Hosting a Successful College Basketball Watch Party
March 8, 2023
You can’t have a successful basketball-watching party without the right food, drinks and guests. But don’t worry — Uncle Julio’s has you covered. Here are our top tips for hosting a basketball-themed bash that your friends will love.
Create a Bracket for Your Guests to Fill Out
Get your basketball party off the ground with a creative twist — create a bracket for your guests to fill out! It’ll inject some added life and entertainment into the basketball-themed shindig, especially if there is a basketball game on TV. Plus, it encourages friendly competition among your friends as you all try to predict the results of each game. So, grab a pen and paper and get to work — having a basketball bracket on hand means more fun at your basketball bash!
Set Up a Comfortable Watching Experience
Nothing brings people together quite like a basketball watch party. Create the best experience for all your friends by setting up a few TVs around the room so everyone can gather around and watch their favorite teams. You’ll be sure to win MVP of the party-planning process when you give your guests prime real estate to cheer on their teams. Don’t forget the snacks though, no basketball watch party would be complete without them!
Have Plenty of Snacks & Drinks On Hand
When it comes to hosting a big get-together, everybody knows that you can never be too prepared. Be a step ahead of the game and order food to go from Uncle Julio’s — make sure you keep your pantry stocked with plenty of snacks and drinks, including some options that aren’t alcoholic. This way, everybody can enjoy themselves no matter their preference.
At Uncle Julio’s, we have plenty of delicious options to make sure your basketball watch party is a slam dunk! We’ve got all the classic Mexican dishes that are perfect for game day, like chips and queso, nachos, family meal options and more. Plus, our famous margaritas to go will have you and your guests cheering loud and proud!
We also offer two catering packages, to make sure you get the most out of your party. Choose between our Express and our Full-Service packages and bring all the flavor to you without the hassle! Browse through our catering options to determine which catering option is best for your party.*
*Catering only available at Uncle Julio’s locations in the Dallas Fort Worth, Maryland and Virginia area.
Decorate with Your Team’s Colors to Get Everyone in the Spirit
If you’re looking for a way to bring team spirit to your home, decorating with your team’s colors is an easy and fun solution. Whether you choose to go all out with ornaments, garlands and streamers, or simply place some throw cushions on the couch, having these colors around makes it feel like you’re on the sidelines of every game. Plus, it’s just plain enjoyable to have your favorite color combo at home! So get creative and let those team colors fly — because who doesn’t want a victory all year round?
Have a Few Games or Activities Planned in Case There’s a Lull in the Action
If you ever find yourself in a situation where the excitement level has suddenly dropped, never fear! Have a few games or activities planned ahead of time to breathe life back into the room. It’s always a good idea to have some extra entertainment at the ready; that way, when it’s time to liven up the festivities, you’ll be well prepared. Whether it’s charades, playing catch with a beach ball or simply having everyone join in on singing their favorite song, there’s no wrong way to go about restoring the party atmosphere. So don’t stress — the fun doesn’t have to end when the conversation does!
Relax & Enjoy Yourself, Get Your Food To Go!
So, you’ve decided to order Mexican food to go. That’s the right call because Mexican food is some of the most delicious and comforting around. Choose from favorites like our chips and dips, nacho bar, Family Meals for 4 and more! Not only does Uncle Julio’s offer food to go, we also offer fresh margaritas and bottled beer to go, so you can make your own fiesta at home with all the drinks and food you need! And hey, don’t forget one of the most essential parts of a successful food-to-go order: relaxing and enjoying yourself while it’s being prepared!
Also, Uncle Julio’s offers $1 delivery if you order online, so you can take a few extra minutes off and kick back while your delicious meal is being prepared. So yes, order your Mexican feast ahead and get it delivered straight to your door!
Let Uncle Julio’s Do the Cooking for You
We hope these ideas have been helpful for hosting the perfect sports party! It doesn’t matter if your guests nail every pick in their bracket, or if they come away with an unforgettable experience — what matters is that you enjoy your gathering. After all, parties should be a time to relax and have fun! Let yourself go, throw some caution to the wind, break out those decorations — it’s going to be one epic party. So make sure you share a few laughs, pick up some snacks and drinks, and get ready to cheer wildly — it’s basketball season after all!
Common Questions Asked About Hosting Sports-Themed Watch Parties
What are some good Mexican food options for a basketball watch party?
If you’re looking for great Mexican food options to serve at your watch party, there are plenty of delicious choices. Tacos, nachos, chips and dip, and quesadillas are all popular choices that can be easily ordered from Uncle Julio’s.
Is there anything else besides watching basketball that can be done during a watch party?
Games like trivia and bingo are perfect for this type of event! Trivia can involve questions related to the teams playing or the tournament itself, while bingo can be tailored to specific plays, teams and more. For instance, you could have a bingo card that lets you “win” when your team scores a 3-pointer or when a certain player gets a rebound. You can also offer small prizes for winners of either game!