretzel dogs - super cute & fun!








Guest got to go home with candy striped bags filled with peanuts with a tag that said Thanks for celebrating our little peanut !!!!



Best wishes to Paige & Mike - and lots of love to you and your Little Slugger!!!!








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