Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable game cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

I LOVE hosting parties. ANY parties. And tis the season for basketball, so that’s how we’re going to party. Although admittedly a game day party wouldn’t at the top of my list. But since we end up inviting neighbors to stop by for big games, I wanted to make it a little bit more festive than the typical beer & pizza style gathering.

Swapping out the standard orange décor and heavy appetizers, we went with more of a light brunch theme with a fun wine cocktail. The gals who came to watch the game definitely appreciated it. Being on the west coast and the Pacific Time Zone we can literally watch basketball first thing in the morning with our pajamas, so brunch was a perfect theme. (Yes, I reluctantly changed out of my pajamas 😊)

Not only did I whip up a fun wine cocktail (scroll down for the recipe) and a light brunch spread, we threw in a basketball version of Bingo to keep everyone entertained. Aka – keep ME entertained when watching basketball. Joe knows I’m losing interest when I start scrolling through Facebook during sporting events. Ops.

Here’s how we played Basketball Bingo

Print out the Bingo printable template which includes 8 DIFFERENT Bingo card boards to accommodate lots of guests! (You can print out a couple copies for multiple games)

Basketball Bingo Printable Template

Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable game cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

Each guest picks a team from the game we’re watching. So for all the squares on the Bingo card, the team they chose has to complete those actions. This made the game more exciting and kept it going a little longer. Plus, you can double the amount of people who can play (8 different boards x 2 teams = up to 16 people can play if you print out two copies of the template)

Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable game cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

To get the competitive juices flowing, everyone contributes one dollar into the pot before the game started. Whoever gets Bingo first gets ½ of the pot. The second Bingo winner gets ¼ of the pot (which is half of the remaining pot) and the 3rd Bingo winner gets the final ¼ (the remaining money in the pot).

As traditional Bingo goes …. The first person to get 5 in a row wins!

Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable game cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

We printed off stacks of these basketball Bingo cards and played a couple rounds throughout the game.

Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable game cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

Now let’s not forget about the beverages!

Frontera has created some amazing cocktails featuring their wines. I selected the Chardonnay recipe to serve for our party, but honestly, these all looked good!

 

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Delicious Chardonnay cocktail that's great for any occasion! Perfect for a basketball party with our bingo printable game cards!

We made this delicious Frontera Chardonnay Al Fresco. An extra bonus is that instead of just having one beverage to serve our guests we technically had two – wine and a wine cocktail. Frontera wines are great to serve for parties like this or to pair with game day recipes.

Serves 1 (Multiple recipe by number of guests you’re serving)

Ingredients

4 ounces Frontera Chardonnay

¼ cucumber chopped

1 lime

2 tablespoons simple syrup

Ice

DDelicious Chardonnay cocktail that's great for any occasion! Perfect for a basketball party with our bingo printable game cards!

Preparation

Muddle the cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup.

Add ice and wine.

Shake well.

Strain into glass and enjoy!

Delicious Chardonnay cocktail that's great for any occasion! Perfect for a basketball party with our bingo printable game cards!

Doesn’t get much easier than that!

Use our downloadable basektball bingo printable cards for your next big playoffs party! Great entertainment for all your guests - basketball twist on a favorite game!

Cheers to being the fanciest basketball party hosts on the block! (even if you’re still wearing your pajamas 🙂 )

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Joe & I love hosting dinner parties (he does ALL the cooking and I do the rest 🙂 ), but this was the first time I had planned any type of sporting event party. Never backing down on a reason to celebrate, college basketball play offs seemed like a perfect time to host a party! I’ve been wanting to do a basketball theme party for a while and excited with how it turned out!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

Wanting the look to be mostly black & white with hints of orange throughout, I first searched all over our home for decorating inspiration (and anything I could use for the decor). Fortunately I was able to find a couple items around the house to include. I’ll point out those in photos below!

Not only did we need decorations, but FOOD as well! I decided to make my fun sweet and salty Potato Chip Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Potato Chip Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chips, crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Soften butter by putting in a microwave safe bowl and heating for about 30 seconds. To crush the chips easily, first put them in a plastic ziplock bag BEFORE crushing in to tiny pieces. In a large bowl mix all ingredients well. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough in to small balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Place on to a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray 2 inches apart. Bake for roughly 10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly brown around the edge.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

Once the cookies were done, it was decorating time! I started with a black table cloth & used all white serving dishes. Blending some items I had around the house (silver vase with twigs) and some that I bought at Target (basketball netting), below.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

To add some more ‘sweet’ dishes, I whipped up some chocolate cupcakes with white icing.

Decorating was super easy:

Each cupcake has two strips of card stock paper: 1 1/2 inch white paper and 1/2 inch black paper. Wrap both around the cupcake and staple the paper together in the back.

Taking orange card stock, I simply cut out small circles, added the basketball lines in and stuck on top of the frosting!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

The Potato Chip Double Chocolate Chip Cookies were placed in these adorable white baskets that resembled a basketball hoop, lined with tissue paper.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

I added some chips to compliment the sweet dishes in a silver bowl, setting on top of black & white alternating napkins. (Confession: this is a pretty small bowl because unfortunately I couldn’t just eat one. Oops!)

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

White ramekins were used to hold the orange gumballs and Reese’s Pieces.

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

The bottled water even got a makeover with two inch black card stock wrapped around with a little tape in the back!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

May your next basketball party be as fun to plan as it is to host!

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

 

 

 

 





 

Plan the ultimate tournament Basketball Party with these decorating ideas & tips. Surprise your guests with our potato chip cookie recipe!

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