How To Throw A Kickin’ Football Party
Do you have a football-mad future pro in your house? Read on for tips and inspiration to help you throw a fun and modern football party for your little kicker.
FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS
Orange Slices Always my favourite half-time snack when I played football growing up, and now a big hit with my boys. A juicy, healthy shot of sunshine.
Champion Snacks Serve any small snacks like popcorn, grapes or pretzels in trophy cups.
Red and Yellow Cards Cut red and yellow peppers into rectangles.
Chocolate Footballs Add some tiny fun to the food table by scattering foil-wrapped chocolate footballs on a plate covered in green desiccated coconut.
Oreo Tower Work with the black and white colours of a classic football and stack a platter of Oreo cookies sky high.
Football Sandwiches Cut your sandwiches with circle biscuit cutters
Green Munching Platter Serve bite-sized chunks of green fruits and vegetables like melon, grapes, kiwi, cucumber and celery.
Football Cupcakes Download our free printable cupcake toppers for easy peasy themed treats
FOOTBALL PARTY ACTIVITIES
Aim to have a mix of full-on high-energy games and some calmer activities to let everyone catch their breathes. Most of the ideas below use items that you probably already have around the house.
Football Party Active Games
Game of Footie Split the children into two teams and have a game of football or penalty shoot out.
Football Balloon Race Don’t drop the ball! Children line up in two teams with a balloon for each line. They race to pass their balloon along the line, first over their heads and then through their legs! The first team to finish wins.
Football Musical Statues The children dance to the music and when the music stops they freeze in a football pose! The last one to stop and freeze is out.
Keepy Uppy Race The children line up in two teams and have a balloon for each line. They race to pass the balloon down their line, keeping it in the air using only their heads and feet. If the balloon hits the floor it has to go back to the start. The team that finishes first wins.
Football Party Quiet Games
Guess the Football Sweets in the Jar to win the jar of sweeties!
Football Quiz Test their knowledge of the beautiful game with a trivia quiz. If your own football knowledge isn’t great, Words for Life have a great 20 question quiz written for kids here.
Sweetie Score Put some Smarties in a bowl and the children take turns sucking them with a straw and dropping as many as they can in their cups in a minute! You can assign point values to different colours if you like.
FOOTBALL PARTY DECORATIONS & SET UP
Make your life easy on party day by doing as much set up as possible before the party. Sort any food that can be done in advance, including the cake. K&C’s Stars Cake Decorating Kit is your shortcut to a great cake in minutes to wow your little football stars.
If you’re not using helium, inflate your balloons the night before. And if you have giant balloons, check out our video to make inflating them a breeze.
For party tunes check out our Football Party Playlist on Spotify.
We hope your future football stars have a party to remember!
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