March Madness® next-level watch party with Elena Delle Donne

Turn your space into a sports fan’s dream with Elena’s tips for elevating the everyday.

Capital One wants to help you “Elevate the Everyday” so you can do more of what you enjoy doing—even when you’re spending more time at home. We’re bringing you personal hacks, tips and tricks for all the things you love doing—all brought to you by professional tastemakers and trendsetters.   

Meet Washington Mystics champion, two-time MVP and nine-time All-Star Elena Delle Donne. She’s no stranger to owning the court, even while watching the game from home. Now she’s sharing her tips to elevate any space for the perfect March Madness® watch party. You don’t need to go out to get the experience of watching your favorite sports teams. Simple tricks—like adding pillows and blankets to your patio or taking the time for charcuterie—can make you feel like you’re out on the town watching the game, all from the comfort of your home.

From choosing the snacks to hanging up the perfect lighting, Elena’s ideas for an elevated watch party are ones you can’t miss. Follow along with her tips below and start doing more of what you love.  

Delle Donne chats with family and friends on an iPad while watching March Madness.

Elena Delle Donne’s March Madness® next-level watch party tips:

Tip #1: Hang cool lights. Take your space to the next level by stringing some lights and dialing up the vibes. Trust Elena; you’ll thank her when the sun goes down. 

Tip #2: Get comfy. Just because you’re outside doesn’t mean you can’t get snuggly. Bring out some blankets and pillows, and invite all your pets so you can stay cozy while watching the games. 

Tip #3: Hang a hoop. You’re going to need to get in some shots between plays to relieve all that game stress. 

Tip #4: Charcuterie! Nothing brings rivals together like their love of meat and cheese—so bust out the board and bring on the flavor because no viewing party is complete without your favorite snacks. 

Tip #5: Forget your indoor voice. Real fans don’t hold back when cheering their team on. Head outside to enjoy the games, cheer loudly and don’t forget the laptop or tablet so your friends can join the party. 

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