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Theme Thursday::: Baseball Themed Wedding

Take me out to the ball game…

I am a pretty big baseball fan. I love April because it means that baseball season is just around the corner and I get to watch my White Sox in action with my family and friends. This week was opening week, so I thought what better use of theme Thursday than to highlight some fun baseball themed wedding ideas and photos.

Stadium and baseball field wedding receptions are so fun. Why not have a reception in a space that shows your interests as a couple and your baseball fandom?

Baseball Themed Wedding

In creating a baseball theme, the ideas don’t have to be over the top and don’t have to be included in everything. Here are some ideas…

1- Food + Drink: You can have a slightly baseball inspired cake like the white one above by using the team’s colors and a cute bride and groom sports fan cake topper. Or if you are having a groom’s cake, that could be a great way to include your favorite team’s logo…or even have a baseball mit + ball cake.
For drinks, I always like thinking ‘locally.’ For the Chicago White Sox, that could be Goose Island’s 312 beer [the area code] or a Southside cocktail. Another great drink option – the Louisville Slugger. Or you can always take your favorite drink and give it a new name for your reception. Are you a SF Giants fan? What about the Giants gin + tonic?

2- Bride + Groom: The baseball details can be in the jewelry + accessories. Remember the sporty groom wedding bands I wrote about? Or for the bride, what about the cute baseball bracelet shown above?

3- Guests: Tickets can be used as place cards [some venues can do this for you, I heard] and look very cute.  In lieu of a candy bar, you could have a popcorn, peanuts + crackerjacks stand/bar/station and have cute little popcorn bags like shown above. In Chicago, that would mean having the famous Garrett’s Popcorn. Yum. For late receptions and for a late night snack, you could also serve mini hot dogs, hamburgers, baseball cupcakes or baseball cookies, and soda out of the bottle with a straw for a late night snack for your guests to make them feel like they spent a day at the [baseball] park.

The wonderful & huge U.S. Cellular field, where the White Sox play, has a large space for reception with a capacity of 400! That would really make for a fun rehearsal dinner or reception venue. And did I mention parking is complimentary? That is hard to find in Chicago!

Here are a few photos from some Sox fans who had their wedding reception at the park. Even from the photos, you can tell they had a blast!

[you can click on the image to enlarge]

It’s a nice day for White [Sox] Wedding! Want to celebrate at the park? Call  312-674-5155.

Play ball!

[image credit: 312 beer - Goose Island, cake topper - Unveiled, baseball bracelet - Cooperstown baseball bracelet via Rachael Ray mag, Sox cake - S1 Weddings, white wedding cake - the knot, tickets as placecards - brides.com, Chicago map baseball - Unveiled, Popcorn boxes - Gracious Bridal, cookie- The Well Dressed Cookie, wedding image 1 - brides.com, other 3 wedding images - life on prints, U.S. Cellular image-middle-Wedding Mapper]


Theme Thursday

I want to share with you some creative + fun wedding + event ‘themes.’ I use that word loosely because it is not an inspiration board but instead ideas + fab finds all with a central ‘motif’ for an entertaining event- whether
shower, reception, bachelorette party or other. New Thursday, new motif. See the links below to find out where to purchase the finds or how to make the drinks.

This Thursday: A Moroccan Inspired Event

It is no surprise that Moroccan style has kind of taken off in terms of decor. I like the bright colors and patterns that are associated with Moroccan decor. I really like how you are starting to see Moroccan used more and more as centerpieces and in weddings and other events.

Moroccan Inspired Event

Idea: For your seating area at your event, you can use similar furniture + decor in the picture above from Casablanca Market to create a relaxed lounge-like atmosphere. Or to even go over the top? Look into having a belly dancer perform!

Love tea? I am a huge fan of Moroccan mint tea. You can check out Emeril’s recipe here.
In the mood for some Moroccan food? Epicurious has some great recipes listed here.

[image credit: orange/yellow lantern - Amazon; blue lantern - Amazon; Star lantern - Amazon; Moroccan tea image - Flickr;  plates - CB2; Moroccan decor image - Casablanca Market; pillow - Wrapables ; spice box - World Market; glasses - World Market 'Casablanca' - Amazon ]

Theme Thursday

Introducing: Theme Thursday {my attempt to not make it sound that cheesy but easy for readers to remember}.

I want to share with you some creative + fun wedding + event ‘themes.’ I use that word loosely because it is not an inspiration board but instead ideas + fab finds all with a central ‘motif’ for an entertaining event- whether shower, reception, bachelorette party or other. New Thursday, new motif. See the links below to find out where to purchase the finds or how to make the drinks.

For the inaugural Theme Thursday post: ROCK- inspired event.

Rock inspired event


Idea: you could adhere a Fender guitar pick on the place cards or menus.


{Image credit: coasters, tray + cuffs- ELSEWARES; invitations-the pulp studio; quitar picks-Fender; pear + orange blossom drinks-cocktail times; bride-punk rock bride}

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