Whether you are a fan of Syracuse basketball or not, it’s hard to deny the appeal of watching them play in one of the biggest annual sports events in the nation. Many of you here in Oswego will be throwing Final Four parties for your groups of friends, and I hope to make the planning a little bit easier with a few suggestions for a great Saturday evening!
1. Local Pizza or Make-Your-Own
The obvious party food just got a little more obvious-er. Instead of ordering from the big chains, support the local guys or make your own pizza with fresh ingredients from the grocery store. If you can’t make the trip to the grocer, try out one of these pizzerias in town:
The Pies Guys - http://www.piesguys.net/contact-the-pies-guys-oswego-ny.htm
Cam’s NY Pizzeria - http://www.camspizzeria.com/locations/oswego.html
Ask each person/group attending to bring one snack or appetizer. Share the workload, and share in the fun; it’s a win-win!
3. Party games!
Have some games themed around basketball or the tournament to keep the party going during the time-outs. Have each guest make a prediction including the winning team and the final scores, with the closest to the final outcome winning a small prize, such as a piece of NCAA or SU memorabilia.
Don’t forget to keep a deck of playing cards on hand! People will find a way to have fun with them, but here’s a cool game suggestion just in case: http://www.pagat.com/invented/10cardbasketball.html
4. Save the environment!
For just a little more dough, you’ll be doing Mother Earth a solid by using recycled and compostable party supplies. Here’s a great source for such items: http://www.sustyparty.com/
Even if you can’t get your hands on these materials, it is good to know what is and isn’t compostable, so that you can designate separate disposal locations at your place of residence. Here are some tips for the uninitiated: http://www.wikihow.com/Compost
5. Be Safe
Don’t forget to designate drivers for those who are planning on consuming alcohol!
Above all, have a fun time this weekend and enjoy the games. If you think there are any essential party tips I might have missed, be sure to comment below!