The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 has seen 32 teams from around the world battle it out to win the trophy on 15 July.
We feel that this weekend’s final the perfect excuse to invite friends and family over to share food, have fun and cheer for your favourite team!
Here are some World Cup final party ideas to help get you inspired for the big event.
Ask your guests to dress up
There’s no denying the vibe that goes along with supporting your favourite team, and it will only be heightened if you are all in club colours.
Ask your guests to wear the national colours of France or Croatia, or to dress up as famous footballers if they have the time and creativity. It will also help to create a little healthy competition among your visitors.
Serve a footie food fest
It isn’t a World Cup final party without food and there’s so much you can do to keep the theme going and your guests fed.
Stuck for ideas? Apparently the people of Croatia enjoy a good lamb dish, so try our Roast Leg of Lamb:
You can also warm up while you watch the game with a bowl of French Onion Soup:
Create your own World Cup drinking game
The easiest way to liven up a match (especially for those who aren’t major football fans) is to introduce your own drinking game with your favourite tipple.
Create a set of rules that lists exactly when you need to take a sip. For example, “drink for every yellow card” or “drink for every dive” – although this one may get everyone too tipsy!
Decorate your lounge or TV room with the colours of the opposing teams. Get streamers, balloons, paper plates and serviettes for an instantly cheerful and colourful atmosphere.
If you can get hold of the two countries’ flags, then even better. These printables from the Purple Pumpkin Blog will certainly take your decor to the next level!
Lastly, get everyone to take bets on who will win, with money, food or a fun trophy as the final prize.
This kiddies’ trophy is sure to get a laugh:
- By Food & Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst