Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

Baseball Themed Baby Shower

Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

Happy March my friends! I hope you enjoyed your extra day yesterday!

Over the weekend, I was thrilled to team up with a couple of gals to host a sweet baseball themed baby shower for one of our dearest friends. We had a wonderful afternoon full of food, games and laughter, and today I am going to share all of the adorable baseball details with you.

The Mom- and Dad-to-be are big Cincinnati Reds fans. Kevin, the Dad-to-be, has attended 19 Reds Opening Day games, and he proposed to Katie during a post-game fireworks display. So a baseball themed baby shower was practically a must to celebrate their little guy, Jake.

My fellow co-hostesses and I divvied up the shower-planning responsibilities (which is a fantastic idea – if you ever throw a shower, having co-hostesses to help is awesome!). It should come as no surprise that I volunteered to do the decorations!

Boxes of Cracker Jack make perfect favors for a baseball themed baby shower or birthday party

I started in our entryway, making a hand lettered sign to go with the favors (boxes of Cracker Jack, naturally!). I dug through the hubs’ softball gear to find his glove and a ball, which I placed inside my cool vintage beer crate.

Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

I made the Ohio string art at a craft night last week, which fit in perfectly with the rest of the baseball themed and Cincinnati Reds decorations.

Ohio String Art

In our dining room, I added a red felt runner to our table, along with a vase full of peanuts and baseballs, small souvenir bats from the Louisville Slugger Museum, and a couple of Cincinnati Reds bobbleheads. Simple, but adorable!

Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

One of my hands-down favorite types of party decorations are paper pinwheels (sometimes they’re called paper rosettes). They are so festive, yet so simple to make. And since it’s just folded paper, you can customize them to any theme or color palette. I’ve already shared a tutorial on how to make these paper pinwheels, which you can find here.

I selected red and blue patterned paper for these pinwheels. I was originally planning to cluster them in the center of the mantel and add a felt pennant, but the hubs had an idea that he wanted to try out.

Baseball themed baby shower decorations inspired by the Cincinnati Reds and Great American Ball Park

If you’re not from or familiar with Great American Ball Park, the home stadium for the Cincinnati Reds, there is a set of iconic smokestacks in the outfield. They face the Ohio River, and are a nod to the steamboats that were often found on the river during the 1800s. During games, the “power stacks” are used to shoot off fireworks and steam. The hubs created his own version of the smokestacks out of poster board and construction paper to place on either side of our mantel. And it just so turns out that my paper pinwheels sort of resemble fireworks, so we wound up creating our own version of Great American Ball Park in our family room!

Baseball themed baby shower decorations inspired by the Cincinnati Reds and Great American Ball Park

The batting helmet and catcher’s glove were the perfect touches on our Cincinnati Reds themed mantel!

Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

Moving into the kitchen, I turned out wall chalkboard into a scoreboard for “Jake Field”, and even added a Coca-Cola advertisement at the bottom (Kevin is a Coke fan).

Turn a chalkboard into a vintage baseball scoreboard

We placed our food table—I mean Concessions stand—under the chalkboard, and filled it up with all sorts of ball park goodies: hot dogs, Skyline Chili coneys (a total Cincinnati thing), a nacho bar, and of course, freshly popped popcorn. (See how I made the Concessions banner here).

Baseball Themed Baby Shower - Concessions table full of ball park inspired foods like hot dogs and a nacho bar!

Serve Coke in bottles for a baseball themed baby shower or party

Baseball Mason Jar Utensil Caddies - these are so cute and easy to DIY for a baseball themed baby shower or kid's birthday party

(Find the tutorial for the painted baseball mason jars here).

Oh, and you can’t forget the fresh fruit, right?

Baseball field fruit tray for baseball themed baby shower

(In case you can’t tell – I laid out the fruit tray to look like a baseball field!)

For dessert, we set up an ice cream sundae bar, complete with mini helmet bowls (big thanks to my mother-in-law for finding these tucked away in her house!).

Serve an ice cream sundae bar for dessert instead of cake! / Baseball Themed Baby Shower Ideas

For games, we played some standard ones, like guess-the-baby-food and gift bingo. We also played a sort of scavenger hunt game that requires you to find items on your smartphone. We also asked guests to write out their “coaching” advice for the parents-to-be on cards, which were added into a special keepsake book for them.

baseball themed baby shower games

That about wraps up the tour of our baseball themed baby shower! I’ll be sharing a bunch of the DIY decorations (like the concessions banner and baseball mason jars) over the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned!

Absolutely adorable baseball themed baby shower - see all the details here from baseball themed decorations to the perfect ball park inspired party menu!

 

Baseball Baby Shower Series

Here is the full collection of baseball-themed baby shower projects and tutorials for you to reference. These projects would also work well for a baseball or sports-themed birthday party. I hope you find some inspiration 🙂

 

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11 thoughts on “Baseball Themed Baby Shower

  1. Jill

    This shower theme is so awesome! I absolutely LOVE the mantel (the smokestacks especially) and baseball mason jars. Really great job. Also, where did you get the Cincinnati Ohio-shaped print?! I love it!
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