With the Commonwealth Games kicking off on our very own Gold Coast in April, now is the perfect time to throw a unique, sports themed birthday party!
And with the Games featuring 23 action-packed sports, finding the inspiration to suit your own sporting interests won’t be a problem.
With that being said, let’s jump into a list of the best Commonwealth Games themed birthday party ideas!

Kick goals with ball game themed party surprises

Sunny Queensland’s 2018 Commonwealth Games timetable is chock-full of ball sports, as one would expect.
Why not make the most of the warm weather predicted to reach well into April and set up your very own beach volleyball birthday party? Of course, you could hold it at the beach to make your event as close as possible to the real thing, but if you aren’t near the coast, no worries! With some ingenuity and creativity, a professional beach volleyball setup isn’t far away. Transform your yard with a simple trip to the nearest garden centre and department store, picking up a volleyball net to string up outside, some sand (not advised for those who don’t like a tedious party clean up!), and a refreshment stand to keep the attendees hydrated as they battle it out for top honours!
If you have a netball-loving child, family member or friend you are planning a big bash for, a netball theme would be a winner. You may even have a netball ring already set up, so all you’ll need are some thirst-quenching drinks and tasty goodies for halftime, and a netball themed birthday cake of course! Make sure to ask the attendees to dust off their netball skirts, and don’t forget to invest in a set of bibs to kick the competition off.

Celebrate solo sports with serious birthday party inspiration

The Commonwealth Games this year will feature just as many solo sports as team ones, and while competition may be off the cards for some (maybe give boxing a miss), it does give party guests a chance to impress with some fancy dress! It also gives you (the party planner) a chance to dazzle with some eye-catching decorations.

Immerse yourself in the excitement of gymnastics by throwing the little contortionist in your life a birthday party complete with a medal presentation, streamers, and some mats to replicate a competitive gymnastics stadium. You could even treat the guests to an afternoon at your nearest indoor trampolining centre where they can show off their twists and turns. Many of these venues also host parties, which can take some pressure off you, the frazzled party planner.
Lawn bowls, once popular purely with older people, is now a popular sport young ones are taking up with gusto – and it’s also made it to the 2018 Games calendar! Now’s your chance to throw a very on-trend lawn bowls birthday party. It’s easy and accessible to rent out a lawn bowling green and function room for a party, so make it extra fun by asking your party guests to come dressed as their best “old-timer” lawn bowler. It will be sure to evoke a lot of laughs!
Indoor go karting may not be an official Commonwealth Games sport just yet, but if the guest of honour enjoys some heart-pumping competition, Ultimate Karting Sydney is the ideal venue for your next fully hosted (and catered) sports themed birthday party in Sydney.