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Maybe your spouse is a diehard sports fan who spends every football-season weekend at the stadium or cheering in front of the TV. Or your best friend enjoys spending free time on the volleyball court. Either way, a sports-theme birthday party is the way to go. 

Throw a party focused on a specific sport, or make the party inclusive of all sports if the guest of honor likes several athletic activities. Either way, get in the game with these winning sports party pointers. Plan a variety of games to keep guests active and enhance the celebration with sporty décor

Or gather the group for a tailgate birthday combo and celebrate both! Score points with party-day fare from your neighborhood Publix. The Publix Bakery offers a wide variety of sports-theme cakes sure to please any fan.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 16-24 32-40 52-60
Entrée 8-12 16-20 26-30
Side Dish 16-24 32-40 52-60
Breads and Rolls 12-18 24-30 39-45
Desserts 8-12 16-20 26-30

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All
Deviled Eggs Platter


Our gourmet deviled eggs aren't just for picnics! Garnished with green and black olives.

(S) 8-12 Servings $19.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $29.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $33.99


Entrée   View All
All American


A hearty platter of turkey, ham, yellow American cheese and Swiss cheese. Also available with Boar's Head® meats and cheeses.

(Publix, S) 8-12 Servings $35.99
(Publix, M) 16-20 Servings $49.99
(Publix, L) 26-30 Servings $59.99
(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $39.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $53.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $63.99


Side Dish   View All
Finishing Touches


All the toppings needed for a great sandwich! Allow your guests to customize their sandwiches with shredded lettuce, ripe tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, dill pickles, black olives, banana peppers and jalapenos.

(S) 8-12 Servings $17.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $24.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $29.99


Breads and Rolls   View All
Chicago Hard Rolls
Chicago Hard Rolls


Authentic Windy City flavor and a crisp, chewy crust have made these rolls a Publix Bakery favorite. Perfect with pasta or salads. Serving ware shown not included.

6 Servings $2.79


Reminder Items Select All

Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons flowers serving dishes
charcoal/lighter fluid ice thank you cards
condiments invitations utensils
cups/glasses napkins wine/beer
decorations nuts
disposable camera plates


Choose the Perfect Gift

Use our new to help you choose the perfect gift card online for whomever you're giving it to. It's a cinch to add it to your grocery list and buy it next time you're in our store.

  • If you plan to celebrate by taking the party to a sporting event, make sure guests RSVP before you purchase tickets. To streamline your budget, ask ballclubs about group rates and special promotions.
  • If you need extra seating at home for the party, ask guests to bring lawn chairs. These are perfect for socializing after backyard volleyball or baseball, and you can use them indoors to watch a big game.