Basketball Snacks for the Big Games

The love of college basketball runs deep in this house.  When college games are airing,  Eli {my oldest} and my husband are watching them.  Drafts and brackets and madness are all common words at this time of year.  Since the games are going to be on, I thought it would be fun to plan a few game day snacks for the viewers.  Who doesn’t love a little party?


I went to our local Walgreens {conveniently located right around the corner} to get some orange snacks and drinks {you can see more of that shop here}.

Coca-Cola, Coke Zero

I found everything I needed in one place and came home to set up a fun little themed tablescape for the family.  I threw some cheese balls in my basketball serving bowl {a basketball cut in half} …

college basketball tournament

… poured some Reese’s Pieces into an old trophy cup we had hanging around …


… used an old basketball and a small locker in the background …

Hershey's, Reese's Pieces

… and set out cups and bottles of Coke Zero.  My younger kids were thrilled they got to drink Coke since they rarely get caffeinated drinks!

Coke Zero, Coca-Cola

The most popular treats were my basketball Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  I used orange icing to pipe thin stripes onto the top of regular-sized cups, turning them into mini basketballs.  {If you follow me on instagram, you got a sneak peek of these yesterday.}


I love turning regular moments into something special with a few simple treats.


We turned on the Friday afternoon games …

college basketball

… and my basketball-loving teen planted himself in front of the screen with snacks in hand.  Not a bad way to start the weekend!

college basketball tournament

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