My friend needed help – fast! Her son’s 10/31 birthday was quickly approaching, and she needed to pull of a Yankees themed birthday party the weekend before.
Cue the party assistant (me)! I helped make this BOYS & GIRLS party (full of second graders) a HIT, and everyone left with a pretty cool “thank you gift”!
I created a special banner (with photos of the birthday boy), fun framed decor and party bags filled with themed necklaces or keychains …
I used this same idea to create boys’ high quality keychains. I used blue or steel colored beads along with baseball beads to make a cool yet different design for the boys. They love to hook the keychains to their school backpack zippers!
Here’s a look at the BASEBALL party…
…his “Bronx grandma” brought an amazing cake, and the kids played at the Baseball Center on the UWS!
There were at least 25 kiddos, and a few younger siblings tagged along. Everyone received a party bag — however I didn’t fill it with Cracker Jacks, peanuts, Big League chewing gum and such. I know NY kids LOVE Air Heads! Plus I added some Halloween stickers and red, white, and blue pompoms for a little whimsy.
(my son above right): He would rather juggle than play baseball. He’s a circus kid, what can I tell ya?
One of the coolest things about this party (besides watching “Manhattan Grandma” cheer on her grandson) was seeing our friends from (ex.) Sweden and Columbia join in, and learn the sport of baseball! They were not ashamed to admit they never played, didn’t know how, didn’t know the rules, etc., It made me appreciate diverse friendships, supporting and teaching others, and cheering on your fellow teammate! There is unity in our little world in the UWS.
Above: juggling Henry and “TuTu” (grandma); Enjoying yummy pizza on this super stormy rainy Sunday — what a great day to be inside!