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Soccer-Themed Dessert Table for a Kids Birthday Party

The dessert table is often the center of each party, especially a kids birthday party. Because kids will be gravitating towards the sweet treats, I always like the dessert table to look extra special. Plus, it makes for good photo opps for all the guests! 

For this soccer-themed dessert table for a soccer birthday party, I went with a simple white, green, and black color scheme to match the black and white colors of a soccer ball, and green grass. For decor, you can use sports posters from a sporting good store as a backdrop, and set out soccer equipment.

 I used two pairs of cleats and two soccer balls. You can just use whatever soccer garb you have around; a jersey, matching socks or even shin guards (when displayed right) can add to the aesthetic of the party. Just make sure if the cleats are dirty, they don't touch the food!  I added a fun pop of green color under the treats by including a green and white chevron table runner.

For the dessert portion of the table, I set out white, green, and black candies and snacks, such as the green and white sour apple rings, black licorice and powdered mini doughnuts. They added color to the table, and made for quick grab-and-go bites. Of course, I included my homemade treats as well: Yogurt-Covered Pretzels (the white matched the color scheme) and Frosted Cheerio Treats (the circles of the Cheerios paying homage to the soccer balls).



To tie it all together, I created a special soccer-theme dessert. In this case, it was Soccer Cupcakes, topped with fun paper soccer ball toppers and green grass icing. 



Another fun idea is to set your kid's soccer picture out on the table, if he or she plays. You can also decorate with any medals or trophies your kid has won; the birthday party is the time to show off his or her accomplishments! 

  • White Tablecloth
  • Green patterned runner (I used chevron)
  • Large soccer posters(such as Adidas, Puma or Nike. Can be found at local sporting goods stores)
  • Soccer cleats (I used 2 pairs)
  • Soccer balls, either new in boxes (like I used), or used and sitting on stands
  • Green, black, and white candy (I used sour apple rings and licorice)
  • Soccer-themed desserts, such as my Soccer Cupcakes or Frosted Cheerio Treats

Cover the table with a clean, white tablecloth. Place the green table runner on top of the tablecloth, near the front of the table.

Place the two large posters at the back of the table, resting on the wall. I secured them to the wall with tape and the table to make sure they didn’t fall.

Near the back of the table, in front of the posters, place the soccer cleats at each end of the table and the soccer balls in the center.

Arrange the white, green, and black candies in glass and cermic dishes. I used white dishes to go with the clean, simple look. Clear mason jars and dishes will also show off the treats and color scheme.

Arrange the soccer-themed desserts throughout the table. Again, I used white simple dishes and stands. Make sure the treats are away from any used or dirty equipment!


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