Creative ways to plan a vintage baby shower theme.
The smell of freshly roasted peanuts, the crack of the bat, and the sound of the umpire when they yell “strike three, you’re out”—it’s baseball season! Celebrate your lil’ slugger with a baseball themed baby shower. With a vintage style, we’re showing you how much fun and creative you can be when putting together this theme. From invites to desserts, we’re confident that you’ll be hitting a grand slam in no time!
Creative Party Decor and Food for a Baseball Baby Shower!
Start with vintage baseball baby shower invitations like this one, which features a personalization option. The craft paper look of these invites immediately sets the tone for what to expect out of your baby shower theme. When it’s time to check-in at the party, set up a baseball themed vignette as the welcome table complete with a baseball mitt, apothecary jar with peanuts, vintage baseballs, and a personalized welcome message presented in a picture frame. Include a nifty embroidered hoop made to resemble a baseball! Add an advice jar that has been painted with a baseball theme that would allow guests to leave advice cards for the mother-to-be.
Serve guests iconic baseball food reminiscent of those game days by setting up a hotdog stand bar stacked with condiments and relishes. Add a chalkboard scoreboard for a decorative touch. You may also want to include a self-serve set of side dishes like macaroni salad, sweet potato fries, and coleslaw. Include fun snacks like nachos with cheese, pretzels, and cheese puffs. For an eye-catching display of food, add bright red pennant flags to represent the names of dishes.
Think creatively when making your table centerpieces like this super easy idea using hurricane glass jars filled with popcorn. Using a faux grass square cutout, decorate the jar with a vintage-inspired band, pennant, foam finger, bubble gum, and baseball. This is a clever idea when your dinner party will be on a long table because you can mimic the look of a baseball field.
For your drinks and desserts, what would a vintage baseball theme be without serving up classic Coke in bottles! Include pretty blue-stripped straws as a lovely drink accent. Sweet things like homemade Cracker Jack, baseball themed strawberries dipped in white chocolate, and ice cream sandwiches are great options. Finish the dessert table with a beautiful buttercream ruffled cake topped with a cute mini banner for the celebrant!
Stay tuned! We’re featuring more baseball themed ideas for food, favors, printables, and more!
Please be sure to visit these sites for inspiration:
1 – Invitations from Zazzle
2 – Welcome table from Sew-in-Love
3,4 – Hot dog stand and table centerpiece made by Bonfires & Wine
5 – Classic Coke drinks table from Two Purple Couches
6 – Handpainted baseball mason jars via etsy
7 – Homemade Cracker Jack recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
8 – Pennant flags from Moncrief Photography
9 – Cake and cake topper from by Couture Cakery
10 – White chocolate strawberries from the Knot