Share your love of soccer by throwing a soccer theme party. It is our GOAL for you and your guests to enjoy a fun party, so we have put together some great ideas for planning the perfect soccer theme party. Below are suggested venues, party food, decor, party favors, and soccer theme activities that will SCORE you a memorable party!
Soccer Theme Party Venues
1. Outdoor Soccer Fields
What better venue is there to host a soccer theme party than an outdoor soccer field? This large open space will allow your guests to be able to run around and show off their soccer star moves. This location is also ideal for it will make games and activities easy to set up and play.
2. Nature Lovers
Hosting a soccer theme party at a forest preserve or public park are other great outdoor venue options. Forest preserves and public parks tend to have picnic tables and canopy-covered eating areas. This allows you to decorate these areas for your party and supply a comfortable eating area for your guests. You can find more local venues, both outdoor or indoor, that would work great for a soccer theme party.
3. Home Sweet Home
Hosting the party at your home or at another person’s house is a convenient venue for decorating and for serving food. Everything you need for the party is nearby in case you need more of something.
Soccer Theme Party Foods
4. Pizza Slices
Order pizza with toppings of your guests’ choices. Try to accommodate their requests. Buying frozen pizzas before the party is also an option.
5. Greens and Fresh Fruit
Healthy party food is always a must. Cut and serve various types of veggies and fresh fruit. To add a soccer twist to them, you can style certain veggies and fruits to resemble soccer balls. (Ex: Put strawberries in a circle with the green leaves of the fruits on the outside of the circle.)
6. Edible Turf
7. Fresh Drinks
Offer your guests delicious refreshments that professional soccer players drink in the middle of their games: sports drinks and water bottles. You can serve juice boxes, fruit punch, and lemonade as other tasty refreshments.
8. Soccer Ball Cake/Cupcakes
Bake a large round cake and decorate it with black and white frosting to represent a soccer ball. If cake decorating is a project you want to save for another time, you can find local cake and dessert places that could take care of this for you. You can also bake cupcakes, cover them with black or white frosting, and place soccer theme cupcake decorations on them! This is a simple dessert option, and it goes along perfectly with your theme.
Soccer Theme Party Décor
9. Soccer Balls
Purchase soccer ball paper lanterns and hang them up on trees, goalie nets, outside canopies, light fixtures, doorways, etc.
10. Miniature Medals & Trophies
Place soccer ball medals and trophies as centerpieces on the tables. These can also be given out at the end of the party as awards for characteristics such as best sportsmanship, most energetic, or most creative soccer moves.
11. Streamers & Banners
Decorate the party area with black streamers, white streamers, and soccer-themed banners. Alternate between black and white-colored streamers to create a soccer ball look. Hang the banners where guests are sure to see it as they walk in the party or where they will be hanging out.
12. Soccer Idols
13. Floating Soccer Balloons
Soccer Theme Party Favors
14. Toy Soccer Balls
These items are generally sold by the dozen so they are inexpensive sport favors that are easy to acquire. You could get soccer ball bouncy balls, inflatable soccer balls, or soccer ball kickballs. They are very child friendly because of how soft and squishy they are.
15. Soccer Sweets
Soccer Theme Party Games and Activities
16. Maze of Obstacles
Create a course of obstacles for which your guests must dribble a soccer ball around. Items such as hula-hoops, soccer cones, or jump ropes work great for this activity. Set up a soccer goal at the end of the obstacle course for your guests to shoot the soccer ball as the final step in finishing the game.
17. Sightless Goal Kicks
Line up three soccer balls some distance in front of a soccer goal. Tie a blindfold around each participant and have them stand in front of the soccer balls. One by one, the participants try to score as many balls as they can into the goal without peeking.
18. Soccer Pins
This soccer theme party game is similar to a regular game of bowling. However, instead of bowling pins, gather any objects to have players try to knockdown. You can use objects such as empty tennis ball cans, empty soda bottles, or plastic bowling pins. Instead of rolling the ball to knock the pins down, have the players kick the soccer ball. The game is scored just as a traditional bowling game is.
19. Soccer Kick Blockade
Form a large circle with 10 or more players. Choose one guest to be the blockade. The blockade must position him or herself in the center of the circle while members of the circle kick a soccer ball to one another. The blockade must attempt to stop the ball with just her feet. If the blockade succeeds in blocking the ball, whoever kicked the ball last becomes the new blockade.
20. Balloon Heads
Use black and white balloons for this game in order to represent a soccer ball. Give each player her own balloon. Each player must only use their head in order to keep their balloon from falling to the ground. If a player does not succeed in keeping her balloon in the air, that person is out of the game. Continue playing until only one player remains standing. That guest is the winner!
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