With the AFL season just around the corner, there is no better way to celebrate a birthday or significant event with an AFL themed party. If your child is a diehard supporter of a team or just has a deep love for the game, then A-Z Party Supplies can help you to create the best themed party yet.
The AFL is one of the biggest sports in Australia and so many kids are going to look up to one of the players and see them as a role model. Decorating the house with AFL party supplies is an exciting way to bring in the new season.
There’s nothing more exciting for young kids than immersing themselves in their favourite team’s colours with friends and celebrating what is sure to be an exciting season.
There are so many great reasons to decorate your child’s next birthday celebration with the theme of their favourite footy team. With so many great options available for individual teams and the Aussie Rules collective, A-Z party Supplies have the best AFL party supplies that can be easily ordered from the online web store.
Which AFL Team Do You Support?
The competition is becoming tighter and tighter each season as the standard of the game increases with its popularity amongst both supporters and participants. Last season saw multiple teams miss out of finals only on percentage and some by less than a game.
The upcoming season is sure to be another tight one and the pace of the game is certainly a drawcard. Kids love playing the game and they certainly love watching it as they get to see the biggest stars on the biggest stage.
Many children aspire to be just like their Aussie Rules idols one day and having a themed party with AFL party supplies is one way for them to imagine exactly what it’s like.
Last year’s grand finalists and a team with a young list on the first team from South Australia are a force to be reckoned with. Blue, yellow and red are this teams colours and they are sure to be in the hunt for this year’s premiership.
A team that is rebuilding but certainly on the improve heading into the 2018 season. The Lions are one of few teams to have won 3 premierships in a row having done so from 2001-2003. With multiple players resigning and a successful draft night again, there is plenty of optimism surrounding this Brisbane outfit.
The Old Dark Navy Blues will be looking to put a disappointing 2017 season behind them and improve for the upcoming season. The MCG is the home of this historic club who still hold the record for the equal most premierships in the history of the VFL/AFL competition.
The biggest club in the AFL have acquired some serious talent at the draft and have got a few of their best players back to 100% fitness. With their last premiership came back in 2010, can they get another one and equal Carlton and Essendon with the most premierships in history?
Having earnt a fairy-tale place in last year’s finals the Bombers will be the team to watch coming into the 2018 season. The Dons will be confident they can improve on last year’s performances and challenge for a top 4 spot.
The Bombers managed to pick up some great additions in the off-season that should add strength to all areas of the ground and enable them to challenge the likes of Sydney, Geelong, Adelaide and Richmond.
The Dockers will be hoping to see a return to Brownlow-like form from their captain and star player in Nat Fyfe and seek a return to finals in 2018. The team has been under pressure following two sub-par years after a maiden grand final appearance in 2013.
The Cats will be desperate to make a strong run to the grand final this year following consecutive preliminary final exits. They’ve added some star power in Gary Ablett to their midfield mix and supporters will be hoping it’s enough to take them to the next level.
Gold Coast Suns
The struggling expansion side have been given a new hope with the addition of Stuart Dew for the upcoming season. The experienced assistant coach has taken over as head coach and will be hoping to implement some new systems and develop a strong culture.
Another team to have made consecutive preliminary finals appearances, they will need to improve if they are to have any chance of making it at least that far again this year. Another pre-season for their young stars should build more confidence and there is much to like about the orange and charcoal.
Arguably the most successful team of the 21st century the Hawks will be hopeful of returning to finals action in 2018. Having won three consecutive Grand Finals from 2013-2015, the Hawks haven’t won a final since. They look poised to bounce back in 2018.
Narrowly missing out on finals last year should have lit a fire in the belly of the Demons playing group. For those whose heart beats true for red and blue, they should be feeling positive about their teams’ potential this year.
Narrow losses and a few untimely injuries hampered their progress but a fully fit Melbourne side is one that can challenge everyone.
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Having missed out on acquiring a star recruit in the off-season, the focus for the Kangaroos would’ve been on developing their younger players. Clearly rebuilding and hopeful of some improvement, it will be about the younger players for North Melbourne this year.
Port Adelaide Power
A painful loss in the elimination final brought a sad ending to a successful campaign for the power. They narrowly missed out on the top four having missed finals the previous few seasons and would’ve been hoping for at least a semi-final berth.
Some off-season additions and another strong pre-season should see the Power push for a top four spot once again.
It appeared everyone jumped on the Tiger’s bandwagon at some point. The eventual premiers were exciting to watch all season long. Dustin Martin’s re-signing was a huge coup for the club and they will be hoping that he can continue his Brownlow medal winning form.
St Kilda Saints
Another side to have narrowly missed out on finals following huge expectations placed on the side prior to the 2017 season. It was a year of bad luck for the Saints with injuries and poor form from many of their leaders.
There is plenty of optimism surrounding this young side for the upcoming season and supporters of the red, white and black should be expecting finals action come September.
The Swans couldn’t quite find that fairy tale finish to 2017 but there is much hope for this year as many of their younger players were able to gain AFL experience.
Starting 0-6 the Swans managed to finish 6th before being beaten by Geelong in the Semi-Final. A strong pre-season, fit list and some improvement across the board should see the red and white challenging for another premiership.
West Coast Eagles
The Eagles managed a relatively successful season reaching the semi-final where they were confidently beaten by the GWS Giants. They can no doubt challenge for the top 4 if they can get a little bit more from some of their younger players. A fit Josh Kennedy, the return of Nic Natanui and a few defensive improvements should make for an exciting blue and gold outfit.
It’s fair to say that 2017 was a disappointing year for the dogs becoming one of the few teams to win a premiership and fail to play finals the following year.
However, there is plenty of room for improvement and the Dogs are still a very young side. A more mature side and a strong pre-season will leave those at Whitten Oval confident of a return to finals and a top four push.
With so many different colours on each of the teams the decorations are sure to brighten up the room. An AFL themed party is great for the kids as they can show off their favourite team’s colours and engage in various games.
A-Z Party Supplies’ Range of AFL-themed Items
At A-Z Party Supplies we have an extensive range of AFL party supplies for all needs and teams that are sure to turn your party into an Aussie Rules paradise. We have supplies that can be used for decorations, catering and games.
We offer a great range of decorative AFL party supplies that can turn any party into an AFL fiesta. Almost all of our items are available for each individual team. Some of the items include;
- Themed ribbon – these are great for adding colour to the event in a liberal manner whilst keeping in theme.
- Balloons – perfect for having around the room and on the table. Also fun to play with towards the end of the party.
- Team banners – happy birthday and team supporter banners available for celebration.
- Team posters – good for walls or hanging from the ceiling to create a clear theme.
- Themed flag bunting – ideal to hang from the ceiling, in walkways or outside in the backyard in keeping with the theme.
The themed catering supplies add great visual appeal to the dining area and keep in theme with the decorations. A few of the popular items we supply include;
- Themed candles – candles are shaped in the form of the team’s logo.
- Edible team logos – great for decorating both cakes and cupcakes with the team logo.
- Themed table covers – the disposable table cover features the team’s logo and its core colours.
- Team napkins – there are two varieties each containing the team logo and one has the club song as well.
- Themed party cups – cups in the colour of your favourite team and its logo printed on.
- Themed plates – keeping in pace with the theme, these paper plates make for an easy clean up.
- Themed Cutlery – disposable cutlery in the core colour of your favourite team.
Games and Accessories
Decorations and catering supplies won’t be enough to fully engage the guests in the theme so including some entertainment that is in keeping with the theme is sure to take the party to the next level.
- Temporary tattoos – these feature temporary tattoos such as the teams logo, supporter slogans, chants and ‘I love St Kilda’.
- Themed inflatable hand – a fun accessory for the kids to play with.
- Body paint – a great way to get everyone involved is having a face or body painting station. This allows everyone to get their teams favourite colours painted on in a fun design.
Why You Should Choose A-Z Party Supplies?
It’s not just our comprehensive range of AFL party supplies, amongst others, that makes us a first choice in party supplies. We are also determined to ensure that everyone receives their party supplies on time and in good condition.
Because we do have such an extensive range, it makes finding all the supplies you need for your party easy as it is a one stop shop. Our web store is easy to navigate and means that you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home or desk in order to have the party supplies sorted.
We deliver to everywhere in Australia and our flat delivery rate makes us affordable for everyone, no matter how little or how many party supplies you are purchasing. We know that creating a great atmosphere at any party is going to enhance the enjoyment possibilities and overall engagement with the party.
Not only to we provide a comprehensive range of party supplies but we also offer helium tank hire in the Sydney region. This is great for customers who want a large number of balloons at their event. In addition to the hiring of helium tanks, we also provide detailed tutorials for how to use the helium tanks in inflating the balloons.