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Football fans, are you getting excited about the 2018 World Cup, which will be taking place in Russia from 14th June 2018 to 15th July 2018?
It is the first time that the tournament has been held in Eastern Europe, and the matches will take place in 12 venues in 11 of Russia's major cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Volgograd, Kazan and Samara.
32 national soccer football teams will be taking part in the finals and the first match kicks off on 14th June when the hosts play Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Related: More events and celebrations taking place in June.
Are you planning ot have a party to celebrate the World Cup? You could hold it on your favourtie teams opening match or maybe throw a party while you watch the World Cup Final on 15th July.
Either way, here are some ideas for food, crafts and decorations for your World Cup party - or for any soccer-themed party for a football fan.
This is an awesome idea. Take a simple White Round Paper Lantern, add hexagons and you have a quick and easy football lampshade for your football decorations. String together smaller ones to make a bunting or make a huge one to use as an actual lampshade.
This complete set of printables give you everything you need decoration-wise for any soccer party including football bunting, invitations and stickers.
This perfect, simple printable football decoration could be used to make a card, a football bunting or a place card at your party table. You could leave it classic black and white or colour it in with team or national colours.
Print your own "Soccer Buddy" as your own Wor;d Cup football mascot.
Make a whole bunch of these football danglers to decorate your a football party.
Sew a football beanbag and then you could use it for World Cup party games!
This Soccer Ball Pinata is available from Amazon, however you could easily make your own pinata from papier mache and then decorate it it like a football. This makes a super decoration for your party, and a great party game too.
These cute necklaces are made using simple washers and would be a great craft for older kids.
Make this quick and easy football themed picture frame from wooden sticks, then add a picture of your favourite player or team.
If your kids are into Hama beads then these ideas for football themed ideas would be great fun.
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Now for the food!
The traditional, old-fashioned snack to eat halfway through a football match was a piece of orange. Oranges would be a good healthy food to include in a football themed party. However here are a few more indugent food ideas for your world cup football party food.
This is an awesome feat of engineering - how to make a complete football stadium for all your World Cup party snacks. Change up the American Football pitch for a soccer pitch and add different goalposts. Respect.
Serve a fruity snack in cups with football jersey toppers and soccer ribbon.
These clever soccer ball cookies are very cute and would make good party favours.
Fill a clear plastic trophy with chocolate soccer balls.
The centerpiece of the party - the cake!
A fabulous football pitch cake.
Soccer ball topped cupcakes.
Football themed sugar cookies.
These cupcakes cleverly use Oreos to create the footballs that adorn them.
A classic football shaped cake decorated in hexagons.
This is a quick idea for a football cupcake, perfect for a quick make or baking party activity.
A lovely cake idea for a football themed birthday party.
Ok, so I know that this actually looks more like a rugby scrum, but I think that the figures on this cake are so beautifully made that I had to include this lovely idea.
This surprise piñata football cake is just magnificent.
Some more fun ideas for your World Cup-themed party
Can you find the football related words hidden in these free printable Football Wordsearch and Anagram puzzles?
Why not have a go at this Free Printable World Cup 2018 Colouring Picture too?!
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