Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party
Take me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!
A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!
BASEBALL THEMED VENUE
What better way to have a stand-out bar mitzvah or party than at one of the most exclusive and unique baseball venues, The 40/40 Club, located in the heart of Manhattan, NYC. The 40/40 Club, an all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay Z and partner Juan Perez, is named after one of baseball’s most prestigious achievements – 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season. Exclusive baseball memorabilia and state-of-the-art audio and visual systems will make your event as unforgettable as the members of baseball’s 40/40 club.
Transform your whole event space! The results can be outstanding. Check out Max’s Dug Out conceived and designed by Showplace Floral & Event Design. The signage, logo, personal photo montage, baseball centerpieces – filled with bats or balls and greenery and more – set the stage for a Grand Slam Bar Mitzvah! See more details and photos of the Bar Mitzvah here.
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A flower-adorned table has tall vases filled with baseballs to add a subtle nod to the sport. Décor by The Event of a Lifetime.
Life O’ The Party has some great centerpiece ideas for a baseball reception, featuring bats, balls and even the guest of honor’s face on a baseball player’s body!
Pennants are another great option. The centerpieces from Life O’ The Party display either a favorite team or player’s name.
Giant baseball cards are another fun option such as the one above photographed by Sweet Dreams Photo Video. For those who go to the stadiums for the snacks (guilty!) the centerpieces are based around the food associated with the game like Big League Chew, peanuts and cracker jack!
Photo: Sweet Dreams Photo Video
Baseball Themed Decorations
The Event of a Lifetime has found some really sophisticated ways to incorporate a baseball theme into an elegant affair. They recently did a sports-themed affair where the cocktail tables were made to represent various sports.
For baseball, the round table was painted white with red lines, and actual baseballs flanked the pedestal.
This bar mitzvah by The Event of a Lifetime also featured large ottomans that were made to look like baseballs. They made for a cool place for the kids to chill out. These looks are both sleek and festive!
Creativity is key! A light up ball resembling a baseball rests on tall grass for an innovative centerpiece. Displaying a baseball in a glass case set atop your favorite team’s color rocks or jewels is a unique way to portray your team’s loyalty. Décor by The Event of a Lifetime.
On the wall along the stairway leading to the party room, Showplace Floral & Event Design placed sepia-toned decal images of the Bar Mitzvah boy on the field.
Once upstairs, Showplace Floral & Event Design planned two dining experiences for the guests. The Kids Communal Dining Tables , each accented with a wheatgrass runner and a modern centerpiece a la ESPN Zone, were fun and youthful while the adults dining experience had a more sophisticated and elegantly designed. The baseball menu, placed in the round center of the dinner plate, was a real hit. Wet look linen and blue water goblets added color to the tablescape.
Sports Theme Invitations
Get your guests revved up for a fun time with custom baseball-themed invitations. Cutie Patootie Creations will design your invitation and create a logo, place cards, sign-in boards, stickers and more to carry the theme throughout the event. Invite your guests to dance with their baseball themed socks too – available through Cutie Patootie Creations!
Baseball Place Cards
For a really personal touch, The Event of a Lifetime created seating cards that resemble baseball cards. The cards featured a photo of each guest as well as a team name corresponding to their table name. We love the warmth and creativity of this choice!
Seating cards that are creatively displayed are another great way to tie in the theme, like this example from Mitzvah Event Productions which uses a batting fence.
Nothing says baseball like Cracker Jack! These escort cards used the Cracker Jack prize packaging to display the guest name and table – NY Mets.
Traditional escort cards can be displayed in these sports fan baseball place card holders, available at Beau Coup.
Sports Theme Guest Book & Sign-In Boards
Guests write their well-wishes on – what else? Baseballs.
Think out of the box – or in this case – the locker! The Locker Door is an innovative sign-in alternative. Custom Airbrushed lockers, that the kids used during the party, featured vibrant baseball images and added another WOW element to this party designed by Showplace – Floral & Event Design.
A photo or painting of your favorite stadium, like Yankee Stadium depicted above from The Event of a Lifetime is a great way to incorporate your favorite sport and team into your sign-in board where guests will leave their mark.
Or have guests sign in on a personalized baseball jersey. This couple customized a jersey to display their last name and the year of their wedding.
Sports kippah are a fun way to showcase the guest of honors love of sports.
Kippot that resemble baseballs, soccer balls, basketballs and footballs are available at Ahuva.
Entertainment & Favors
Depending on the kind of affair your hosting, you may opt for entertainment to keep guests young and old occupied and having fun when they aren’t eating or dancing.
Amazing Amusements has a virtual reality baseball game that will have everyone “out to the ballgame!”
Jazz up the DJ Booth too! Showplace Floral & Event Design created a Custom DJ Facade to look like ESPN sports center desk!
Interactive Entertainment Group‘s Virtual Home Run Derby with its interactive hitting simulator gives you the most realistic baseball simulation experience available. Feel the excitement as you swing, using real equipment, for the fences. Play in a variety of life-size stadiums, and see precise data on distance, speed, and trajectory of each hit.
For another fun photo favor idea, Sweet Dreams Photo Video has a green screen open air photo booth. The background can be made to look like your favorite stadium (among other cool options) for guests to pose in front of!
Light-up caps and logo socks are just a few ideas from The Event of a Lifetime your baseball-loving guests will love!
Guests can store their giveaways and favors in this awesome baseball backpack, offered by Cool Party Favors.
Chocolate lollipops and cookies by Cool Party Favors are the perfect takeaway, and make a great addition to your dessert buffet!
Cool Party Favors has some more great ideas like these baseball mint tins, glasses, and luggage tags. All of which are sure to be put to use by your guests after the event, and look great enough to be left out either at guest’s seats or near the party’s entrance/exit.
Baseball Theme Cakes & Candle Lighting Display
Cake is a crucial part to any event, and Sweet Dreams Photo Video shows us an idea that isn’t team-specific and instead suited for a lover of the sport in general. A baseball-bordered cake is accented with the Bar Mitzvah Boy’s name and features red and white candles, though you could easily adjust the color’s to match those of your favorite team!
Wedding Baseball Cake
A baseball diamond dessert buffet with themed candy and chocolate is the perfect way to end the day!
We hope we inspired you! We’re sure your baseball wedding or bat/bar mitzvah will hit a home run with your guests!