You may be following your favorite team as they make their way through the World Cup. Or you might have kids who play soccer or simply love the sport. Either way, your soccer-themed party isn’t complete without themed food. Not only will your food table look so cool it enhances your overall decor, your guests will also appreciate the creativity that went into preparing the food. Check out these five food ideas:
Soccer Ball Cake
Bake the sportiest cake around by making it in the shape of a soccer ball. Start with a handy soccer ball cake pan, then jazz it up with black and white icing in the iconic hexagonal pattern. Decorating the cake is just half the fun – the other half is the presentation. Place the cake on a rectangular plate on top of some green paper. Set up tiny goals at either end and you’re sure to score a major goal with partygoers.
Stadium Snacks in a Cup
You don’t have to be a master chef to create a great soccer-themed snack for your guests. Fill soccer ball cups with stadium foods like popcorn and chips. Throw some french fries in the mix, too. They will look great set up in rows on a table and the small portions will keep your guests satisfied without ruining their appetites if you’ve got cake or a main course coming.
Soccer Candles Make Great Food Decorations
These awesome soccer ball toothpick candles will work great in a cake or as decoration on individual cupcakes, but why stop there? You don’t have to light the candles, just use them as decorations! Stick them in cheese cubes to add flair to your fruit and cheese plate, or use them to spruce up donuts or donut holes. They would look great atop green icing, so get creative with your desserts!
Sporty Plates and Napkins
You’ve done so much work to create themed food to really make your party score. So, give your plain paper plates and napkins a red card and throw them out of the game. Stacks of festive plates and napkins that follow your sporty theme will not only make your table look good, but they’ll amuse your guests as well. If you want to go all out, drape your food table with some green tissue paper grass to make it look like a soccer pitch. You could even get tiny goals to put at either end. When setting up your food, presentation is half the fun.
Soccer Ball Piñata
If your soccer party is a birthday party for kids, they’ll love hitting a piñata and collecting the candy once it comes out. If you want to make it into even more of a game, lower the piñata so instead of hitting it with a stick, the kids are kicking it just like their favorite soccer players. Just be sure to have everyone stand back in case someone gets overenthusiastic!
Every soccer fan at your party will love these clever food ideas. Plus, they will look so cool, people won’t be able to help heading towards the food table and sampling all the delights and delicacies. With the best food to enhance the theme of your party, you’ll always be on the winning team.