Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

How to Host Family Basketball Tournament Brackets – A Fun Family Tradition

This article may contain affiliate links which support this site at no cost to you.

Have fun during March Madness by hosting  family basketball tournament brackets! Just print out our free basketball bracket printable, bake up a basketball cake and enjoy a little fun family competition.

Enjoy a little fun family competition during March Madness basketball tournament with these free printable basketball tournament brackets!


I have been filling out a basketball tournament bracket for the NCAA basketball tournament since middle school. My dad would bring home blank basketball brackets and everyone in the family would fill them out for a little competition. The winner got choose dinner one night. It didn’t matter that we had no idea what team was what. We had a fun family event every March.

Free Printable: Basketball Tournament Brackets from @thegabels

A couple of years ago I decided it was time to get our kids in to March Madness. My husband is more of a fanatic than I am and spends hours filling out his tournament brackets. I wanted a cute bracket to use for our family because everything is better if it’s cute. I’m lucky to be friends with Brandie at Home Cooking Memories. Aside from creating amazing recipes, Brandie is also a whiz with design and she whipped up these adorable brackets for me.  I love them!

Enjoy a little fun family competition during March Madness basketball tournament with these free printable basketball tournament brackets!

Just print one out for each member of your family. Then check online for the school selection in early March.  Have everyone fill out their brackets before the first day of games.  Cross off each team as they lose and circle each team as they win.  Everyone gets 1 point per team (for a tie break). Whoever chooses the winner of the tournament gets whatever prize you want. We let the winner choose a place for dinner out. In case of a tie, just count up the number of winning teams each person picked for the winner.


Get your Basketball Tournament Brackets HERE:

[dtbaker_banner text=”Click to Print! ” linkhref=”” type=”banner”]

Add some fun to your March Madness game watching these cute straws!

[dtbaker_banner text=”You Will Also Love:” linkhref=”” type=”brush”]

Mini Basketball Cupcakes Recipe

Reese’s Pieces Basketball Cake

OREO Cookie Balls in Team Colors


This article may contain affiliate links.

Share this article

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Heaven
    March 7, 2015

    My husband loves the tournament. Our girls are starting to get into sports a little. Thanks for the cute printable. It will make a fun activity!

  • Kirsten
    March 6, 2015

    This is such a cute idea! Our family loves watching the tourney and these printable are so cute! Thinking of now having a March Madness party. Pinning this!

    • Camille
      March 7, 2015

      The kids love it! And it makes the non-stop weeks of basketball watching a little more fun for them. 😉