The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has started, England have already played and to be fair didn’t do too badly. Are you planning a world cup final party to celebrate on June 13th? Getting a bunch of your friends together to watch the game can be a lot of fun, but how do you make the party the best it can be? Here are some things that you need to consider when planning the event:

What is Your Budget?

The first thing to do is determine how much you have to spend on the party itself. It is tempting to overspend when you are getting excited about the event, so setting a budget first will help you to keep things reasonable.

What is Your Venue?

Will you be holding the party in your own home, or should you hire a room at your local pub? Do you have a large enough television for everyone to see the game and enough space for everyone to sit? Do you have enough money in your budget to hire a room at a pub exclusively, so that other people are not walking through your party?

Thinking About Décor

When it comes to décor, you will want to perhaps feature the flags of the nations that are competing in the game you are watching, as well as inspirational football images or photos of the players.

Getting Dressed Up

What is a party without fancy dress? When you invite your friends over, let them know that they can get dressed up to add to the fun. They can dress up as their favourite footballers, or perhaps wear something more creative like this fun Subbuteo Costume. It will make you look just like you are a toy piece from the 80s football game!

What Food to Serve?

When it comes to planning a football party, there is no need to be pretentious and serve canapes – you should be looking for something simple and filling such as barbeque, burgers, sandwiches or a buffet. If you are having the event at a pub it can be catered or the guests can buy their own food, whatever fits in your budget. Subbuteo Red Strip CostumeAlso, make sure that you have plenty of beer and other drinks. Watching the game without drinks is unthinkable!

What About Other Attractions?

Watching the football match will be the main attraction for this party, but what about the other guests who are not so interested, or anyone who just needs a break from the action? You might also want to include other activities such as fun-fair games or a Subbeteo tournament.

These are just a few fun ideas to keep in mind when you are planning a World Cup 2014 football party for your friends.