BIG LEAGUE CHEW BASEBALL PARTY

ENTERTAINING

Another baseball season has come to an end and it’s a little bittersweet. This year presented a new challenge for us because it was my youngest son’s first year playing so we were juggling two baseball schedules. Between the two boys we had four months of baseball for five days a week, AND my husband coached both teams, AND I was a Team Mom for one of them. Wow, it’s exhausting just writing all of that (whew)! We had so much fun with both teams and there’s no better way to end the season then with a great team party!!

The players just love chomping on Big League Chew during the games and it’s the cutest thing to see my 5-year old at first base with a huge wad in his mouth (hahaha)! This year I thought it’d be fun to incorporate Big League Chew into the baseball party theme, and the company was kind enough to send 30 packs of gum. Needless to say, the kids were excited!

Below, I’m sharing all the details of the event and providing links for the items so you can easily replicate this theme for your own team or birthday party.  You’ll also find all of the treat recipes I used too.  If you’d like more inspiration, here’s another baseball party I styled a few years ago.  If you have questions about either party, please comment below or email me and I’d be happy to answer!

Welcome to the 2018 Shetland Tigers team party!!

 

I snagged this star banner at the dollar store and then cut out my own letters for the front, and orange triangles to tape on the backs to represent the team colors. || Gum packs found here

 

The green grass tablecloth can be found here || I got lucky finding these star tablecloths at Michaels in their “Fourth of July” section but can’t find anything similar online. My first idea though was to order this check print which would’ve been cute too!

 

This holder came with a cake pop maker that I have and I use it all the time to display treats. || I grabbed the cute star tins on the $1 rack that’s always at the front of Target stores.

 

For events, I usually buy the party-size popcorn bag from Smart & Final. I found this great caramel corn at Trader Joes. Both of these treats are gluten-free. I like the kids to be able to scoop their own portion with a cup because it’s the easiest way to eat popcorn. || The orange cups can be found here

 

The easiest Rollo treats that I make for almost every occasion. They are simply pretzels with Rollos & peanut M&Ms. Find the recipe here on this post.

 

These are homemade sugar cookies that my mom helped me with. You can find the printable recipes for the sugar cookies and icing here on this post.

 

I love these printable water bottle labels because you buy them once for $4 and can print them as many times as you want. I will use these year after year. I found these on Etsy.

 

I love making themed chocolate lollipops for my events because they add such nice detail, the kids LOVE them, and they’re easier to do then you might think. || Baseball bat candy mold here & 6″ sticks here || Baseball lollipop mold here & 4″ sticks here || Candy melts here

 

I got lucky finding these star tablecloths at Michaels in their “Fourth of July” section but can’t find anything similar online. My first idea though was to order this check print which would’ve been cute too!

 

Every child took home one of these foam baseballs & a Big League Chew gum pack. Foam baseballs here || Big League Chew packs here

 

These player cards are the ones I used in the dugout during the season (read about them here). I like to clean them, use them as placemats, & then send each kid home w/ theirs as a memento. || Plates here || My first choice napkin (they were sold out at time) here || Napkin you see here

 

The league provided each child w/ a trophy & commemorative shirt that had the team rosters on the back. I just added some ribbon to up the cuteness factor!

 

Woot woot!!!!! Another great season in the books & this Team Mom is done… well, until next year!

 

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB

10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mike
    June 4, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    You are awesome at this!!

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      Jennifer Basa
      June 4, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks so much! xo

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    Peter
    June 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Well done. Everything looks great.

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      June 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you! I like to have fun with it!!

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    LISA
    June 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Wow you did everything so nice and themed. Love it. Great ideas! Love the orange blue?great ideas. I’m glad you can relax for a short bit. This season is so hectic but so rewarding as you know. We as well have 5 games this week alone. We are debating doing second season which begins mid July through end of August. We did that last year it’s a lot. Thank you for the inspiration

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      Jennifer Basa
      June 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      Ohhhh Momma, you’re in the thick of it! I’m glad you’re enjoying it and hope your season is successful! xo

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    Danielle
    June 6, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This looks amazing !! I forsure need that cookie recipe , your Hershey kiss ones are a staple in our house !!! Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas .

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      Jennifer Basa
      June 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Oh that’s so great! I’m so glad to hear that you love the recipes… I’m planning on doing a lot more of them!! xo

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    Jamie Yarbrough
    June 7, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Girl, you are superwoman through and through! I can’t believe you did all of this! You should be an events coordinator, you are amazing at it! I love all the little details you put into it to make it so special. Those boys have probably never had a party like that!

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      Jennifer Basa
      June 7, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      You are the absolute sweetest! I so appreciate your kind words. I’m not sure I’d like being an events coordinator… I don’t mind stressing over my own events, but I don’t want to have to stress over others’ too!! Haha!

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