Sports Party Ideas

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Here are some ideas and games for a sports party theme...whether you are celebrating a specific sport or event, or a salute to all sports.

Some people choose a sports theme to coincide with a special event such as the Super Bowl, World Cup or the Olympics

Other times this party theme focuses on a specific sport, but it can include a salute to all sports just as easily.

Sports Party theme ideas

Sport Party Invitations

  • Any sport theme invitation
  • An invitation attached to a pompom
  • A megaphone, with invitation information printed on it
  • Make a fake sporting event ticket
  • Make a Coach’s “playbook”, with the big play being your party!
  • If going for an Olympics theme, make a card with the Olympics rings

  • A fun idea is to ask everyone to come in a shirt, jersey, hat, or whatever of their favorite team. Be sure to include it on the invitation!

  • Sports Party Decorations

  • Anything sports themed
  • Old sports uniforms
  • Posters of sports heroes
  • Sports Magazines
  • Mix in some helium balloons in your favorite sports team's colors
  • If going for an Olympic theme, hang a poster of the Olympic Rings as well as flags from other countries.
  • For music, be sure mix in the Rocky Theme and the Olympic Theme
  • Sports Theme Party Decorations & Favors are available at Shindigz

  • Sports Party  - Active Games

    Take it outside! A sports theme party isn’t complete without some sports! You can have your own “sporting event” fashioned after good old fashioned field day events. Consider it an “Outlandish Olympics!”

    Egg and Spoon Relay - Divide players into two teams and have each team form a line. Have a member of each team race to a certain point, holding a hard-boiled egg in a spoon, and then return so that the next team member has a turn.

  • Play soccer - If there are kids, try using a balloon instead of a ball for extra fun!

  • Panty Hose Race - the craziest race ever!

  • Hula Hoop Contest

  • Obstacle Course - Design something that is just the right challenge for your guests!

  • High Jump - Jump over an obstacle.

  • Scooter Pull Relay - Have players lie on the stomachs on a flat cart and pull themselves to a finish line.

  • Balancing Race - Players race with a book balanced on their heads. If the book falls, the player must return to the starting line.

  • Darts

  • Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, or Horseshoes

  • Putting contest

  • Pinata - use a sport theme piñata

  • SuperBowl Football Games to play at parties

    Sports Fan Menu

    No sports party is complete without food! These sports stadium staples are sure to be a hit!

  • Hot dogs
  • Popcorn
  • nachos
  • cotton candy
  • Anything you would eat at a sporting event
  • A sports related cake, such as a hockey cake. football cake, or a soccer cake.

  • Favors and Parting Gifts

    It is always fun to leave a party with a memento of the event. This can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Some fun party favor ideas include...

  • Water Bottles
  • Team t-shirts for the ‘party team”
  • Medals
  • Sports Trading Cards

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    Site Visitor Cliffee in Chicago, IL did this party, and says "at this party we got to wear our favorite team jerseys! And we also get to mingle and enjoy conversations with others who may like wearing the same teams as you."

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