March Madness Party Tips
March is a month that’s already seemingly packed to the brim with some things to look forward to, including the welcome first day of spring heralding in warmer temperatures and perhaps a hint of green. But it is also a highly competitive time when sixty-eight college basketball teams fight their way to the national championship that takes place soon. If you’re among those that want to throw a basketball-themed party in your Mission Place apartment this month, we’ve got some festive tips below. Enjoy your month here in Jessup, MD!
Watching all these wide-eyed and earnest teams fight their way to the top, all in the company of friends, is often entertaining enough. But what do you do during commercial breaks? We’d recommend hanging up some dollar-store hoops on doors in your living room and having short games of P-I-G or shooting competitions with foam or small inflatable basketballs. You could even use the same approach to clean up trash at the end of the party with guests.
Having some light music playing can take the pressure off of the lulls in conversation, and can be a great way to set the mood for the festivities ahead. If you’re feeling a bit out-of-touch with what’s being played at games these days, universities and professional teams often have playlists online that they play to get everyone fired up at the game. But you can also go with the soundtracks from basketball video games or basketball-themed movies — like Space Jam or Like Mike.
So you’ve got plenty of ideas above, but what do you do in-between games or during halftime? You could start up a game of outdoor hoops if the weather is right, head over to your favorite indoor basketball court, or even fire up your favorite retro hoop video game or contemporary fave. If you don’t have a console, get in touch with a friend that has one or rent one in town for the weekend. You could even give out small thrift-store or dollar-store trophies for anyone that wins an outdoor or virtual showdown. The Dollar Tree here in Jessup is sure to have something that will work!
What team are you rooting for? Are you excited for the sweet sixteen? What is your favorite snack to eat during the games? Let us know in the comments, and thanks for reading today’s blog post.