Truth be known, D and I are only really hockey fans (and I love basketball, too)... but I love a reason to have people over, so I will most likely have a little get together! If your friends are like mine, they just want food and beer - they don't care about the fancy table (gasp!) but if you want to get fancy anyway... here's some ideas!
(don't forget about last year's football "frosting", old but still fresh! - here)
Tabasco bottles on the labels!? so cute! Source
Source and tutorial