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Planning your college hoops party during the tournament

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This week marks the beginning of the NCAA Basketball tournament, which means you are busy making your final bracket picks and planning your schedule around games times. And no one loves March Madness more than expert party planner Jennifer Durbin, author of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick.

March Madness Party Ideas

Basketball Sliders: Turn a plain ‘ol slider into a basketball slider by painting on a simple basketball design. All you need are your favorite slider fixins, potatoes buns, black cake gel or nutella and a toothpick. Before you make your sliders, use your cake gel or nutella to paint a basketball on the top of each bun. Simply draw a line down and across the center of your bun, then a curved line at the top and another at the bottom to create a perfect little basketball.

Cheese and Crackers: Making festive cheese and crackers for your basketball viewing party couldn't be easier. Simply grab your favorite round cracker, cut your cheese slices with a small circle cookie cutter, add salami and you have a simply themed basketball snack tray.

Simple Decorations: What is more fun than some basketball decorations to make your March Madness party feel official? One of the easiest ways to save money on decorations is to work in a few well-placed themed decorations with all of your favorite serving pieces. Your guests will love simple touches like a basketball court tablecloth and basketball plates from our friends at CelebrateExpress.com.

Don't forget your bracket! You simply can't have a March Madness party without a little Bracketology.

For all of Jennifer's DIY party planning tips pick up a copy of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick and following the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.

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