It’s coming home! The football-themed decorations you need for your World Cup viewing party

Cheer on England in style

The nation will be cheering on England as they play Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening – their first in 28 years – and what better way to say ‘It’s Coming Home’ than by hosting a World Cup viewing party? Pinterest has seen a 1460 per cent global increase in searches for World Cup party decorations in the past three months, and it’s only bound to rise further now that football fever has gripped England! Cheer on Harry Kane, Pickford and the rest of the England team in style with these fun football-themed decorations…

World Cup drinks stirrers

Impress your guests with these football-shaped World Cup drinks stirrers (via), made simply with some small wooden dowls, beads and craft paint. They may take a little time to perfect, but are well worth the effort.

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England World Cup banner

Come on England! Show your support with this World Cup banner (via), which declares “England to Win”… and we’re keeping everything crossed that they do. Order yours from eBay, or get crafty to make your own version in time for Wednesday’s match.

Football swirl decorations

Transform your living room with some football decorations, such as these hanging swirl paper decorations (via). Again, you could create your own with coloured card, string and tissue paper – a fun after school activity for all the family to get involved with.

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England paper party cups

An easy way to back England is with these paper party cups adorned with the St George’s flag (via). Order yours from Party Pieces, or decorate plain white paper cups with red tape or felt tips.

Football balloons

Set the scene for your World Cup viewing party with a string of balloons hanging across the ceiling. You could use shades of green and football designs in homage to the game (via), or get patriotic with red and white balloons.

England bottle lamps

Add the perfect finishing touches with these England bottle lamps, available on Etsy (via). Alternatively, you could make your own version by stringing a few fairy lights into an old glass bottle, and adding your own England-themed decorations on the side.

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