- Theme Party Ideas
Basketball Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
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Basketball Tableware & Supplies
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Basketball is an all
time favorite theme. Use basketball theme
accessories for birthday parties, homecoming, or
even a basketball theme rehearsal dinner. In this section find all you
need for a winning event. From Paper Goods to Party
items, you will find basketball themed items to
accent your party. Customize your own banner for a
basketball themed party.
Basketball Sign Up Banners Each
Basketball Personalized Photo Banners Each
Basketball Personalized Banners Each
Large Basketball Personalized Photo Banners Each
After selecting a theme for your party, choose a slogan to
use in your invitations, and to use to tie in decorations
and personalized favors. Find the perfect slogan for your
party by trying one of the following, or by thinking of one
that fits your guest of honor’s personality:
Attach a piece of cardstock with party details to a
INFLATABLE BASKETBALLS 14". Hand deliver your invitation to
Blow up an
INFLATABLE BASKETBALLS 14", write party details on the
basketball, deflate, place basketball into an envelope and
Dress your guests with
SILVER BASKETBALL BLING
BASKETBALL MEDALLION W/BEADS and make some noise for your favorite
Attach a bouquet of helium filled
balloons and a
BASKETBALL BALLOON to a light post
or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will
be that day!
When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and
build around these. If you choose to use only one color for
your decorating, try to add little touches of another color
or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a
more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white,
black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color
choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!
If you have decided to go with a "theme" for your party use
colors that relate to that theme.
When using a "theme", choose basic colors, then add some fun
props related to your theme to create a spectacular party
Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or
park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using
some of the following ideas:
Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie
Curling Ribbon to
balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best:
3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday
child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying
lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the
ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.
A column of
balloons can be used
for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of
color when placed at intervals around a party room. They can be built to any height you wish.
Top off each column with a
Balloon arches are
ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light
different areas around your party room and are easy to make.
make the perfect accessory. They can be hung
across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling
like banquet halls or a gymnasium.
Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color
around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful
effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling
to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if
the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be
twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table
for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers
can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading
vertically down walls.
Setting a table with the party ware, including the
napkins, and cutlery is the
fastest way to create a focal point in a room.
Create a centerpiece using a bunch of helium filled
BASKETBALL BALLOON tied with
Black Curling Ribbon to a
Black Balloon Weight.
Display a Basketball birthday cake in the center of the table…the
guests will love the close up view!
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place
them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can
also be tied (and bundled with
plastic cutlery) with a
multitude of basketball items. Try
BASKETBALL MEDALLION W/BEADS.
Champion Basketball Pinata is always fun, I've never seen a child turn down a
chance to take a swing for a sweet treat.
Heat up the fun while playing games.
Your guests will love
this Basketball Pinata filled with our 2lb. bag of
Pinata Filler. Each paper mache basketball pinata
measures 10 inches high x 10 inches wide. The
Basketball Pinata will make the perfect activity or
decoration at your basketball theme party! Our 2 lb.
bag of Pinata Filler contains 1.4 lb. of candy and
.6 lb. of toys and trinkets.Not intended for use by
children 3 and under.
Party Food & Cake Ideas
The kids will be
hoopin’ it up when you serve basketball cake and ice
Sports Ball Cake Pan
directions, and can be modified to create a terrific
To make the cake a real standout, purchase a few 12" X 12"
linoleum squares from a home improvement store (they are
very inexpensive). The tiles can be used as a “hardwood
floor” cake board. Use a red paint pen or Sharpie marker to
create the three-point line, free throw line, etc. Purchase
one individual tile for each party guest, and you’ll have an
awesome “placemat” for each place setting.
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by
one boxed mix, which is what this pan calls for, we
recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra
rectangular cake. All can be frosted in matching frosting,
and cut and served behind the scenes.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties,
most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and
the waste can be disheartening. If you are entertaining a
younger crowd, schedule your party during a time when
parents will not expect that their children will eat a
meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other
munchies such as popcorn, cheese balls, grapes, or M&Ms™.
If you are serving a meal, serve typical "sports spectator"
concession stand food – hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels,
pizza, chips, popcorn, and snow cones. Use Star shape
cutouts to label each dish with a creative name. Double
Dribble Dogs (hot dogs), Bounce Pass Burgers, Full Court
Nachos, Free-Throw Fries, Slam Dunk Dip (cheese dip), Big
Pass Pizza, Chest Pass Cheetohs™
(cheese balls), Alley-Oop Apple Bites, and Fast Break Grapes
would all be fun to serve and eat! The leftover shimmer
stars can be used to create place cards for each all-star at
Slam Dunk Basketball Photo Op
Spalding Party Pack Kit
Basketball Candles 6 Piece Set Pkg/6
Sports Ball Cake Pan