March Madness! It Is Coming to WNY

Picture of a cupcake decorated with orange and black frosting to look like a basketball.

It’s mid-March, spring is just around the corner, and it’s time for March Madness! Get into the spirit of all things basketball by hosting a March Madness gathering at your Windsong Place apartment here in Williamsville, NY. In our post today we’ve got all the details covered to help you plan your best party yet. 

Invites

With selection Sunday over with, it’s time to take a look at the March Madness Schedule and choose a night to host your party and get invites out ASAP. To help you out, Evite has a great selection of basketball themed invites that make it easy. 

Food

What’s a party without eats? Decide whether you are doing a full meal or just a variety of snacks. If you are doing all the food yourself or going with a potluck. If you do go with a potluck, an easy way to do that is for the host (you) to a meat dish, and ask guests to bring sides and desserts to go with it. Alternatively, if you are doing snacks, be sure to include some healthy options among the goods. If you’re feeling creative, add some dishes/desserts that evoke the whole basketball theme like serving cupcakes decorated to look like basketballs, basketball cake pops, or serve turnovers (we hope your team doesn’t make too many!).

Decoration & Music

Because there are so many teams, each with their own home base and colors, it may be easier to simply stick to the fundamentals and common ground. Utilize colors like orange and black, which are found in any basketball, so your party is inclusive and fitting no matter which team is on the court. Start with neutral basketball colors, and if you want to you can easily add your favorite team’s colors from there.

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. 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.

Most importantly, enjoy spending some time with friends and family cheering on your favorite teams. It’s the perfect way to welcome springtime in WNY.