You guys….it’s March! And do you know what that means? It’s means we’re watching basketball! Yup, in my home this is one of the most exciting times of the year as teams from around the country battle it out to be crowned as the best. Having a basketball-loving teen in my home, the next month will be filled with basketball tournament watching parties, friendly competitions to see who can pick the winner and of course tons of game time fun. Since I know that the excitement over this month of basketball tournament fun is taking the nation by storm, I figured as a seasoned basketball mom it was only fair to give you a few ideas to make your celebration memorable.
Set Up Your Bracket (Or Join In Mine)
We all have our favorite teams, right? But when it comes down to who will really go all the way, it’s fun to guess on the outcome! Creating your Yahoo Pick ‘Em Tournament bracket is a great way to get your friends involved, see who really knows the most about the teams and even have a chance to win amazing prizes!
Setting up your bracket is as easy and logging in, choosing your teams and inviting your friends and family to join in. Then the friendly competition can begin to see who has the longest streak and who REALLY knows their basketball!
Now, I’m gonna be the first to admit…..I know basketball but I don’t KNOW basketball so I have a secret weapon that is the method to my madness….my teenager!
He eats, sleeps and breaths basketball and can probably tell you off the top of his head the names of all the players and their team records. So, he’s my endless source of info and my secret weapon when it comes to choosing my bracket. I simple ask sweetly to see who he’s predicting to win or happen to drop a question in causal conversation and then run to my computer as quickly as possible and try to remember his predictions to put into my bracket!
That way, I know my chances of going further and being the mom with the best bracket are high! After all, what mom of boys doesn’t want bragging rights when it comes to their picks for the big basketball tournament? Are you with me there?
I’m sure you are and while it would be awesome to be the most basketball savvy of all your friends and family, if you REALLY know your stuff you could have a chance to win a Lexus-GSF Inspired vacation of a 3-day/2-night trip to Miami or Los Angeles! That’s right, one lucky fan who has the best predictions and goes on the most accurate winning streak will be streaking off themselves for an amazing vacation!
Even better, you can download the Yahoo Pick ‘Em app on your phone or tablet so that when you’re partying it up, everyone can hop on line, make their next selections and see how each person is doing!
To get started with setting up your bracket today, simply click here and follow the steps to set up your bracket or join one that is already in progress. And don’t forget to check out the official rules for this great contest to see how you could win big!
Plan Fun Snacks
Once you’re set up your Yahoo Pick ‘Em bracket and chosen who you want to win, invite you friends over to watch game and get in on the action. After all, watching the basketball tournament together is so much more fun than watching it alone, right? Right! Stock up on snacks and get a little creative it the kitchen! Try whipping up a themed basketball cookie cake or creating the perfect nachos.
If you’re feeling really competitive after making your picks in the Yahoo Pick ‘Em brackets, carry that into the kitchen and see who can come up with the most creative snack and be crowned the game day snack king or queen!
Just remember to keep things fun and tasty as you make great munching options that will fuel all your game day fun.
Take the Fun Outdoors
During the month of March (and into the beginning of April) there’s a lot of basketball to be watched….and a lot of bracket picks to be made. But that doesn’t mean that all the fun has to happen on the small screen. In between games, set up challenges for party guests. Play a game of PIG. Go one on one to see who would advance to the next round n your home.
More than anything, keep things fun and keep the basketball theme going throughout your whole celebration.
Overall, this is one of our favorite time of the year because there is so much fun to be had! Whether you’re a die-hard college basketball fan like we are or if you just like to watch casually for fun, now is the perfect time to plan a basketball tournament celebration and invite friends and family to join in picking who will win and celebrating each and every game!
So don’t wait! Fill out your Yahoo Pick ‘Em bracket today to get the fun started! Who knows, your picks could land you on a 3-day, 2-night vacation where you’ll feel like you’re on the winning team?
Tell me, who is your pick to take it all in the college basketball tournament?