For baseball, we held various contests and gave awards to the best batter, best catcher as well as others. Winners received custom shirts. Here is our son in his shirt that he has worn for 2 consecutive days.
We all know that boys look up to the older guys. We asked several older friends to assist dad with the party, which proved to be a great call.
As favors, guests received baseballs with my son’s "autograph" and the number 6 (his age).
Simple games like Capture the Flag and Red Rover are pure joy for boys of all ages. We used washable color markers as “paint” to distinguish the players. The winners received gift certificates at a favorite local ice cream parlor… second place did too!
Actions, not words, showed that our son was grateful. He stayed right next to his dad (the leader of the party) the rest of the afternoon.