Last week, my son-in-law, not only had a birthday but was also finished with his Navy obligation. He has moved home for the first time since the young couple got married last June.
As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I thought he deserved a baseball party and the colors fit perfect with his homecoming.
With geraniums as a centerpiece, flanked by Salt Water Taffy his favorite, the party started with some delicious baseball snacks....
I set a table for the adults and another table for the young adults.
Red Spode dinner plates with a fabulous Tuesday Morning find, blue and white accent plates at $1.99. Such a great find.
Each guest got a baseball bat with some bubble gum!
Extra Baseball bats were set aside for the younger crowd.
A vintage but carefully washed baseball held down the red and white gingham paper in my beautiful Pottery Barn wire baskets. We fed the guests typical baseball fare... hot dogs and sliders.
Vintage bakelight flatware makes the table feel like a treasured baseball glove, well worn but loved. Wine glasses, a birthday gift from a dear friend, are so nice and plastic.... from Pottery Barn. Very beautiful.
Peanuts and Cracker Jacks... not as good as at a baseball game but a very special touch for him.
Baseball tablecloth holders continue the them....
Don't you love the simplicity of geraniums in a galvinized tub. They make an effortless centerpiece.
I did include a very non-traditional food but as a Mom, I want those kids to eat their vegetables.
I found his favorite Boston Red Sox player for the center of his birthday cake.
Happy Birthday Patrick and Welcome Home
The baby was concerned that everyone was having a good time....
But Grandaddy assured him that everyone was okay and told him a very interesting story.
And Dad made sure the baby had fun times.... check out the baseball socks.
I hope Patrick did too...
As always, I am joining Susan at her fabulous Tablescape Thursday party.
Linens: Red White and Blue Tablecloth
Dinner Plates: Spode Baking Days Red Polka Dot
Accent Plates: White with Blue Stripes - Tuesday Morning.
Pottery Barn Basket with Red and White UnderFlatware: Bakelight - Antique Store
Accessories: Baseball Table Clips - Tuesday Morning
Wine Glasses - Pottery Barn, Birthday gift.
Hot Dogs and Sliders with all the trimmings.
Baked Beans with cocktail wienies
Vegetables with Ranch
Peanuts in Wax paper Bags