My son Spencer loves all things sports, so it was a natural theme for his 7th Birthday Party. First, I made invitations that looked like tickets (thanks, Pinterest!) and instructed everyone to wear something representing their favorite sport, team, or teams. It was fun to ask the kids about their outfit choices as they entered our home for the party! We love that both of our kids' birthdays are in the summer so we can expand the party to be outdoors. My husband measured out a ballfield that was the perfect size for our elementary-aged guests. Food was a breeze, too. The sports theme called for things that we all enjoy at the ballpark -- cracker jacks, candy bars, and licorice. We gave each child a pack of Big League Chew as a take-home gift to avoid finding gum all over our house for months to come! After the baseball game, Spencer opened his gifts with his friends eagerly looking on, then had cake-- shaped like a baseball glove, of course! Submitted by Darci Peterson, mom to Spencer, 7 and Claire, 3.