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March Madness Final Four: Your Watch Party Essentials

You voted, and here they are – your Final Four March Madness watch party essentials. After weeks of neck-and-neck face-offs, we finally have what you need to throw the perfect March Madness viewing party. If it's just you and your significant other, or you're entertaining a whole crowd of people, don't forget about the snacks, drinks, drinking game and dessert!


For the appetizers, gooey, cheesy mozzarella sticks beat out chips and guacamole, cocktail weenies, mini meatballs and lastly nachos (it was a tough call). Check out our recipe for savory homemade mozz sticks, or head to your local grocer's freezer section. 

When it came to drinks, cocktails vs. beer vs. wine was a tough call. Even though it was close between craft beer and vodka soda, craft beer ended up winning out. And really, what is better to watch a sports game with than beer? Plus, so many breweries have their summer ales out right now – score!

Although most of your time will be focused on watching the big game, take this time to also have some more fun with drinking games. Even though beer pong is a crowd favorite, our Celebrations March Madness Drinking Game ended up winning out. And this way, you can watch the basketball showdown AND partake in a fun drinking game!



And we can't forget about dessert. There were so many delicious options when it came to your favorite sweet treats. In the end, chocolate was the clear winner -- and even though double-chocolate cookie was close, cake pops came out victorious. You can get really fancy with your cake pops by dipping them in white chocolate with orange food dye to make little basketballs. Or you can just go with any of our Cake Pop Recipes for a sweet snack that's also fun to display. 

So if it's just you watching the game with some tasty snacks, or you're entertaining a big group of people, have fun at your March Madness watch party. Don't forget to take some photos of your bash to share with us on Instagram and Twitter. Tag us at @celebrations_com on Instagram (@celebrations on Twitter), and use the hashtag #BracketBattle so we can see!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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