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Basketball Party

A Basketball Party is a great way to celebrate the end of your child’s league season, the pro playoffs, college March Madness, or the birthday of a young basketball fan. Play basketball at nearby school or park, go see a game (professional, college, high school), or watch a big game on TV at home or at a local sports-themed restaurant. Check out the NBA Basketball site for inspiration.

Party Invitations
Design invitations in shape of a team pennant, a basketball, basketball hoop, or scoreboard. Use your favorite team’s colors and incorporate images of favorite players.

Party Decorations
Decorate with balloons in team colors and “Go Team!” or “Great Season” signs and banners. Display basketball gear (balls, toy hoops, jersey).

Games & Activities
Play basketball, perform basketball drills, or have a free throw contest. Make a basketball trivia quiz. Match basketball stats to photos or names of famous players. Show a basketball highlights or bloopers video. Have guests sign a ball for the birthday child or coach.

Arts & Crafts
Make pennants & go team banners or a basketball collage with photos from sports magazines.

Party Refreshments
Serve pizza or sandwiches, potato salad, string cheese and chips & dips. Decorate a rectangular cake like a basketball court or large round cake or cupcakes like a basketball.

Party Favors
Send guests home with a toy basketball hoop with foam balls. If celebrating the end of a basketball league issue “Great Season” certificates for players, trophies or pins or a framed action photo of each player (take photos at their games).