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!|
Lauryn Roth says
What a great idea!!! SOOO cute, love the pics!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Super Cute! I love "the look". Awesome party.
Kendra Hash says
What creative fun ideas! Thank you for sharing you have given me inspiration for my son's baseball 1st birthday. Who did your invites. I love them.
Where exactly did you say you ordered Beckham's short? I love it!
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Shon I says
These are soooo freaking awesome. My son is 4.5 months, and I am already planning his 1 year old b'day. All of the themes are the same and I really want something different. My husband is more of a football fan and December is still football season, so maybe I'll just switch the sport.. And very handsome baby.
Amazing! Thank you for sharing. I’ll definitely be using some of these 😉
Let me just say I absolutely loved looking through your post! I’m trying to figure out what to do for my boy’s birthday and I might do the baseball theme! (I’m not even a huge baseball fan but my husband and brothers really enjoy it) I love that the decorations are simple but so cute too. Thanks for sharing!
Just came across this post googling ideas for my son. Love this idea and totally stealing it!
Such a cute theme. From the invitations to the baseball tee I love every bit