Last Minute Basketball Party Ideas

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This Basketball Party ideas shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. In celebration of the end of a fun and successful Basketball Season for my kids, we are throwing a little Basketball themed party last-minute using the #NewFavorites Pizza options from DiGiorno currently available at Walmart.

Last Minute Basketball Party Ideas

While we have our favorite take out pizza shop, a speciality pizza can run up to $20 a pie. I was pursuing Walmart last week and came across the DIGIORNO® Stuffed Crust Buffalo Chicken and the DIGIORNO® Stuffed Crust Sausage, Peppers, and Onions pizzas. If you have been a reader of Close to Home for any time you know my husband is from Buffalo so this was an easy pizza choice. Our Family loves to eat sausage and pepper sandwiches,  so thought we would give that pizza a whirl too. I never had a stuffed crust pizza before so this was also a pizza party tasting.

Pizza Basketball Party Ideas 

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While I was not intending to spend much for this family basketball party, I  still purchased and created a few Baseball themed items. Nothing like some cheese balls to represent a basketball as well as some sugar cookies decorated to look like baseballs. Our table scape simply included a basketball on a pedestal, easy and free.

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I did decide to make an inexpensive Basketball party favor using Gum tape containers I found in orange. You can find the free basketball party favor  printable here. I used my XYRON to attach the “stickers” to the case to avoid any paper crinkling.

Basketball Party favors

Once the table was set and the party favors complete, the pizzas were ready to go into the oven. We love black olives so I could not resist adding some to create a basketball out of our perfectly round pizza.

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Once the  Buffalo Chicken finished baking  I added some Blue Cheese Dressing for the basketball outline. However, in accordance with our Buffalo fan, you need to serve some Buffalo Chicken accoutrements such as carrots and celery with extra blue cheese dressing as well as extra buffalo wing sauce for those who want a little more spice.

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Pizza Basketball Party Ideas 

As for flavor, we consider ourselves “pizza snobs” and these were actually delicious pizzas. The cheese in the crust was not too overwhelming and the flavors were fresh and complimented each other. I was impressed with the amount of veggies on the pizza and they were not soggy which happens sometimes with veggie pizzas.

Last Minute Basketball Party Ideas

My son liked dipping the DiGiorno Stuffed Crust Buffalo Chicken in extra dressing. My husband’s only complaint is that Buffalo Chicken should have Blue cheese dressing and not Ranch dressing. We would definitely buy these again.


It was great to celebrate the end of our Basketball season with this Family Basketball Party. These basketball party ideas are not expensive and more importantly brought the family together for a great family meal and fun.


 Which of these new DiGiorno Pizzas I tasted for the #CollectiveBias shop would your family like to try?

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  1. What a fun treat for parties, thank you! #client

  2. I love cute, and EASY, party ideas! 🙂

  3. What a cute party idea…love the basketball favors!