Baseball Themed Halloween – great ideas for a home run holiday

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If your kids are like mine, they incorporate baseball into everything they do. My 10-year-old brings his infielder’s glove grocery shopping, in case the produce guy wants to play catch. My 14-year-old wears his elastic uniform belt with khakis to church. (That’s quite a look!) Given that baseball dominates everything in our world, it only makes sense that our Halloween costumes and decor will comply with this theme.

I’ve been scouring Pinterest in search of creative ways to combine baseball with trick-or-treating. I’ve also gotten some super cute photos from you guys showing me your favorite costumes. (GO GIANTS!!!) So, if you’re reading this thinking “Oh Crap! Halloween’s two weeks away and I still don’t have a pumpkin on the front porch, much less costumes for the kiddos” rest easy and take note of these creative and simple baseball-themed Halloween ideas.

COSTUMES

ned yost found on wapc mlb com
A poster board, markers, uniform and bat and BAM! You’re a baseball card coming to life. (Feel free to choose someone other than Ned Yost. Not that there’s anything wrong with Ned Yost. Wait, who is Ned Yost?)
Giants fans Halloween
For cheap costumes in a hurry, grab some face paint and fan gear from your favorite MLB team…even if they stunk up the regular season pretty bad this year. (Thanks to Janece Shellooe for the great photo.)
Or you could grab a friend and reenact a famous brawl like this one between Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor. (pic found on Pinterest.)
kid trophy
Got gold spray paint and a solid rectangle something to use as a base? Be a trophy for Halloween. Perhaps the base could double as a candy container.
Myles Montoya
Wear your favorite team’s uniform. Last year, Yankee slugger, Myles Montoya celebrated Halloween with two Rockford Peaches cuties. Thanks to his mom, Brooke, for the photo.
player with hands in pants
Hysterical! http://funhousetheatricalcostumes.com/for-62201.html
found on pinterest
To keep Halloween scary, try a blood-dripping, cranial embedded baseball. Get rid of the stitching and it makes a convincing tumor. sort of.
head baseball
Not sure you want a baseball on your head? How about your head as a baseball? (I think I went out with that guy once.)
baseball dress
Or just BE a baseball.
found on etsy com
found on Etsy.com
dodgers pregnant chick
Or be “with baseball.” Don’t get pregnant JUST to wear this costume. That’s no reason to have a child.
found on boston dot come
If your kid can’t decide on a player to dress as, maybe he could be a stadium instead. (Un-crafty moms need not apply.)
stadium vendor karaspartyideasdotcom
Or if your kid’s more comfortable working the stands, try this cute costume. found on karaspartyideas.com
if your kid prefers the concession stand
The perfect costume for younger siblings who spend all their time at the concession stand.

PUMPKINS

ball in the eye
Simple. I could probably do this without screwing it up too badly.
baseball pumpkin
and maybe this too
world series
But not this. I’d have to buy 10 pumpkins to practice on.
softball pumpkin
Angry softball chick
baseball-cap-bubble-gum-pumpkin-by-are-you-my-rik
Too funny! Is that a puddle of paint? Or did they caulk this jack-o-lantern to the floor?
degree in pumpkin carving
For the parent who has a degree in pumpkin carving.
2011-peanuts_charlie_brown
Someone please come over and carve this for me.
jackolantern baseball2
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Founder and publisher of Travel Ball Parents.com, Angela Weight is still a little shocked to be running one of the most popular youth sports parenting sites on the web. Click the ABOUT US tab to read her story.

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