Birthday Party Ideas for an Awesome Sports Theme Party
We are India’s best party planner, and we have many kinds of party theme suggestions. On this page, you will find lots of great general sports kid birthday party ideas that can be tweaked to fit virtually any sports theme. If you are interested in specific sports, these pages have been created for the following specific topics – baseball, basketball, football, Olympics, and soccer.
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Some of the best ideas for invites to a birthday party is to create a “paid” sporting event ticket/invitation. Just print it out with all kinds of graphics related to sport and remember to “perforate” the edge (and even write “levitate if detached”).
With a sowing machine that has no thread, or a utility knife, you can easily perforate. Something to write:
“Admit One,” give the date, time, “Row” and “Seat” stadium (address), etc. RSVP: Coach (you, of course)-” The failure of RSVP can lead to a technical foul!! “Words ads like:” Up to play! “Score big with [the name of your child]! “Be an ALL-STAR and much more.
Admit One Invitation
At one of the Ticket-Master outlets, you can get ticket envelopes and address each invitation to “All-Star [name of kid].” Encourage the kids to bring the ticket to the party so you can rip off the side and give them back the stub when they come.
If you want to concentrate on one sport, then you can make your invitations look like the type of ball used in that sport.
The theme of the sports birthday party works well outdoors (in your yard or nearby park), but you can also use the birthday party ideas for decorations, which are mentioned here for an indoor sports party.
Use the colors of your kid’s favorite team for the color scheme to start, and hang bunches of colored balloons around the party zone.
Some of the best ideas for a birthday party is making your own sport balloons by drawing on them and for baseballs, using a red pen to draw the stitching on a white balloon and using a black marker on orange balloons for basketballs, using a black pen on white balloons for a soccer ball, etc. Hang signs that say: “Bleachers,” “Locker Rooms,” “Restrooms,” etc. across the party area. In addition, set up band-aids, bandages, hydrogen peroxide, a water cooler, etc. First aid station.
Make paper football cutouts, bats, rackets, hockey sticks, gloves, etc. Disperse all sorts of props and toys related to sport around the party area, such as balls, mitts, bats, sports cards, etc. Hang up posters of prominent personalities in the sport and of other sports. If you really want to be creative, one of the best ideas for birthday party is to blow up a picture of a famous player – poster size (this can be done by some Kinko’s and other copying stores) and put it in the party area. You can also cut the face out so that for great picture-taking moments, the kids can put their own face into it (great to send with thank-you notes).
Try making your own popcorn, cotton candy, and peanut with PVC pipes sticking out. This is pretty easy. The stands are to be 5 feet tall. Glue clothespins around and hang little bags of popcorn, candy, and so on. You can also extend a line between branches, and from there, hang the bags.
To decorate the table using actual sports props. For table centerpieces, you can tie helium balloons to trophies, medals, or other props. Hang sports pennants down the back of each chair if you have seats instead of benches to add more color. Decorate the table with sports cards (whether purchased or hand-made). See the Ice-Breaker activity section below for instructions on how to make your own sports cards. One of the birthday party ideas from Troop Solutions for setting the sports scene (if you’re not too picky about your lawn) is spray painting or using chalk to mark the field.
Cool Ball Centerpiece idea
A fun idea for a ball centerpiece Submitted by Laurel D. From Auckland, New Zealand: A good idea for a Sports-themed centerpiece is to take old sports balls (can be a football, soccer ball, basketball, etc.), cut them in half (sideways), and then make a flower arrangement in them (you can fill them with flowers, flags on sticks, curled ribbons, etc.).
Sports Icebreaker Activities
When the kids arrive, supply face paints and let them color their own faces with the colors of their favorite team, here is one of birthday party ideas from Troop Solutions to bring the kids into the spirit of the celebration. Also, give out pins, wrist and forehead sweatbands, tube socks, and take your pick from many of those great sports products.
When you are going to have team games, let the children draw a piece of paper from a sports helmet to show which team they are part of. Colored shirts or/and baseball caps may also be given out for each team. You may use fabric paint on the back of each shirt to write the kid’s name and a number of their choosing. When everybody arrives, the kids come up with a name for their squad, make up a team cheer, decorate a banner for the team, etc.
Sports Card Making
Switch to the Internet to collect and print pictures of sports stars. Print a short paragraph about every star, too. Offer the children lightweight multicolored cardboard (cut them beforehand to be the size of a card) and let them pick which player they want. See if they can match the information about each person’s life with their picture. Bring them glue, glitter, stickers, etc. and let them make their own sports cards and decorate them. You can then play a game, seeing how much every player knows.
This is one of the best ideas for a keepsake gift at a birthday party. Take a ball of choice and make everyone sign it when they arrive at the party. It is a perfect way to hold a wonderful party in mind.
Here’s another perfect activity that offers the children a chance to use their drawing skills and creativity. Use large white butcher paper and have somebody outline every child (they can be outlined in every pose). Then hand out crayons, markers, and so on and let them go crazy, transforming into their favorite team.
It is a great way to get the creative juices to work before the party starts. Gather all sorts of sports magazines and newspapers, send the children scissors and glue, and make them cut out and paste their own sports collages. How cool these can come out, you’ll be shocked!
Check out the cool Sports theme cake party ideas for Troop Solutions, the largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes on the Web. You’ll find thousands of cakes with pictures and how-to tips submitted by tourists like yourself.
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- Baseball Caps Cakes
- Basketball Cakes
- Billiards Cakes
- Boxing Cakes
- Cheerleading Cakes
- Cricket Cakes
- Foosball/Table Football Cakes
- Football Cakes
- Golf Cakes
- Gymnastics Cakes
- Hockey Cakes
- Lawn Bowls Cakes
- Martial Arts Cakes
- Motocross/Supercross Cakes
- Netball Cakes
- Olympics Cakes
- Other Sports Cakes
- Ping Pong Cakes
- Racetrack Cakes
- Rock and Mountain Climbing Cakes
- Rugby Cakes
- Running and Marathon Cakes
- Skateboarding Cakes
- Skiing Cakes
- Soccer Cakes
- Sports Ball Cakes
- Surfing Cakes
- Swimming Cakes
- Tennis Cakes
- Track and Field Cakes
- Volleyball Cakes
- Wrestling Cakes
Sports Party Food and Drink
Birthday Party Ideas for Food
You should make the children go to the area designated and named as the “cafeteria” for lunchtime, where you can have a long table set up with stadium-type food. Simple foam food trays and foam cups, lids, and straws can be purchased, and each kid has to go through the line and choose his goodies. Hot dog, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow-cone carts and stands are also available for sale.
- ALL-STAR Hot Dogs and Corn Dogs: A condiment bar may be installed. Have hot dogs, buns, mustard, ketchup, relish, onions, chilies, cheese, pickles, and so on, and let the children make their own ALL STAR hot dog.
- Grand Slam Chicken Wings: Meal with a finger lick!
- Pizza Ran at Home
- Health food (i.e., VEGETABLES, and dip)
- Out Nachos and cheese hit
- Ball sandwiches: make PB&J (and other) sandwiches, and cut them with a round cutter for cookies.
- Meatball pasta
- Mini Pizzas on mini bagels (then cut into baseball, football and basketball forms the vegetables/pepperoni)
- Football field: Piped sour cream guacamole platter
Birthday Party Ideas for Drinks
- Gatorade Square
- POWER Shake: It serves eight people on this recipe. Take a smooth cup of peanut butter, four ripe bananas, and six frozen cups of yogurt. The bananas are cut into pieces. In a blender, place a fourth of each ingredient (this is to prevent overflow). Whirl over ingredients until smooth, and repeat steps for left. Pour the concoction into glasses and serve (and use nonfat milk instead of frozen yogurt, if you want it more like a drink and less like a shake).
- New fruits such as strawberries, bananas, pineapples, oranges, grapes, etc. In a blender, whirl fruit and then add one-quarter of frozen vanilla yogurt and six ice cubes until liquefied. Then again, blend in with raspberry ginger ale and pour into a punch bowl (add more ginger ale for a thinner mixture).
- Tip: Use a large, ice-filled enamel tub. Then placed all sorts of soda cans, bottles, plastic-covered colorful popsicles, fruit juices, and energy drinks.
Birthday Party Ideas for Treats
- Cocktails!! Nearly every sports game features peanuts (do not forget to put empty containers on peanut shells)
- Energy bars
- Churros (long cinnamon sticks sold at sporting events)
- Cracker Jacks
- Soft-baked pretzels
- Cotton Candy
- Snow Cones
- Sport-shaped cheese crackers (available at supermarkets)
- Fruit Bars, Granola Bars, and other healthy treats
Some of the most enticing birthday party suggestions for sweets is to let the children make their own sundaes. Put a sundae buffet with various types of ice cream, whip cream, sprinkles, fruit toppings, chocolate syrup, etc. and let the children make their own sundaes.
Tip: In upside down batter helmets or assorted sports caps, you can serve several of the treats.
Sports Party Favors and Thank-Yous
In large plastic drink cups, you can put party favors (just like those you get at sporting events). Small Gatorades (or other power drinks), wristbands, frisbees, hula hoops, sport squeeze balls, whistles, sports cards, cracker jacks, power bars, sport stickers, and any other sport-related items are some birthday party ideas for things you can give away.
I had a large laundry basket full of sports equipment and clothes: tennis rackets, baseball bats, basketball balls, gloves, soccer balls, soccer balls, various sports apparel, etc. (you name it, I got it!). Each child dressed up as an athlete of their choice, and I took a picture of them. I developed the pictures after the party, wrote a nice thank you noted on the back of the picture, and mailed it out to every child. When might kid takes the picture with the birthday boy, it could be nice too!
Sports Games and Activities
Here are a few nice and inexpensive medals at the end of the games to give each kid. Group games can become really competitive, but note that in the end – everyone wins!
Here’s a full list of the best Sports Party games, including Dress-Up Relay, Ping-Pong Bobbing, Water Balloon Volley, KneeBall Relay, and more. Also, you should read these very important tips to help you survive (and enjoy) game time!
Your Sports Parties and Ideas
Most of our guests went the extra mile and wrote down their whole Basketball birthday party plans with photos and everything they did. We call them “Party Stories” tales, and they serve as a great inspiration! Take a look at the Party Tales theme of other people’s basketball, and you’re sure to find lots more outstanding ideas for a Basketball party:
If you would like to share your entire party with us, please send us your own PARTY TALE once your party is over, and we will build your own theme party page and photo gallery hosted on our website! (Family, friends, and just about anyone can find inspiration from the birthday party of your child and comment on YOUR ideas!)
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