We love getting together as a family for sporting events at home. It's a great time to sneak in some fun family time, especially during the long winter months here. Every time we watch sports like basketball games and special shows, we love to have some delicious munchies. What usually happens is that I end up missing a portion of the game because I am trying to finish up in the kitchen.
Lately, I've been trying to plan easy solutions so that I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the fun with my family. As much as I love a little alone time in the kitchen, I enjoy lazy fun days catching a good basketball game with my fam! I've come up with some surprisingly simple, but festive basketball party ideas for your next game! Total score for team mom!
Easy DIY Basketball Party Ideas
To make a basketball watching party even more fun, I decided to pick up a few extra things while I was at Walmart. What is pizza without tasty beverages? I wanted to add some type of sporty net material to make my mason jar cups fun. As I cruised the sporting aisles, I spotted a mesh safety vest. This was just perfect for DIY Net Cups.
I wanted to stay within classic basketball colors and this totally worked. To make these, I simply trimmed out enough material to wrap around the cups perfectly. Use either heavy duty tape to adhere it to the cups if you'd like a super easy option. You can also use a glue gun to adhere the mesh to your cups. My son thought these were super fun! I loved the way they came out and best of all, it only took a few minutes to put together!
Next, I wanted to take serving my pizza to another level. Thinking "slam dunk" when I found cheap basketball nets. I knew I had to make this work! I shopped the party section and found a tall party cup and sturdy cardboard cake servers.
To put this DIY Pizza Server together, I simply placed the extra net inside of the cup and taped the cake board onto the top. So easy and affordable. The net was around $2 and the cup was about the same price! Another Score!
Creating a fun basketball watching get together can be both easy and affordable. Love it! No need to spend a lot of cash or time prepping up something fantastic in your own kitchen. Your friends and family will be impressed!