Touchdown Football Mitzvah

This theme is perfect for a child who loves football. It can be tweaked a bit though and used for any sport played in a stadium!

Football Bar Mitzvah Invitations
Let everyone know they are invited to a game at [Your Last Name] stadium! Use a football theme invitation for the party, inserted with the formal Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation. You can also send it after your formal invitation is sent.

Or use a great photo ticket invitation with your child's faceor a personalized ticket invitation to invite your guests! What could be better than a ticket to the game? You can even write that they need the ticket for entry to the party and have someone standing at the door as a ticket taker. You can even rent turnstiles for your guests to walk through.

A caricature or semi-custom caricature invitation is also a great option for such a special party. They are completely personalized for your child and are great for centerpieces, sign in boards, seating cards and other decorations at your party. You can even throw some football confetti in the envelope.

Football Theme Decorations and Party Supplies
Greet guests with a life-sized cutout of your child dressed as football player with a speech bubble welcoming everyone to the party. Then fill the cocktail area with bouquets of Mylar football balloons mixed with latex balloons in colors to match your party. Create them yourself with helium or hire a balloon company. Any balloon company can help you create these bouquets or fun football theme balloon arches for your party.
 
cocktail area
Imprinted cocktail napkins are great for cocktails and dessert at a Bar Mitzvah. Why not try something witty, like, "Wipe your mouth before you score at (Child's Name)'s Bar/Bat Mitzvah (include the date)." Or choose a fun football theme cocktail napkin.
seating and sign in
Use a football theme sign in board or a 3D sports theme sign in book for a wonderful memento!

Instead of just using table numbers, you can name each table after a different football stadium, teams or specific players. Your guests' seating cards should indicate a table number (it's easier to find the table this way) and the table name.
 
For seating cards, use a football theme candy bar as a seating card showing the name of the table where the guest is sitting, the guest's name and table number. Or look for a small football and write the guest's seating information right on the ball. You may want to have a bouquet of balloons at this area to draw people over to this area!
 
party room
At the door into the party room, display a sign saying …"(Child's Name) welcomes all Football Bar/Bat Mitzvah Super Stars!"

We love to draw people's attention to the dance floor. A great way to do that is by hanging a large personalized football banner over the DJ. Try fun wording, like "Score a Touchdown on the Dance floor with [your child's name]!" If the ceilings aren't too high in the party room, you can hang inflatable footballs from the ceiling!

If you are having a candle lighting ceremony, don't settle for a boring taper candle. Have a diagram of the playing field with thirteen positions. Those being honored will put a "football" representing them on the field (attached with Velcro).

Along with dancing, offer a fun football activity at your party. An electronic football toss or football video game will be a big hit! You can rent these from local party and event companies.

Football Table Decorations
Have fun with linens at the party! If each table is named for a different team, then use those team colors on that table. You can also have the balloons match the team colors. If your party is focusing on one team then use the colors of your team. If the party center you are using only has white linens, see if they can get you napkins in the colors of your teams. Don't forget to decorate your napkins! Wrap football beads around the napkins.

  • For a fun centerpiece, use a football piñata with balloons coming off the top. We love using hats for centerpieces - they are inexpensive, fit perfectly, and we guarantee your guests will end up wearing them later in the evening.
  • A velour football cap with a small hole in the top is perfect for balloons.
  • Or, have a helmet on each table that represents the team the table is named for with balloons attached to the helmet.
No matter what you choose for your centerpieces, surround them with cheerleading light up pompoms! Instead of candles on the tables, choose personalized mini tabletop lanterns with your child's photo on all four sides. They all come with LED candles and look great surrounding a centerpiece.

Put one personalized camera on each table for your guests to use for pictures! They can take them home if you'd like, or leave them so you can see what great pictures everyone took during the evening. A football theme photo op is a great item for your pictures.

Then print up a "game day program" but with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrant on the cover listing items about him and the special people helping him celebrate. It's fun at each place and your guests will love reading it that evening.

Football Party Favors
Have a handful of football tambourines, football clackers and football maracas on hand for the DJ to pass out.

Here are a few more fun football theme party favors ideas:
And, of course, Party411 can help with t-shirts, boxer shorts or any other favor you can think of for your football party! Send us an e-mail for more information on personalized party favors.

Have fun and Mazel Tov, from the Party Girl and the Party-ettes!