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The Right Way to Throw a World Cup Party

Jul 5 2014 - 4:06am

Sports fan or not, it's hard not to be inspired by the 2014 World Cup. The perfect excuse to celebrate — after all, this tournament only happens once every four years — a World Cup party is not only a fun alternative to a Summer BBQ, but something both guys and girls can be excited about. And, with only a few weeks left, it's easy to plan, too! Soccer memorabilia, a Brazilian cocktail [1], and a few easy DIYs are all you need to put together this colorful bash. Take a look at the inspiration below, and watch the next game in a truly festive manner.

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Spread the Word

Since there are only a few days left of World Cup madness, a full-blown invite might be hard to come by, but there are plenty of other ways to spread the word. Let the colors and typography in these invites inspire an easy Paperless Post [3] or Facebook evite.

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Raise the Flag

Flag banners are a must and can easily be found on Etsy [5] or Oriental Trading [6].

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Add an Unexpected Touch

For an idea that will set your party apart, ditch the linens for World Cup scarves instead! Search Ebay or the closets of any soccer fans you may know.

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Aside from alternative linens, fill the table with loads of flowers and fruit. Better yet, this type of decor doesn't require any extra planning aside from a trip to the grocery store.

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Perfect the Plate

Could this be any cuter? Gold flatware is a fun way to keep with the winning theme and a beaded placemat channels a Brazilian vibe. For a pop of color and texture, wrap each dinner plate with an oversize ribbon.

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Go For Gold

Get in the gold-medal mindset with vintage trophies and gold accents. Head to your local antique shop or search your parents' garage for old sports memorabilia that can be used in a centerpiece or to decorate your dessert table.

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Think Local

Use the local flavors of the remaining teams to inspire your decor and menu! For starters, consider this 2014 World Cup cocktail [12].

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Bag It Up

For a fun party favor, bag up sweet treats. Use printable flags and stickers to keep with the theme.

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Top It Off

Top off a simple homemade cake [15] with miniflags (and sprinkles, of course!). If miniflags aren't your thing, try this easy flag cake recipe [16].

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Get Inspired

For more inspiration, consider the following resources and vendors: Paper Crew [18], Great Dane Baking Company [19], Found Vintage Rentals [20], Two's a Party [21], StubHub Center [22], Posh Peony [23], At Your Door Events [24], and Be Inspired PR [25].

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