A glass vase filled with attributes of the featured sport will make an inexpensive centerpiece for a sports banquet. Decorative pieces in the team's colors, such as chocolate coins and glitter stars, can be placed around the vase.
Some sports have small items for gear, suitable for placing on the table; baseballs are a good example. Other sports have larger pieces of equipment, such as boats and oars in rowing. In this case, small-scale models of this equipment or toys can be used.
Step 1: Choose a vase
The vase should be tall, and narrow, if possible, so that it does not block the view across the table. It is best if the vase has clear walls.
Step 2: Fill the vase
Softballs or toy footballs are example of items to fill the vase with. Alternatively, display photos of the team inside the glass, and fill the inside with green paper cuttings for grass, or with blue plastic wrap if it is a water sport.
Step 3: Put decorative items around the vase
Wreaths made with natural materials, or a string of wooden or metallic beads in the colors of the team can add decorative elements.