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Slammin’ Softball 10th Birthday {Tween Party}

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softball girl birthday cake

Jeannette Rivas of J at Your Service hit a home run with this Slammin’ Softball Birthday Party for her daughter. The outside-the-box color palette for a young old girl is too cool (pink is nowhere in sight!), and I’m especially loving the tough-looking cake topper… that little fondant softball player is not messing around. ;) With lots of yummy treats and fun games, including an awesome batting cages area, this birthday celebration is definitely a winner.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini Foam Fingers, rock candy ‘softball bats’ + a superstar cake with a big red bow
  • Awesome retro hot dog stand and clever softball-glove-turned-candy-dish
  • Chocolate-covered apple softballs (that would be awesome in white for baseballs too!)
  • Favor buttons with cheeky phrases like “THROW like a girl” and “no place like HOME

girls softball birthday party dessert table

yellow softball decor and hair bow

sporty softball party favors table

mini foam fingers

softball batting cages for a birthday party

birthday party hotdog cart

softball bat rock candy and gatorades

softball glove with gumballs for a birthday party

red, blue and black birthday party decorations

softball party text sign

PARTY DETAILS as told by Jeannette

I’m excited to share with you the party I put together for my new tween daughter. It was her 10th birthday and we had a softball themed party. She loves the sport and has been playing for about 2 years now. She’s not much of a girly-girl and is not a fan of the color pink. We decided on using her favorite colors, red, blue and black. I asked Michele of Intrigue Design to create a softball girl graphic with some attitude and she delivered perfection! I used the graphic to create the invitations, as well as some other elements to the party.

I had a custom jersey made for the birthday girl, with her name on it by a local screen printing shop. Pink Laundry Events made a beautiful hair bow for her to wear as well.

The Favors

I created softball themed subway art for the backdrop of the favor table. I made labels for the gable boxes that we handed out, which were adorned with a hair bow. I bought cute mini foam fingers and spray painted an old helmet that I purchased from the Goodwill. Tini Posh made super cute button pin printables and I was able to assemble myself to display. I also laid out eye blacks for the girls to wear.

The Dessert Table

Started with creating a chalkboard-like scoreboard to use as a backdrop and hung bunting on each side. I served bags of popcorn, yellow gumballs displayed in a glove, sour candy balls and rock candy “bats.” I added labels with my daughter’s name over David Sunflower Seeds. I designed Gatorade bottle labels for the drinks that were displayed. MKR Creations made the cutest softball theme chocolate covered apples, they were delish! I built mini bleachers to display those apples as well. My favorite element of the this table is the cake. Silvia’s Cake Creations made an incredible cake and Sugar High created a cake topper. It was identical to the graphic that was designed for me, it was amazing! I had custom wood forks made to match my theme by Sugar Coated Studio.

The Centerpieces

  • I used black vases with white daisies. Tini Posh made centerpiece flags that I added to the flower arrangements.

Fun Elements

  • I set out a batting net for the kids to try out “batting cages.” We had a small “Snack Bar,” where my oldest daughter served hot dogs, nachos and taco boats.
  • I created a sign for this area and rented a hot dog stand for a fun snack bar feel.
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  1. @Rolando310 January 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Slammin’ Softball 10th Birthday {Tween Party} https://www.hwtm.com/2014/01/girls-softball-birthday-tween-party/

  2. april hair April 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    U did an Awesome Job

  3. Alli March 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I absolutely love it – but at the same time blown away thinking about what one would spend on a party such as this!! Of course, we all love our kids but what ever happened to keeping it simple with pizza and friends over?

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