The NCAA basketball tournament is perfectly timed – the month of March always seems to linger. The tournament helps bring excitement to the last cold days of winter. To get things in a “full court press” mode, we decided to host a party for my son and for some of his friends, so, they could enjoy some goodies while they watched some of the games. We didn’t have any trouble finding kids to come over – even at the last minute.
We had a Nerf hoop set up on the back of a door and they shot hoops during television breaks. Then they enjoyed playing with the plastic basketball eggs I had set out for decorations.
I used Party Bluprints to help plan the party. This website shared great ideas and recipes to get your party to the Final Four. The menu for our party included sliders, buffalo chicken dip, veggies, Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowls and whoopie pies for dessert. The new Orville Redenbacher Pop Up Bowls are a hit with the little guys. It pops up nicely and makes it own bowl! You can see the kernels popping through the red cellophane top – my son thought that was really cool. He even wrote a story about it for his writing assignment at school.
The food really good and was as easy to make. The kids loved the whoopie pies while the adults really liked the buffalo chicken dip. I tried to send a leftover whoopie pie home with each kid – one kid forgot his and came back to get it! We couldn’t get enough of the buffalo chicken dip, it was so gooey with melted cheese and hot – as in hot sauce! It was so good I had some for breakfast the next day.
Now the Tournament is down to the Final Four. All the top ranked teams have been beaten, that makes it more fun to watch if you ask me, because now all the remaining teams are underdogs. There’s still time for you to host a party!
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