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Invite your child’s friends to have a ball at their basketball theme birthday party! This is the perfect theme for the sports lover in your household, and we are sharing our tips and ideas for how to pull the entire look together, including snack ideas, activities and favor suggestions.
Basketball Party Decorations
When choosing your party décor, focus on a few key elements that offer big impact to begin with. We chose this large basketball cardboard standee as our backdrop, as it offers coverage for a 6-8’ banquet table at an affordable price, and requires no DIY. This type of table backdrop is also ideal when setting up in a venue that offers limited set-up time, as it can be assembled and in place in just a few moments. To offset the black coloring of the backdrop, we chose a white pleated tableskirt for our linen, and then draped a simple basketball pennant banner across the front using straight pins at either side to adhere.
Once you have selected your bigger décor items, begin working to choose food and beverage items, as this will dictate the serving pieces and personalized items needed to pull the look together.
Basketball Food & Beverage Options
To keep party costs in check, I often suggest that hosts offer 2-3 snack options in addition to the dessert(s) that they select. Whenever possible, I choose fun foods that coordinate with the theme, and create fun personalized food labels.
These are some of my favorite snack and beverage options for a basketball party:
For our basketball party, we opted to serve a simple green and white cake orange piping served on a stunning silver cake pedestal and store bought cupcakes dressed up in personalized wrappers with basketball ring toppers. Desserts were served on fun, basketball paper plates.
Basketball Party Activities
Choose 2-4 party activities to engage guests during the party. For a basketball party, here are some of my favorite activity suggestions:
Basketball Party Favor Ideas
Whenever selecting party favors, I consider the age of the attendees, overall budget and theme. My favorite party favors are items that the kids can use again and again following the party. Here are some of my favorite basketball party ideas: