Do you have a soccer-lover with an upcoming birthday? Planning soccer birthdays is a lot of fun because of the active theme. There are many ideas for activities that will keep the children entertained and help to work up that appetite for cake!
Soccer Birthdays – Invitations
Your invitation wording could include phrases such as “Kickin’ Up Some Fun”, “You’re Invited to Soccer Training Camp” or “You’re Invited to a Soccer Match”. If the kids will be playing soccer at the party, be sure to include this in the invitation so the kids come dressed for outdoor sports fun. 1. Birthday party invitation, Just for Kicks: Citrus
2. Birthday party invitation, Sporty Charm
3. Sports Party Personalized Invitation
Soccer Birthdays – Decorations
If weather permits, setting up a soccer birthday party outside is ideal. This way you can set up soccer nets and soccer balls for the kids to play with. The great thing about a sports party is that the sporting equipment & playing field also works as decor for the party. To add in a few special touches, here are a few other ideas like soccer balloons and banners. 1. Soccer Ball Balloon
2. Soccer Ball Pennant Banner
3. Soccer Cooler Ice Chest
Soccer Birthdays – Activities
You can create a mini soccer training camp where kids have to kick the ball through safety cone courses, pass the ball by kicking to each other, bounce the soccer ball off knees and try to shoot goals past a goalie. After a little training time, set up a fun soccer game for the kids. Before the party, you can create little jerseys for each of the guests using blank jerseys or even just white t-shirts and iron on letters for their names and player numbers. 1. Easy Score Soccer Set
2. 12 Childrens Mesh Sports Practice Team Jerseys
3. MacGregor Size 3 Classic Soccer Ball
Soccer Birthdays – Food
If your party will be held outdoors, consider a barbeque or picnic foods. Eating by a soccer field on picnic tables or on a picnic blanket is a fun idea. Be sure to bring along a lot of water to hydrate those little soccer players. Small grass mats are fun to use as a placemat for your soccer plates. You can use plain black, white or green napkins and dress them up with this free printable soccer napkin ring. 1. Plastic Fuchis Flower Green Grass Lawn Decor
2. Soccer Party 9″ Lunch/Dinner Plates (8ct)
3. Soccer Dinner Plates, Shirt Shaped
4. Soccer Fan Lunch Napkins Party Accessory
5. Soccer Cups
6. Sports Fans Soccer Chip and Dip, 2-Piece Set
Soccer Birthdays – Dessert
Creating a soccer themed cake is easy using a soccer ball cake pan or by topping with plastic soccer players and nets. Cupcakes are a fun alternative to cake, ice them green (for grass) and top with cupcake picks or soccer icing decor. If you’re the crafty type, try creating soccer ball cake bites. Bake a cake as usual, let it cool, crumble the cake in a large bowl and mix in one container of premade icing. Shape the cake mixture into small balls, place on wax paper and let cool in the fridge. Dip in white melted chocolate and decorate as a soccer ball using black edible markers or icing. 1. 6 pc Soccer Ball Birthday Cake Candles
2. Wilton Soccer 50 Baking Cups
3. Wilton Soccer Cake Topper
4. Wilton Soccer Topper Set With Decals
5. Soccer Ball Icing Decorations 9ct
6. Wilton Soccer Ball Pan
Soccer Birthdays – Loot Bags
Treat bags are always a fun way to thank guests for joining the party and helping to make the day even more special with the birthday boy or girl. Here are a few ideas for party loot bags. 1. Mini Foam Soccer Ball
2. Soccer Ball Stickers
3. Soccer Favor Set
4. Soccer Spiral Notepads
5. Soccer Backpack Clip
What sport does your child love? Let me know and I’ll think of some fun themed party ideas for that sport!
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