Coolest Kid Birthday Parties

Coolest Basketball Theme Party Idea

This Basketball party page is a supplement to the General Sports theme party idea section where you'll find lots of the coolest basic sports-related birthday party ideas.

It's always a great sports theme party idea to have the party outdoors, in your backyard, at a local park, or wherever the kids can run around and exert lots of energy. If there's a basketball court at your local park, that's even better so that the kids can shoot some hoops. You can bring a miniature hoop for the little kids.

To start off, compare between these cool basketball supplies:

Get ready for some SLAM DUNKIN' fun!


Basketball Games and Activities

If you're holding the party outdoors, there are lots of cool basketball drills to entertain the kids with. All you'll need are a basketball or two. And, if one of the parents is a coach or referee, you can ask that they come in a referee uniform (or at least shirt and whistle). This'll surely get the kids excited. Or, you can ask for their help in planning the activities.

Some drills can include: Dribbling for the longest time with eyes closed, free throws, dribbling to a cone and back, creative throws, etc. Don't forget to pass out fun basketball horns to get the kids roaring and cheering their friends on.

Basketball Pinata

Pinatas are a hit at theme parties such as this. If the kids are old enough, a cool theme party idea is to place this cool Basketball Pinata above the hoop and have them try to break it by throwing real basketballs at it. Just be careful!

Basketball Coloring Pages

Here are some free basketball coloring pages the kids can color in at the party:

Basketball Balloon Pop

For this basketball theme party idea, divide the guests into two equal groups. About 25 yards away, place mounds of inflated orange and black balloons (over-inflate them to make popping easier). At the sound of a whistle the first two relay contestants, one from each team, run to the balloons and remove one. Each must sit on a balloon until it pops. Once the balloon pops, the players run back to the starting line, and tag the next player in line. The first team to complete the course wins.

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Basketball Decorations

Here's a great Basketball yard sign to show everyone where the party is.

Your color scheme should be orange and black. You can have alternating orange and black tablecloths, balloons, streamers, etc.

Also, a great basketball theme party idea is to decorate your party area with inexpensive inflatable basketballs. You can also use them later on during the games.


Homemade Basketball Cakes

Check out the cool Basketball theme party cake ideas on, the Web's largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes. You'll find thousands of cakes submitted by visitors like yourself with photos and how-to tips.


Basketball Party Food and Drink

Cool Concession Food Ideas: (make sure to label the foods)

  • Donut holes and cheesballs (hoops and basketballs)
  • Double Dribble Dogs (hot dogs)
  • Full Court Burgers
  • Slam Dunk Nachos
  • Free-Throw Fries
  • Chest Pass cheese balls
  • Alley-Oop Popcorn
  • Fast Break Pizza

You can put the treats in this cool plastic basketball cap.


Basketball Party Favors

You can gather all sorts of basketball trinkets, such as whistles, tattoos, NBA pencils, mini basketballs, squirt bottles, etc. A great theme party idea is to place the favors inside Felt Basketball Hats for a wonderful gift to take home.


Your Basketball Parties and Ideas

Some of our visitors have gone the extra mile and written up their complete Basketball party story with photos and everything they did. We call these stories "Party Tales" and they serve as a great inspiration! Take a peek at other people's Basketball theme Party Tales and you're sure to find lots more outstanding Basketball party ideas:

If you'd like share your complete party with us, then once your party is over, send us your own PARTY TALE and we'll create your very own theme party page and photo gallery that's hosted on our site! (Family, friends and just about anybody will be able to find inspiration from your child's birthday party and comment on YOUR ideas!)