Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How to Throw a Perfect Little League Party

September is National Little League Month, which means it is the perfect time for a baseball theme party. This morning I got to share some of my favorite ways to work baseball into every aspect of your baseball inspired party with Phil Sanches on WNCN Today #TipsonTues:

            A Baseball Keepsake
o   Autographed Baseball. A fun way to commemorate your baseball theme party is to have a baseball or wooden baseball bat for all of your guests to sign.  Simply leave your baseball or bat out with a few permanent markers.  The autographs you will receive from your littlest guests, and the funny comments from your goofy guests, will be priceless for years to come! TIP: If you use a wooden baseball bat, you can simply paint on a tin layer of lacquer to preserve the signatures for years to come.

The Perfect Baseball Snacks
o   Cracker Jacks.  You can’t have a baseball theme party without Cracker Jacks, it would simply be un-American :-)  These days it can be tough to find Cracker Jacks in the store, but it is super easy to make them yourself.  All you need are caramel corn and peanuts (I prefer honey roasted).  Mix your popcorn and peanuts together and serve them as a snack or put them in individual bags as favors for each of your guests to take home.  Either way, Cracker Jacks are the perfect edition to your party.

·      Baseball Donuts.  If you are looking for a sweet treat for your baseball party, all you need are some powdered donuts and read cake gel.  Use the cake gel to make curved stich marks on each powdered donut to make adorable baseball treats.  Your guest will get a kick out of gobbling up these sweet treats.

Simple Decorations
o   Plates and Accessories.  An easy way to work the baseball theme into every aspect of your party is to order a few baseball plates from CelebrateExpress.com as well as a cute baseball and glove.  Well-placed baseball gear is one of the easiest ways to decorate for your party.  TIP:  If you are throwing a party for a little one, surprise them during the party by telling them that they get to keep all of the fun decorations!

For all of my tips pick up your own copy of my Tips for the Clueless Chick books and follow the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.  Tune in to #TipsonTues next week for fun ideas for your next Play Doh Party.

Until next time,
aka Chick #1

p.s. A BIG thank you to CelebrateExpress.com for our adorable baseball props, and my oldest for letting me borrow his glove.

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