Purim in the Ball Park!

An easy Buffet Table center piece...A large glass cylinder vase, punch bowl, filled with peanuts. Then add baseballs, a baseball glove and another ball! You can either purchase baseballs from sports stores (if you know your boys will enjoy future use out of them!) or you can order fake cheaper ones from bulk stores like oriental trading. Even the squishy stress ball ones would work! I Wrapped a ribbon around it with a paper card in red and a label...keeping with my color scheme. You can add a box under the table linen to give it even more height if you wish. (If you are worried about Peanut allergy, try using popcorn or only baseballs).
An easy Buffet Table center piece…A large glass cylinder vase, punch bowl, filled with peanuts. Then add baseballs, a baseball glove and another ball! You can either purchase baseballs from sports stores (if you know your boys will enjoy future use out of them!) or you can order fake cheaper ones from bulk stores like oriental trading. Even the squishy stress ball ones would work! I Wrapped a ribbon around it with a paper card in red and a label…keeping with my color scheme. You can add a box under the table linen to give it even more height if you wish. (If you are worried about Peanut allergy, try using popcorn or only baseballs).

Do we ever take a day to recover? Sometimes I wonder…. as I lie in bed falling asleep the night that Chanukah ended, dreamily brainstorming what this Purim will look like!

I will be posting loads of fun ideas not only for our big Purim day but for kids crafts and of course for our kinderlach as well. So check back every now and then because before you you know it, Purim will be here!

So, enjoy these ideas and trust there is more to come!

Please note that I will be attaching whatever documents I have, including these label templates etc.

Happy Preparing!

Retro Coke bottles I found in small markets and simply used cardboard popcorn boxes, stuffed halfway with tissue paper and then topped with popcorn! The "real baseball turf" was bought from Home Depot. It was actually a tray of square ground cover and I wrapped each one in brown tissue, tied with a ribbon. So easy and oh Sooooo cute! People went crazy over it!
Retro Coke bottles I found in small markets and simply used cardboard popcorn boxes, stuffed halfway with tissue paper and then topped with popcorn! The “real baseball turf” was bought from Home Depot. It was actually a tray of square ground cover and I wrapped each one in brown tissue, tied with a ribbon. So easy and oh Sooooo cute! People went crazy over it!
Here you can see the table center piece is raised a bit as I placed a box underneath to give it height. I covered the box with matching brown tissue (to make it look like baseball field dirt). I also printed a flag that said "Purim" using a cocoa cola font that I found online. The streamer in the background says "Purim in the Ballpark" Each letter was printed and pasted on a round cut out circle and strung on ribbon. An easy addition to make the room come together.
Here you can see the table center piece is raised a bit as I placed a box underneath to give it height. I covered the box with matching brown tissue (to make it look like baseball field dirt). I also printed a flag that said “Purim” using a cocoa cola font that I found online. The streamer in the background says “Purim in the Ballpark” Each letter was printed and pasted on a round cut out circle and strung on ribbon. An easy addition to make the room come together.
Don't forget the little details! Here is a box (from the container store) used as a concession box that my children wore! They went around offering popcorn, home made caramel popcorn, cotton candy and coke gummies!
Don’t forget the little details! Here is a box (from the container store) used as a concession box that my children wore! They went around offering popcorn, home made caramel popcorn, cotton candy and coke gummies!
Place a few gummies in a small clear bag and print address lables that say "Purim at Chabad...It's the real thing!".
Place a few gummies in a small clear bag and print address lables that say “Purim at Chabad…It’s the real thing!”.
Ok, I had the most fun with these!! I bought plain paper white soda cups with lids and red and white striped straws.  I filled the cups with nosh, hamantashen etc. and stuck a mailing address on top which I designed and printed in color. These were so easy and just so fun!!
Ok, I had the most fun with these!! I bought plain paper white soda cups with lids and red and white striped straws. I filled the cups with nosh, hamantashen etc. and stuck a mailing address on top which I designed and printed in color. These were so easy and just so fun!!
PURIM MENU
Puff Pastry Sticks
Using Puff pastry, slice strips and twist and lay on baking sheet. Brush egg all over and sprinkle with seeds of your choice. Bake according to package instructions. YUM!
Although very cute indeed (and delicious too!), this was very time consuming and didn't produce bulk quantities quick enough. So personally I would omit this item unless you own one of those bread pretzel concession heaters...(which is on a wish list of mine!) Good Luck!
Although very cute indeed (and delicious too!), this was very time consuming and didn’t produce bulk quantities quick enough. So personally I would omit this item unless you own one of those bread pretzel concession heaters…(which is on a wish list of mine!) Good Luck!

There were a few requests for the food items served so here are some ideas from our menu:

For the Ball Park theme (and to keep costs down) we served typical Ball Park food:

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries in cute take out containers, Puff Pastry ‘bread sticks’,  home made boiled and baked bread pretzels, cole slaw, Spinach Salad, Potato Salad and condiments as well as lots of toppings including sliced pickles, tomatoes, onions etc.

Dessert was all the vending items: cotton candy, coke gummies, caramel popcorn, regular popcorn and then a dessert table of cupcakes and hamantashen.

Enjoy!

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