I love a good party theme and chose "Play Ball" for this party. I could say it's because Eli loves balls, which he does, but my real motivation was a whole bunch of ball noisemakers that my MIL had bought for Noah's first birthday party and then we had forgotten to hand them out as favors, so I think the more accurate answer is that I planned a whole party around some favors that we wanted to get rid of.
Here's a recap of the party;
I made a few basic decorations... these tissue paper tassels and a bunting banner in the colors that I chose for the party
the cakes... I kept the food themed around ball park food with some sausage balls and spinach balls thrown in
the backyard had all kinds of fun activities set up for kids... a tent, pool, kitchen, soccer goal, basket ball hoop and sandbox
It was a fun party and I think all the kids had a great time.