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Birthday Party Planning Guide

Exclusively at BirthdayExpress.com


Batter up! Throw you’re star athelete the baseball party of their field of dreams with the help of this handy guide! Need party game ideas? Fun party foods? You’ll find them all right here!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Baseball Fan Birthday Party Supplies, 
Baseball Fan Favors & Party Activities

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Baseball Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party



  • Baseballs, One for Each Guest
  • Baseball Bat
  • Chalkboard and Chalk (to keep score)

One person hits a baseball to partygoers. If you catch a fly ball, you get 100 points. Catching a bouncer is worth 50 points. Grounders are worth 25 points. Make an error on a fly lose 100 points, etc. First one to 500 wins!

Home run derby

  • Whiffle Ball
  • Bat

Draw a line that marks a home run in your yard. The batter then swings at easy pitches. If the ball goes past the line, Home Run! If it doesn’t it’s an out. Each person gets 3 outs. Once they have 3 outs they are out of the derby. The last player out wins!

Design Your Own Jersey

  • One T-Shirt per guest
  • Stick on numbers
  • Felt-Tip Pens
  • Puffy paints
  • Stick on letters

Provide white T-shirts to all your baseball birthday party guests. Put newspaper pieces inside the shirts to prevent color bleed-through. Have the kids design their own baseball jerseys by decorating t-shirts with puffy paints, markers, felt-tip pens, decals, etc.

Autographed baseball for the guest of honor!

  • Baseballs/Softballs
  • Permanent markers

Let the party guests sign a baseball/softball as a keepsake for the guest of honor!



  • Hot dogs
  • Brats
  • Potato chips
  • Ketchup
  • Sauerkraut
  • Onions
  • Mustard

Fire up the grill and let the good times roll! Barbeque up some hot dogs and brats for the lil champions and let them have at it with whatever toppings they like! Serve with chips.

Root beer floats!

  • Root beer
  • Ice cream

Fill cups ¾ full of root beer. Then add one scoop of ice cream! Kids will love it! (Have healthy alternatives to drink as well eg. Gatorade, water and milk.)

Baseball mitt cake

  • Favorite cake mix
  • Frosting

Grab a Baseball Mitt Cake Pan from BirthdayExpress.com. Grab the guest of honors favorite cake mix and pour into the mold. When the mold is done, shave the bottom so you have a flat surface. Flip over the mold frost to decorate any way you’d like!

Sporty snacks!

  • Assorted vegetables
  • Assorted fruits
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Crackers
  • 3-Serving platters

Have a veggie tray, Fruit tray and a cheese and cracker spread for the kids to snack on while they run around! It will help keep them energized and satiate their hunger before the meal starts!

Print This Party Planning Guide Now

Keep it handy to help make your party planning easy!