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!
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.
Tip #2: Decorate your party space with basketball paraphernalia, like mini basketballs, jersey numbers and our free printable basketball party designs!
Tip #3: Serve DIGIORNO pizzas on pretty platters for perfect presentation. We flipped over wire baskets to create varying heights for our pizza display.
Tip #4: Download and print our printable chalkboard designs to add the perfect finishing touches to your party setup.
Tip #5: Add a few side dishes to your party menu, like a fresh salad with herbs and Italian 5 Layer Dip.
5-Layer Italian Dip
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
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.
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.
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!
Hazelnut S’mores Dip
2 (13 oz) containers hazelnut spread
1-2 cups mini marshmallows
1 box cinnamon graham crackers, for serving
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.
Be sure to include DIGIORNO pizza for your next celebration and make it memorable!
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