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All Star Sports Birthday Party Idea

Jenny Dixon | JUNE 27, 2017

If you have a sports fanatic in your house, they will love an All-Star Sports party. My youngest son plays sports all year round and had trouble narrowing his 9th birthday theme to just one sport, so we included all his favorite sports- football, basketball, hockey, and baseball.

To make the food feel like it was from a concession stand, we served popcorn in individual basketball paper cups and added touches of grass throughout the party to look like sports turf. These water bottle labels reminded me of a referee vest, so we personalized them to say "Water Break".

It's easy to make your own All-Star sports dessert table using these three key party products. First, the football scoreboard creates a great backdrop for your dessert table. My son loves his scoreboard so much that we plan to hang it in his room after the party! Second, the black and white striped table overlay looks great placed over a white table cloth. And third, the black and white tassel garland ties the whole look together. Red (penalty) and yellow (under review) napkins make great "penalty flag" decorations!

The birthday boy had one special request, a donut cake! We added extra fun touches by making a cake bunting and placing sports themed cake balls on top of the donuts.

The kids' table was set with a hockey tablecloth, NHL table decorating kit, basketball plates, and mini foam fingers. After filling up on concession stand snacks, the kids headed outside for some sports themed activities. They loved playing capture the flag, relay races, flag football, Wiffle ball (try kids verses adults!), and sports charades.

After finishing games, the kids visited the favor station. The favor station was filled with lots of great prizes such as "official game balls," removable eyeblacks, and sports noise makers.

Our sports themed favor bags were a total home run! Here's how to make them. Start with black striped party bags, add a fun personalized sports themed sticker that says "Hope You Had a Ball", and include fun favors inside such as stress balls, mini foam fingers, and sports themed chocolate bar!