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How to Throw a Great Football Themed Birthday Party

If your child loves football then there is nothing better than a football-themed birthday party. There are loads of options when it comes to organising football-based festivities but knowing where to start can sometimes be tricky.

The following article will provide a starting point for your football-themed party with some ideas and tips for what you could do.



No party is complete without decorations and that is no different for a football-themed party. Luckily, there is no shortage of football-themed party decorations. Everything from balloons to banners and plates to napkins is easily obtainable from your local supermarket.

To really enhance your decorations, a personalised goody bag is a great way to go. These can be easily assembled with stationary, sweets, and little toys. All of these things can also be football themed and are, again, easy to find.

Dress Code

To pair with decorations, a dress code makes for a great atmosphere at a football party. Football shirts are the obvious route to get everyone in the spirit of the day but if some guests don’t have football shirts, that’s perfectly fine. Other football or sport-themed attire will suffice.

One very useful piece of clothing that you can provide to the party as a host are bibs. These are relatively inexpensive and easy to hold off but can make a world of difference for team games. They can also be washed and reused for another occasion.


Football Activities

No football party is complete without football activities. The obvious activity is a game of football itself but that isn’t the only activity you can do.

Plenty of football drills can be turned into party games including penalty shootouts, dribbling and shooting, and piggy in the middle. In addition, parents vs children can be a great way to get involved and give the kids a chance to get one over on their parents.

Other more traditional party games such as pass the parcel, musical chairs, and pin the tail on the donkey can also be given a football twist with a little bit of imagination!


Organised Activities

If you like the sound of these football-themed ideas but feel like organising them all may be a little bit beyond you, there is a way around this. Picking a venue such as a Samba Soccer Schools camp to host your party and organise games is a great way to cut corners and provide top-quality entertainment.

Qualified coaches can provide fun and engaging activities and take the lead with the majority of party entertainment. This is particularly useful if you aren’t especially invested in football.

For more information about Samba Soccer Schools, click here.



Where can I buy football party stuff?

Party decorations aren’t difficult to find and luckily football-themed decorations are among the most popular. You’ll likely find these sorts of things at your local supermarket, greeting card shop, or specialist party shop. You can also look online for a wider variety of choices in these areas.

What football activities can I do?

There are lots of different football activities that you can do. These will largely depend on the ages and abilities of the children involved. Some ideas include penalty shootouts, footgolf, target practise, and a classic game of footy.

Are football parties expensive?

They can be, but they don’t have to be. You can spend as little or as much as you like when it comes to football parties. The most inexpensive parties require little more than a football and maybe some bibs!

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