Sport party ideas are an excellent choice for celebrating a variety of occasions such as birthday or casual party. Some considerations to take into account for this kind of party include the invitations, decorations, food and drinks, party activities as well as the party favors.
The best thing about a sports theme is that it suits a variety of party types and age groups. Whether you’re celebrating the birthday of your basketball-obsessed spouse, planning a party for the Little League team or hosting this year’s Super Bowl bash, the options for party supplies are many. Some creative ideas and a trip to the party supply store are all you really need to throw a party that gives sports fans a reason to cheer.
Party planners can create sport-themed party invitations at home for a unique look. Using card stock, cut out the invitation in the shape of a team jersey and list the birthday boy’s name and favorite number on one side and the party information on the back. To make the invitation one that is remembered, have jersey t-shirts professionally made with each guest’s name and number printed on the front and party information on the back. Another option is to write the information on a soccer or basketball with marker and hand-deliver the invitations to the party invitees.
As for the decorations, you may use real sporting equipment to decorate for a sports-themed party, and it will likely turn into a fun day of actual game play. Set out a football, basketball and soccer ball on your main serving table. Put a few bats and balls on your coffee table. Set tennis racquets and tennis balls on a couple of shelves. Display plastic bowling pins and bowling ball on your entertainment center.
Serve food found at a sporting arena concession stand. Menu item suggestions include hot dogs with toppings, cheeseburgers, pizza slices, nachos with cheese, chicken wings, fries, hot pretzels, peanuts and popcorn. Purchase cardboard serving “boats” and paper popcorn and peanut bags from a party supply store. Fill overturned helmets with snack foods, such as chips, pretzels and dips. A sheet cake can be frosted and decorated to look like any playing field. Use miniature props, such as goal posts, basketball hoops and sports players as embellishments.
If the party is too big for the home, consider renting a gymnasium to host the party. With access to a large area and the basketball nets or goals, you can host a basketball or soccer game. If having the party at home, video game consoles allow for competitive sporting games without needing an actual field to play. Beanbag toss can be played in a large room or back yard using baseball-themed stress balls. Portable batting cages can be rented to allow guests to practice their swing. An activity that also acts as a gift for the birthday boy includes the signing of a baseball or basketball by all the guests.
The party favors are partially dependent on the age of the party group. Smaller children will delight in an inflatable ball and bat while adults would likely appreciate the benefits from a stress ball in the shape of a sports ball. Cookies shaped and decorated to resemble sports balls and jerseys can be individually wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbon. Other options that are not age-based include baseball hats and trading cards. Commonly associated treats can include popcorn, peanuts and crackerjacks.