Basketball is not just about the game; it is also about the parties! What better way to celebrate the start of basketball season than with friends and family at your house? Here are some great ideas for how to plan a fun watch party with your friends and family for the first basketball game of the season.
Make sure you give all your guests adequate time to plan for the party. Let them know you will be throwing a watch party at least a week beforehand. This will let your guests clear up their schedules and commit to be there. You can send out invites through email or text message, just make sure you provide enough details about the party.
Make sure there is plenty of food and drinks available (and healthy options too). Decide if you want something quick, like pizza or tacos so people can grab them as they come in. Or if you want everyone to bring their own dish so there will be more food choices available for everyone. Make sure you decide this well ahead of time so you can let all of your guests know. You might want to also have an RSVP for your party. This way you will know how much food you need to plan on getting. Food and drinks are one of the most important parts of any party, so you want to make sure you have adequate options to make your party a hit.
You might want to set up TVs in different areas of your home or yard to make sure everyone can see the game. If you need to, find someone with a projector and screen. Set up comfortable chairs if you don’t have enough space on your sofa. You can also encourage people to bring their own blankets and pillows so they feel comfortable. Having the right space for watching the game is probably the most important part of a successful watch party.
Try to make sure you have decorations for your party. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just put in a little bit of effort. Use basketball themed paper plates for eating, or set up a banner for your favorite team. Streamers hanging from the ceiling can be a fun touch too. This extra effort will make your party feel extra exciting and special.
Make sure you invite your guests to come over well before the game so that you’re all ready and comfortable for tip-off. You can use that time to talk about your predictions for the season and even use sites like Sports Tips to make your own brackets. Having plenty of time before the game also makes sure you have all the food you’ll need for your friends before the game starts. You can even make the party an all-day event if it lands on a Saturday. You can spend the whole day getting hyped for the upcoming game and season.
If you’re a basketball fanatic, the beginning of the season can be exciting. Make it extra special this year by throwing a watch party with your friends. Use the above tips to make your party successful.