When it comes to throwing a soccer birthday party, don't settle for just playing a game at the local park. Soccer has a universal appeal and is played around the world, meaning you need to put more effort into the party planning. Provide the girls with an unforgettable experience that combines all the best things about soccer, including the camaraderie and the snacks. Use those as ideas for a girls' soccer party.
Plan specific crafts for the girls that relate to soccer, especially the clothing worn. Make tee-shirts for each party guest with, "____'s Team" on the front, using your daughter's name. Let the girls decorate their shirts with finger paints, markers and other craft supplies. Show the girls how to cut the sleeves and tie the sleeve pieces into a knot, for a quick and simple tank top. Give each guest a plastic visor and let them decorate those as well. Provide beads, glitter, paint, glue and other decorative elements. For younger girls, pass out soccer coloring pages and let them color in the pages.
Make a Goal
Play a blindfolded soccer game that depends on the players making goals, without being able to see. The girls take turns, running towards the goal while blindfolded. Each player gets three chances to make a goal, while wearing their blindfold. Alternatively, divide the girls into two teams. Start at the opposite end of the field and blindfold the first players from each team. Their teammates must direct them to the other end of the field and tell them how to make a goal. The player runs back and the next player is blindfolded. The team with the most number of goals at the end, is the winner. Not all players will make a goal, even with their teammates directing them.
Create your own soccer concession stand, similar to those found at games. Make your own sign or have a vinyl banner made, with "___'s Soccer Concession" on the front. Arrange images of soccer balls around the sides. Hang the banner from the table where you offer food for the party. Include quick snacks, like those found at soccer games. Cereal treats, freshly made cookies, cupcakes and sliced fresh fruit are all good options. You can even make your own shaved ice, like those sold at games. Keep the ice stored in a cooler, to keep it from melting. Scoop the shaved ice into small cups and top with flavored syrups or fruit punch.
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