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Football Themed Birthday Party for a Big “Boy”

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Need some football themed birthday party ideas? I am all about boy parties here, but the ideas in this football tailgate party are so terrific, I just have to share them with you! Jennifer Carver, from Banner Events, and her partner in crime, Cami Crosby, threw this surprise birthday party for Jennifer’s dad’s 60th {we cater to boys of all ages around here!}.

Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Friends and family came together to celebrate on the eve of a Brigham Young University college rivalry – the honoree’s college alma mater. Jennifer’s football party supplies include clever invitations, unique wall decorations, custom football cookies, super cupcake ideas AND football party favors that you’ll want to know about for your tailgate party, no matter how old your boy is! Choose your favorite ideas–or use ‘em all–this surprise football tailgate event has tons of fun inspiration you can use for your own crowd pleasing party!

Football Birthday Party Supplies

Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Let’s talk about the cake. Look at it: a tower of yum, topped with “60” and a helmet in team colors, presented on a platter with the edge encircled with pennants and footballs!

Football Birthday Party Cake

Not only is the food presented fabulously, there are clever menu choices, too, with names such as Safety Soda and Running Back Root Beer, Half-Time Hot Dogs, Hail Mary Honey-Bacon Club Sandwiches, Face Mask Fruit Salad {in a carved watermelon}, Sideline Salad, and Chips to Cheer For.

Football Birthday Party Cookies for Dessert Table

Football Birthday Party Cupcakes

Quarterback Cupcakes have their own “stadium” platform on the dessert table, which also features Blocker Brownies, Wideout Whoopie Pies, Touchdown Treats in apothecary jars, maple bar Cougar (team mascot) Paws, chocolate covered Strawberry Footballs, Play Action Pretzels, Goal Time Cake Pops and the fantastically decorated Football, BYU logo and jersey-shaped cookies.

Football Shaped Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Football Birthday Party Food Ideas


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Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Football Birthday Party Favor Bags

There were enough desserts for the party and for take-home in specially decorated favor bags.

Football Birthday Party Decorations and Supplies

Because tailgates are by nature football casual, paper plates and napkins in team colors decorate the guest tables BUT style is ramped up by using footballs and stripes on napkin rings for the table service. Pennant waving straws add to the fun! Water bottles in polka dots, punctuated with the big 60 stickers, carry on the party theme.

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Artificial grass, white ribbon yard lines and die cut numbers top guest tables. BYU balloons are anchored in favor bags in the center of each table, but they float above eye level so as not to interfere with conversation. Pom-poms, additional footballs and color-coordinated candy complete the handsome table décor.

Football Party Decorations

As a lovely keepsake, Jennifer hung a decorative football field on the wall. Guests signed in on mini footballs and placed them on the field. They could also write birthday wishes on the football’s backside so the guest of honor could ruminate on them, long after the guests were gone—super idea!

Vendor Credits

Jennifer Carver (Banner Events) & Cami Crosby:  Party Styling
Amanda’s Parties to Go:  Custom printable graphic package
Nashville Wraps: Glassine bags, white window bags, football basket boxes
The Twinery:  denim twine
JP Creatibles: custom football cookies
Edible Details:  custom football fondant cookie toppers & 3-D fondant football
Pretzels Pleaze:  custom football pretzels
Cupcake Chic Utah:  cupcakes
Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops: football cake pops
Christine Olsen Photography:  photography

Want to Recreate this Party? Here are Some Football Birthday Must Have Party Supplies

1. Start your party off with this terrific Game Day Football Tablecover under all the snacks on your table! It’s also easy to wipe clean!
2. Get everyone involved in the fun with this Inflatable Goal Post Cooler with Football! If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even let everyone play inside! 🙂
3. Sprinkle a little Fanci-Fetti Footballs on the table. They’re a quick way to add a festive spirit.
4. Lay out some snacks on this fantastic Football Shaped Tray.
5. Top your cupcakes, cheese cubes, or other snacks with Game Day Football Picks.
7. If the game is getting tense, hand out Foam Relaxable Stress Reliever Footballs to all your guests! They’d also make great party favors.
8. Set the festive mood with these cute Football Paper Lanterns. Aren’t they awesome!?
9. Create any tasty cake flavor you desire with this Wilton First And Ten Football Pan. You could also use icing to decorate it with your favorite team’s colors!
10. Think you know best? Wear a V-Neck Referee Shirt and show them who’s boss!
11. These Official’s Penalty Flag would be great as decorations — or party favors for guests to use!
12. Add some festivity to your ceiling with these Football Whirls.
13. This Football Stadium Chip And Dip Serving Set is really cute! You could do chips and dip, fruit and dip, or veggies and dip in it!
14. These Libbey Football Tumbler Beer Glass Set could be used again and again this season!
15. Display your cupcakes beautifully with this Large Football Stadium Cupcake Holder!
16. Pick your favorite team’s colors and display them with Football Latex Balloons. Serve delicious and warm foods all while keeping with your theme!
17. Get the kids involved in your party plans! Make some delicious and darling cookies with this Wilton 4 Piece Football Cookie Cutter Set.
18. Celebrate your team’s success with these Football Clappers Party Favor. They’d be great in a football-themed favor bag too.
19. Wear your team colors with pride! Use these Face Paint Sticks to decorate yourself and guests. The kids would love it.
20. There are lots of great team options with these Official NFL Team Bracelets

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.