There are many reasons the Big Dance is a perfect excuse: You have several weekends to choose from. It will force you to pick a team to root for. And, since basketball-watching cuisine is usually limited to pretzels and beer, you can get away with serving the gourmet equivalent: fancy finger food!
The Invite: Evite has several March Madness-themed design options on offer:
The Food: Three finger-licking recipes easy to make and guaranteed to crowd-please.
Passes the ultimate party food test: A tasty way to get drunker, without drinking.
1 package Hidden Valley dip mix (original flavor)
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese
6 oz. beer (of your choice)
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Mix first four ingredients and chill. Use any type of pretzels for dipping.