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7/11/11

birthday suit

max's baseball birthday party was a real hit!
(ugh. no pun intended..haha)
it was a perfect summer night with good food (hot dogs and shish kabobs grilled by matt and his dad//bags of popcorn and caramel corn//and a table full of sweets), funny music (thank you andrews sisters...i'll never get tired of seeing little ones run around to old music), and amazing friends and family.
we sat around and watched the kids scoot about, playing backyard baseball, and dodging stray balls until the sun went down.


did you see jackie robinson hit that ball?- buddy johnson

i love planning max's birthday parties.
and this one was my most favorite!

{here are a few details for those of you who are into this sort of stuff:}
we made a little concession stand awning out of ikea fabric and tent poles that we had laying around // a photo cut out board from this image //cherry vanilla, peanut butter, and dark chocolate old timey mustaches on a stick// felt pennants on dowel rods and white paper pennant banners (ran through my sewing machine with red thread) to hang outside// i found vintage baseball card images online that i printed off on a thick cardstock for max's friends...and made little canvas drawstring bags for them to stuff with a baseball and sweets to take home.

it was a perfect party for our baseball-loving little guy.

thank you all so much for such sweet birthday loving for him on friday! i can't wait for when he's grown and able to go back to this blog and see how many wonderful people were apart of his childhood.

i have a few more party pictures on my facebook:
(p.s. a few credits from my shopping list: cupcake liners, popcorn bags and paper straws are from hey yo yo //birthday invitations by spaceships and laser beams // bullseye ball toss game from hobby lobby// mason jar juice box idea from pinterest via a little sussy // cake pops from sweets by jenny edwards )

33 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Max! I love everything about the party. It looks like a lot of fun

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  2. Wow! looks lik an amazing party! you dind everything with so much love for the detail... Max can count himself a lucky boy :)!

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  3. Aw Katie! This is breath-taking. This needs to be in a magazine!! And I'm going to need to check out this pintrest place...never been.

    It was a happy birthday for that boy. <3

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  4. looked like an awesome party!!

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  5. oh my goodness, i love this idea for a birthday party!
    looks like an amazing time.
    Happy Birthday to Max.. <3

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  6. Wowie Kazowie! That's a great party! Happy Birthday Max!

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  7. This party looks AMAZING! I love that last picture, so much emotion and happiness :)

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  8. Wow! That was one awesome looking birthday party! Happy birthday Max x

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  9. wow, this is amazing! hope you don't mind if i blog about it on seesaw tomorrow :)

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  10. how sweet! i love the mason jars, how did you poke a hole through for the straw?! such cute ideas, very original, i bet your kid had a blast!

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  11. This party looks like the jam! Hope it was as wonderful as it looks!

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  12. aww so cute :) i bet he loved it

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  13. what a fun party! this looks amazing...you are such a lovely hostess. my goodness. you're a party artist...i don't know if that's real, but it's what you are!

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  14. You are officially supermom! This party looks AMAZING! And I don't even like baseball?! So precious. He's one lucky guy. : )

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  15. What an amazing party! You are the best hostess/party planner/mama! I love this! I'm blogging about it!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

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  16. i've stalked you on livejournal for a while before you moved to blogspot, and i've seen a handful of the parties you have thrown for max. what a lucky little boy to have such a creative, fun mama!

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  17. what a gorgeous party...and that last photo is tops! Happy birthday Max ;)

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  18. This is so awesome! Well done! And that last picture makes me smile big1

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  19. Happy Birthday,
    the party look great...

    the last pic is the best!!

    S

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  20. What an awesome birthday party!! Where did you find the mustaches? They would be a great addition to a party I'm helping throw!! Thanks!

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  21. Completely, fully, amazingly ridiculous. Luckiest kid in the entire world!!!! :D :D :D

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  22. You, my friend, are Top Notch. Max and his mama are the luckiest two bugs on the rug...and not to mention, Matt, but I'm mentioning him anyway....wow! You all blow me away. I bet you'll be getting calls to start cataloging your ideas in Martha Stewart or Fresh Home. You're amazing, Katie!!! Happiest of Birthdays to your Max.

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  23. This is amazing...is it on Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh yet?

    I love the lemonade in mason jars and painting/cut-out is incredible!

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  24. I was going to try to submit it but they seem to want people to submit themselves, so if you are so inclined here is the form!

    http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/my-party/ohdeedoh-my-party-submission-form-082858

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  25. Wowee! I really, really like this party! Great job.

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  26. Oh my goodness what an amazing birthday party! It's funny how you never really realise the effort your parents went to on your birthday. My mum would spend weeks planning out huge treasure hunts and games for us. I can't wait until I can do the same for my (one day) kids. x

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  27. I love your blog so much, but I've never commented. I just had to come out of the shadows though to applaud you on a beautiful, magical party. Your son is a lucky boy!

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  28. Oh my good lord, Katie, how jaw-dropping! You should have your own magazine, ala Martha Stewart but a million times better. If you threw a party for me I would leave everything up forever. The details are so charming, and I love how the cutout baseball player turned out... that picture with Matt looks hilarious! What a lucky kid Max is to be so surrounded by love and sweetness.

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  29. Omg, this is freakin' amazing. Fantastic. Magical.

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  30. Visiting your blog for the 1st time and absolutely enchanted with the photography. Love it!
    What camera & lens do you use?
    Looked like a great party....nice mom :)


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  31. What an adorable party! I love seeing the photos of parties you throw. I wish I was this creative and had more time to put into parties like this!

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  32. Hi hi. I'm new to your blog and I think it's fantastic. This is such a cheerful and fun birthday idea! Heck yes.

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