Best Basketball Viewing Party Ideas

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!

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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:

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  • 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, basketball courts for birthday parties, 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!

Keep scrolling for the awesome list of ideas about basketball watch party, how to throw a basketball championship weekend viewing party, basketball themed birthday party, or for college basketball viewing party ideas! Fun ways to make your BB party a slam dunk!

Lets get to the fun ideas for basketball party supplies, decorations & party favors for basketball parties!

How to throw a basketball theme party for adults and kids

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 For Basketball Birthday Parties and Sports Party Themes

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 And Basketball Invitation Ideas:

  • 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!

Let us know your fun basketball birthday parties names and ideas and we’ll add them to the list!


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Basketball Watch Party Ideas and Fun Basketball Event Ideas

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!

Here are awesome tournament watching party ideas, including sports themed food and basketball party favors!

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 (this is really fun for birthday party basketball theme for all ages!)
  • 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 (or RingPops) – great for basketball themed birthday party for children!
  • Basketball cupcakes with basketball picks like these
  • DIY 3D Basketball cake (use this or use these if you want to make mini basketball cakes instead of a big basketball birthday cake)
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DIY Basketball-Themed Decorations

Set up for a bball party or basketball theme for birthday can be super simple with some of these easy basketball birthday party ideas or basket ball watch party ideas:

Fun Basketball Theme Party Decorations Ideas:

If you have fun birthday party ideas basketball themes or bb watch party ideas, let us know!

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:

If you have kids at your party, I love these filled basketball backpacks. They’re so fun for basketball themed party ideas for giveaways.

Indoor basketball party games

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:

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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Whether you’re looking for basketball themed birthday party ideas or fun grown up basketball watch party ideas, we hope you have fun with these party ideas!

Let us know your favorite basketball viewing party ideas and we’ll add them to our list!

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