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“Let’s Play Ball” Sports Party {Boys Birthday}

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Sports Party Lunch Buffet

Let’s Play Ball! From football and basketball to tennis and soccer (and even handball!) Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online creatively covered all the bases with this Sports Party for her son’s 7th birthday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Raulli Field Concessions” Dessert table with peanut filled votives & Cracker Jack cones
  • Baseball and football sugar cookies + basketball cupcake toppers
  • Fun sporty party activities and ball cap party favors with embroidered “7”
  • Golf “Hole in 1” birthday cake + tiered cake with fondant sports balls & “Luke is Seven” banner

Concession Stand Dessert Table

Sport Party Snack Ideas

 Sporty Welcome Wreath

Sports Theme Birthday with Sporty Printables

Sporty Birthday Party

Sports Party Drink Station

Sports Party Drink Sign

Baseball and Football Sugar Cookies

Boys Sport Birthday Party Ideas

Adult Beverage "Majors" Bucket

Vanilla Milkshakes in Vintage Milk Jugs

Basketball cupcake toppers

Golf Birthday Cake

Volleyball Party Game

Baseball Dugout with Party Favor Hats


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jenny

My son Luke is all boy, so when he said he wanted to play ball for his 7th birthday, I knew it was the perfect theme. I wanted it to be bright, bold and graphic. He helped choose a color scheme of red, navy, green and orange.

We created a Dugout for the boys to eat lunch in. I sewed yards and yards of pennants to hang from the roof of our “dugout” and covered the picnic table in fake grass. I made a hat rack to display baseball caps monogramed with a 7 which served as party favors. The boys each had their own take out boxes with sliders (hamburgers), handballs (strawberries), basketballs (Cheetos balls) and equipment (utensils).

At the refreshment stand the boy could grab baseballs (donut holes) or footballs (pretzels) and a drink from the minors bucket which I made with my Silhouette machine. Grown-up had a special Grand Slam drink to celebrate the occasion.

Dessert was set up on a concession stand. I have used this same stand at several of my parties. I worked with Edible Details to recreate the balls on the invite for the top of the cake. I also made basketball cupcakes and chocolate covered Oreos with fondant toppers. Football and baseball cookies, crackerjacks, peanuts and vanilla shakes filled out the table.

The yard was surrounds by a dozen 36 inch balloons and filled with solid beach balls. The boys had a blast playing volleyball, handball and just being boys.

Vendor Credit
By |2017-03-03T09:18:04-07:00July 16th, 2013|Parties for Boys|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle July 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Wow!! This is beyond awesome and clever! Any little sports fans dream party! Love how you displayed all of the food – so stinking cute!!

    • bloomdesignsonline July 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Michelle- It means a lot coming from you!

  2. Party Box Design July 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    oooo such a fun party!!! so many great details!

  3. Claudia July 21, 2013 at 6:29 am

    So beautiful! Where did you buy those hats?

  4. Myriam August 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I love it! Is so cute!! I going to do my son’s 3rd birthday party with this theme party, he is a sports fan!!! :)

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  7. Jen March 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I am wondering about where you got the adorable hats too!!

  8. Heather April 26, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Mee too! Where’d you get the hats?? I’m looking into some for my daughter’s sports party next month!! Awesome party!!! Gave me some GREAT IDEAS!!! Thanks so much!

  9. dinah June 12, 2014 at 2:17 am

    My son is turning nxt month.. And he likes sports theme party. Your post gave me so many ideas. Anyways, can i also make “the dugout” as my backdrop in the party? And the cake? Can I make that kind also? Thanks so much.

  10. Crystal September 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love everything about this party! Is there a link to buy any printables from this party? I’m particularly looking at the circles with the different sports. I would appreciate a quick response. I’m trying to plan my little guys 1st birthday :) Thank you!

  11. Crystal Foy Weber September 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    This is very cute! I love everything about it! Is there a link to purchase printables from the party? Thank you!

  12. Sarah October 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this theme. My little boy is turning 1 on 11/15 and I would love to have a similar theme. Any change you can share your design template for the balls and banner?

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