Over the weekend we celebrated Jude turning 3. This year he chose his theme for his birthday party and he decided he wanted a "Rockies Ball Party". We live in Colorado - the Rockies are our MLB team. So in other words, a Baseball Party!
So that's what we planned!
I started with contacting Jenn from Inkberry Cards and asked her to design the perfect invite for Jude. She did an amazing job, as always. She is my invitation go to person! I recommend her for any invitations you need or want!
Once we had the date picked and the color schemes chosen we moved to decorations!
I, once again had Shannon of Sweet Stellas create some great embellishments for Jude's existing Birthday Banner. This year she created baseballs, helmets and bats! So cute!
Now this little man was in need a personalized shirt that was special enough for a Baseball Party, I was so excited when I found this shirt! Simply Sublime Baby has some great personalized items and this shirt was just what we needed!
The front says "Jude" and has the number 3. And the back says his last name and a BIG number 3! So cute! We even had him wear this shirt for his 3 year old pictures!
Decorations were easily found at our local Party City! I love when it is easy!! These lanterns are so great - my plan is to save these and MAYBE when Jude moves to his big boy room downstairs he will choose to decorate with sports! I was also able to find Baseball plates, napkins, and tablecloths at Party City! Perfect!
For our Guest Gifts this year I decided to go a little different. I bought a bag of assorted baseball toys from the store and set them out, that way the kids could pick out a couple of toys they wanted. But the real treat was the Baseball Cookies I bought from Decorated Desserts. I was so excited when these were delivered! They turned out amazing and they tasted great!!! Who doesn't love a good sugar cookie? Nom nom!
To make those cookies even better I bought Treat Bag Toppers from The Baby Noogle. These just added a great personal touch! Shannon did a great job listening to what I was envisioning and boom they were at my doorstep!
Now for the centerpiece of the afternoon! The CAKE! I spoke with a friend from church and she told me should create the vision I had for Jude's 3rd Birthday Cake and she did! Amanda just recently started a small Cake/Dessert business locally and now I see why. Austins Custom Creations blew everyone away!
Jude was very excited for his LEMON birthday cake! Yup, Lemon! This kid loves all things lemon. So funny coming from a CHOCOLATE family!
He was one happy little baseball player ready to blow out his candles!
The party was also a pool party since it was over 90 degrees out! HOT!! The kids had so much fun playing and splashing each other. Jude really lucks out with pool parties every year. Just makes it fun for everyone.
It really was a great day! Jude is blessed with some great family and friends and I know he knows it.
This was about 15 minutes after our house cleared out. He was one sleepy baseball player! What a day!!