Basketball Party Ideas
Fun Ideas for a Basketball Theme
Birthday Party for
Basketball themed party ideas including unique
ideas for decorations, party games, activities, invitations, party food,
favors for girls and boys.
Make basketball theme invitations for your party with cardstock
and a little imagination.
- Fold a piece of cardstock in half - trace the shape of a basketball on
the cardstock making sure to leave the top of the basketball on the fold
of the paper.
cut out the basketball the front and back should be connected at
the fold. Paint or color the cards orange and paint on
On blank white note cards glue basketball
trading cards or pictures of your favorite team using the player who's
jersey number corresponds with your child's age.
On the inside
write - "Everyone is celebrating Johnny's 9th birthday!"
Basketball Jersey -
Another fun idea is to make a cutout of a jersey with cardstock.
Draw a jersey on a piece of folded cardstock or a blank note card. Keep the top connected at the fold. Then color or paint the
jerseys your team colors. For a jersey number place the age of your
child and the teammates name who corresponds with that number - or your
child's last name.
Basketball Game Ticket
Make the party invitation look like a game ticket to your favorite
The main event will be the birthday child's name
and birthday. There are several templates you can use to create
the ticket invitation or have them printed for you.
Basketball Invitations - Use small plastic
basketballs - about 3" in diameter - as your invitation. Write the
party details on the basketball with permanent black marker.
tip: On the
invitation ask guests to wear their favorite Basketball teams jersey to
Basketball Party Decorations
Choose your teams favorite colors and decorate the birthday
party with balloons and streamers. Buy or make pompoms and place
them on the tables or hang them from the walls. Decorate the walls
with posters of your team or favorite players.
Decorate the food table to look like a basketball court. Use a
light brown tablecloth and some pin striping tape to create the lines on
Place a small net on the table and give each guest a Nerf type
basketball at their place so they can make practice shots.
Fun Ideas for a Basketball Party
Buy black and white striped shirts and let the adults or older
helpers wear them during the party. Give them a whistle and
are set to help with the games and keep the kids moving in the
right direction during the party.
Buy a new basketball and set it on a table with black permanent
markers. Ask the party guests to sign their name and/or add a
birthday wish for the
Team Jerseys - buy tank tops and
let the guests decorate them with fabric paint. Write their
favorite players number on the front and their name on the back.
If you buy two different colors the guests can use these to determine
teams for a basketball game at the end
of the party. (These would
be great party favors!)
Have a basketball shaped piñata filled with candy and basketball theme
toys. Hang it from a basketball goal during the
end of the party.
Basketball Birthday Party Games
HORSE is a fun game that is great to play at parties. To
Have everyone line up (or pick numbers) to determine who will
first. The first player chooses a spot on the basketball court and
tries to shoot a basket from that spot. If he makes the basket then the
next person in line must try and make a basket from the
spot where the first player shot the ball.
If they miss the basket
then the next
player in line chooses a spot and tries to shoot a basket. If the first
player makes the basket, but the second player misses the basket then
the second player gets a letter in the word HORSE. Then it is the next
persons turn to try and make the shot. When a player misses
shots that they have spelled HORSE, they are out of the game.
Try these fun contests at your Basketball Party. Award
prizes to the winners of each event.
1. Free Throws - how many free throws each guest can make in 2
2. Dribbling - have a contest to find which child can dribble the
basketball the longest without stopping.
3. Fastest Dribbler - use a stopwatch to see who can dribble the
basketball from one end of the court and back with the fastest time. (You can also give
away funny prizes for the slowest dribbler. )
4. Backwards Dribbler - Same as above only instruct the players
they must dribble while walking/running backwards.
5. Granny shots - who can make the longest granny shot.
6. Who can spin a basketball on their finger the longest.
Party Food Ideas for a Basketball
Fun concession style food is always a big hit. Serve:
Hotdogs w/ buns wrapped in foil
Cupcakes decorated to look like basketballs
Set out tubs filled with ice and Gatorade.
Nerf type basketballs and hoops
NBA pencils, pens, trading cards
Jersey tank (mentioned above in activities)
Orange bags with black basketball lines (or bags in your
Basketball themed cups make a great goodie bag to hold party
Bandanas to wrap up the party favors