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The Clueless Chick: Throwing a kickin' soccer party

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With the World Cup in full swing, soccer has become our favorite pastime, which means everyone is throwing a soccer party. Party planning expert Jennifer Durbin has some easy ways to host a Kickin’ Soccer Party.

Soccer Party Gear

Party Supplies: Party decorations can be expensive so when you’re on a budget it is important to pick and choose your decorations carefully. I often recommend that you skip the themed paper products, but in the case of your soccer party, soccer ball plates and napkins may be all the decoration you need! I found these great Soccer Packs which include 8 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 cups and 16 napkins for just $9.99 from CelebrateExpress.com – now when you find a deal this good, I say grab it. You will actually save yourself money on your party because your paper goods will do double duty as your decorations and food service must haves.

Soccer Straws and Grassy Patches: Think outside of the box when you are picking out your décor for your soccer party, hunt around the house and repurpose! Pull out your Boon PATCH bottle drying rack to act as the perfect grass patch and favor display. You can also pick up black and white polka dot straws for your drinks – they look just like little soccer balls!

DIY Favors & Decorations

Perfectly Girly Party Favors: When it comes to party favors, there is nothing worse than spending too much money on favors that will end up in the trash which is why I always recommend practical or edible favors. For the girls at your soccer party, there is nothing better than a soccer hair bow that they can wear to their next soccer game. I’ve made these adorable soccer hair bands for less than $0.50 each, if you can believe that! All you need is some adorable ribbon and black hair bands. Tie a bow on each hair band and voila, you’ve got a fabulously functional party favor!

DIY Menu Board: Making custom menu boards, game instructions and scoreboards is much easier than you might think. For your soccer party, put a piece of themed paper inside of a picture frame and grab a whiteboard or window marker. You can easily write and re-write on the frame and swap out the paper for your next party!

For all of Jennifer’s tips, pick up your own copy of her Tips for the Clueless Chick books and following the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.

Tune in next week to celebrate National Ice Cream Month on #TipsonTues! Just in case you needed an excuse to have a little ice cream.

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