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Vintage Inspired Girls Baseball Birthday Party

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If you’ve seen A League of Their Own, you know that baseball isn’t just for boys! Vivian of Kerr Kreations hit a HOME RUN with this Vintage Inspired Girls Baseball Birthday Party! With an unbelievable amount of hand crafted elements, like the homemade locker cabinet and pink baseball uniforms, baseball has never been cuter!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY concession trays with ballpark treats like Cracker Jacks and Cotton Candy
  • Hand sewn pink baseball uniforms with a red and white polka dot belt
  • Personalized baseball trading cards, with each girl in her “uniform”
  • Kerr Stadium with Puyallup Peaches (of the Girls Baseball League) game flags & baseball bats
  • Pink Lemonade, Popcorn & Babe Ruth candy bars!

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Vivian

Inspired by the 1992 Movie “A League of Her Own,” I created a unique vintage-style baseball themed party for my daughter’s 8th birthday. Using vintage-style crates, baskets, and miscellaneous props to create a stadium-like atmosphere in our home. A lot of DIY projects – handsewn uniforms, backpacks, trading cards, awning, concession trays, scoreboard and stand, pennant flags and gumball machines, locker cabinet. Kept it simplistic and traditional with snacks that are normally provided at a baseball stadium along with special treats served requested by the birthday girl (lemon raspberry cupcakes and mini cherry cheesecakes). Props were purchased at JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Cost Plus World Imports, and various grocery stores. Some props purchased were recreated to give an old fashioned look. Party attendees were then transported to Minor League Baseball stadium where they watched a game and took pictures in the dugout!

Vendor Credit
  • Complete Event Styling: Vivian Kerr (Including custom sewing on uniforms, backpacks, aprons, fabric awning, tablerunner. DIY projects included the scoreboard backdrop, pennant flags, gumball machines, concession trays, trading card scrapbook.)
  • Printable Invitation & Coordinating Printable Package: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
  • Photography: Andrea Pasion Photography
  • Vinyl:  A&E Designworks
  • Wood Awning: Jeremy Kerr/Ryan Gray
  • Locker Cabinet: Virgil Ibasco
  • Custom Trading Cards: Photography by Andrea Pasion Photography & Rochelle Pettingill
  • Wood Mini Bats: Casey’s Wood Products, Inc.
  • Striped Straws: Hey Yo Yo
  • Red Sports Socks: Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Various Materials for DIY Projects: JoAnns, Michaels, World Imports, Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyer, Us Toy

13 Comments

  1. Amy Cooper McCauley October 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This has got to be one of my favorite HWTM concepts. Absolutely precious.

  2. Amy Cooper McCauley October 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This has got to be one of my favorite HWTM concepts. Absolutely precious.

  3. Katie Torres October 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    This could be my favorite party ever. I LOVE the movie and you nailed it. The personalized baseball cards and outfits were my favorite.

  4. Jennifer Carver October 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    This was THE most incredible birthday with the most unbelievable DIY details. My daughter was a lucky guest, and let me tell you, she’s still talking about all of the fun details!

  5. Amy Cooper McCauley October 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This has got to be one of my favorite HWTM features. Absolutely precious.

  6. Sarah Reid Jackman October 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I would love to know what pattern she used for those uniforms! So cute!

    • Vivian Kerr October 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Sarah, I ended up having to make up my own pattern. I tried to find a pattern as close to what shape/pieces of the uniform I needed and then tweaked it quite a bit. I had to make up to 3 different sizes to accomodate all 12 girls.

  7. Darla Grant-Braid October 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    This is easily one of the most inventive party themes I've ever seen. Love it!

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  11. Rebecca August 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I know this is an old post, but can you share how you made your concession trays?? They’re so great!

  12. Rebecca August 2, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I know this is an old post, but can you share how you made the concession trays?? They’re so great! Thanks!

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Vendor Credit
  • Complete Event Styling: Vivian Kerr (Including custom sewing on uniforms, backpacks, aprons, fabric awning, tablerunner. DIY projects included the scoreboard backdrop, pennant flags, gumball machines, concession trays, trading card scrapbook.)
  • Printable Invitation & Coordinating Printable Package: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
  • Photography: Andrea Pasion Photography
  • Vinyl:  A&E Designworks
  • Wood Awning: Jeremy Kerr/Ryan Gray
  • Locker Cabinet: Virgil Ibasco
  • Custom Trading Cards: Photography by Andrea Pasion Photography & Rochelle Pettingill
  • Wood Mini Bats: Casey’s Wood Products, Inc.
  • Striped Straws: Hey Yo Yo
  • Red Sports Socks: Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Various Materials for DIY Projects: JoAnns, Michaels, World Imports, Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyer, Us Toy