Last year at the conclusion of Oldest’s second soccer season I asked him if he wanted to play again next year. There was silence in the van on the drive home from his last game. Finally he said “will I get a trophy?” “Well, yes, you get a trophy for every season of soccer you play” More silence. “Will there be snacks?” “Um…yes…”. “Ok then, I guess so.”
So there you have it folks! My extremely aggressive & competitive child rearing to go on his next athletic endeavor. Really as long as they are having fun and getting exercise i’m a happy camper. Well a year has come & gone and it’s soccer season again. For the first time we have TWO kids enrolled, which means two practices, two games and TWO SNACKS! It was our turn for snack this past weekend, and knowing it was the prime reason Oldest had agreed to play soccer, I asked him what he wanted to bring. “Chocolate chips & marshmallows. Oh… and Gatorade of course.” I was doing both teams that day so we made everything-to order- in bulk, and i’m here to share our soccer team snack printables with you today that we used to tie it all together.
When it comes to soccer snacks I usually go by the guideline of: one drink, one healthy snack (almost always fresh fruit), and one treat (because hey, maybe my kid isn’t the only one with snack on their mind while running around vaguely chasing the pack that is chasing the ball…? And its quite possible that if you hand out bottled water and celery sticks that you will have a riot on your hands…)
So our “healthy option”: fruit bowls. I just filled plastic cups with strawberries & grapes and then put sarand wrap over the top. These ones with lids are more what I wanted to use but my stupid walmart didn’t have anything like it. So I resorted to this. Which worked alright. Lids would have been better.
And our treat: marshmallows & chocolate chips as requested. I threw some pretzels in to give the illusion of not just pure sugar. And you know, that whole salty & sweet combo thing is usually a safe bet.
And our drinks. Gatorade is my currency when it comes to getting to soccer practices & games. Oldest has finally stopped needing bribery, but for the first two years the promise of ice cold gatorade upon arrival at soccer practice was the only leverage I had. And it worked. So anyhow, that is always their choice for soccer team snacks. I was rather proud of myself when I thought of the pun “goal-orade”. Oldest thought it was hilarious. Second looked at me funny like “why mess with perfection mom?” I made some drink labels quickly in photoshop and we slapped them on. These would be perfect for any soccer themed party, team party or team snacks.
Just print them off and write their names in, or add them with picmonkey or your editing program of choice 🙂
Download these free printables below and you are all set for your end of season team party, for your turn to bring team snacks, or your soccer themed birthday party! What are your team snacks of choice?? What have you noticed are popular items among the kiddos?Goal-orade Drink Labels snack bag tags
Fonts I used:
Some other cute soccer printables I found around the blogosphere:
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