Host soccer-themed birthday to signal the beginning of fall
August 16, 2010
With the worldwide frenzy that was created earlier this summer thanks to the World Cup, soccer has a renewed popularity throughout the United States. With the fall approaching, that means many youngsters will be taking to the pitch as the soccer season begins anew. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport, or they are a budding Landon Donovan, if they have a birthday coming up, why not incorporate their love of the game by hosting a soccer-themed birthday party?
As with any shindig, the first thing you'll want to do is select invitations that properly represent the theme. One direction you can take is to include images associated with the sport along with all the pertinent info. For example, a soccer ball being kicked around the field is a simple, yet effective way to go. Another more unique route you can take is to send out announcements that are designed to look like tickets to the big match.
Of course, you'll need terrific decorations to make your party a hit, so you should take special care when it comes to designing the furnishings for your get-together. For starters,a custom soccer-themed banner with a heartfelt message can make the birthday boy or girl feel especially appreciated. However, make sure you continue to coordinate the scene accordingly. Set up some props, attach some plastic balls, goals and scoreboards to the walls and make your guests feel like they've stepped into a real-life game.
If your soiree heads outside and it begins to get dark, you'll regret if you don't have ample lighting. Stringing some soccer ball-shaped electric lights around the deck can be a fantastic way to illuminate the gathering. As a final touch, you should inflate some balloonsshaped like the equipment to complement the rest of your decor.
As anybody who has been to a soccer match can attest, these games can be some of the most raucous celebrations around, so you will need a lot of supplies to sufficiently imitate the liveliness. One of the most popular accessories at this year's World Cup was the vuvuzela horn, so your guests may want to mimic their legendary noise with a stadium air horn.
Although fun supplies are a necessity, you'd be remiss if you forgot to include functional supplies as well. To continue the theme, you can should purchase cups, plates and napkins that look like soccer balls, or ones that have a picture of the field on them. Finally, placing an inflatable cooler shaped like a net at the venue will be the perfect way to tie your decor and supplies together.
The fall brings with it many long-awaited things. A relief from the hot weather of summer, foliage, the return to school and soccer. The sport remains one of the most popular activities among kids, so celebrating the beautiful game can be the perfect way to combine the arrival of fall and the allure of one's birthday.