Party Recap

My son wanted a basketball party so we rented our gym, which also has a restaurant. We also hired The Hoop Wizard to entertain the kids with his basketball tricks.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    My son. We had personalized jerseys made for all the kids in the Lakers colors, my son's favorite team, and he got to wear his at his party with matching shorts. All the kids got theirs in the favor bags.

  • Activities / Games

    The kids had free play with basketballs and the Hoop Wizard entertain the kids for 45 minutes. He then made sure that every child spun the ball on his/finger.

  • Best Moment

    The best moment was to see my son beam with happiness

  • What People Ate

    I offered the kids chicken nuggets, pizza, apple juice and of course cake. The grown ups had pizza, wraps soda and cake.

  • Most Touching Moment

    to watch my son spin 3 basketball

  • Funniest Moment

    My adorable 6 year old tried to do the basketball dance the Hop Wizard suggested.


Party Helpers



  • Meredith S

    Meredith S wrote:

    Hi Julia! I have a question about your party when you get a second... shoot me an email at meredith@thepartypressblog.com when you get a second. THANK YOU! Best, Meredith Santucci

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    Tykia W wrote:

    I love the cake. Did you make or purchase it?

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    Melanie C wrote:

    Hi Julia. I love the creativity. I am giving my husband a 60th birthday party. He played basketball in college and currently coaches. Where did you get the invitation and gift tags? My email address is readermtc1@aol.com. Thanks.

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    Julia M R wrote:

    Hi, Thank you! I created the invitations and tags myself. I used to own a stationery store and did custom invitations for my clients so I knew where to get paper and other material. I also had a die cut machine from Ellison and another from Acucut. The paper is a scrapbook paper 12x12. I did a search for basketball paper. Please note that it is more like plastic. I had the paper glued together by using double sided sticky tape, then they were cut into th desired gate fold invitations. I also used eyelets on both the tags and the invites. The tags were an image of a basketball, and I placed the text over the image in Microsoft word using text boxes, then used a round large hole puncher to cut them out. The stock is white laid 12x12 cardstock. Hope this helps.