Whether it’s a beach bash or a team celebration, a volleyball party can be a ton of fun. Here are some of our favorite volleyball theme party ideas to help you plan a great event.
Sending great invitations can make your guests feel special before the party even starts. You can either make your own invitations or send pre-made cards. Here are some ideas for both options:
Shindigz Personalized Volleyball Invitations
Volleyball Clip Art Invitations — Print a volleyball image from your computer and attach it to the front of a foldover card. If you are hosting a team party, use paper in your team colors. Around the ball, write some volleyball terms such as “block,” “spike,” and “dig.” Print your party information inside.
Volleyball Cutout Invitations — Cut your card in a large white circle to look like a volleyball.
Online Invitations — Another option is to send an online invitation. Here is one that we found at Evite.com.
**General Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your event. It’s also helpful to put the host’s name, RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.
How to Decorate for a Volleyball Party
Use Your Team Colors — A color scheme can really unify your party decorations. Traditional red, white and blue or team colors are both great choices for a volleyball party. Incorporate them into your decor by mixing them up in your tableware, and also by using them in things such as balloons and streamers.
Hang Team Photos on a Volleyball Net — Use colored clothespins to hang your favorite team photos, jerseys, and cheers on a volleyball net.
Volleyball Centerpiece — Cut an old volleyball in half to create a centerpiece. Turn one side over use it as an anchor for a balloon bouquet. Hollow out the other side to hold an arrangement of flowers. (Hollowed out balls can also be used to to hold serving bowls of chips and snacks.) Add team trophies and whistles to fill out the arrangement.
Tropical Touches — If your party has a beach volleyball theme, consider using tropical or beach theme decor. Check out our Luau Party Ideas for lots of ideas about how to decorate for a beach party.
Hang Cheer Pennants — Make banners shaped like jerseys with your teammates’ names and numbers, or big team cheer pennants with volleyball terms like “block,” “set,” “spike,” and “dig!”
Shindigz.com has lots of great volleyball party supplies that can help you decorate for your event. Here are some items you might like:
Personalized Volleyball Banner
Activities for a Volleyball Party
Keep your party hopping with some great activities. Here are some ideas:
Play Volleyball! — You can set up a net in your yard, at a park, or at the beach, or if the weather is bad, consider visiting your local recreation center to see if you can reserve a court for your party.
Try Glow in the Dark Volleyball — A fun twist for your volleyball party theme is to incorporate it into a Glow Party. The color white glows under blacklight, so have everyone wear white shirts. You net should glow too, so you might want to paint the top with flourescent paint. Use flourescent tape to mark the court boundaries and use clear packing tape to add a glow in the dark necklace to your volleyball. For extra fun, give each team a different color glow in the dark necklace.
Play Blanket Volleyball — Divide your group into teams up with at least 4 people per team. Using two large bed sheets or blankets (one per team), have teammates hold the sheet on corners. Have one team serve the volleyball by placing it in the middle of the blanket. They are to lower the blanket and then raise it quickly as a team, to allow the ball to become air borne. The opposing team must catch the ball in their blanket and toss it back again. If they are successful they get a point.
**Variations: — Change up the game by playing with water balloons or by dividing teams into sub groups of two players that hold beach towels instead of blankets.
Decorate Practice Tee Shirts — Gather a set of colored fabric markers. Give everyone a plain white tee shirt and have them write their name (and number) on the back. Then pass the shirts around so that everyone gets to help decorate each others’.
Tie Dye Volleyball Socks — Fun socks are part of volleyball culture. Give everyone a pair of white socks and set up a tie dye station to make some unique legwear!
Watch a Volleyball Movie — Want something a little less active? Have your guests gather to watch the volleyball themed movie, All You’ve Got.
Send your guests home with a memento of the day. If you colored tee shirts or socks, these can double as great souvenirs. Here are a few more ideas:
Personalized Volleyball Min Tins
- Volleyball Keychains
- Personalized Volleyball Travel Mugs
- Volleyball Water Bottles
- Personalized Volleyball Photo Beach Towel
Hope you found some helpful ideas on this page.
Enjoy the party!
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