I wanted to share some details and pictures of Beckham’s 1st birthday party! He turned ONE November 19 and has completely morphed into this Tasmanian devil ever since. It’s crazy!
A couple of months before his birthday, I finally decided on a BASEBALL theme. Ryan played minor league ball for several years after college and it’s a big part of our dating relationship, so I thought it would be cool. Plus a baseball theme had more decoration ideas than our other idea (soccer).
I gathered a lot of ideas from Pintrest, mixed with some of my own, to create this baseball party! My favorite idea was the monthly timeline, which says “Beckham Hits A HomeONE!” I was so proud of myself for coming up with at least one thing for his party!
So let’s get to it!
Most of the decor/stuff for the party came from Hobby Lobby and Walmart! I thought I would get a lot at Party City, but surprisingly the other two stores had what I wanted for cheaper!
|These were the invites we sent out! It was front and back (stats on back of ticket). My friend Jennie from Sweet Southern Paper created these for me. I absolutely LOVE them. I simply took a picture of Beckham in our backyard, sent it to her with his info, and she sent this back to me. I took them to FedEx to print double sided! Total cost for invites and printing was $30 (24 tickets).
|This was Beckham the morning of his party! He was SOOO excited to see balloons. He walked around with them all morning!
|As you walked up, this is what you saw. We actually took this picture after the party. Here’s Beckham with his gift from mommy and daddy!
|Baseball wreath – Simply wrap a styrofoam wreath with burlap (several long pieces about 4 inches wide) and glue a baseball on it! Roughly $5 to make the wreath!
|This was the “sign-in/favor” table right when you walked in. Close-ups below!
|Guest list with a baseball! I just made the sign in Microsoft Word, printed it in color, and glued it on blue card stock.
|Party Favors – Popcorn, Fun Dip, Twizzlers, Double Bubble gum, and a Blow Pop! All my candy concession memories of being at the ballpark watching my brother play as a kid! Big Chew gum and Ring Pops were too expensive!
|This was the Nacho bar for guests to enjoy before “lunch.”
|Beckham’s monthly picture timeline! It was neat to see how much he grew.
|Beckham’s throne! I free-handed the baseballs and the “1.” It’s actually white, glitter paper, but you can’t tell.
|My favorite part! Our shirts!
|Beckham’s shirt, front and back! Thank you Dedra!
|Clearly I’m more excited about this day than he is 🙂
|Opening presents…Elmo book! I officially know every song in this book.
|He LOVES Elmo!
|Gift from mommy and daddy! We ride this every night!
|He loved hearing everyone singing “Happy Birthday”
|I’m blessed to hang out with this guy every day! He has taught me so much!
|Best of friends!
|My favorite picture of Ryan and Beckham!
|We did it!