For children who love basketball, having a basketball themed birthday party is hard to resist. This is a party that can easily be done outside, weather permitting, which will save your home from a bit of wear and tear. You can also throw a basketball themed party in a recreation room. These ideas will help you throw a basketball themed party for your little girl or boy.
If you are handing out invitations, just cut neat circles from orange construction paper, and use a marker to draw the lines to make it resemble a basketball. (How to draw a basketball) Write the time, date, place and RSVP information on the back of our home made card. If you need an invitation that will fit in an envelope, print basketball birthday cards from the internet.
To decorate for your child’s basketball birthday party, visit sportswear and sporting goods stores to purchase basketball memorabilia, posters, jerseys, hats, banners, and trophies. Fill orange helium balloons and draw lines on them to resemble basketballs. Tablecloths should look like a basketball court. (You can draw this on an inexpensive white sheet or cloth. Have guests sign the tablecloth for a keepsake. Do not forget to put up a size appropriate basketball hoop. When the party is over, most of these goodies can be used to decorate your child’s room.
Serve foods hot from the grill such as hot dogs and hamburgers. Potato chips, popcorn, and cheese nachos can be served in paper cups. For drinks, have miniature soft drinks and bottles of water. You can shape your cake like a basketball by baking it in a round metal, well greased, bowl. When you flip the cake over it will look like a half-sphere. Ice the cake with frosting colored with red and yellow food coloring to make orange. Pipe black frosting, to create the basketball lines. This is just one of many ideas for creative basketball birthday cakes.
As children arrive, have them write their names onto sweatbands with markers. These can be used in place of party hats, plus it will help parents and supervisors to learn the name of each child. Assign them a number and write that number on the back. You can use these numbers later to pull names from a bowl to award prizes.
You would of course play basketball games at a basketball birthday party. You can line up the children and give each of them one minute to get as many baskets as possible. Children can also do this blindfolded.
Party favors would include basketball themed stickers, games, rings, wristbands, medals and stickers. You find some of these at your local dollar store. Others can be found at the online party supply store, oriental trading. All of these items, plus candies can be placed in a piñata, which are a hit for kids parties. You can adapt a simple piñata tutorial made from a balloon to create your basketball piñata. To break it, the kids can throw basketballs at it, or swing a bat at it which is kind of funny as bats and basketballs don’t normally go together