Hosting a World Cup Party for Kids

We’re very excited for the World Cup here at Multicultural Kid Blogs and a great way to celebrate futbol, Brazil and the world is with a party.

world cup party collage

Here are some ideas to get you started in hosting your own World Cup Party

Send an invitation:

  • Evite has some colorful and fun options here, with my personal favorite featuring an outline of Brazil.
  • If you want to include your kids and some creativity, how about printing this soccer ball template on cardstock, filling out party details in a few white spaces and coloring in the rest – it doesn’t need to be black and white.
  • You can also print soccer themed invitations offered free at In Good Company

Decorate your space to set the mood for soccer/football and for a celebration of world cultures.

world cup party decor Collage

Set the scene:

  • Put out green tablecloths, and black and white napkins
  • Make soccer ball hanging lanterns with a tutorial from Young America using some paper, glue and white lanterns (seen above, far left)
  • Hang bunting! Mr Printables has a fantastic set of printable world flags bunting (above, 3rd from left) and The Imagination Box has printable soccer ball bunting, in color or black and white.
  • Sparkle Box has some great, colorful 3 page banners that can be printed and put up for decor: one for the world cup and one for Brazil. Find the rest of their World Cup printables here.
  • For your tabletop, In Good Company offers printable soccer ball tags and table top flags (above, 2nd from left).
  • For more tabletop decor, Oh So Printable put together a set of printables specifically for the World Cup that includes mini jerseys, drink wraps, and mini party flags for all 32 countries (above, far right).

When it comes to kids party food, it’s best to keep it simple with finger food like veggies and dip, fruit skewers, and tortillas with salsa. But don’t forget to include Brazilian food to get a taste of the country and culture hosting the World Cup this year.

world cup party food Collage

Serve some food:

  • The piri-piri lexicon with MKB has the perfect round up of kid friendly Brazilian party food with recipes: brigadeiros, which are like truffles (seen above, left); pao de queijo, scrumptious cheese breads; and refreshing pineapple and mint juice.
  • If you want to add something a little more filling, empanadas are great party food and fillings can be adjusted with kids in mind.
  • To serve with those tortillas, Spoonful came up with soccer field dip (above, middle)
  • Continue with the flag/world theme by making flag freezer pops (above, right) with recipe by Gimme Some Oven.

Party time can be kept simple by watching the World Cup, but if your kids are anything like mine they will want to a few more options.

Play some games:

  • Play a game of soccer! Or practice some ball drills.
  • If staying inside, play a game of table top soccer, made with pizza boxes and colored paper.
  • Check out MKB’s World Cup 2014 Activity Pack for kids for ages pre-K through to 4th grade which is full of fun, soccer themed activities. The best part is soccer ball shaped mini-books for each of the teams playing in this year’s soccer championship. These would be great as favors to take home as well.
  • If you’re up for some soccer fever and noise, have the kids make and play with their own vuvuzela horns with just a few simple materials.

Hope you enjoy World Cup mania with a great party for your kids! 

Thanks to Frances at Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes and Annabelle at the piri-piri lexicon for allowing the use of their photographs.

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Be sure to follow along with our World Cup for Kids Project as each country represented in the World Cup will be explored with kid friendly activities. You can also follow along on our World Cup Pinterest board.

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12 thoughts on “Hosting a World Cup Party for Kids”

  1. I read this article too late. Tomorrow is my boys birthday party and I am doing a soccer party. The Piñata is a soccer ball and the cupcakes are arranged like a soccer ball, I should do the flags on the cake though. Great ideas!

  2. This post makes me want to host a world cup party for the kids! 🙂 I’m glad you were able to use the picture 🙂 and you’re welcome!

  3. Love the world cup theme. I have a niece that is going to Wales next week for school. I am working on a cultural costume for her. Interesting that I found your blog!

  4. This blog is obvious communist propaganda aimed at kids, to give up their sense of pride and nationalism under the guise of “multiculturalism” and “diversity”, to help usher in the illegal new one world order, where nations borders are torn down, a world government is set up, and all our lives are controlled by a few elite. Wake up and reject this social-engineering that’s being shoved down your throats and being sold to you as a positive thing.

    1. Hi Jim, we appreciate your obvious concern. Multicultural Kid Blogs does not endorse any political agenda. And if you read our posts it will become clear that we are all about celebrating differences and having pride in our heritage – national and otherwise – within the context of respect for others. And while we do support the idea of world citizenship, it is within the framework of unity in diversity and the empowerment of individuals for the greater good of all. World citizenship does not go against a sane and rational nationalism – indeed it celebrates these differences, within the context of respect for all.

    2. Hi Jim, I wish you could come back and re-read your comment. It made me laugh. In case you’re being serious, however, let me tell you this. I come from a formerly communist country and can tell you without any doubts that what we’re doing isn’t communist propaganda. In fact, it isn’t any propaganda at all, just ideas, food for thoutht, pictures, and information. We’re not against national boarders or about giving up a sense of national identity. On the contrary, many of us are very proud to be able to share their traditions and customs which would be otherwise unnoticed and underappreciated. Again, we don’t have any propaganda. We want to insipre, educate, show off our own cultures. And just like Leanna said, being a global citizen doesn’t mean giving up national identities, and in fact these two don’t exclude each other. I will leave it at that. Sending greetings for a Happy New Year from a Europe!

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