Basketball Party Ideas (2024)

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Whether you’re hosting a basketball “viewing,” party in your home, or you’re wanting to host a basketball birthday party, you can easily throw in a few fun basketball party themed goodies, and celebrate in style. I’ve styled a few basketball party ideas in this “Basketball Watch Party,” that may help you along your party planning journey!

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Have a favorite team? Use their team colors to design your own party, incorporate matching party printables, themed colored fabric (for a table runner), and try to think of foods that match the color scheme you’re going for! In no time, you’ll have a well-style party set-up, you can’t WAIT to show off to your guests.

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I COMPLETELY fell in love with this “Swish,” banner that I found by Yummy Paper, on Etsy. Although the banner caught my eye, there was a WHOLE set of paper printables that they offered, that turned out perfect for the “look,” I was going for.

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Feeling a bit creative, I thought that I would try to see if I could turn donut holes in to little “basketballs,” and somehow turn regular glazed donuts, in to a “net.” It may or may not look like it… but hey, it was fun. 😉

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Using rock candy is always an easy way to incorporate your party themed colors, to your table. Even more… use them as drink stirrers, and you’ve just added a bit of flair to a normal drinking class, mason jar, bottle, etc.

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Oh yes… one of my favorite party snacks EVER. A trail mix. The ingredients for a simple snack mix, can be switched out to what you have on hand, or what colors that you want to match your theme. Believe it or not, it’s always one of my guests favorites too. They always rave at how much they love a simple snack like this.

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Who wouldn’t love soft pretzels at a party snacking station? Serve them with a funcheese dip, or honey mustard, and your guests may just fall inlove with you!

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Oh pulled pork sliders. If I’m hosting a party, that’s heavy on the “man,” side… I always try to make sure to incorporate a type of “slider.” They’re easy to handle, filled with meat, and the guys love them. Well… ok… I do too. 😉

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Getting a little creative in the kitchen the other day, I thought I would try to find a way to use a pound of sausage that I had on hand. Knowing that I wanted one more dish for my party table, I thought I would see if I could easily create a “bite size,” finger-food. Turns out… it’s now one of my FAVORITE appetizer recipes.

Zesty Sausage Bites

Recipe below…

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Instead of using plain ole breadcrumbs for the zesty sausage bites, I thought I’d add a little “kick,” and useCheez-It Hot & Spicy Grooves. Why not add a little flavor fun to these? I may or may not have also snacked on the Cheez-It Srirarcha Snack Mix, while doing a little party-prep too. 😉

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Zesty Sausage Bites Recipe


• 1 lb ground sasuage, uncooked

• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 cup crushed Cheez-It Hot & Spicy Grooves


Combine all ingredients, and stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Roll sausage mixture, in to 1-in balls, and place (about 1-2 inches apart) on a cookie sheet, covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.


Note: Large boxes of Cheez-It products are 3 for $8 the 3rd week of February – the 1st week of April.

I put my Cheez-It Hot & Spicy crackers in a ziptop back, and crushed them in to a fine consistency.

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After rolling, before baking…

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Baked, and juices running clear and cheese is melted nicely.

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To better serve your guests, adding a toothpick to each zesty sausage bite, makes it easier to pick up and handle. I like grabbing fun toothpicks or food picks, to add a touch of “fancy,” if I’m able.

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Basketball Party Favor Idea:

Found at almost any party supply store around, are little soft basketballs. These work perfect to giveaway for fun party favors at your basketball party.

Yummy Paper offered so many fun party printable options, and even had a sign that I could edit and write in whatever I wanted. I decided that I would make one of the signs read, “Thanks for coming, we had a …” and it had a little image of a basketball underneath.

I placed a containerfull of small basketballs, and placed it by the sign,so guests would know to take one home with them, as they left!

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Of course if you’re not hosting a basketball party, you could always incorporate these fun ideas in whatever basketball plans that you have. When I shared a sneak peek of this party on my Facebook and Instagram the other day, I had a mom say that she couldn’t WAIT to make these basketball donuts for her sons basketball team. What a FUN treat that would be for the kiddos!

Party Credits:

Party Styling: Fantabulosity

Photography: Fantabulosity

Party Printables: Yummy Paper

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an enthusiast and expert in event planning and party organization, I have extensive experience in creating themed parties that are both visually stunning and enjoyable for guests. I have organized numerous events, from casual gatherings to elaborate celebrations, and have consistently received positive feedback and recognition for my attention to detail and creativity.

In relation to the concepts used in this article, I can offer insights and expertise on the following aspects:

  1. Themed Party Organization: I have a deep understanding of how to plan and execute themed parties, including basketball-themed events. From selecting appropriate decorations and party favors to creating a cohesive color scheme and incorporating themed elements, I have honed my skills in bringing a party concept to life.

  2. Food and Beverage Selection: With a passion for culinary creativity, I am well-versed in curating menus that align with the theme of the event. Whether it's incorporating themed colors into the food presentation or designing signature cocktails or mocktails, I have a knack for elevating the culinary experience at parties.

  3. Creative DIY Projects: I have demonstrated proficiency in crafting DIY party elements, such as creating themed banners, innovative food presentations, and unique party favors. My ability to think outside the box and implement creative ideas adds a personalized touch to every event I organize.

  4. Party Printables and Signage: I have experience working with party printables and signage, including customizing and utilizing them to enhance the visual appeal of the event space. From personalized signs to coordinating printables, I understand the impact of these details on the overall party atmosphere.

  5. Party Favor Ideas: Drawing from my expertise, I have extensive knowledge of sourcing and selecting appropriate party favors that resonate with the theme of the event. I understand the importance of leaving a lasting impression on guests with thoughtful and relevant party favors.

In summary, my proven expertise in event planning and party organization aligns with the concepts presented in the article, and I am well-equipped to provide valuable insights and recommendations in these areas.

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