Baseball Opening Day Party Ideas!

DIY Concession Stand

You don’t have to be at the ball park for the same great food and entertainment. Bring the ballpark into your home by creating a concession stand your guests will enjoy. There is nothing better than ballpark food.

Chalkboard Sign

Create a one of a kind backdrop for your concession stand with blue crepe paper, a banner, and lettering. Simply tie the crepe paper of your color choice to a rope or a string and cut to desired length. To create your banner, use a colorful banner and simply print out “CONCESSION STAND”, cut the letters out, then paste. After the baseball banner has dried, hang it in front of the crepe paper to hide the knots at the top.

After your backdrop is placed, it’s time to start decorating the table. Start by adding a turf table cover with baseball confetti to give it a little sparkle. Using a chalk board from around the house or one you can purchase at your local craft store, write a fun baseball saying, such as, “Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks!”, to go with the concession stand theme. Place it on the table using a plate stand large enough to hold it up.
DIY Baseball Peanut Bag

Nothing says baseball like fresh peanuts! Make cute peanut bags using brown paper bags, twine, and cutouts. Roll the top of the brown paper bags down, using a glue stick; paste a baseball on the front of the bags. You can leave the baseballs blank, or using a sharpie, write your guests names on them. Fill the bags full of peanuts and wrap twin around the top and tie it off for added décor to the bags.

Ice Cold Bucket of BrewskiesNext, add fresh cola or brewskies in a large redneck party bucket filled with ice. Place baseball cups around the party bucket for those that want to

share a drink or do not like drinking out of bottles or cans.

Place irresistible Carmel Cracker Jack Cupcake’s on a dessert stand. Find out how to make scrumptious Caramel Cracker Jack Cupcake’s with Wally’s Major League Baseball Opening Day blog! Finally, place baseball plates and napkins on the table.

For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out. At the old ball game



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Seven Ways to Wear Green… and Not Get Pinched on St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s tradition! If you are not wearing green on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, the leprechaun will come out of hiding and give you a pinch! Avoid the irritating, little leprechaun with the seven simple ways to wear green, and to liven up your St. Patrick’s Day wardrobe with witty wearables everyone will envy!

Add a bit of shamrock shimmer to your day with glitzy hats. The perfect way to top off your St. Patrick’s Day outfit.

If, hats are not your thing – add a little sass with flashing crowns, clips, wigs, and head boppers.

Throw a little shade with Sham-Rockin’ Shutter Shades. If you want something flashier, wear the light-up shamrock glasses that will light up your St. Patrick’s Day!

Instead of just wearing a basic green shirt, try combining this beautiful boa to any blouse or shirt. The glamorous shades of green are sure to ruffle the leprechaun’s feathers.

Sparkle and shine at your St. Patrick’s Day party with metallic shamrock jewelry. It’s the perfect accent piece for your green day! For fun, buy extra St. Patrick’s Day beads for the office or party to give out to your friends or for anyone that forgot their green!

Prepare for the Fighting Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with tattoos. The Irish tattoo sleevesbeat the hassle of temporary tattoos by easily sliding on and off. These “intimidating” sleeves will prevent a pinch!


If you MUSTACHE, it’s St. Patrick’s Day!


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Super Bowl XLIX Party! – Template Test 150220

Get ready for the big game! The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots on February 1st in Arizona! With the game being held in Arizona, it might be hard to attend, so why not bring the big game to your very own home by planning a football tailgate and watch party!

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Mardi Gras Decorating and Party Ideas

Set the Scene

Bring the French Quarter to you with Mardi Gras decorating supplies. Set the scene by using scene setters and add-ons to recreate Bourbon Street. Start by wrapping a brick wall scene setter around the room. Then place add-ons. Use different French Quarter Revelers, Floats, and fans to set the party mood. Once the walls are decorated, add fluffs, swirls, and fans with bright purple, green and gold to bring the party together.

Mask and Beads for ALL

Pull out the beads and party mask! It’s a Mardi Gras party that your guests will not want to miss full of jazzy green, purple, and gold like the New Orleans roads. When inviting your revelers, make sure they do not forget their mask of bling, lace and feathers along with their boas and party attire. Nothing is more exciting than seeing what extravagant costumes your guests will wear to the party. Hand out party beads as guests arrive and also scatter them throughout the house for eye catching décor.

Let’s Eat!

Use Rue Bourbon Street tableware for your guest to load their plates full with Cajun food. Toss Mardi Gras party confetti on your table to give it an extra NOLA pop. Use Hurricane glasses or party glasses to serve up your drinks. Finish creating the party scene with good ol’ Cajun cooking and drinking!

King Cake Jelly Shots

12 (2 oz.) glass or plastic shot glasses
1 3/4 cup prepared lemonade
4 envelopes plain gelatin
1 1/4 cups cake-flavored vodka
2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk (up to 4 tablespoons can be used to sweeten to taste)
3 bowls (one for each color)
1 Gushers candy (optional*)
vanilla Betty Crocker ready to spread frosting for rims
sugar Purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles for rims
(regular Liquid food coloring green, regular yellow and neon purple)
for Silver edible glitter between gelatin layers (optional)


  1. Dip the rim of each shot glass into the vanilla frosting, and then dip 1/3 of the rim into purple sugar sprinkles, 1/3 into yellow sugar sprinkles and 1/3 into green sugar sprinkles as pictured. Set glasses aside.
  2. Pour lemonade into a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat, stir in cake vodka and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Divide gelatin mixture between 3 bowls (about 1 cup in each bowl). Use liquid food coloring to color each. FOR PURPLE: 4 drops of NEON purple. FOR YELLOW: 4 drops of regular yellow. FOR GREEN: 4 drops of regular green.
  4. Use a food baster or tablespoon to add about one tablespoon of the purple gelatin to each of the shot glasses. Refrigerate until set but still sticky when touched, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove glasses from fridge and sprinkle one teaspoon of silver edible glitter over purple gelatin. Tap gently to even out. Then carefully spoon or squirt about one tablespoon of yellow gelatin into each glass. Refrigerate until set but still sticky, about 20 minutes. *ABOUT THE GUSHERS CANDY: If you want to hide a surprise in one of the shot glasses (in King Cake tradition), drop one Gusher into ONLY ONE of the shot glasses after pouring the yellow gelatin. Refrigerate with the others until the yellow layer is set but still sticky, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove glasses from fridge and sprinkle one teaspoon of silver edible glitter over the yellow gelatin. Tap gently to even out. Then carefully spoon or squirt about one tablespoon of green gelatin into each glass. Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight until fully set.
  7. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and sugar sprinkles, if desired, and serve with small spoons. (Or, if using plastic shot glasses, you can squeeze the shots out of the glasses – bottoms up!)


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