All Star Baseball Bar Mitzvah
This theme is perfect for a child who loves baseball. It can be tweaked a bit though and used for any sport played in a stadium!
Baseball Bar Mitzvah Invitations
Let everyone know they are invited to a game at [Your Last Name] stadium! Use a baseball theme invitation for the party, inserted with the formal Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation. You can also send it after your formal invitation is sent.
Or use a great photo ticket invitation with your child's face or a personalized ticket invitation to invite your guests! What could be better than a ticket to the game? You can even write that they need the ticket for entry to the party and have someone standing at the door as a ticket taker. You can even rent turnstiles for your guests to walk through.
A caricature or semi-custom caricature invitation is also a great option for such a special party. They are completely personalized for your child and are great for centerpieces, sign in boards, seating cards and other decorations at your party.
Baseball Theme Decorations and Party Supplies
Greet guests with a lifesize cutout of your child dressed as baseball player with a speech bubble welcoming everyone to the game. A fun welcome sign can say, "You've reached 1st Base ... you're at (Child's Name)'s Bar/Bat Mitzvah."
In the cocktail area, have the wait staff dressed as baseball players walking around holding stadium "boxes" filled with peanuts, popcorn boxes, and crackerjacks! Ask if they can all bring a baseball hat from their favorite team or provide hats for the staff to wear. Imprinted cocktail napkins are great for cocktails and dessert at a Bar Mitzvah. Why not try something witty, like, "You can't bat with crumbs on your face! [Child's Name]'s Bar/Bat Mitzvah (include the date)."
Fill the cocktail area with bouquets of Mylar baseball balloons mixed with latex balloons in colors to match your party. Create them yourself with helium or hire a balloon company. Any balloon company can help you create these bouquets or fun baseball theme balloon arches for your party.
- Don't forget plenty of water for your stadium. Bottles with personalized labels are great at each place, passed out by your "vendors" or at the bars.
- Use a baseball theme sign in board for a wonderful memento! You may want to have a bouquet of balloons at this area to draw people over!
- Use a baseball theme seating card showing the name of the table where the guest is sitting, the guest's name and table number.
Place a sign on the tabletop where seating cards are that says, "You're at 3rd base now's a good time to find your seat!" A local rental company may have a ticket window display for this area that you can use for a great welcome piece.
Here is a display we created for the seating cards at a baseball theme Bar Mitzvah:
At the door into the party room, display a sign saying …"(Child's Name) welcomes all Baseball Bar/Bat Mitzvah ALL-STARS!"
We love to draw people's attention to the dance floor. A great way to do that is by hanging a large personalized baseball party banner over the DJ. Try fun wording, like "YOU'RE AT "HOME" AT (CHILD'S NAME)'S BAR/BAT MITZVAH!"
Baseball Table Decorations
Instead of just using table numbers, you can name each table after a different baseball stadium and have the kids sitting in the DUGOUT! Or name the tables after different areas in the stadium and on the field, like home plate, 1st base, etc. or even different baseball teams.
For linens at your party, alternate red and blue with white napkins. If the party center you are using only has white linens, see if they can get you the red and blue napkins. Don't forget to decorate your napkins! Empty cracker jacks boxes and cut off the top and bottom. Use this as a napkin ring. Then serve the cracker jacks in bowls on each table.
For a fun centerpiece, use a popcorn bowl filled with popcorn, with pennants and balloons coming out of the center of the bowl. We love using hats for centerpieces - they are inexpensive, fit perfectly, and we guarantee your guests will end up wearing them later in the evening. A baseball hat with a small hole in the top is perfect for balloons. Or, have a hat on each table that represents the team the table is named for with balloons attached to the hat.
Here is a photo of a baseball Bar Mitzvah we planned:
Instead of candles on the tables, choose personalized mini tabletop lanterns with your child's photo on all four sides. The all come with LED candles and look great surrounding a centerpiece.
Baseball Party Favors
Here are a few fun baseball theme party favors ideas:
- As your guests are leaving have someone pass out our custom baseball theme candy bar wrappers with either milk or dark chocolate as a sweet way to say thanks for attending.
- Personalized jersey style t-shirts, baseballs or miniature bats
- Hats from your favorite team (most stores will give you a discount for buying bulk)
Have fun and Mazel Tov, from the Party Girl and the Party-ettes!