Each year my son requests a sports themed birthday party! This year was no different,  he chose Hockey! Out of all the sports out there,  is one is my personal favorite! I decided it would be great to have the party in an actual locker room. I know it smells, but it's a Hockey Party afterall! I contacted our local Dr. Pepper StarCenter Ice Arena to start the planning process. This is my first time not having my son's parties at our home, so it took a lot more planning and communication with the staff. As soon as I saw the locker room, I started styling it in my mind. I knew immediately how it was going to look. I got to work!

First off, I needed to gather all the props. I borrowed jerseys and sticks from my brother-in-law and one of our friends.  Hockey skates and a helmet were also provided. I purchased this fabulous Stanley Cup, which by the way, is actually a popcorn maker  ~ how awesome is that?! I used one of my son's mini Hockey nets on top of the table and a few used pucks, as well as his Dallas Stars foam finger. 

Since we had the party at the ice arena, I wanted to provide some warm beverages for our guests. I created a Hot Cocoa Bar complete with some must have add-ins, like soft caramel candies, candy canes, regular and peppermint marshmallows. Hot Apple Cider and water bottles customized with the birthday boy's age, first initial and "Shoots and Scores" labels, were also an option! Of course, you can't have a Hot Beverage Bar without some seriously awesome stir sticks! The mini hockey player stir sticks were a hit!

The aroma of the popcorn and our welcome sign, led our guests into the locker room to change into their ice skates for a little fun on the ice before settling down to eat pizza and enjoy cake!

The main table hosted many mini bites of goodness, such as, Hockey sticks {pretzel rods}, Pucks {mini Oreos}, Ice {ice blue rock candy}, Hockey sticks made out of candy canes, Snowballs {cotton candy}, and few fruit options that are the birthday boy's favorites. Can not forget the main attraction, the Puck birthday cake and Hockey Skate cookies! Both were delicious and gone in a matter of minutes.

The table set up for the kids to eat at was covered with a tablecloth that looked like a Hockey sheet of ice and decorated with the party favors. At each setting, a goalie mask was set upon the dinner plate and napkin. I randomly scattered current Hockey Trading cards on the table along with mini Hockey sticks, which the kids took home as their party favors along with a few trading cards. Because Greyson loves the Dallas Stars,  I incorporated a few of his personal items into the party, to make it even more special, such as his Seguin's jersey and foam finger. The room was decorated with grey, black and green balloons along with a few banners that read, Happy Birthday Greyson and Concessions. I placed the jerseys on hockey sticks and set them atop of the pegs around the room. 


This party was a huge success and the kids had a great time, as did a few of the adults! Once I wrapped my head around not having the party at my house, everything flowed very nicely. 

I hope I inspired you to have your own Hockey Party! 

Printable Paper Designs | BellaGrey Designs
Photography | Jennifer Kirlin
Hockey Skate Cookies |  Creating Awsomenessity
Hockey Sticks | Target
Paper Masks, Plates, Napkins and table covering | Party City
Rock Candy | Oriental Trading