GOOOOOOAAALLLL! You’re about to score big time when it comes to birthday party excitement! Depending on where they’re from, your family might call it football or soccer, but we all know the sport is 100% fun. This summer the FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place in France and we’re about to get the ball rolling on some fun soccer party inspiration for your future FIFA all-star!
This tournament of women’s national soccer teams from around the world has been held every four years since the inaugural competition in 1991. That year only twelve teams competed for the top spot. This year we will see twenty-four teams hit the pitch to vie for the world’s best. The United States boasts the most wins, having won the world cup three times, most recently in 2015 in Canada. The US remains the odds-on favorite to bring home the cup for the fourth time. Take a peek at the roster and get to know the ladies of the US Women’s National team. You can keep up with the tournament standings on FIFA’s match list. Let’s cheer them on and get ready to celebrate with a party!
Guests will get a kick out of this soccer party setup, complete with grassy playing fields, referee stripes and cupcake holders worthy of a win. Check out our soccer party guide and see why we won’t be getting any yellow cards anytime soon!
This party was created, styled and shot by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog for more party ideas and printables that will have the whole crowd cheering.
Soccer Party Invitations
In real gameplay, players can’t touch a soccer ball with their arms or hands, but they can get their hands on these personalized soccer party invites that enter their mailbox!
Tip: think a step ahead and order personalized thank you cards that match your party theme. The birthday boy or girl can fill them out after all the party fun!
Soccer Party Decorations
Tablecloths are not just for tables! Use printed designs, like this grass table cloth to create a faux backdrop for your dessert table. Dress the front with a mixture of mini pennant banner and large pennant garlands, or create your own garland using dessert plates.
Add a little texture to your table with tissue paper grass mats that can be used on the top of foam blocks to hold lollipops, cake pops or OREO pops or as a table runner on your eating space.
Soccer Party Food and Drink
We hope to assist you in designing a soccer dessert table worthy of the win!
Transform wood blocks and wine goblets into trophies! Use these as decorations or turn them into unique cupcake holders. See how to create these DIY trophies and add a personalized sticker on front for an extra touch! Tip: Wilton makes a frosting tip that looks like grass when you squeeze some green icing through.
Grab icing decorations and add them to OREO pops with a little colored chocolate melts. Tip: the double stuffed variety is easier to make these with!
Sure you can use coordinating soccer cups at your tablespace, or use them on the dessert table to hold snacks.
Dress up your water bottles with a referee drink koozie.
Make soccer balls you can eat in the form of sticky popcorn balls!
In case anyone dribbles, they can wipe their face or hands on yellow penalty flags, a.k.a. yellow napkins, at their place setting.
Soccer Party Activities
Make sure the birthday star remembers who came to celebrate her special day and have guests sign a soccer ball instead of a guest book!
After the dessert buffet, let them work off that sugar. Seems like a no brainer but you can always keep up the team spirit with a friendly game of soccer right in your backyard. Set up some nets, practices cones and do some bob and weave drills and mini-games with the kids. Consider hiring a local minor league player or coach to offer some more advanced skills to older, impressionable players.
Soccer Party Favors
Unfortunately, all good parties, like good games, have to come to an end with the sound of a whistle blow.
Let friends know that you had a ball when gifting them a sports bottle, dressed with a soccer whistle and filled with some goodies.
Add a personalized bag tag on each, which they can easily use on their sports bag afterward!