Host a football-themed birthday party for your favorite athlete
September 30, 2010
Football is one of America's favorite sports, and now that the season has kicked off have your family and friends over to toss around the pigskin with your very own football birthday party!
Firstly, you can't throw a party without sending out invitations, as it is essential to give your friends ample time to prepare for the big shindig. Selecting the perfect invites is important, so be sure to note on the custom cards what kind of fun your partygoers can expect to take place. No one wants to show up to a football party unprepared. Personalized invitations shaped like football are perfect. Also, invites that look just like tickets to a professional game can put a unique spin on the traditional birthday invitation, and they will surely be a big hit with your friends.
Nothing makes the perfect party like decorations, and with a football-theme the sky is the limit. Start with supplies like balloons and streamers to add some flair, and then kick it up a notch with some amazing backdrops that make it look as if your attendees are in an actual stadium. Cover your tables with runners that look like football fields and place real footballs as centerpieces. You can even hang a large personalized banner like one you may see when entering a professional stadium. Place life sized cutouts of your favorite players, making it feel like you're up close and personal with your idols.
When it comes to football, no one wants to be confined to the indoors for a birthday bash, so make sure to have some fun party games set up outside to keep your guests on their toes. Setup a football toss and have them test out their throwing skills and see who can rack up the most points. Remember to set football themed luminarie bags around the yard to help keep things bright after the sun goes down.
Your guests will surely work up an appetite while they're enjoying a fun game in the yard, so remember to stock up on plenty of paper goods such as plates, napkins and cups. Throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill and it'll feel like you're tailgating the big game. To keep with the football theme, select items that have a football on them. You may even find serving dishes in the shape of footballs so you can serve chips and dip.
Football season is always highly anticipated and brings families together. Watching your favorite players score amazing touchdowns and complete mind-boggling plays provides plenty of entertainment for everyone. A football-themed birthday bash is the best way to celebrate turning one year older.