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The NCAA National Basketball Championship is almost underway, and that means it’s time to plan your bracket party!

But no watch party is complete without the necessary lineup of tasty snacks, fun games, and festive decorations. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.


Dunk-worthy decorations
Obviously, you’ll want to stick to the basketball color scheme of orange and black, but if you are a die-hard fan, feel free to throw in some of your team colors, too.

Hang some streamers around the entryway to your party, and don’t forget your basketball printouts you can stick around the snack table and television for a fun touch. You can even try blowing up some orange balloons and using a black sharpie to draw on the basketball lines.


Slammin’ snacks
You can build up quite an appetite cheering on your favorite team, so make sure your snack table isn’t sparse. Load up with finger-licking appetizers like these fancy goat cheese sliders, creamy avocado wontons, and, for dessert, some adorable cookies that are nothing but net.

If you’re looking for something a little more refreshing, think ice cream sodas (the blue and red can easily be swapped out for a delicious orange or mango flavored syrup). Or serve a simple punch made from lemon-lime soda, orange sherbet, and, if desired, a splash of your favorite vodka.

Pump Up the Crowd
You’ll need some positive energy to keep the crowd going, and that’s where this playlist comes in. Download these songs, or make your own, for the best championship basketball party ever!

Printable Tournament Bracket

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