How to Throw a Playoff Party


The playoffs are right around the corner, as you already know, and with that being the case, you’re going to need to throw an AMAZING playoff party. The typical party isn’t going to do; you need to go all out with the basketball theme, and sometimes that means improvising!

Bring your Team Colors

Your team has colors and you’re going to need to represent – there’s just no question about it. Whether it’s the Chicago Bulls or the Cavaliers, you need to make sure every single item is color coordinated, even down to the cups if you can manage it. If possible, find some team flags to hang – they’ll go perfectly with your color scheme.

Set your Table

We can’t possibly say enough about properly setting your table. You need more than just paper plates! We always prefer to go with either the team themed plates or the cool basketball themed plates that will make any fan feel right at home. Other great tableware options can include basketball themed serving bowls, which can be used for nachos or a snack of the gluten free variety. If you really want to set the mood with your table, try laying down a basketball themed tablecloth first – it’s really going to change the tone of the room.


There are a ton of other ways you can set the tone of the room, for example, you could order an NBA party starter kitthat contains balloons, tableware, etc. That’s a fast way to get started, and it usually isn’t too expensive. There are plenty of other little things you can do, from drink coasters, to pictures of your favorite teammates – it all adds to the experience.

If you’re running low on food ideas, make it a potluck! You’re probably going to have a lot of guests, so make sure that they’re bringing their own food and their own drinks to share with everyone. This is a great way to make your party a little less expensive, and a little more enjoyable for you and your guests.

Hook up the Surround Sound

Apart from food and drinks, you need to make sure that your home is properly equipped for a playoff party, which isn’t always going to be the easiest thing. Make sure you’ve hooked up a surround sound system so that you can get the full experience, and most importantly, make sure you know where the HD channel is for the game you’re going to be watching.

Throwing the perfect playoff party doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. If you find the right party supplier, you can get extremely inexpensive accessories, and it won’t take you long to get set up. Just remember, your favorite team is playing, so make this event a memorable one by implementing the ideas that we’ve mentioned, and even taking it a bit further if you want. The options are limitless and as you browse the available party supplies online, you’re going to come up with a few of your own.


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