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Football Party

Football Party

If your child is a football fanatic, you're sure to score a touchdown by throwing a birthday party with a football theme! Football parties are also a great way to get the whole team together after a school or Pop Warner game or gather friends and family to root for their favorite team on game day. Best of all, the football setting is adaptable, universal and sure to please children of all ages. Even guests who aren't sports fans will love the fun games and delicious food!




Football Party Invitations
Football Party Invitations
You'll want to get the whole team together with the perfect football party invitation. There are plenty of great birthday party invitations to choose from like cute and cartoonish football players, football fields and jerseys or oversized game tickets. You can even send a personalized photo invitation feature a picture of your child in their football gear, or decked out in clothes sporting the colors and logos of their favorite team.

Be creative when writing the text. A fun way to set the party mood is to write the announcement like an advertisement for a big game. Call the date of the party "game day," the time it starts the "kick off," your child the "MVP" and your house the "arena" or "stadium."


Football Party Favors and Decorations
Football Party Favors and Decorations
A fun way to involve your guests is to ask them to show their spirit by dressing up in their favorite team colors. Have birthday party favors like hats, bandanas and flags ready to complete their outfits as they arrive. Let everyone know who's in charge by dressing yourself as a coach or referee, complete with clipboard and whistle!

Balloons, streamers and other birthday party decorations should be in your child's favorite team's colors. Create banners and pennants from felt or poster board that say "Go Team!" and "Happy Birthday" with your child's name as "MVP." Make them look authentic by using cut-outs of letters printed on cardstock in a heavy college-style font. Place more signs outside the house, along with bunches of balloons to let your guests know they've found the right place. Play "Jock Jams" and the Monday Night Football soundtrack to set an energetic mood. If you're inviting little cheerleaders to your party, hand out pom poms and ask them to cheer as each new guest arrives!

Round out the decorations with inflatable footballs or football helmets, posters or life-sized cutouts of their favorite NFL heroes and any high school football trophies, helmets and other souvenirs you may be able to borrow from friends or relatives.

Turn your table into a football field by painting white lines and numbers on a green vinyl or felt tablecloth. Footballs, helmets and pom poms make great centerpieces. You can also make a megaphone by rolling poster board or construction paper into a conical shape. Buy napkins, plates, tableware and cups in your chosen team colors.

A fun idea for a party favor that will make your guests feel like superstars is to use your printer to create authentic-looking football cards on cardstock for each child complete with a photograph and their stats. Post these on the wall and let them take them home as souvenirs!

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