baseball, pinstripes + birthday celebration

Friday, April 12, 2013

Today is my son’s 14th birthday. He was born at the perfect time of year for someone with a profound passion for baseball….watching, playing…everything baseball.  He’s a huge Yankees fan and by the 14th year of coming up with original baseball themed celebrations, I was starting to run out of ideas.  So this year, the theme is “Pinstripes.”  It’s amazing how easy it is to work around a theme once you have it, everything from straws to cake to washi tape to plates and candles…all blue and white pinstripes…for the New York Yankees, of course!baseball, stripes, birthday celebrationpinstripes as a theme for a baseball birthday partypinstripes as a baseball theme birthday celebration IMG_1100 IMG_1114 IMG_1118I have been wanting to try the engineer prints from Staples for a while…I chose a few from over the years of Patrick’s young baseball career and had them made all for around $10.  A few weeks ago, Paula of Two Ellie made them for for her son’s 6th birthday and went with the even larger size.  I think I’ll try that next time…check her darling party out here.


  • pve

    Hold on to your hat lady. I remember 14 like it was yesterday and now my twins are 20. What a wonderful cake and party.
    Please wish your son Patrick a Happy Birthday from pve. I’m sure I’ll get an :eye roll: back.

  • Lizziefitz

    Sweetest Birthday ever! You had me at blue & white pinstripe… Swoon! Happy Birthday Patrick :))) please tell me where those blue & white plates are from? I NEED them in my life . Thank you.

  • Sue/the view from great island

    Do you rent out your services as the perfect mother??

  • Nancy... Noticed

    These Birthday Party Photos are to be cherished! “Pinstripe” clever theme… cake, plates and candles! The best!

    Happy Birthday, Patrick!!

  • Karen

    Annie so awesome! As a baseball and stripes lover, I am SO down with this theme! Love it all, and especially the birthday boy’s adorable freckles 🙂

    And how appropriate to have the name Diamond….his passion was meant to be 🙂

    Happy birthday and go Patrick!!

    (forgive this Dodger fan for not saying “go Yankees” 😉

  • Jennifer

    I love the theme, such a beautiful celebration! Happy birthday, Patrick!

  • classic•casual•home

    YUM! Fun party. I love the Yankee’s too…they bring out the best in New Yorkers. We used to go to games when we there. Nothing like hearing a Brooklyn accent yell., “you’re OUT like TROUT!”

  • paula

    What an amazing party!!! Looks like so much fun.

  • lisa thomson

    What a terrific party! Beautiful pictures of your 14 year old boy/man. 🙂

  • Rachel Schindler

    What a great party!!! Love your style and the M&M’s. So clever…and how did you get that cake layer so blue?

  • colleen

    How Special for Patrick. Happy Birthday Patrick!

  • flwjane

    Well done you.

    Happy Birthday to the boy.

    xo Jane

  • Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

    What a great party! Happy Birthday to your son!

  • pam

    Wow what a lucky boy. I love the theme and the idea of using the chalkboard to highlight his photos. Grant turns 15 at the end of the summer. I’m not sure he will still be up for a theme birthday. I might have got my last one in last year. Boys! 🙂

  • Mickey Cybulski

    Love your blog!!!! The birthday party was so cute and I adore the pictures from Staples. I read their web site for the engineer prints, did you take in photos of your son and were they color or black and white photos, I was kind of confused and would like to try it. Thank you!!! Mickey Also love the paper straws!!!!

    • annie

      Hi Mickey,
      I uploaded the photos at home to the staples website and selected the size, paid and they were ready for pick up a couple of hours later. Three of the photos were color, one black and white, but the engineer prints are all b & w. Hope this helps.

  • jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Annie you are the best mom. I love the creative theme you came up with. I also love the looks of that cake, especially with the flecks of blue crystals in the frosting. Did I already mention that you should be a party or event planner? Seriously! Happy Birthday Patrick 🙂 xoxo, Jackie

  • Marianne

    Happy belated birthday to Patrick. Once again, you blow me away! I’m sure he had the perfect day.

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