Slam Dunk Fun with a Basketball Baby Shower Theme
Basketball is a popular and widely viewed sport. It makes a hip baby shower idea to consider if the mum-to-be plays the sport herself or is an avid fan who likes to cheer on her favorite team. Whether she’s expecting a baby boy or girl, a basketball baby shower is a gender-neutral theme guaranteed to keep her and the guests entertained as the arrival of the little dribbler approaches.
Invite Your All-Star Guests
Make sure that the invitation clearly provides the party details to allow guests to prepare in terms of their participation in the planned activities. It always works well when guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite basketball team colours to make the party a slam dunk success.
Set the stage that can make guests feel like they’re stepping into the arena of this season’s all-star ball game. Place standees of top professional local or international players at the entrance to allow guests to hobnob with the big men of basketball for an on-the-spot photo opportunity. A wooden basketball court is enough to stir up excitement among teams raring to make some noise that can rival a championship game.
Feed Teams of Hungry Players
Food and drinks are always one of the major factors to be given consideration in any party. This especially holds true for a basketball theme where you’re expected to sustain the energy level of your active guests.
To achieve real basketball arena feeling, use the concession stands as your inspiration to serve the menu. Place attractive basketball coolers in strategic places to avoid long queues and to allow guests to mingle as they get cold drinks. Consider foods commonly sold during games like nachos, popcorn and hot dogs with mustard, ketchup and relish. For convenience, provide handy containers that can be easily carried around so guests can share food while chatting or watching some party games.
Play All-Time High Fun Games
A basketball baby shower needs fun and interesting games to sustain the guests’ interest and help them remember the occasion for a long time. With the use of technology, host computer console games that can be viewed on a huge widescreen TV showing a head-on match against teams. Provide colourful pompoms and give out an award for the best basketball cheer from the crowd. If you want to be more traditional, just tally the shooting points each team makes at the wooden court before declaring the winner. Both guests and the expectant mum are bound to have fun during the basketball shoot off.
Everyone who attends the basketball baby shower walks away with many good memories and a basketball-themed favour. The mum-to-be cherishes you while earnestly hoping that the little dribbler in the tummy grows up to be a three-point shooting idol in the future.
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