Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boston Red Sox Birthday!

We just celebrated Caden’s 7th Birthday with a Boston Red Sox Birthday Bash!

We began the Birthday excitement by mailing a custom made Red Sox Ticket to Caden's guests:

This ticket was said to cause quite a bit of sibling rivalry until it was explained that it was *just* a birthday party, not an actual Red Sox game. However, we’d like to think the full Boston Red Sox experience was recreated RIGHT HERE for three high flying hours!

Here is a look at what the Birthday guests experienced…

The (now famous) Ticket Booth in its Red Sox finest:

The (thrice recycled) Boston Red Sox Birthday Gift Tent and Red Sox Goody Bag Display:

Here is a closer look at the Birthday Gift Tent:

The Goody Bag Display:

Inside the Goody Bags:

Caden’s VIP guests were served the finest baseball fare!
Here is what was on The Ballpark Menu:
Peanuts, Popcorn, Crackerjacks, Hot Dogs, Chips, Baseball Cookies, Cupcakes, Cake, Ice Cream and Candy.

Here is the Red Sox Cupcake and Crackerjack Display:

Here is a closer look at the Warhol Inspired Crackerjack Art (containing 48 full boxes):

The Red Sox Cupcake Carousels:

I made over 100 cupcakes! German Chocolate, Butter, Carrot, and Dark Chocolate.

The Baseball Cookie Display:

Caden colored the Red Sox Pennant shown above.

Here is a closer look at one of the Baseball Cookies:

I made 60 of these sugar cookies! They were almost 5 inches wide, baked, frosted and “hand stitched” the day before.

We attempted to recreate Fenway Park:

But I’m afraid the Boston Red Sox game on TV held little interest…

So we hiked everyone down the driveway and engaged the kids in a game of Wiffle Ball on the ball field the Mr. designed for the event:

But many of the girls were not all that interested in the Wiffle Ball game and played in our culvert instead…

Which, not surprisingly, led to a few injuries, so we quickly decided it was time for the Red Sox Piñata:

The Piñata lasted about 5 minutes; it exploded after the 4th or 5th turn and then the Lord of the Flies moment began as the children scavenged candy like little savages:

But after a run back up the driveway, we were able to settle the wild sugar crazies with a lunch break:

And shortly there after moved the group to the living room where we had displayed some photos of Caden’s recent trip to Fenway Park:

24 children sat and calmly shared their very thoughtful gifts with the Birthday Boy:

Caden received many fantastic gifts, including a profusion of Red Sox paraphernalia:

And then it was time for Cake:

I made an 8 layer white cake with whipped cream cheese frosting which I unfortunately left for the very last minute to decorate and had to forgo any true fabulousness. But whatever the case, the kids loved it…

I think the party was a huge success! By the time it was all said and done, I’m not sure how much Caden and his 24 friends cared about the Red Sox theme, but they really seemed to have had a great time. I know it is something Caden will never forget. I want to send a great big Thank You to all of our friends and family who helped to make Caden's Birthday so special! It was an amazing day! THANK YOU! :)

Click below to see some of Caden’s previous birthday extravaganzas:
6th Birthday
5th Birthday
4th Birthday


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Candice Chessell said...

Hello I just LOVE your party! I was wondering if you would be willing to share your invitation template?


Constance said...

I am throwing a Red Sox baby shower. Yes a baby shower and was wondering how you made or where you purchased the cupcake stands from?

Constance said...

I am hosting a Red Sox Baby SHower. Yes a baby shower and was wondering how you made or where you purchased the cupackae stands from? Thanks.

Lexi said...

My birthday is on Valentines Day and I am having a Red Sox birthday party. I want to make the gift tent... could you tell me how you make it?