How To "Throw" A Baseball Themed Party
To say my Dad loves the Dodgers is an understatement. During baseball season, his entire mood revolves around whether or not his team wins. A loyal fan since the Brooklyn Dodger days, he's followed them (and the game of baseball) religiously for more than 60 years. He still remembers who was playing the day of his wedding and he continues to listen to sports talk radio all night long via his coveted non-digital transmitter radio (sorry Mom). It was a no brainer when it came to choosing a theme for his 70th birthday.
Friends and family flew in from near and far so we could toast to the man who's followed the Dodgers the majority of his life. We had the party catered (personally I wanted to only serve miniature baseball food but my family out-voted me on that idea) and had the backyard staged with lighting and surrounded the pool with tables. Although there was an official party planner, I sort of took over (okay, I went a little nuts). But how often does your dad turn 70?
Guests entered by passing the customized DP Field Chalkboard Scoreboard and they could pick up a pair of I Heart DP sunglasses and/or a pack of specialized DP baseball cards (life stats included!) at the door. But that wasn't all! My dad also LOVES Mariska Hargitay (yes, Olivia Benson from Law & Order). So I did what any child would do: I ordered him a life size cutout of her wearing only a bedsheet and stuck it in the front doorway. *