A baseball party is a fun idea for a birthday party for kids or a summer family barbeque. If you really love baseball, maybe you’re even hosting a playoff party at home! Your child’s baseball birthday party could take place outdoors in a baseball diamond or even just in your own backyard complete with your own dugout area and concession stand. Here you’ll find ideas for decorating, easy party foods to serve, party favors plus free printables!
Let’s get to the free printables first.
For this party setup, I used a plastic tablecloth that looked like grass and a variety of wooden boxes to hold the party foods which included:
- hot dogs & toppings
- potato chips
- “peanuts” (I used marshmallow bananas due to allergies)
- cotton candy
Other delicious ideas include:
- corn dogs
- large bread pretzels
- nachos and cheese sauce
If you are hosting your party at a baseball diamond, part of your decor will already be complete! You can create your own baseball diamond setup at home with bases, a dugout area with bench seating, concession stand, and a baseball diamond playing area.
What would a baseball party be without a game of baseball, right?! If you are having your party at a baseball park, you could have the kids play in the baseball diamond. If you are setting up the party at home or in a large gym, you can set up your own playing field with bases (could be as simple as cutouts of paper), baseball gloves, inflatable baseball bats and foam baseballs. The inflatable bats & foam balls are great for playing in a smaller area like in a backyard or inside. Real baseballs are pretty heavy for little kids!
Another fun idea would be to set up your own baseball training camp with obstacle courses, batting practice and playing catch.
For baseball party favors for kids, you could include items such as:
- Big League Chew Gum
- Cracker Jack
- foil wrapped chocolate baseballs
- foam baseballs
- cotton candy
For more fun birthday party ideas including themes, decorating ideas, food ideas, activities, free printables, favor ideas and more, check out our special Birthday Party page.