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Creative Kids Football Birthday Party Ideas

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TOUCHDOWN by mom Lori for her son’s 8th birthday! Inspired by Grant’s love for the game, she threw him a bash with great Football Party Ideas that will get you in  the spirit for the Big Game this weekend!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Football field dessert table with DIY pvc pipe field goals, a score board back drop & astro turf “grass”
  • Creative stadium style snacks: popcorn, football cake pops & helmet shaped cookies
  • Jersey and helment accents + a game ticket style invitation!

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lori

When it came time to plan for my son’s 8th Birthday, there was no other choice than a Football Party. This past summer, Grant started playing football for the Puyallup Roughriders which was the inspiration for the party. We used the colors of cardinal and gold and white. We wanted to recreate the same football stadium that my son played his home football games so created a Scoreboard sign that reflects that only changing the name of the stadium to my son. We were lucky enough to have several jerseys and helmets we were able to borrow to enhance our dessert table. For the actual table décor, we got a piece of Astro Turf from Lowe’s and then my trusty husband constructed goal posts as the finishing touches for the table. We also constructed bleachers to really set the turf off and to add depth to the table and we added cupcakes, popcorn and football cake pops as the “fans.” For the other treats on the table, I baked football shaped sugar cookies and hot dogs, the perfect football snack.

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By |2018-03-12T07:22:45-07:00January 30th, 2013|Football Parties, Kids Birthday, Parties for Boys|

About the Author:

Hi, I’m Alyssa, and I love seeing all the inspiration on HWTM! Aside for my obvious love of design, parties, and blogging, here are a few random things about me…

1. I’ve done 3 triathlons.

2. I just got married on 3.14.15

3. I’m from Miami, Florida.

4. My 4 favorite Hostess INK collections are Birthday-saurus, Farm birthday, Baby Bistro, and Retro Rainbow.

5. I love to cook but hardly, if ever, repeat dinner recipes.


  1. Wendy January 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

    This is very original, and most importantly, it looks like the birthday boy had a blast! Look at him doing the Tim Tebow!!! Adorable!

  2. Jessica February 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    These are such great, original ideas, thanks for sharing Alyssa! Check out more ideas for boy birthday parties here:

  3. Leslie Lyons April 14, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    This is adorable! The way to make a birthday party perfect for children is to cater to their specific likes and dreams! So a fairy theme or princess theme is great for the little girl that loves those things and so on. Once you find the right theme, the next step is decor and games! I have found some great, fun games and have loved the response from the kids!

  4. Francee August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    how did you do the ticket invitation?

  5. Heather - Chickabug August 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Love the scoreboard! You did this party perfectly! : )

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