Seniors in assisted living facilities, freshmen in college dorms, prison inmates- millions of people watch basketball playoffs every year. And if you’re a basketball fan, you know that there’s no better way to experience the games than by watching with your friends and family who also love the game. Not only will you get to enjoy the games together, but you’ll also be able to snack on all your favorite snacks and drinks.
So here are some tips for throwing a successful basketball viewing party.
Think Carefully About the Venue
For a successful viewing party, the venue has to do different things.
First, sound. If it’s a small space, blaring the TV might not be ideal for everyone involved. For a large space, however, you’ll have to make sure that everyone can hear the television from wherever they’re sitting.
You also need to think about the weather. While being sprawled on mats under stars can be awesome, all it takes to ruin an outdoor venue is a little rain, strong winds, and even mosquitoes. Finally, you want to think about the logistics of your space. Can it accommodate the number of people you’re inviting?
Have Appropriate Food and Drinks
No party is complete without food and drinks. When it comes to a basketball viewing party, you want to make sure that your menu is easy to eat and not too messy. Thus, finger foods are always a good option because they can be eaten without utensils.
Some good finger food options include:
- Vegetable or fruit platters
- Cheese and crackers
- Pita chips and dip
- Chicken wings
- Mini pizzas
If you think your guests will prefer something more filling, you can always do a buffet with pasta, rice, and other hearty dishes.
As for drinks, you’ll want to have several non-alcoholic options like soda, water, and juice. But you should also have beer and wine. Also, make sure to have plenty of food available so that your guests don’t drink on an empty stomach.
Finally, don’t forget about dessert! A viewing party isn’t complete without a sweet treat. Cookies, brownies, and cake are all great options.
Create a Comfortable Atmosphere
The atmosphere of your party is just as important as the venue and the food and drinks you serve. You want your guests to feel relaxed and comfortable so they can enjoy the games.
To create a comfortable atmosphere, start by setting the mood with lighting. You don’t want the room to be too dark or too bright. Pendant lights, floor lamps, and LED strips are all good options because they provide soft, ambient lighting.
Next, think about the temperature of the room. You don’t want your guests to be too hot or too cold, so adjust the thermostat accordingly.
Throwing a basketball viewing party can be a lot of fun. Just make sure to carefully consider the venue, food, and atmosphere. With these tips, you’re sure to throw a successful party that your guests will enjoy!