take me out to the ballgame | olive june

take me out to the ballgame

all of this nice carolina weather lately has baseball season on my mind 

although i love living in charlotte, there are several things about cincinnati {i spent a lot of time there as a child and in college} that i often miss and one of them is being able to go to major league baseball games- go reds!! we used to go often and i miss the atmosphere & experience a lot. the smell of spring, the energy in the air, enjoying a hotdog, and coming together for the 7th inning stretch.
so much passion throughout the stadium.
in honor of the upcoming season, i decided to share some ideas with you today

here are five of my baseball essentials: 
reds baseball
1. style... some of my favorites are a fitted baseball tee, blue jeans when it's chillier and a white or red dress when it's warmer, my red converse shoes, a pop of red in a necklace/scarf, a classic jean jacket, and then of course, an adorable hat. the company, fanatics, has incredible options. i recommend going and checking out their baseball hats. have fun browsing their huge selection of hats to find your favorites so you are ready for the game! this hat is my favorite one - super cute and a great price! what team/hat are you loving?
2. grilling equipment… 
i recommend packing an extra set of essentials {like ice, tongs, charcoal, and propane} just in case. in addition, using a tool box to put all of your equipment in is a great way to organize all of your items. 
3. accessories… i love some unique and personal accents for tailgating or a gathering like red and white tassels strung on the tent, striped straws for drinks, a festive apron, and comfortable team chairs. 
4. recipes… the list is endless. there are so many amazing options; however, i recommend the following recipes: nachos, bacon wrapped jalapeños, and ham & cheese mini sandwiches {these sandwiches are super easy, so delicious, and perfect}. 
5. drinks…i recommend putting together a bloody mary bar for guests before the game. {see sources below for advice on putting together a yummy and attractive bar} a chalkboard sign is always a great idea & the more spices/goodies the better in my b. mary's. 
what do you love in yours? i would love to know… 
my sister and i - celebrating our birthdays together {june 1994}
enjoying some bbq ribs at the famous montgomery inn on the ohio river before a red's game
this is also the year i would also get my beloved teal caboodle-  xo
 are you a baseball lover?

...if so, what are your essentials for game day ...
source {wreath}
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  1. I love baseball season! I can't wait for opening day come April :)

    1. it's coming up fast! so many great memories and always so fun! hope you had a great week!

  2. Gooooo Redlegs! I love baseball season and I miss being in Cincinnati so I can go to as many games as I want! Victor, Max, and I are heading to Arizona for a week in March for spring training! I've gone many times but this will be Victor and Max's first trip!

    1. :) go red legs! how fun… max will love these trips! can't wait to hear all about it! xo