7th Birthday Soccer Party

Soccer birthday party

My son Logan turned 7 a few weeks ago and after many discussions about the theme for the party, we agreed on a soccer party because he loves to play soccer.  Last year we had a Mario Kart party here at our house which was great, but I learned my lesson…I didn’t want 10 little boys running all over my house for 3 hours again!  Instead of having the entire party at home, we met at a local “fun center” where the boys received tokens and played arcade games and other fun activities for the first 2 hours then we came back to our house for pizza, cupcakes & presents.  It worked out great and I will totally do that again!

Soccer birthday party

I decided to stick with the traditional green, black and white soccer theme because green is one of Logan’s favorite colors.  I found the perfect soccer printable party package that Tania at Totful Memories had created – it matched my vision perfectly!

When we arrived at our house the boys sat down at the table to eat their pizza and cupcakes.  For the main seating table I started with a white tablecloth and created placemats for each boy out of artificial lawn turf.  Then I used white electrical tape to create a soccer field on each placemat – the boys thought this was very cool!

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

I made a tablerunner out of 3 black placemats I had purchased from HomeGoods last year.  In the center of the table was a large apothecary jar filled with mini soccer balls which the boys later took home as part of their favors.  Also on the table were some of Logan’s favorite treats in coordinating black and white colors – a mini donut cake and an Oreo cake.  The boys enjoyed munching on these treats while waiting for the pizza to be served.

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

For the dessert table I started with green butcher paper for the tablecloth to resemble grass and then added all the fun treats – a FABULOUS soccer cake made by Cake Adoration was the center of the table.

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Other sweets included chocolate cupcakes with soccer ball fondant toppers from Sweeten Your Day, and green & black soccer ball cookies from Cookie Craving were nestled in plastic grass squares from the Easter section at Hobby Lobby wrapped in white ribbon.

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Vanilla cupcakes were placed in soccer ball cupcake liners with a printable cupcake topper, and black, white & green Sixlets were displayed in black and white polka dot candy cups.

Soccer birthday party

The day before the party I decided I needed a soccer goal to put over the dessert table so I went to Home Depot and bought PVC pipe and a white net to make the soccer goal – it turned out great and was very easy to make!  Then I hung the printable Happy Birthday banner from the top of the soccer goal.

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

The favor table included various candies (including Logan’s favorite – Tootsie Rolls) for the boys to place in their black chevron favor bags as well as a green water bottle with a cute thank you tag attached.

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Soccer birthday party

Guests each had a white paper bag with their name on it to hold all of their goodies.  I simply attached a piece of green polka dot ribbon to the front of the bag, placed a printable soccer ball in the middle and attached a name tag with a little green clip.

And I couldn’t forget a fun green t-shirt with a #7 on the front for the birthday boy to wear on his special day – he loved it and still wears it all the time!

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors that made this party such a success!


Party Styling:  Holly at Paisley Petal Events

Photography:  Laura Sheneman

Printables:  Totful Memories

Cake:  Cake Adoration

Fondant toppers:  Sweeten Your Day

Sugar cookies:  Cookie Craving

Invitation:  Stone Love Designs

Chevron bags, straws & polka dot cups:  Orson Gygi

Green #7 T-shirt:  Cotton Spaceship


  1. what a great job! so many great details, but I really love the green water bottle favor and the big birthday smile because I can tell the MVP his party!

    tania :)

  2. So creative! The details are so fun, cookies in the grass :) I love the backdrop netting, great touch! Where did you get your black cake stands? I need to get me some for my own little boy’s party. Thanks for having me be a part of your special day!

    • Thank so much Jen – your toppers were perfect! The black cake stands are from Hobby Lobby and they always carry them so they’re easy to find!

  3. Wow my friend!!! I admire you. Your party is incredible!!! Kudos!!

  4. Once again, AMAZING JOB! You are so talented and have so many wonderful visions for parties! I love seeing what you come up with! What an inspiration you are :)

  5. Holly, what an adorable party for a darling little guy. You did an amazing job and all the details are perfect.
    Where did you get green butcher paper. I’ve only seen white.

    • Hi Debbie!
      Thank you!! I got the green butcher paper at my local party supply store, called Zurchers…they have every color. So maybe try one of your local party stores, or even a teacher supply store maybe.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Love this and a having my own soccer party for my son this weekend. LOVE the turf! What dimensions were your “placemats”?

    • Hi Jennifer, thanks for visiting! The placemats were approx. 12″ x 18″. Have fun with the party this weekend!

  7. Holly – love your creativity. Planning my party now. Order printables today. Where did you find the turf for your placemats. Checked Hobby Lobby today but they didn’t have it.


  8. Awesome party but where did you find the soccer net?

  9. Seriously Holly? I am so impressed! You are so talented and “Logan” looks like the happiest kid on the block! This is amazing!

  10. I am starting to plan my son’s first birthday party – I want to do as much DIY party decor as possible for a loving touch and to save $$, husband is a HUGE soccer fan and we’ve been pushing soccer-themed items at our son since before he was born. This is a big inspiration and help, thank you!

    • Hi Julia, thank you so much for the sweet compliment! I’m so glad I could help and give you some fun ideas! Good luck with the party planning!!

  11. HI
    Where did you purchase your water bottles?

  12. Vanessa Colon says:

    Great Job on this amazing party, I just love the details especially the soccer goal. I was wondering If you can give me the dimensions and materials you got at home depot. My two boy’s are having a soccer party two weeks from today and I was searcing for somehting different for the cake table and just love your idea. Of course I will credit the idea back to your page. My email is vanecc2@yahoo.com or you can just post it here,
    Thanks, Vanessa.

  13. I just love EVERYTHING that you did for Logan’s party. I will be taking several of your ideas for my daughters upcoming birthday.

    • Holly - Paisley Petal Events says:

      Thanks so much Meri! Glad I could give you some ideas to use at your daughter’s party!!

  14. I love, Love your idea that I’m copying everything .. It’s cost me a litle more than my usual parties but I don’t mind.. I know my guest will be very impress.

    • Holly - Paisley Petal Events says:

      Thanks so much Yamila! I’m glad I could give you some fun ideas for your upcoming party! Have fun planning!!

  15. I *LOVE* all of your wonderful ideas – Thanks so much for sharing! It looks like you had one very happy birthday boy! I’d really like to make a “7” T-shirt for my little guy! Could you please share how you made the shirt? Do you have a template for the “7”? THANK YOU SO MUCH for anything you can share on that – I really appreciate it!

  16. Hi…. I’m having a party to do with football.. I’m not sure what to do as lots of my friends like football and i don’t want to disappoint them. Any ideas?

  17. Holly…what a wonderful party! My son is turning seven and also wants a soccer party. I’m so glad I found this for ideas! Question for you…where did you get the cookie holder for the soccer cookies? That was PERFECT!

    • Holly - Paisley Petal Events says:

      Hi Krystle! Thank you! I just used fake grass that I found at Hobby Lobby – it was around Easter time so it was easy to find in their season area, hopefully you’ll be seeing this in stores soon or maybe some craft stores carry something similar year round!

  18. Where did you buy the net? Tnx

  19. We love everything about this soccer party! So much inspiration and cute details! We had to share your super cute dessert table in our soccer party ideas round up because it is too darn cute! http://bit.ly/1pDwDlk

  20. Hi just wondering where you got the mini soccer ballsfrom


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