**Sigh of Relief**– party planning is done. I loved it though, I really did. Anyways, Andrew’s Texas party had a baseball theme. I know, shocking, right? The DeHart’s had a BASEBALL theme? 🙂 Well, the whole party went off without a hitch. I mean, it went great. We had almost everyone we invited there, so we got to see tons of family, friends, and Andrew got to meet a lot of new faces. So let me show you how it went….
I ordered these invitations from a vendor on Ebay. They looked like little ticket with the Row and the Seat numbers being Andrew’s actual birth date. Not sure if anyone caught that or not.
I ordered a bunch of party favors off Oriental Trading for the kids goody bags. Too bad all my pictures got screwed up with these lines through them. Anyone know why this happens? Either way, I got these cute pencils for really cheap that read “Happy 1st Birthday Andrew” and then ordered little pennant pencil toppers to add some extra flare.
This is a shot of the stuff in the goody bags for the kids. I got the pencils, pennant toppers, bubbles, #1 foam finger, Big League Chew, Cracker Jacks, Baby Ruth, and a blow up Super Bat.
I also ordered 3 dozen baseball cookies for adult favors, as well. They had little homemade tags on them that read “Thank you for celebrating Andrew’s rookie year”
The cookies and cake were ordered from Harper’s Blue Bonnet Bakery in Fort Worth, Texas.
I will add that the cake was supposed to be A LOT more detailed and we had it out a bit with the bakery, but overall it was still cute.
Here’s a picture of his little smash cake. They did a really nice job on it and he literally ate the whole thing. He was comatose by the end of the night.
See how tall it was?!
I ordered a PDF file from Dimple Prints on Etsy. She originally did her child’s birthday party in a baseball theme and turned it into a PDF file for me to print, cut out, and use. So I really can’t take credit for any of the decorations other than that I downloaded them, printed, cut, and strung them up on ribbons. I might add that is VERY labor intensive, but so worthwhile to make a real ballpark!
Doctored up the cups a bit
Silverware was all wrapped in baseball stripes and put into tubs that I purchased for $2 apiece at Target.
I had various baseball related signs made up for around the house
The official welcome to the party
The concessions area was set up in the kitchen. We served Hot Dogs, Meatball Sandwiches, Pasta, Soft Pretzels, Bags of Popcorn, Chips, Nachos, soda, Cracker Jacks and more…
The DeHart field sign that was hung on the other side of the house
DeHart Field Est. October 28, 2009 🙂
Sign that hung on the fireplace mantle
View of the whole room…pom’s hung between the signs
We set up the tables on Aunt Audrey’s back porch. We got lots of balloons, streamers, and kept a red, white and blue theme to make it as patriotic and ballpark-esk as possible.
A baseball was set out for all the guests to sign for Andrew to have when he gets older to remember his very special day.
Red, white and blue confetti was scattered all over the back porch…
I (and by I, I mean my mom) got nacho trays from Hallo’s Paper store in Medina
We had popcorn bags for the popcorn
Hot Dog wrappers for the dogs
And everyone LOVED the meatballs, that I bought frozen 🙂
So you’re like…”Hello, what about the birthday boy??” Well, Andrew did really great. He seemed a little overwhelmed with the 40 some odd people there that he had maybe met once, if ever, but he still partied like a champ. He wore the CUTEST shirt that I bought him from-where else-Etsy. Piccadilly Circus Designs is the name of the shop and the woman there is GREAT to work with…
How stinking cute is that shirt?! I wanted one of those old school baseball type t-shirts and Suzanne at Piccadilly came through for me. It had an “a” on the front and a “1” on the back.
Don’t mind the baby mullet starting to form 🙂
Andrew’s Grammie Patti, Aunt Audrey, Aunt Ashlea, and daddy
Andrew with his cousin Tiffany and her son, Brady
“Uncle” Kevin and “Aunt” Laurie
Andrew really loved Brady
waiting for his birthday cake, looking a bit overwhelmed and confused
With all the kiddos
Andrew’s cousins are crowding me to help open Andrew’s presents 🙂
Aunt Audrey, Mommy, and Andrew
Wish my son wouldn’t have been blowing bubbles in this picture!
Andrew and Grammy
Andrew’s favorite toy from Auntie Dianne and Uncle Scott
Gotta get rid of the balloons somehow…
…so we released them before the sun set
Thank you to ALL for an amazing birthday with our baby boy. The company was great and we couldn’t be more blessed to have better friends and family.