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Morocco

Facts & Figures

Morocco Team Logo
  • Capital City: Rabat
  • Population: 28m
  • Languages: Arabic, Berber, French
  • Team Nickname: The Atlas Lions
  • Official Team Web Site (in French and Arabic)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Knockout Stage (1986)
  • Best African Cup of Nations Performance: Winners (1976)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 56 (June 2017)

Ideas for a Moroccan Themed Football Party

The Maghreb region of northern Africa includes Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya, and all include certain common cultural influences. In fact, at one stage the first three were one nation. For the sake of throwing a great party, I hope nobody will take offence if we "blur the boundaries" a little...

Morocco has a rich cultural history. The first known inhabitants were the Berber tribesmen, since which time there have been major influences from the ancient Romans, Arabs bringing their culture and Islam, the Spanish, Portuguese and the French, each leaving behind a little of their culture and cuisine.

Morocco Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Moroccan shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for red table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Moroccan Party Decorations Ideas, visit our African Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in red will help create the right atmosphere

Food for a Morroco Themed Party

Chicken is the most widely eaten meat in Morocco. The most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco is beef; lamb is preferred but is relatively expensive. Couscous is the most famous Moroccan dish along with tajine/tagine. Pastilla (or Bastilla or B'steeya) is a famous Moroccan meat pie, traditionally made with pigeon, but chicken is a suitable alternative.
The use of spices is very widespread and often intense, probably more so than in some of the neighbouring countries. However, to some extent you could get away with borrowing dishes from any of the other Maghreb countries if you so wished.

Try some of these next time The Atlas Lions are playing:

Starters

Main Courses

Drink for a Morocco Themed Party

The most popular drink in Morocco is Green Tea with Mint . Freshly squeezed orange juice is also hugely popular, as is coffee. Being a predominantly moslem country, alcohol is not widely available in Morocco, although some beer and wine can be found in the large hotels in the major cities; the best known local beer brands are apparently Casablanca, Flag and Stork.

Theming your Moroccan party

Here are some photos of a Moroccan party we threw.

Maghreb Party Pic 1

  • Deck the room out with lots of fabrics - hang some from the ceiling or drape them across the room from curtain poles etc.
  • Colours can be any "warm" colours, e.g. golds, reds, oranges, browns, purples. Use some to decorate the table as well
  • Click the picture (above) for larger image

Maghreb Party Pic 2
  • Decorate the table with lots of candles and glass objects that will reflect the candle light - coloured glass candle holders (even jam jars painted red and gold) really help to create a good atmosphere
  • Click the picture (above) for larger image

Unfortunately we have not been able to find a reliable source for Moroccan shirts at this time. Their home kit is currently red shirts with green shorts, while their away kit is white shirts with green shorts.

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