Do you have a little slugger you want to surprise? Or a group of friends that would love a little more than pizza and pop while watching the World Series? Instead of a buffet or candy bar, try a concessions stand. This baseball themed twist on the ever popular candy bar will make your guests feel like they’re in the ballpark. Make sure to include red and white candies as well as ballpark classics to give your guests a real treat.
Concessions Display Table
- Instead of apothecary jars or baskets, try arranging larger snacks (like boxes of crackerjacks) on white or red serving trays reminiscent of stadium vendors.
- Create a Concessions Banner like this one using free sports themed fonts from dafont.com. Try creating tags for each concessions stand item, too:
- Use a red-white striped table cloth which will remind guests of vendor uniforms or try this grass tablecloth to bring back ballpark memories.
Concessions Stand Treats
A concessions stand gives you the chance to surprise everyone with their favorite childhood candies and beloved ballpark classics. Make sure to include a variety of munchies and candies that keep guests coming back for more.
- Make the centerpiece of your concessions table these baseball cupcakes.
- Baby Ruth candy bars: As homage to everyone’s favorite homerun slugger, use full size or mini candy bars in glass candy jars.
- Crackerjacks: No trip to the ball park is complete without a box of crackerjacks. The treats inside only add to the surprise.
- Popcorn balls: Tower these fan favorites in cardboard popcorn buckets or tall glass vases.
- Twizzlers: Stand a few bags worth of Twizzlers in a short vase, so kids can grab one as they’re passing by. In keeping with the theme, label this treat as “Baseball Laces.”
- Peanuts (in shell): One of my favorite vendors at Progressive Field (Go Tribe!) is a peanut vendor. A baseball game just isn’t a baseball game without buying a bag from him. A cheap way to fill up space on your table, try filling tin buckets with peanuts. This ballpark necessity works best if the party is outdoors where guests can leave the shells on the ground. If your party is indoors, try unshelled, roasted peanuts instead.
- Cotton Candy: Buy cotton candy in large bags and divide it up into smaller snack-sized bags to accommodate all of your guests.
- Sunflower Seeds: A healthy snack, make sure to have a place guests can easily dispose of the shells. Try dividing seeds into smaller packets so guests aren’t spreading germs through a large bowl of them.
- Big League Chew: Make your little slugger feel like a big timer by putting out Big League Chew. Little boys and girls alike can’t help trying out their baseball swagger with this candy classic.
- Gummy Hot Dogs: Because real hotdogs and french-fries won’t work for a candy bar, try gummy varieties instead.
- Foil Wrapped Chocolate Baseballs: Have kids grab a handful of these before they go play a game. Just make sure to keep them out of the sun!
- Baseball Trading Cards: Make sure to get the kind with a stick of gum inside. Works as a great favor, too!
- Rock Candy and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks: Place these in taller jars and vases, and label them “Baseball Bats.”
- Include baseball/softball themed lollipops, cookies, and candy bars to add a personalized touch to your get-together.
- Try some of these other red and white candies to carry your theme throughout the whole table:
- Red and White M&Ms
- Lollipops/Candy Canes
- Red Hots
After assembling your table, make sure your guests have a way take the treats home as favors. These baseball themed favor bags or popcorn bags carry your theme even further. With this complete Concessions Stand Bar, you’ll have hit one out of the park!