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Basketball Party

Basketball Party

Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world and it's easy to see why. Boys and girls of all ages love the fancy footwork, amazing moves and non-stop action. If your child is the next NBA superstar, what better way to celebrate than with a basketball themed birthday party? Simply follow these helpful suggestions and your party sure to be a slam dunk!



Basketball Party Invitations
Basketball Party Invitations
Spread the word with the perfect basketball birthday party invitation. There are plenty of great basketball and sports themed kids' birthday invitations to choose from. Cute basketball players and die-cut basketballs and basketball hoops are popular options, or send a personalized photo invitation featuring a picture of your basketball hero posing in their uniform or on the court scoring an amazing three-point shot!

Compose the birthday party invitation text as if it were a ticket to an actual basketball game. For example, call your house the "arena" or "center" (named after your child), the birthday party start time the "tip-off" and instruct your guests to R.S.V.P. the "referee" or "coach."


  Basketball Party Favors and Decorations
Basketball Party Favors and Decorations
Basketball orange and black or all-American red, white and blue are good color choices for birthday party decorations like balloons and streamers. If your child has a favorite pro team or is in a youth league, why not base the decorations on the team's colors? No matter what color scheme you choose, you can't go wrong, as long as you stick with it!

Hang posters of popular basketball players on the walls. Borrow basketball trophies, shirts, hats and other memorabilia you might be able to find from family and friends. You can find toy basketball hoops that attach with suction cups for safe indoor games and little kids will love to toss around inflatable basketballs or orange balloons with basketball lines drawn in marker.

Large cardboard or posterboard paintings of basketballs, basketball jerseys and team mascots are wonderful birthday party decorations that you can make yourself, along with theme-appropriate pennants and banners like "(your child's name) M.V.P." and "We're #1!"

Hang a sign "Welcome to (your name) Arena" or "Center" outside the door to welcome guests as they arrive along with bouquets of balloons and streamers. Decorate your outdoor basketball hoop if you have one... But remember, you'll be probably be using it later!

Use fabric-safe paint or colorful masking tape to add basketball court lines to the party table cloth. Cups, plates, napkins and utensils can be found with NBA or basketball themes at party stores or simply use your favorite team colors. Toy basketballs, cheerleader pom-poms, noisemakers, hats, whistles and "We're #1" foam fingers are fun and creative ideas for centerpieces.

If you'll be playing basketball games or activities you can purchase T-shirts in two colors to give to the children when you divide them into teams. You can even add team names or a party logo to the shirts with iron-ons using specialty paper made for computer printers. These make great souvenirs the children can take home later! If your guests are on a youth basketball team you can also encourage them to wear their uniforms, or make a theme of wearing the colors and jerseys of their favorite NBA or college team.

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