we held the party at the local park. we set up a canopy and a few tables for the food. we had to deal with the wind and the threat of rain. but in the end it was beautiful weather. some of us even got sunburned. we asked guests to bring their own beach/camping chairs and that seemed to work out great. we also brought a bbq and ice chests for food and drinks.
we reserved a baseball field at the park for a small fee. we could have just shown up and taken an open field but if you have a reservation you are guaranteed a spot for an hour and a half. better to be safe than sorry. bobby brought our baseball equipment, bats, gloves and balls. kids brought their gloves and we were ready to go. andrew picked the team names: the sour pickles and the fried lemons. we printed out pictures of lemons and pickles and the kids picked out of a hat to determine the teams.it was so fun playing together.
i love the idea of having a party at the park. it's so easy and your house doesn't end up all messy. the hardest part is packing and unpacking.
i know there will be lots of team parties over the next few months. i hope i gave you some ideas for what to do.