Fads come and go among kids, but sports seem to always be in style. That said, a football-themed birthday party might be the perfect choice for your son and his friends this year. Not only does the theme keep your party guests excited, but it allows for each of them to come dressed as their favorite football player. Even better, throwing a football-themed birthday party lays the foundation for what kind of birthday invitations to send, what sort of activities to plan and where to host the event. Let the logistics fall into place with these tips:
Though the party may not be for a few months still, you'll want to ensure that you get your invitations sent out to guests well in advance of the event. Our customizable "Draft Pick'' invitations should set the tone perfectly for a great birthday. The front of the card features a football with the phrase "You've been Drafted!" and the back of the card contains space for all the relevant information. If you want to take the theme even further by adding a dress-up component, you can ask your guests to RSVP with which football jersey they'll be wearing.
You don't want to find yourself scrambling for activities on the day of the party, so be sure to plan some out in the weeks leading up to the event. For a football party, you'll want to offer a broad range of entertainment. The centerpiece of the party, if possible, should be a game of flag football (weather permitting). Try and include a few adults in the game as well to ensure that things stay safe (also, this tends to keep the game from becoming too one-sided). In addition to the game, you can purchase a football-shaped pinata and play classic backyard games such as "500." For a special gift for your son, have every guest sign the game ball and give it to him at the end of the party.
If the weather is appropriate and you feel up to the task, then a backyard will do perfectly for any football-themed birthday party. If you'd rather be able to leave the party upon completion, though, you might consider using a field at a local park. Try to ensure that the park has some sort of pavilion or gazebo for shelter in the event of inclement weather, and also that there are grills if you intend to cook while there.