Basketball Tournament Party
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Basketball Tournament Party. I grew up playing basketball. It was my very favorite sport, and even though none of my kids play for a team, we still enjoy goofing around with our hoops. And, we ALWAYS watch the big Basketball Tournaments in March! And, of course we like to have a few friends over to watch it with us.
Since the weather in Florida is glorious, we decided to bring a TV out back to our party deck, and set up a little watch party. A quick trip to Target and a little digging in my party prop closet yielded everything I needed to host a simple basketball tournament watch party. Since you can’t have a party without snacks and drinks, I grabbed a few boxes of RITZ® Crackers, WHEAT THINS Snacks, some OREO® Cookies, and, of course, Coca-Cola® & Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, and some POWERADE. Y’all know my second home is Target, and you should know I LOVE Cartwheel, so I was super excited to see some of my goodies in the Cartwheel App for 25% off!! I like to get single serve beverage bottles for parties, no extra cups…thank you! POWERADE® 8-pack 20 oz bottles are just $3.99 in store right now too.
Once I had everything I needed for our party, I got working on the food. One of our go to recipes for parties is Roasted Corn Salsa. It is a perfect hearty dip, and tastes so good with WHEAT THINS Snacks! We decided to make some meat balls to mimic basketballs, and chocolate dipped OREO® Cookie basketballs for dessert.
- 1/2 Cup Diced Red Onions
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Can of Corn
- 1 Red Pepper
- 2 TBS Lime Juice
- 1 TBS Butter
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- WHEAT THINS Snacks
- Roast Pepper and dice.
- Roast Corn in butter and sprinkle with Chili Powder until slightly charred.
- Add Corn, Pepper, Tomato, Onions, and Cilantro to medium sized bowl.
- Stir in Lime Juice.
- Allow to sit for 2+ hours in fridge.
- Serve with WHEAT THINS Snacks.
- 1 1/3 Lb Ground Beef
- 1 1/3 Lb Hot Sausage (not in casing)
- 1 1/3 Lb Ground Pork
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Sleeves of RITZ Crackers Fresh Stacks
- 1/4 C Italian Seasoning
- 2 TBS Red Pepper Flakes
- 4 TBS Parmesan Cheese
- Mix ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
- Scoop out meatball mixture and roll into balls.
- Fry over medium heat until cooked (about 5-7 min, rotating)
- Add to Crock Pot to keep warm.
- Can be served with marinara sauce and fresh cheese
Everyone really loved having time to come together over good food and cold drinks to watch some hoops and hang out together.
Be sure to check out Target and the Cartwheel App if you are planning on hosting a Basketball Tournament Party too!