Shoot for the best party on the court when you use our basketball party ideas! Your birthday boy and his teammates will be cheering you on when they experience a party that is bouncing with fun.
A basketball party is all about courtside fun and games and your invitations can help set the mood. Order some Basketball Border Custom Invitations. Add a special message for the birthday boy, like "Three points! Come do a victory dance to celebrate Brandon's 5th birthday!" Party City will print your invitations and ship them out within five days. Include a pinch of Basketball Confetti in each envelope and seal them with Basketball Stickers.
Basketball players all wear matching team jerseys when they're out on the court, so here's an easy way to help all your party guests feel like they're on the same team. Add a Basketball Tattoo to each Basketball Invitation. Slip in a pinch of Basketball Confetti for some extra excitement and seal the envelope with a Basketball Sticker.
If you're taking your invites right to your guests instead of tossing them in the mailbox, here's a great way to share a pre-party favor with your basketball fans. Punch a hole in the corner of each <Basketball Invitation and use Orange Curling Ribbon to tie on a Basketball Whistle. Your little guests will love blowing the whistle for technical fouls and time-outs leading up to the party!
Each basketball player has their own signature moves, so your all-star will want to send out unique thank you notes to his party guests. Just order your Basketball Border Custom Thank You Notes at the same time as your custom invitations and they'll be shipped out in five days. Put the birthday boy's name on the front; inside there's room for him to write a note about each gift. Add a pinch of Basketball Confetti to each note and finish them off with Basketball Stickers.
Basketball officials use instant replays to decide if a ball made it into the basket before or after the final buzzer. Photos are a great way to help your party guests do their own instant replay of all the fun they had shooting hoops at your basketball birthday party. During the party, take photos of each child with the guest of honor or with their gift. Include the shots in your Basketball Thank You Notes. Be sure to include a pinch of Basketball Confetti and seal each note with a Basketball Sticker.
The pinata is a classic birthday party game – here's how to give it a basketball party flair. Choose a themed pinata like a Trophy Pinata or a Basketball Pinata. Then fill it with favors the boys will love like Multi Sports Super Mega Mix Favor Value Pack, Basetball Bounce Balls, Whistles, Kaleidoscope Keychains and Kiddie Mix Candy. Hand the first player a Pinata Bat and make sure he's wearing the Pinata Blindfold. Give each child a Basketball Party Bag to make sure everybody's on the boards when the favors start falling.
Musical Chairs is a great way to get your teammates' feet moving even when they can't be playing basketball. For this classic party activity, line up chairs back to back for all but one player. Station an adult by the stereo with the Sports Party Music CD. When the music begins, the players can dance, walk or even jog around the chairs. When the music stops, everyone sits; the person without a seat is out. Remove one chair each round and continue until only the winner is left.
During a playground pickup game of basketball, the captains each get to pick their players. Your party guests will love picking their own set of party favors at a basketball favor bar. Set out a Black Lazy Susan Tray, then fill the compartments with favors like Basketball Whistles, Basketball Favor Balls, Little Champ Tattoos, Erasers, Basetball Cake Toppers and Orange Mini Bubbles. Make sure each child has a Basketball Party Bag, and then let them make their choices.
After the final party buzzer sounds, it's time to reward the winners with some great prizes they'll be proud to take home. Your guests will love the Basketball Soft Ball, Colorzone 555 Activity Kit, Paddle Ball, Sponge Basketball or CustomTrophy.
If your little players can't stop bouncing with excitement, then make favors that they'll get even more hyped about. Start with a Basketball Fan Plastic Cup and line the cup with Lime Crinkle Paper Shred. Top your cups off with favors like Basketball Notepads, Pencils, Whistles, Bounce Balls and Mints. Slip each cup inside a Clear Party Bag and tie the top closed with Orange Curling Ribbon.
Give out unique favor containers to each guest to help them continue the fun even after your party is over.
Make your own basketball-themed favor containers that will impress your whole team! Start with an Orange Folding Favor Box and add Basketball Stickers to the front. Make sure to add favors that your guests will treasure like Basketball Notepads, Whistles, Tattoos, Mints, Bounce Balls and Basketball Favor Balls.
Everyone has their eyes on the round orange basketball during a game, so why not use this motif to decorate your party table? Hang up Basketball Cut-Out Decorations, along with Streamers, Gold Shooting Stars Dangling Decorations and a Basketball Pinata. To complete this look, check out our table-decorating and balloon ideas below!
Basketball arenas are always filled with the sounds of horns going off and fans with banners and thrilling sights. Add some brightly colored balloons to your basketball party decorations by making a bouquet out of balloons. Start with a couple Basketball Foil Balloons, then add a Black Foil Circle Balloon and a Green Foil Circle Balloon. Decorate other parts of the room with affordable solid color balloons in coordinating colors. Tie them all off with Black Curling Ribbon. You'll need helium to make your balloons take off; pick up a helium tank from your nearest Party City store or inflate them at home with a Helium Tank Kit.
Even if he hasn't hit his growth spurt yet, your birthday boy will love playing the basketball center of attention for the day. Have him put on a jersey from his favorite basketball team for the party and pair it with Sporty Sunglasses and a Basketball Whistle.
Whether your birthday boy owns a basketball jersey or not, he can still add some special touches to his outfit. Pick up a Happy Birthday to Me Award Ribbon and a Basketball Whistle to make him feel like the star forward at the party.
Get your party guests into the mood with some basketball court couture! In the "locker room," aka your party room, hand out Basketball Whistles.
If you build a cupcake tower, you better believe you are sure to score. Start by making the birthday boy's favorite type of cake in the baking cups that come in the Sport Combo Cupcake Pack. Decorate your cupcakes with frosting that looks like each cupcake's top is an actual basketball and use Basketball Cake Toppers. Add a Basketball Candle to a cupcake for the birthday boy and set out all cupcakes on a Silver Cupcake Stand. Serve these tiny desserts on Basketball Dessert Plates and hand out Napkins for messes.
You can make an activity out of dessert time, which will have the whole team smiling. Let your birthday boy and his guests decorate cupcakes of their own creations. First bake your birthday boy's favorite kind of cupcakes in the baking cups that come in the Sport Combo Cupcake Pack and then set out Small Silver Trim Bowls filled with colorful Sprinkles. You can also set out Color Mist Sprays for the boys to use. Make sure you hand each little guy a Basketball Dessert Plate to work on along with Napkins.
Make foods that your birthday boy and his teammates will love. Make delicious hot dogs with all the fixings and nachos that will satisfy any player's hunger. You can also add some healthy choices by slicing fruit and serving it with Bright Color Picks. Serve your meal on Basketball Lunch Plates and give each team member some Napkins.
After playing an intensive game, your little ones will work up a thirst. Set out a drink display for them that they'll cheer for. Buy your birthday boy's favorite sports drinks and display them in a Basketball Bowl filled with ice. Have Cups around to serve your beverages in. Be sure to have Basketball Beverage Napkins for any messes.
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