3.22.2011

hayes' rookie year party

i knew the baseball themed birthday party was an eventual inevitability, so i figured hey, let's just get it over with! just kidding, it was so much fun to plan and as much as i love to balk, i come from a baseball family, and i married into a baseball family.

we sent out Hayes' Rookie Year baseball card as the invite:
despite reports that we may be looking at a very wintry & windy 50 degree Saturday, we had everyone meet at a local pavilion & baseball diamond for hot dogs and kickball. we made sure everyone's favorite fix-ins were readily available: JDawgs Sauce, banana peppers, onions, sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard and relish.
we had all the necessary baseball game snacks... including but not limited to theeee worst looking cupcakes ever. by the time saturday morning rolled around, i was over being detail oriented, and frosted them in about 3 minutes, and then Russ & I proceeded to drop them at least 4 times on the way:
a photobooth so our guests could take their own official baseball card photos.
true to form we had about 35 options for these two:
and a few other goodies too:
we all did our best to stay warm:
 and our youngest sluggers were troopers despite the less than lovely weather:
i was thrilled to see my long lost bestie, home from her mission to canada!
she greeted me with a "so i just put a quarter in a baby pops out?!":
Hayes was absolutely showered with gifts and love and thoroughly enjoyed the lolly his cousin Avery snuck him (what are cousins for!?):
 
to get really warm we moved to the diamond for some good old fashioned kickball:
and sent our family and friends home with favors to keep their game going:
we are such a lucky little Frame bunch. lucky to have such supportive friends and family around us, and lucky to have had a whole year of Hayes Baby Hayes!
 
photography by Nicole. who is the most invaluable friend a girl could ever ask for.
Happy Birthday Party Hayes! 
soak it up because the next one, your wife can throw.

21 comments:

Brissa said...

what a cute party! i love all the little details.

Anna Culp said...

looks like fun!
we're twins fans, too!

Liz said...

aww, happy birthday, hayes!

carla thorup said...

happy birthday hayes! what a well executed party, indeed.

Jodi said...

Such a fun idea. You are friends with/related to some very attractive people.

Emily said...

What a great birthday idea! I'm taking notes...filing them away for later. And I don't even watch baseball! :-) Enjoy year #2!

Brissa said...

yep that's me! haha...i feel awkward now...

Nicole Christensen said...

Best party ever. im glad you blogged it, cause now i can!

erica said...

darling darling party.
such cute pictures and birthday boy!

Brooke said...

Wish we could have gone- what a little cutie that baby is. Actually he's a little boy now!

Jene and Megan said...

Great party!!

Brissa said...

haha i just hope i don't come across as too much of a stalker. :) i'm excited to meet with you ladies too!

JGP said...

I love this idea! I have a baseball family too so i will definitely have to use this one someday. Glad to see Jamie was able to be there too!

angela said...

SO SO cute! Great pictures too! What a fun idea!

Dana Dastrup said...

It looks like I missed out on an AMAZING birthday party!! I am glad the cousin gave a sucker to Hayes!! That is my kind of girl!!

Diana Smith said...

This is such an awesome party! Perfect for a little boy! I love the spread that you have, looks so much fun!

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Such a cute idea! I thought about doing something like this for Blake when he gets older just a few weeks ago! And then wala you did it! it turned out darling!!!!

jessie said...

Darling party! Darling Birthday boy!

Sarah loves it all said...

I love this! It looks like SO much fun!

chari-o said...

haha! I love it. Well done Em!! I wish I could've been there.

Lindsay said...

Looks like if I move there I'm gonna have to step it up in the party department. Bear would have had a blast playing ball with his buddies! ahhh maybe next year!

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