Basketball Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Basketball event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Basketball music is just as important as the food and party supplies for the theme party. Singing, dancing and having a great time with family and friends is what most celebrations are supposed to be like. Therefore, finding the right melodies and tunes for those special events is very important. From rock and country to jazz and blues, getting together with friends and celebrating great times or special events will make your event very popular. Include a few basketball songs to get the guests in attendance into a basketball mood. Include some old and newer songs such as Red Hot Chili Peppers - Magic Johnson, Kurtis Blow - Basketball, Sweet Georgia Brown, Bell Biv Devoe – Above The Rim, Naughty By Nature – Hip-Hop Hooray, Christina Aguilera – Fighter, Wrexx-n-Effect – Rim Shaker, The Alan Parsons Project – Sirius, Hoop in Yo Face – 69 Boyz, Basketball - Lil' Bow Wow ft. J.D. Remember the Name – Fort Minor, Jump Around – House Of Pain, and Shoot To Thrill – AC/DC. Basketball music is generally associated with rap and hip-hop. When throwing a party for children, ensure the music is has clean language. Ensure to include basketball theme party supplies such as large cutouts, tableware items, posters, and plenty of the child’s favorite teams colors. Use balloons, streamers, and other party supplies and decorate the party like any other – just with a basketball theme in mind. Every aspect of the party should include a basketball theme, even the cake. A couple ideas for a basketball cake include making a cake out of a basketball, or half basketball and a basketball backboard with a fondant rim and net. Quick tip: Planning ahead is key to being prepared for any event as the hostess of the day. As you plan a menu for a celebration remember, there may be vegetarians and vegans on the guest list so plan accordingly. A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas.

Throwing a basketball themed party with homemade party supplies will delight all children in attendance. Sensational get-togethers often involve designing and preparing in advance for the occasion. Most often color arrangements and other needed supplies will add to the celebration and make a great addition to the event. Nearly all hosts will find that fun décor and color schemes are the perfect perks for the event. This addition will give the celebration a really cool appearance. For invitations, print out basketball images and customize as necessary. Cut out large basketballs and post them around the party area. Write a welcome message in the largest basketball over the food table or in the appropriate location in the area. To make a basketball banners cut out orange circles from them construction paper and poke holes through them and string the basketball together. Write Happy Birthday (insert name) on each of the balls using one letter for each ball.

To make a handmade basketball theme tablecloth, use a white sheet with black marker. Draw the dimensions of the court using a rule and compass. Stack a bunch of mini basketballs to make a pyramid in the center of the table. Another basketball centerpiece idea is to make half of a basketball of or paper mache. Make the paper mache to look like a bowl, flip over and paint as necessary (research paper mache methods). For those who do not have time to make a paper mache basketball, cut a basketball in half. Prick holes in the basketball and stick pennant flags with balloons inside.


Nothing says happy birthday like a basketball theme cake for a basketball fan! There are many ways you can take the cake style and design with this party theme.

Round Basketball Cake: Create a round cake and ice it to look like a large basketball. Use food coloring to create the different colors or simply buy icing that is already colored. You can write “Happy Birthday” on the cake or even include the birthday person’s favorite team logo on there as well.

Basketball Court Cake: Turn any 1/4 sheet cake or larger into a basketball court. All it requires is a little icing, a mini plastic basketball and a little creativity. Basketball hoops and nets can be constructed to take on a 3D look or simply iced into the cake. If going 3-dimensional, a mini plastic basketball hoop would work or create your own edible hoop out of candy, chocolate, praline sticks or any of the many party supplies available.

Team Logo Cake: If your birthday person has a favorite basketball team, make that the center focus. The logo can be created out of icing, edible paper or by placing a plastic logo form in the center of the cake. Logo cakes can be round or square and the logo can be small or large. This exciting and fun celebration is the perfect time for fun desserts and other party foods designed especiall for this event. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often fun like cakes that are designed especially for this celebration will make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these great party foods and desserts will add a lot of fun to the special event.

Basketball Parties are very popular and it provides a source of fun for not only kids but adults too. If you are planning for a Basketball Party you need to work on making arrangements in a specific organization so that everything just happens in the right order. There are a lot of ideas that you can apply for your Basketball Party. The first being listing of the people you are going to invite at your party. This will give you a clear cut idea as to what direction your planning is going to move. From making a guest list to preparing the food, having a plan will make the celebration go off without a hitch. Simple hostess tip: Prepare for the entire celebration in advance and avoid adding any extra commitments or stress on the hostess during the preparation period. This simple tip will ensure that the hostess has a stress free and very entertaining time during the actual celebration. Also think about combining themes, such as adding a kids party theme.

For your Basketball Party you need to have ideas that are truly out of the box. One of the ideas that you can incorporate is that after you have served food and drinks, ask your guests to take their seats and then you can switch on a movie that is based on basketball and dim out the lights and make an environment of a home theater with a big screen TV. This surprise will definitely be something that your guests might not be having in mind.

Another interesting idea for your Basketball Party would be to carry out a trivia. You can pick out questions related to the basketball history and can make different teams and the team who answers the most right questions is going to win the trophy of the Trivia Championship for that year. For your Basketball Party you need to just keep on collecting different ideas and as much you will gather is as much you will have an impression as to what would be the final shape of it. I wish you all the best.

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Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Basketball theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Getting ready to plan a basketball themed party can be fun. This is perfect especially when you have a child or friend who loves the sport of basketball. Your child graduates from junior high to high school today and you promised them an end of school party or whatever occasion it is you have coming up, why not take it to the basketball courts? Keeping the celebration lively and very entertaining as well as educational is important for guests of all ages. Sensational activities and other worksheets are a great way of bringing fun and entertainment to the event. More often than not, these activities will add a great deal to the overall celebration.

Look for fun party games, including different educational games such as trivia games involving questions about basketball moments in history. Knowing and understanding a sport from the time it originated offers extra respect for the sport and its players For each question they get right or basketball fact they know they can move one step closer to the 3 point line, and so on. Now that you have different parties to plan whether they are for your kids, or if you are teacher, whatever the reason there are going to be times when you need new ideas. Having a party or celebration surrounding a sport makes party decorations easy as well. Take their favorite teams colors and use those for party plates, cups, party streamers. Order basketball shaped balloons hoop shaped party favors and other basketball game inspired toys or objects as well and you are set for a dribbling success. This is something that is important to all parents. We all want our kids to go back and look at the history of their life and see what great fun they had with their parties, and also see where the love of basketball was ignited in their lives. When decorating a room to match a given theme or idea explore not just the horizontal space, but the vertical space as well. Simple and well prepared food is often much better received at a gathering than complicated dished that don't quite hit the mark. When decorating a room to match a given theme or idea explore not just the horizontal space, but the vertical space as well. The history of Basketball has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Basketball to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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