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HOST A SLAM DUNK BASKETBALL PARTY!

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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY DIGIORNO PIZZA

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It’s basketball season so it’s a great time to gather friends and family to cheer on your favorite team! We are partnering with DIGIORNO pizza to share tips and ideas for hosting the best basketball tournament bash of the season. With DIGIORNO pizza, you can rise to the occasion by baking up hot and fresh pizza with a perfect crust right in your own oven. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time watching your team win the big game! With our free printable designs, decorating tips and amazing recipes, you’ll be all set to host a memorable gathering!

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Tip #1: Serve a variety of DIGIORNO Original Rising Crust pizza flavors to please all of your party guests! The classics (Four Cheese, Three Meat and Supreme) are always a good choice.

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Tip #2: Decorate your party space with basketball paraphernalia, like mini basketballs, jersey numbers and our free printable basketball party designs!

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Tip #3: Serve DIGIORNO pizzas on pretty platters for perfect presentation. We flipped over wire baskets to create varying heights for our pizza display.

host_a_slam_dunk_basketball_party_7Tip #4: Download and print our printable chalkboard designs to add the perfect finishing touches to your party setup.

Designs include:

  • “Game Day” Banner
  • “Game Day” Cupcake Toppers
  • “Game Day” Food Labels
  • “Water Break” Sign

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So delicious!

host_a_slam_dunk_basketball_party_10Tip #5: Add a few side dishes to your party menu, like a fresh salad with herbs and Italian 5 Layer Dip.

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5-Layer Italian Dip

Serves 12

Ingredients

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp Italian seasoning
½ cup shredded parmesan
½ cup Italian cheeses
3 cups marinara sauce
1 lb Italian sausage, cooked
3 cups basil leaves, chopped
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the cheeses, sour cream and Italian seasoning. Evenly spread the mixture at the bottom of a glass bowl. Layer the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Chill until ready to serve.

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Tip #6: Set up a drink station for your party. Fill a decorative pitcher with ice and water and add our printable “water break” sign. Set out cold soda in ready-to-grab cups with straws.

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Tip #7: Don’t forget dessert! Dessert is a must have for any party, and cupcakes topped with printable basketball designs and hazelnut s’mores dip are perfect choices for a game day celebration!

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Hazelnut S’mores Dip

Serves 12

Ingredients

2 (13 oz) containers hazelnut spread
1-2 cups mini marshmallows
1 box cinnamon graham crackers, for serving

Directions

Spread the hazelnut spread evenly at the bottom of a bowl. Sprinkle the marshmallows over the top. Broil the tops of the marshmallows in the oven, if using an oven-safe bowl. Otherwise, use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows. Serve with the graham crackers.

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Yum! 

host_a_slam_dunk_basketball_party_19Be sure to include DIGIORNO pizza for your next celebration and make it memorable!

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Photo Styling + Design  |   The TomKat Studio
Photography  |  Ten22 Studio
Food Styling + Recipes  |  Baked by Joanna
Featured Product |  DIGIORNO pizza

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM DIGIORNO PIZZA IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.

  1. Jennifer

    March 25th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    How did you construct the basketball net thing?

  2. Jennifer Kincade

    August 3rd, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    where did you get the pizza pans

  3. Kim

    August 3rd, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I found them at HomeGoods!

  4. Jen

    August 16th, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Is there away to make the banner say happy birthday ?

  5. Kim

    August 22nd, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Hi Jen,
    I can update the design for you for a small fee. Email me at kim@thetomkatstudio.com for details!

  6. Lindsey

    August 3rd, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Hello,

    Are these printables no longer available?

    Was looking to use the ‘water break’ sign, but the link leads me to a 404 error page.

    Thank you!!!

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