Sports banquets are centered on rewards, sports stories, sports heroes and food. They are a time of celebrating the finished season and moving on to the next season. The decorations that fill the room create a theme for the banquet. They tell a story and they often dominate the atmosphere. Sports banquet decorations begin with the decision to go formal or informal. The decision to go informal leaves a huge space for gag decorations such as stuffed sports jerseys and bowls that are shaped like different sports equipment such as footballs and soccer balls. The decision to go formal is created with a whole different atmosphere. Lighting is important in a dining setting. Candles on the tables indicate formality while balloons can create a less formal atmosphere.
Huge cut outs of famous football heroes can be created around the beverage table. A greeter at the door could be dressed in full sports attire. For a less formal theme there are supplies available through party stores such as confetti, cups, streamers and napkins.
Using technology such as large screens behind the speaker can create a screen for photos of the sport season or of old time players. Streamers can be paper or even material depending on whether you choose a formal or informal theme. The table clothes should be cloth for a formal affair and can be crazy and fun for an informal affair. Sports memorabilia can be set out on display. Photos of the seasons best plays can crowded with observers during various intervals in the banquet. The decorations at the banquet should be appealing to the eye and should also create some conversation pieces.
Juice fountains and lighted displays on the food tables can create a beautiful ambiance. Looking for ambiance should be done for formal affairs. Create the head table to stand out from the rest. Small trophies can be placed as table settings marked with the names of the guest. The same idea can be created using small footballs found at a party store. They can then have the name of the guest on a card glued to the football. Party favors can also join the sports theme with mini pre-made boxes in the shape of or imprinted with footballs or soccer balls. Each box can then be filed with small candies. The theme of the party can take on personality as various ideas are captured and created. A great banquet is one that is remembered in the years to come. This all starts with the setting of the room and the atmosphere created.
Source by Cheri Brennan