Opening Day Baseball Party Ideas

By Bonnie Bauer , last updated March 10, 2011

Opening day for the Major League Baseball season is coming up on Thursday March 31st, so you’ll want to consider these great opening day baseball party ideas! There are six games on opening day: the first two start at 1:05 (EST) and continue throughout the day until the last game begins at 8:00 (EST). So step up to the plate and plan an opening day baseball bash!

The games are as follows: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Whether you choose to mail invitations or elect to use an electronic format, incorporate the theme of the party from the start. You might consider making the invitation look like a statistics card and provide the “stats” for the party which would include time, place and instructions for party goers to wear team colors!

Food is an intrinsic part of the baseball experience so make sure to stock up on the snacks that are associated with the national pass time. Some great options are hot dogs, peanuts, and cracker jacks. Refreshments could also be kept classic and include beer and soda.

Try to keep the theme running with decorations (one idea is to use baseball cards as coasters). If you have a particular team you are supporting, try to use plates, cups and streamers that are of the team’s colors.

To keep the spirit going even after the party is over provide gift bags at the end of the celebration. The bags could have bubble gum and sunflower seeds like the players chew all game long.

However you choose to celebrate make sure you root, root, root for the home team!

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