Basketball Themed First Birthday

Although boys’ basketball birthday parties are a common theme, a more unique version is this boy’s basketball halftime HALF birthday party that Trixy, from A Delicate Gift, and her husband celebrate.

When their son was born, the happy parents enjoyed a small birthday cake each month for his first year and then continued the idea by giving him half birthday parties every year, in addition to his real birthday party. This year Trixy decided to pair her son’s half birthday, which occurred during March Madness, with their love of all things basketball.

Boys Basketball Party Ideas

Boys Basketball Party Ideas


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Read on to learn how Trixy used party activities and sporty details like varsity letters and pom poms to create a sleek and modern basketball halftime, half birthday party. The beautiful images were captured by Jessica Torosian Photography.

Boys Basketball Party cake

Boys Basketball Party cake

The blue polka-dot half birthday cake appears to have already been cut, but that leading edge is actually frosting.

Boys Basketball Party cake

Boys Basketball Party cake

The VIP centerpiece cake looks awesome under a navy blue varsity letter backdrop. Flanking the cake you’ll see bleacher style serving pieces that Trixy cleverly made using cabinet racks.

Boys Basketball Party dessert table

Boys Basketball Party dessert table

The bleachers held an assortment of concession stand goodies for guests, such as jelly beans in team colors, halftime cupcakes, and mini boxes of popcorn sprinkled with M&Ms.

Notice how perfectly each of the containers coordinate for an appealing display.

Boys Basketball Party bleacher display

Boys Basketball Party bleacher display

Adorable cookies that look like miniature varsity jackets are stitched with a monogrammed “M”, the first letter of the birthday boy’s name.

Boys Basketball Party cookies

Boys Basketball Party cookies

That monogram appears throughout the decorations, including on the chocolate covered Oreo basketballs.

Boys Basketball Party oreos

Boys Basketball Party oreos

Megaphones, poms and pennants add just the right touch.

Boys Basketball Party centerpieces

Boys Basketball Party centerpieces

The concession stand featured mini burgers, fries and beverages that were adorned with custom printable labels.

Boys Basketball Party party food

Boys Basketball Party party food

Mini bleachers, the color of a basketball court, were the perfect seats for bottles of sports drinks and pom-pom-topped water bottles.

Boys Basketball Party beverage stand

Boys Basketball Party beverage stand

Coordinating straws topped with custom pennant flags were nearby.

Boys Basketball Party gym bag favors

Boys Basketball Party gym bag favors

What else would guests go home with but a facsimile of mini gym bags filled with yummy favors?

Orange basketball gumballs, chocolate bars, and small tins filled with basketball stickers served as athletic party favors.

Boys Basketball Party gumballs

Boys Basketball Party gumballs

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Boys Basketball Themed Birthday party