BEST basketball viewing party ideas for a fun basketball watch party, sports birthday party theme, or tournament parties! Whether you’re looking for madness parties / basketball theme party ideas, or just fun for watching college basketball today or throughout March tournaments, you’ll love these sports party ideas!
These Basketball Viewing Party Ideas Will Make Your Sports Parties More Fun Than Other Parties!
These basketball party ideas and games are perfect for birthday basketball theme parties, college men’s basketball viewing, women’s basketball watch parties, or watching conference tournaments (or any basketball tournament) — great basketball party ideas for adults and kids!
How do you throw a viewing party?
Fun Basketball Party Ideas:
- Send out fun basketball theme party invitations to set the tone of the party. (Encourage everyone to dress in their favorite team gear!)
- Have multiple TVs showing different basketball tournaments throughout the house or party venue. (Lots of people gathered around the small TV in the kitchen at our basketball watch party!)
- Use fun party favors like team foam fingers and referee whistles to get people into the spirit.
- Set up stations of funny basketball games for people to win prizes.
- Have a basketball party backdrop photo opp station.
- Use basketballs and trophies as fun DIY centerpieces for tables.
- Host a friendly basketball raffle with fun basketball raffle basket ideas like tickets to an event, basket ball shaped cookies, and mini basketball and hoop. (donate the money to charity or give it to the winner!)
- Use basketball-themed tableware for a sports vibe.
- For basketball party themed food, print out a CONCESSION FOOD menu listing the snacks.
- Have a head hoop basketball competition for prizes.
- Don’t want to have a watch party at home or need a place for a basketball championship viewing party? Search basketball parties near me, indoor basketball party place near me, or basketball birthday party places near me and have your friends meet up there! There are plenty of basketball party places / basketball party venue that will host a group!
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What is a basketball watch party?
A game watch party is where party goers gather together to watch professional basketball or college basketball viewing party in a party setting (usually at a home). It can be for one game, a tournament weekend of games, or a Spring madness watch party in March.
Basketball Party Name Ideas
What’s a party without a great party name? Try these basketball name ideas for your party invitations!
Sports Themed Party Names Ideas for Basketball Parties:
- Basketball Bash
- Slam Dunk! Season Party
- Hoop Heroes
- Net Ninjas Basketball Birthday Bash
- All Star Pass
- MVP Pass
- Admit One (make invitations look like a basketball game ticket)
- We’re Hooping For The Best!
- Nothing But Net
- Game Time!
- 3 Point Play Party
- No Pain No Gain
- All-Star Jam
- Put On Your Game Face
- Winning Streak Soiree
- Backboard Bonanza
- Be A Super Star
- Dribble and Swoosh! Party
- Jump Shot Jamboree
- We’re Giving It A Shot
- Let the Games Begin!
- Three-Point Shootout
- Tip Off Tournament
- We’re Mad For March!
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Basketball season is long, so a theme basketball party makes a great fall party theme, winter party themes and, of course, a cool spring party during March and madness!
It’s a great theme for watching the big game with friends or even for basketball theme birthday party ideas! No matter the reason, you’ll love these slam dunk basketball party ideas!
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Basketball Theme Party Food Ideas
Basketball party foods don’t have to be complicated! Keep it simple with mostly finger foods and some fun basketball themed foods.
Here are some fun basketball themed party snacks and fun basketball party food ideas…
Food ideas for basketball party:
- Pizza bar (different pizzas)
- Nacho bar
- Taco bar
- Popcorn bar with popcorn and different toppings and flavorings (don’t forget sweet add ins, too!) – this is great for a popcorn bar
- Graze board
- Hot dogs
- Chips and salsa and guacamole
- Chicken wings
- Various Dips
- Basketball shaped cookies
- Brownies with basketball rings on top
- Basketball cupcakes with basketball picks like these
- DIY 3D Basketball cake (use this or use these if you want to make mini basketball cakes)
Set up for a bball party can be super simple!
Fun Basketball Theme Party Decorations Ideas:
- Make party invitations look like basketball passes or basketball tickets
- Use balloons, balloon arches, and streamers in favorite team colors.
- Hang basketball nets around and use netting for table decorations.
- Make a basketball balloon arch. (Great for pics!)
- Use these inflatable basketballs for decorations (and guests will have a blast with them!).
- Use hoop snack cups like this for basketball party snacks.
- Hang Basketball shaped lanterns.
- Don’t forget basketball party photo props!
- Hang welcome basketball banners at the entrance.
Ideas For Basketball Goodie Bags
When getting your basketball party supplies, don’t forget to grab fun party favors for guests!
You can make fun sport parties favor bags with a basketball theme! (Grab these cute basketball favor boxes to put everything in!)
Basketball Favor Bag Ideas:
- Drink koozies in the colors of the teams (great for
basketball themed party for adults!)
- Scratch off basketball prize cards
- Referee whistles
- Basketball wristbands
- Basketball rings
- Basketball hoop pens
- Mini basketball games
- Cool basket ball bracelets
- Mini basketballs stress balls
- Basketball fidget poppers
- Basketball gold medals
- Mini foam fingers
If you have kids at your party, I love these filled basketball backpacks!
Basketball Party Ideas Games
You may not think you need basketball entertainment for parties or for college basketball watch party ideas, but you do!
Remember, there are down times during the game, halftime, and even guests who will not be that interested in watching the game. Having some additional theme basketball game ideas or party activities will help!
These are even fun basketball games for birthday party for kids or adults!
Watching basketball is a great indoor basketball party idea, but here are some basketball party game ideas to go along with it!
Indoor Basketball Party Games:
- Have minute to win it game challenges or funny indoor obstacle courses where guests are split into teams to compete with each other.
- Play beer pong (or this game if you’re having a basketball party with kids – our family loves this game!).
- Put a couple of these around the party for some good natured competition
- Play hoop head basketball.
- Set up an arcade style head-to-head hoop shooting game.
- Pin the basketball on the hoop.
Outdoor Basketball Party Games:
- Head outside and shoot some hoops.
- Play a game of HORSE.
- Do an outdoor basketball theme obstacle course.
- Have fun with giant basketball yard pong.
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