AJ’s Baseball-Themed 1st Birthday Party

Another friend of my daughter’s turned 1 this weekend!  AJ’s parents both coach baseball and softball so AJ has spent much of his young life on the field.  And the kid loves to throw! He throws anything and everything.  He even pretends to throw when there’s nothing around for him to get his hands on.  And he’s got a good arm too!

Anyway, it was only fitting that they throw him a baseball-themed 1st birthday party!All of AJ's goodies for his party - his baseball-themed cake, smash cake, and cookie favors!

The cake (vanilla cake with fudge filling) was iced in green buttercream and topped with a baseball field made of fondant.  Then, we hand-made a bat and ball out of Rice Krispies Treats and a hat out of more cake!

AJ's baseball cake for his 1st birthday party - iced in buttercream and topped with a handmade bat, ball, and hat.

Of course, AJ’s smash cake had to look like a baseball…

AJ's baseball smash cake.

And no party is complete without cookie favors!

Baseball cookie favors for AJ's 1st birthday party!AJ’s Mommy set up some amazing decorations, including a “Concession Stand” for the other kids at the party.  Don’t you just love that she included Big League Chew???

AJ's Mom set up a "Concession Stand" for the kids at the party - so cute! Love the Big League Chew!

And here’s the baseball-loving family!

Mommy & Daddy with the birthday boy!

I’ve never seen a 1-year-old get into his smash cake quite like AJ did.  It took him a couple of minutes to get the hang of it…and by the time he was finished, there was no cake leftover!

AJ really destroyed his smash cake!"This is AWE-SOME!"Happy 1st Birthday, AJ!