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Are your children football crazy? Yes! Give them a brilliant football themed birthday party. You are going to need invitations, decorations, football themed food and most important of all, an amazing football birthday cake.
Here are some ideas for food, crafts and decorations for your football - or for any soccer-themed party for a football fan. Plus lots of inspiration for that all important centerpiece - the cake.
I just love this decoration idea. Take a simple White Round Paper Lantern, add hexagons and you have a quick and easy football lampshade to hang up in the party room (or a footie fan's bedroom).
Or you could string together smaller 4" lanterns to make a bunting or make a huge one to use as an actual lampshade.
Use this free printable to print your own "Soccer Buddy" as your own soccer football mascot print him out in colour or use pens or pencils to colour him in your favourite team's strip.
This perfect, simple printable football decoration could be used to make a greetings card, a football bunting or used as a place card at your party table. You could leave it classic black and white or colour it in with team or national colours.
Make a whole bunch of these football danglers to decorate your a football party - get everyone at the party to make one in their team's colours.
Sew a bunch of theses football beanbags and then you could use it for Soccer Football party games!
This complete set of printables give you everything you need decoration-wise for any soccer party including football bunting, invitations, place cards, cake toppers and stickers.
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.
Here is a different method for making a football pinata using a blow-up football as a base.
These cute necklaces are made using simple washers and would be a cool ideas for party favours or a great craft for older kids to make at the party.
Another good idea is to make this quick and easy football themed picture frame from wooden sticks, then add a picture of your favourite player or team. (I know this idea is from American football but it would work just as well for a soccer party.)
If your kids are into Hama beads then these ideas for football themed shapes 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 quarter of an 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 football party.
This is truely an awesome feat of engineering - instructions on how to make a complete football stadium for all your Soccer Football party snacks. Change up the American Football pitch for a soccer pitch and add different goalposts.
Serve a healthy, fruit snack in cups with football jersey toppers and a soccer ribbon.
These clever and beautifully made soccer ball cookies are very cute and would make good party favours as well.
Fill a clear plastic trophy with chocolate soccer balls. Hold aloft - you are the champion!
The centerpiece of the party is, of course, the cake! Here are some absolutly drool-worthy ideas for football themed cakes to make for your soccer party.
A fabulous football pitch cake. I wonder if those goals are made form sugar or are borrowed from a Subbuteo set?
Soccer ball topped cupcakes, for a Newcastle fan?
Football themed sugar cookies - love the green icing grass.
A classic football shaped cake decorated in hexagons. Simple but effective.
This is a quick idea for a football cupcake, perfect for a quick party make or even cake decorating party activity using ready made cupcakes.
These cupcakes cleverly use Oreos to create the footballs that adorn them.
A a football themed birthday party cake using simple cake decorations. I love the green grass coloured candle too.
Actually I think that this looks more like a rugby scrum, but the figures on this cake are really beautifully made so I had to include this lovely idea.
This surprise piñata football cake is just a work of art.
Some more fun ideas for your Soccer Football-themed party
Can you find the football related words hidden in these free printable Football Wordsearch and Anagram puzzles?
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