Football Themed Birthday Party Ideas


Take your kid’s next birthday party over the top and into touchdown territory with a unique football theme. Whether kids love to play or love to watch, they’ll love the friendship-building football themed games and party you’ve planned for them.

Get In The Games

When kids receive your football-shaped invites, they’re going to expect a party filled with sporty activities to keep them interested. Don’t disappoint them; have plenty of games planned. Little kids can play football mini games or throw foam footballs if you have an outdoor space. Are your partygoers too young to follow the rules of the game? No matter how big or small of a space you have, you can create a relay obstacle course using foam footballs as well. On a rainy day, you can maintain your football party theme with indoor games like a tabletop flick football tournament. You can even keep up the theme with a classic party activity like a piñata—as long as the piñata is football shaped!

Set Up for Success on Game Day

Having game-ready décor is another key to throwing a successful football-theme birthday party for kids. Decorate with football-shaped pieces like football lanterns, or score extra points with your little football fan by using their favorite football team’s colors to set the scene.

You can even get guests involved in the festive theme—have kids bring an old plain T-shirt and let them decorate it with fabric paint to draw their name and number. By the end of the party, you’ll have a whole little team of football-loving partygoers in their own custom jerseys.

Football Fanatic Food

When it comes to food for your football-themed birthday party, it’s best to go with easy-to-serve stadium food. Think portable treats like hot dogs, burgers, popcorn in bags, and cans of soda. Or, if you want to get more creative, you can prepare a football pizza by arranging your cheese and pepperoni to look just like the markings on a football. The kids will admire it and then devour it—they’ll be starving after all of their football activities. Top things off with a football-shaped cake, or give out portable mini football-shaped cake pops.

Try out one, a few, or all of these ideas in your party game plan—get creative! Then all that will be left to do is to huddle up for a football birthday party that will have the kids cheering all season long