Celebrate Community with a March Madness Block Party
March Madness has finally arrived, and now it’s time to get your head in the game! Grab your bracket, friends, and neighbors, and celebrate March Madness like a winning team with an epic block party.
Enlist a few co-hosts.
You’re welcome to carry the entire block party on your back like a true MVP, but you can make life much simpler by recruiting a few friends and neighbors to help you get organized. With the help of co-hosts and volunteers, you can pool together resources and work collaboratively when gathering essential items like plates, cups, tables, chairs, games, and decorations.
Pick the perfect spot.
If you’ve got a lengthy guest list, you might want to go the traditional route and rope off your entire street. However, it’s important to seek the approval of your neighbors beforehand. You’ll also want to check with any relevant authorities in case you need a permit.
If you’re keeping the party small, your driveway may be all the “block” you need. But if your driveway doesn’t have adequate space or you’re unable to close off the street, you can always move festivities to a local outdoor spot or nearby park.
Ball out with March Madness party decorations.
There are plenty of different ways to decorate for your March Madness block party. Visit your local party supply store, and hunt down basketball party décor items like themed banners, paper plates, balloons, streamers, tablecloths, lanterns, yard signs, and even basketball-shaped piñatas. Additionally, you can deck out your block party in the colors of your celebrated team.
Serve basketball-themed treats and snacks.
Aside from the actual basketball game, food might be the most important part of your block party! Serve guests the fare they’d get at a courtside basketball game. Think hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, and popcorn. And if you’re culinarily creative, take things up a notch by making themed treats like basketball cupcakes or a basketball court seven-layer dip.
And if you’d rather rope in a few extra hands when putting together your march madness party cuisine, organize a potluck instead. Get guests excited and involved by having them bring their favorite game-day dishes.
Note: Keep local laws in mind when serving any boozy block party beverages!
Set up your TV for outdoor viewing.
If you’re hosting your March Madness block party in a driveway, consider setting up your TV outside, on a porch, or in an open garage. This way, guests can do what they came to do: watch the game!
It’s also important to take precautionary measures when using electronics outdoors. Keep TVs, laptops, speakers, and other electronic devices out of direct sunlight to prevent overheating, and be sure to protect any exposed cables.
If moving your television outside isn’t an option, consider transforming your TV room for basketball season by ensuring proper seating, audio that everyone can hear, and additional entertainment. If you’d rather keep guests from entering your home, try positioning your TV in a window so guests can still keep an eye on the score.
Organize activities, like yard games and karaoke!
Not everyone at your block party will be glued to the game, so it’s important to have a few other activity options. Go for tried-and-true basketball-themed party ideas like basketball piñata, cornhole, sports contests, and whatever else you and your co-hosts can think of.
And if you really want to take your block party to the next level, turn it into a March Madness music festival by bringing out the big guns — karaoke! The LG XBOOM Hi-Fi Shelf Speaker System comes with Karaoke Creator, so you can instantly turn any song into a karaoke track.
Other block party activity options include:
- Face painting
- Chalk art contests
- Sports-themed treasure hunts
- Dunk tanks
- Potato sack races
- Dance competitions
Send your guests home with March Madness party favors.
Throwing a fun March Madness block party is really favor enough, but you’ll be the ultimate MVP if you send your guests home with party favors, too. You can find mini basketball-themed plastic bags at most party supply stores. Fill them with goodies like candy, basketball stress balls, whistles, wristbands, koozies, and keychains. Whether or not their team wins, none of your guests will go home empty-handed!
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