March Madness Treat

March Madness Treat Idea

It’s MARCH and you know what that means…..

MARCH MADNESS!!!!

Plenty of guys are going to be gearing up for March Madness this month and we Divas want to help you get on board with your hubby’s love of Basketball! First things first, you’ve got to know what it means. I found a great article called The Girl’s Guide to March Madness that explains all the terms and info you need to know to get in the game.

Once you read up and are well versed in such terms as “The Big Dance” and “Sweet Sixteen” and a “Cinderella”- yes, they are all basketball related – you need to show off to your man! It can be difficult to be supportive of your husband’s hobbies or interests, but this is one FUN way to show him you care. Give him a basketball bouquet!

To make a basketball bouquet, get a candy mold at any craft or hobby store. Mine was just under $2 and has a variety of sports molds that can be used at other times (actually, I used the basketball, baseball, and soccer ball because they were all round and didn’t leave the impressions.) I made a batch of rice krispy treats and used some food coloring to dye them orange.

Also insert a stick into the bottom before they cool completely. Once they had cooled, I melted some chocolate chips, put them into a ziplock bag, cut the end, and piped on some basketball lines.

Once they have dried, arrange them in a vase or bucket (mine was found in the dollar section at Target) to display with 2 brackets next to them. You can each fill out a bracket and keep track of how many teams you get right. At the end of the tournament, reward a point for each team you got correct and see who did the best! Make sure you have some sort of reward for the winner – dinner made by your spouse, a back massage, or a week free of dishes!

This is an easy way to not get frustrated this month when your husband wants to watch so many games! Now you’ll want to watch too!

Important Dates for March Madness 2011:

  • March 13 – Teams are announced (good day to pick your brackets!)
  • March 15 – First Rounds Start
  • March 17 – Second & Third Rounds Start
  • March 24-27 – West, Southeast, East, Southwest Regionals
  • April 2 & 4 – Final Four

About the Author: Erika

I married the love of my life and enjoy being with him and our son. We love to try new things - traveling, food, games, and everything in between.

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  1. I’m really grateful for this post. I love sports but basketball is the one that I just can’t stand, and don’t want to, but (unfortunately for me :)) it is one of my husband’s favorites. This will be a good way for me to show some support and maybe understand it a little more. It’s only fair right? I’ve drug him to a ton of musicals since we got married….

  2. I LOVE those little basketballs — and made so inexpensively too! That’s a win-win! I love basketball just as much, if not more, than my husband so March is a wonderful month! But ideas like this make it even more special for him! We will be having a ball during the Madness! A whole basketful of thanks to you!

  3. Love this idea, I think it’s important for us as wives to show our husbands we care about what they are interested in too. I will defiantly be doing this one, thank you!

    1. It is so true! A lot of times I plan dates and things around what I like to do because that is what I think about. 🙂 But we definitely need to be considerate of what our husbands like.

  4. I love love love this idea. My husband is a high school girls basketball coach. I am going to make these for his girls on opening night! Great Idea thank you for sharing.