It’s birthday month and you still don’t have a theme for the big bash?
You’ve come to the right place!
A soccer birthday party is a guaranteed hit with the guests and surprisingly easy to organize.
Browse through the article below and find party ideas for venues, food and drink menus, and decor to ‘kickoff’ celebrations in the best way possible.
Tips for Planning the Perfect Soccer Birthday Party
Before diving into the details, some quick tips to ensure a successful theme party are:
- Pick suitable colors: For a soccer birthday party you will want to pick 2 main colors that can be used in decor, food and drink, and invitations.
- Find a venue: A soccer birthday party can be even more fun depending on whether you choose an indoor or outdoor venue
- Make it a costume party: Based on your budget, you can make custom soccer jerseys for the attendees. This takes away the pressure to have a costume from the invitees and also leaves them with a souvenir from the party!
- Plan a couple of activities: Make the party more exciting with quizzes, competitions, or some games that encourage teamwork.
Indoor Soccer Birthday Party Ideas
Indoor soccer birthday parties can be just as exciting as outdoor celebrations.
To keep spirits high and keep guests engaged in exciting activities, you can organize some trivia rounds or even set up a match screening.
Knowing favorites or interest areas of the invited guests will make this even more exciting. Additionally, a photo booth can always add some energy to the party so make sure to stock up the booth with soccer inspired props and leave every guest with a souvenir!
An indoor party is also a great option if you want to save a few extra bucks that would otherwise be spent on a venue.
Outdoor Soccer Birthday Party
A bright day at a soccer pitch or even just a nearby club or park can make a fantastic venue for an outdoor soccer birthday party.
While you may need a few extra hands on deck, outdoor soccer parties can be made extremely memorable with a game of soccer scrimmage or if you’re short on time, some blind-folded penalty kicks.
If you want to get even the non-soccer fanatics onto the field, you can organize an obstacle race where guests can play in teams. Nothing like some good teamwork to get the party going!
Soccer Birthday Party Food & Cakes
An important thing to have decided before you work on the food and cake for a soccer themed birthday party, is your color combination.
This will tie the decor and other elements of your soccer party together, making it feel truly festive and celebratory. Apart from typical party food like burgers, hot dogs, and fries, soccer parties can be made more enjoyable with themed food like soccer pizzas and sandwiches.
Even cupcakes can be frosted to mimic a soccer ball if you wish to add something sweet to the menu. If you don’t wish to play too much with the food, the way in which it is displayed and served can be soccer inspired. Think referee uniform inspired food flags, take away bags with jersey numbers and colors, or other simple dress up elements for cups and plates.
The cake for a soccer-themed birthday party is often the showstopper of the event.
With multiple elements of soccer to take inspiration from, soccer themed cakes are never short of extraordinary. Whether you want to make the soccer ball the center of attraction, or make the cake a beautiful fresh green fondant pitch; the options are endless.
Ordering the cake in the theme colors is an extra touch to further enhance your party’s vibe.
Soccer Birthday Party Decorations
Two important factors to consider before starting prep for decor are – how much space needs to be covered and how to decorate best keeping the planned activities in mind. If you have an indoor venue and plan to screen a match, it’s best to avoid too many streamers or frantic lighting.
For starters, make sure you have the basic supplies in a soccer-inspired design.
These include tablecloths, napkins, plates, cups, and any signs around the venue. The next step is to add streamers, banners, and flags using the walls and ceiling.
Make the decor the envy of every party organizer by staging a large soccer ball in the center of the venue with picnic tables around it. Use every touchpoint to reinforce your theme, this includes invitations as well.
You can take inspiration from soccer tournament posters or even FIFA game covers. It’s all about being creative!
A soccer-themed birthday party can be an extremely memorable and exciting event for attendees and organizers alike.
Such birthday parties are a hit with people across age groups. To make your soccer birthday party a success, it’s good to have a list of attendees who know the sport or are ready to participate and learn about it. Apart from that, you’re good to kick-off!