Last Minute #NCAA Basketball Viewing Party with Walgreens #cbias


Don’t go mad this March trying to host family and friends for last minute fun. Make it happen and join in on the action with this game plan for a last minute pop-up viewing party.  

Three weeks of tournament play provides dozens of opportunities to view and celebrate the games of the NCAA® Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.   To keep things simple and stress-free, I headed to Walgreens to scout out and test out a pop-up party.  This game plan ended with a Big WIN and I want to share it with you!

My  “PERFECT PICKS” shopping list from Walgreens made it possible to shop for, and host a party within 1 hour. Not only did it save me tons of time,  I SCORED EXTRA POINTS with Hershey’s Candy and Coke Zero  – saving me money too!  Learn more at

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Here’s my shopping list:  The shop took 20 minutes at my local Walgreens.

  • Frozen Pizza*
  • Frozen Chicken Strips*
  • Coke Zero
  • Cheese Balls
  • Pretzels
  • Reese’s Mini and Large Peanut Butter Cups
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Ice Cream
  • Disposable Cups
  • Disposable Plates
  • Paper Napkins
  • Basketball (for fun during game breaks and half-time)

* I picked frozen pizza and chicken that had the same cooking temperature to save time. 

The food I picked up at Walgreens was filling for the guys, friendly for kids and easy for me to prepare.

Here’s the menu: Preparing and cooking the food took 40 minutes.


Snack Madness Bar: 

Using jars and bowls from your cabinets, set up a snack bar for guests to enjoy – include snacks like cheese balls (reminds me of mini basketballs), pretzels, Reese’s mini and large peanut butter cups, and Reese’s Pieces.  Sweet and salty snacks are a good combination and will provide fun items to munch on.

Coca-Cola Floats:


  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (softened)
  •   4- 6 oz. Coke Zero (amount depends on size of glass)


  • Place scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a tall glass. 
  • Slowly pour 1/2 can of Coca-Cola over the top of the ice cream. 
  • Insert a straw and enjoy!


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All opinions are my own.




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