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With the Start of the NBA Playoffs comes a Reason to Throw a NBA Game Watch Party or Basketball Themed Get-Together!

It’s the end of the NBA season and excitement grips the fans as their favorite team gets a shot at the playoffs, or, even better, the championship!  And if your team is one of the lucky few to make it that far, why not go all out and throw an awesome NBA basketball party? 

In reality, the only thing you need to host an NBA basketball party is a television set and enough room for all the fans to watch the game.  But what fun is that?  You’ll want to send out personalized basketball invitations to all your guests.  Be sure you state which team you’re rooting for on the invitations!  And don’t be afraid to invite fans of the rival teams.  After all, a little friendly competition never hurt anyone and will probably make the night a little more interesting. 

Decorate your home with themed decorations for both NBA teams, after all, you need to be fair and represent both sides of the bench!  If the competition will be fierce between guests cheering for rival teams, you can always tape a line down the middle of the room to keep the sides separated and the fighting to a minimum.  But hopefully the rivalry won’t come to that!  You might want to don an official looking referee vest just to be safe though.  Be ready to cry foul if needed! 

Our NBA Team Store supplies features paper goods, decorations, and party favors for every NBA team, making it easy to decorate and cheer on your favorite team at your NBA basketball party.  You can even create a custom banner cheering on your favorite team as they duke it out in the NBA finals. 

And speaking of cheering on your team, supplying your guests with basketball themed maracas, colorful pom poms, and LED air blasters will allow them to make all the racket they want when their team scores! 

To make the game more fun, have all the guests take part in a scoring pool as they arrive.  Write down each guest’s guess for who the winning team will be and by how many points they think they will win by.  At the end of the game, whoever made the closest guess wins!  Be sure to have a fun party favor, like this basketball game set  as a prize. 

Almost as important as the game itself is the food you’ll be serving!  For basketball fans, snacking is almost as serious a sport as basketball.  So you’ll need to be prepared with some awesome munchies to tide all your guests over till the game is done.  And be ready with extra in case the game goes into overtime and your friends’ urge to snack goes into overdrive.  Instead of a formal sit-down meal that would take time and attention away from the game, a buffet of finger foods is probably your best option.  Fill your bowls with chips and dips, keep meatballs warm in a slow cooker, set up a tray of finger sandwiches, and have an assortment of cookies, cupcakes, and assorted sweets to satisfy everyone’s chocolate cravings as the night goes on. 

And of course you can’t forget the drinks!  Have an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available so your guests can choose their favorites.  Our basketball fan inflatable cooler is a fun option to keep you beer and soda cool.  Just be sure to stock up on the ice ahead of time so no one has to miss a second of the game to run out to the store when your supply runs low!  You can also supply referee shirt drink cozies to keep bottles cold for the entire game.  At the end of the night, guests can take their drink holder home as a fun memento. 

No matter how you plan to celebrate at your NBA basketball party, as long as you surround yourself with fellow fans, good food, and a big enough television for everyone to watch the game, your party is sure to be a success, even if your favorite team doesn’t come out on top!

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