All American Baseball Party by Bella Bella Studios

Last summer,  I had the pleasure of planning, styling and designing my son’s 8th birthday.

Gino's All~American Baseball Party!

Gino’s All~American Baseball Party!

My son is a baseball FANATIC…
I always give my children the opportunity to pick the theme for their upcoming birthdays.  Last year, there was no need to ask my son, I already knew what his choice would be! We went all out with an All-American baseball theme. Although my son’s favorite team is the San Francisco Giants, I did not want to use the colors of Orange and Black. I was set on using All-American colors of red, white, and blue! I wanted the party to have an All-American feel. I designed all of the party paper décor and decorations around these colors.
A red, white & blue custom banner greeted guests at the front entrance.

A red, white & blue custom banner greeted guests at the front entrance.

A custom "Welcome" Door sign greeted guests at the door!

A custom “Welcome” Door sign greeted guests at the door!

Welcome to Gino's All American Baseball party!

Welcome to Gino’s All American Baseball party!

Let's Party!

Let’s Party!

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I served anything and everything you could eat and drink at the ball park. Instead of paper plates, guests filled up their ballpark style food baskets (that were lined with red checkered tissue).
 In order to incorporate my son’s love for the SF Giants, I gave all of the food, drinks and treats “Giants” inspired names. This turned into a fun family project to come up with creative and catchy names for everything. When the guests arrived, they were tickled to read all of the names. 
Fun baseball food with catchy "SF Giants" names! Zito's Cheetos & Posey's Pretzels

Fun baseball food with catchy “SF Giants” names!

Romo's Rootbeer

Romo’s Rootbeer

HOT DOGS

Hunter’s Hot Dogs!

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Fruit cups for on~the~go fun!

Fruit cups for on the go!

Blanco's Baked Beans

Blanco’s Baked Beans

Nacho Station

Nacho Station

Yummy ballpark snacks

Yummy ballpark snacks

Everyone feasted on lots of yummy treats too!!!

CUPCAKES 3

Homerun Cupcakes~ customized with party toppers that have the birthday boys name, age & Happy Birthday!

COCA COLA

Crawford’s Cola

Baseball themed cake with a mini pennant style banner customized & designed by Bella Bella Studios

Baseball themed cake with a mini pennant style banner customized & designed by Bella Bella Studios

Cain’s Cotton Candy! Help yourself 😉

More Yummy Homerun Cupcakes with personalized toppers by Bella Bella Studios

More Yummy Homerun Cupcakes with personalized toppers by Bella Bella Studios

Custom Baseball Topper by Bella Bella Studios

Custom Baseball Topper by Bella Bella Studios

CUPCAKES 2 CUPCAKES 3 COTTON CANDY

All the games and entertainment at the party were sports inspired. Guests played, baseball bean bag toss, free-throw basketball, whiffle ball, and swam.

Throughout the party, there was a station set up for guests to “Autograph”  a keepsake baseball for my son. He still has it on display in his room!
Gino's "Autograph" Ball ~ throughout the party, guests would stop to sign this very special baseball.

Gino’s “Autograph” Ball ~ throughout the party, guests would stop to sign this very special baseball.

Guests signed Gino's autograph ball.

Guests signed Gino’s autograph ball.

Birthday Baseball

Birthday Baseball

The guests had fun autographing the ball. As a “thank you” favor, I found baseball cups and filled them with ballpark goodies (licorice, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and baseball bubblegum).

Thank you Favors! Baseball drink cups filled with ballpark treats!

Thank you Favors! Baseball drink cups filled with ballpark treats!

At the end of the day, my son said, “This was the best party ever!” Of course, like all Mom’s that made it all worth it.
Be sure to make your party a hit with All~American Baseball party designs by Bella Bella Studios! All designs are customized for your special celebration and will surely make your party a homerun!
All~American Baseball Collection by Bella Bella Studios! Available in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy Shop!

All~American Baseball Collection by Bella Bella Studios! Available in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy Shop!

INVITE DISPLAY WATERMARK

Custom Baseball Toppers~customized with name, age & Happy Birthday

Baseball Toppers

TOPPER ROUNDS WATERMARK

Custom Baseball Toppers~customized with name, age & Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for taking the time to look over my photos. I hope you enjoy this party as much as my son did!
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Are you in the mood to Flamingle???

Now that summer is upon us, it is time to plan family bbq’s, picnics, swim parties, etc…

The ideas on how to spend our summer are endless!

I am currently working on a new summer inspired collection and it is all about Flamingos & Fun!

I want to share a sneak peek with you today of this sweet collection ~ all party décor will soon be available in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy Shop.

This collection is full of pink flamingos, palm trees, & hibiscus flowers all on vibrant summer polka dots & stripes!

There are many more design pieces to come…….!

Custom Flamingo Party Invitaiton ~ customized just for your special event!

Custom Flamingo Party Invitaiton ~ customized just for your special event!

TOPPER SHEET watermark

Thanks for looking !!!

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Come fly away with the classic Mary Poppins !

Introducing one of my newest party collections inspired by the classic character Mary Poppins!

I had so much fun creating this collection. All designs may be purchased in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy shop.

We offer a fun and easy solution for an inexpensive DIY party.

We customize your party collection for you, send it to your email inbox and you simply print and cut!

This is one of the newest and favorite ways you can receive beautiful custom designs on an affordable budget.

I hope you enjoy this sweet collection… please be sure to pass on the word!

INVITE

Custom Printable Invitation~We customize this design for your special celebration!

BUFFET CARDS

Custom Buffet/food cards~ customized for your needs

COLLECTION WATERMARK

Customized collection ~ everything you need for your party is included in this collection!

DRINK WRAP SHEET DISPLAY

Custom drink wraps to dress up water bottles, juice boxes, sodas, etc! We customize with child’s name & age.

SUPER BANNER DISPLAY

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious Banner!! This banner also comes in Happy Birthday or any customized text you would like !

THANK YOU CARDS

Thank you cards to thank your guests!

WATER BOTTLE DISPLAY

Custom drink wraps to dress up water bottles, sodas, juices, etc! Customized with name, age and Happy Birthday.

 Thanks for looking !!!

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Vintage Paper Doll Birthday Party

While busy pinning away on Pinterest, I found this adorable vintage paper doll birthday party that I want to share. No details were left out of this sweet, girly, pink, and fun party. Larissa of Sweet On Parties styled this oh so lovely party!  The little birthday girl Audrey loves paper dolls so vintage Betsey McCall Dolls were used for the inspiration behind this party.

Be sure to grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy all of the sweet details of this party.

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Larissa

Our little Audrey is quite a doll and she is quite smitten with paper dolls and all things pretty so l knew creating a Vintage Paper Doll Party for her 4th Birthday would be perfect!  I wanted to create a party that was pretty but fun and fell in love with the vintage images of Betsy McCall.  I had Diletta from Todi Design Boutique create some very pretty 1950′s inspired printables in a color palette of powder blue, candy pink and a touch of beige.

DECOR

I created a 1950′s kitchenette for the backdrop of this party to feature her lovely kitchen which she adores playing with.  The party was held under our pergola and my husband and l constructed a wall out of packing sheets for the background and l painted it in Wattyl Raspberry Whip.  We then hung up white picture frames to look like windows and made little curtains to complete the look.  I had some pink and white vinyl wallpaper l found at my grandma’s house and used that on the floor for 1950′s lino.  I used the same pretty patchwork curtain material for the dessert table backdrop and the party table.   I had found some lovely powder blue lace tin ware from target and wanted to feature these on the dessert table along with a 1950′s dolls wardrobe which l painted white and hung little Betsy Dresses on wooden hangers to form a garland.  I hung some white eyelet lace paper lanterns to suspend over the dessert table, and then used the cupcake towers and wrappers from the Martha Stewart’s Doily range.  I wanted the table to be white so l covered it with a white lace doily tablecloth and then some ruffle and lace white fabric which l gathered at the ends with some powder blue ribbons and hung a pennant polka dot bunting across the front of the table.  I also created a welcome sign near the drinks station using an old 1950′s picture frame and hung a Betsy bunting over the little shelf.

DESSERTS

I wanted the desserts to be pink and white and made vanilla bean cookies with flooded patterns topped with pink sixlets, pink and white chocolate cherry cake pops, rosewater cupcakes with marshmallow frosting, mini blueberry cheesecakes topped with marshmallow hearts, lemon slice with fondant blossoms and a giant chocolate and raspberry buttercream cupcake with rose swirls, fondant flowers and fondant pearls.  I also bought some mini meringues in pastel shades and put these in gold footed crystal dessert bowls.

DRINKS

A drinks station was set up under the other faux window with tutti frutti punch, milk, lemon lime and bitters, sparkling wine, water and flavoured drinking straws on offer for the party guests.

KIDS TABLE

I bought some white lace paper bon bon boxes and filled these with mini musks and attached a helium balloon as party favours for the guests.  For the tableware l had some plain plastic ware left over from Christmas which l wanted to use up.  For the plates l used a punch hole and then threaded pink and blue ribbon and tied it with a bow.  The clear cups were rather flimsy so l decided to double them and put a paper doily inside with a Betsy dress image and then secured them by attaching some pink or blue ribbon around the top of the cup.  I bought some roses, field carnations and baby’s breath and filled some tall glass jars with posies attached with some natural eyelet lace and a scallop punch topper.

ACTIVITIES

The children played many vintage games such as musical statues, pass the parcel, panic post, pin the tail on the donkey and the finale was a pinata. I decorated a plain pinata with blue and white paper rosettes and ruffles inspired by Audrey’s party dress and then made some little bags decorated with white paper doilies and a Betsy image or scallop punch topper for the children to collect their goodies in.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Party Styling, Concept, Photography and Desserts: Sweet On Parties

– Party Printables: Todi Design Boutique

– Children’s Table and Powder Blue Chairs: Tiny Tables and Chairs

– Photos courtesy of Blog HWTM

I hope you enjoyed this party as much as I did!

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