Football Cake Ideas

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A football cake would go great at a birthday party for a sports fan, a football theme party, or a football watching party such as a Super Bowl party, or for any sports theme party.

One of the most popular sports cake ideas includes making a regular rectangular sheet cake and turning it into a football field. You could even put football player figurines on the field.

Now, in some parts of the world, the game we call soccer is called football. If you are looking for a soccer cake, we can help you with ideas for that too!

Football Cupcake Cakes

These football cupcakes are cute too! Easy to serve at a party.

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Create with a 3D Football Cake Pan

Wilton makes some of the best cake products, and I particularly love their 3D cake pans. Nothing gets Ohhhs and Ahhhs like a 3D cake! They are pretty easy to make as well, as long as you are willing to follow the instructions completely, and you take precautions to bake your cake the day before so you won't be rushed with baking. Allow plenty of time to decorate as well. Included in Wilton's long list of interesting cake pans is a Football Cake Pan (Amazon Affiliate Link) to try.

Decorations for your Football Party

You can pick up megaphones and pom poms pretty inexpensively if you shop around, but finding sports team posters and merchandise for your favorite team can get costly. Instead, decorate with streamers and balloons in the colors of your favorite team, and maybe have one or two merchandise items (preferably items you already own) on display.

Decorating the table with a green tablecloth (like a football field) can be a fun touch, and be sure to add in some black and white stripes (like the referee shirt) to your tablescape.

Some other fun items to include:

  • Football trophies
  • Jerseys
  • Footballs

Kids Football Party Games

If you are planning kids football birthday party, you'll want to have lots of games for fun! Here are a few favorites:

  • Football Face Paint - make the marks under the eyes so they look the part, or paint their faces in the colors of their favorite team
  • Football Training Camp - Create an obstacle course where players can have a relay race to do "football" things - running thru tires, jumping over something, throwing a football at a target, running with the ball, etc.
  • Play Flag Football - If there aren't enough players, try a game of catch
  • Football in the Air - Before the party, blow up a lot of brown balloons (have two for each player, just in case some pop prematurely.) Pass out a balloon to each person and tell them they must not allow it to touch the ground - they have to keep it afloat at all times. Kids always love this game.
  • Football Banner Run Thru - when it is time for cake, have your "players" run thru a banner as they charge towards to the cake table, just like at a football game when players take the field.

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