Most kids love sports. Whether it’s football, baseball, soccer, basketball, (or even a combination) kids grow up loving to compete, to play and to have fun. Whether they were team captain or a great fan, they love the sport. Active kids will love a sports birthday party, it’s a great chance for them to play outdoor games and team sports with their buddies. If you have a sports loving child, it’s a good idea to use that sport as a theme for their birthday celebration. This is especially effective with smaller parties or if most of the guests are teammates, although it can work for anyone who’s a fan. To start off, use your kid’s favorite team’s colors for the color scheme and hang bunches of colored balloons around the party area. One of the best birthday party ideas is to make your own sport balloons by drawing on them. For baseballs use a red pen on a white balloon, drawing the stitching. For basketballs use a black marker on orange balloons, for a soccer ball use a black pen on white balloons, etc.
Sports theme birthday party are fun for kids of all ages. They can be fun to plan as well as fun to attend. No matter what your budget, you are sure to find a sports theme that will fit your budget. When planning a sports theme birthday party, it is important to keep in mind the age of the children who will be at the party. You will want the games and prizes to be age appropriate. Soccer themed birthday parties are popular amongst boy and girls of varying ages. For the invitations, you could print off a soccer ball card. You could have a cake that resembles a soccer ball. As well, you could have soccer plates, cups and napkins and green silverware. If you are looking to have games at the party, you could have soccer shoot out, dribble contest and see who can head ball the soccer ball into a goal or bucket. Small soccer balls could be purchased for the goody bags as well as soccer ball candy and treats. When looking to decorate for a soccer party, consider placing soccer gear, such as uniform shirts and shorts, goalie jerseys and gloves, cleats, shin guards and socks around the room. As far as food goes, consider serving pizza, chips and soda. For food, consider purchasing a variety of different finger foods, as well as chips and dip. A game that is sure to be a hit is football toss. Design a piece of plywood to resemble a football. Then, cut out a hole in the middle. Have the kids try and toss a football through the hole. The thing about sports themes is that activities naturally follow. If classmates show up in force, prepare for a spirited game of baseball, touch football, or a little 3 on 3 tournament on the hoop in the driveway. With many parties being open houses held outdoors, these kinds of games make perfect sense. Or, think about a skills tournament like free throw shooting with basketball, home run derby for baseball, dribbling or passing accuracy for soccer. You get the idea. Or, just make sure the equipment is available and the kids will figure out their own game.