Many of our boys have played soccer on teams at one point or another.
My husband coached them for a while and then went on to coach kids even when our children no longer play.
Did you know that more than nine million kids played in youth soccer leagues in 2016, making it one of the top youth-participation sports in the country?
We were so excited for the MLS All-Star Game that we had to celebrate with the kiddos. We got cousins together, made food and played soccer together!
We made soccer cupcakes (with Oreo Cookies on the bottom), tacos, a seven layer dip with guacamole on top and used sour cream and pretzels to make a soccer field, we had popcorn drizzled with chocolate and veggies.
All of these things were super easy to do and very budget friend.
Not to mention, the kids loved it!
We got an inflatable soccer goal and ball and set it up outside. He can be used later attached to the slip and slide for hours of fun, but for now we used the goal for a soccer game.
Once we ate tacos and finished our cupcakes, we headed out to play soccer.
We out the inflatable ball away and saved it for later.
Of course, there were real soccer ball tricks compliments of one of my 11-year-old twins.
My nephew Margan was the goalie. Always quick on his toes.
We played two on two…. Mason and Luke against Morgan and Nick.
Loads of fun as we anticipated the All-Star Game!! It was a homegating party if you will.
Target is the presenting sponsor of the All-Star Game and an Official Partner of Major League SoccerWhen you watch the game you will see Target fully integrated into the match through airtime, field signage, and in-stadium experiences.
So tell me, have you ever had a soccer homegating party? This would make an awesome birthday party for any child as well! We grabbed everything we needed for the celebration at Target and everything was super easy to prepare and do! Target also has a fast-growing soccer product assortment. Sales of soccer-related items such as soccer balls, shin guards and goals rose 10% during 2016, faster than any other sporting-goods category.
We had so much fun making memories.
This post is sponsored by Target. All opinions and stories are my own.