Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party
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 jacks and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the NY Mets or Yankees, Boston 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 bachelor party that 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. Exclusive baseball memorabilia and state-of-the-art audio and visual systems will make your event as unforgettable as the 40/40 club players.
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.
Florie Huppert Design showcased a unique take on the baseball theme. These bar mitzvah centerpieces incorporated traditional baseball paraphernalia into modern and elegant decor elements. Check out the full bar mitzvah here.
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 by 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 from Sweet Dreams Photo Video. For those who go to the baseball games for the snacks (guilty!) the centerpieces are based around the food associated with the game like Big League Chew, peanuts and cracker jacks!
Photo: Sweet Dreams Photo Video
Baseball Balloon 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.
The 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.
Where The Art Is creates personalized party decorations to fit any theme. We love these life-sized stand-ups featuring your child’s photo in their favorite “game day” pose! What a fun way to welcome guests to your event!
A baseball theme also provides amazing opportunity for photo opps. Elegant and rugged mix perfectly in this couple’s wedding shots on the field of their favorite team.
Sports Theme Invitations
Mitzvites has some great online invitation options for a baseball affair, including a close-up shot of a baseball on a plate featuring both sports and Judaic designs.
Mitzvites also offers video invitations, like the above, featuring the Bar Mitzvahs boy’s picture atop a distressed white background.
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!
This bar mitzvah, designed and executed by Florie Huppert Design,showed guests to their tables with fun “escort balls.” The baseballs made for unique escort cards, as well as a great memento from the day! Check out the full bar mitzvah here.
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 Jacks! 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.
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.
Klipped Kippahs make some amazing custom kippot, like these baseball ones featuring your favorite team’s colors and logos, officially licensed from the MLB.
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!”
Interactive Entertainment Group will take photos of all of your guests and make them custom baseball cards. An activity and favor all in one, we love this idea!
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 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.
Guests will love these chocolate baseball favor boxes from My Chocolate Sunflower. They can also serve as unique touches for your tables and decor.
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!