Four years fly when you’re raising an energetic little guy! Our little hockey lover, Rocco, requested a hockey birthday party this year. We didn’t do a big one with friends last year, so we thought we would pick it up a notch this year. Besides the fact that I truly enjoy planning parties, he’s getting old enough now to really appreciate it, which makes it even more fun. It was actually pretty easy too, since we had a lot of the hockey decor on hand from his bedroom and toy collection. Here’s a look at Rocco’s “score, I’m 4!” birthday party.
Rocco’s friends all met us at the 3o3 hockey and training center to skate and practice their slap shots.
His dad’s buddy that works at the 3o3 rink set up the full hockey experience by stacking pucks just like the pro’s and all!
We even snuck in a team pic before heading over to the concession stand back at our house.
The party room included red, white, blue and black hockey gear.
Each player found their spot with a puck name tag on their straw. I found these in store at Hobby Lobby. They weren’t specifically made for a hockey themed party, but when I spotted them they were the perfect fit!
The cake was an all vanilla (Rocco’s request) custom ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I ordered the hockey guys topper online. Stacked pucks made the perfect cake platter!
Since there wasn’t any of the delicious cookie fudge inside the ice cream cake, Oreo pucks made a great mix-in.
The marshmallows on the bottom right were homemade and super easy! I just bought some Ghirardelli white cholocate candy making chips, dipped one side of the marshmallow in the melted chocolate, then dipped it in red sprinkles and let them harden for a few hours. Rocco loves marshmallows so much that he could eat an entire bag if I let him. This was a fun and festive way to add an extra sweet little treat to the concession stand. You could coordinate these to match any event. Slide them onto a stir stick for a hot cocoa treat. Dip them in gold sprinkles for a New Years Eve partie or rainbow sprinkles for Valentines day, you name it!
Once the referee blew the whistle at the end of the game (I mean when the mama’s said their sugar head was ready for bed), each player got to take home a referee style party favor bag.
I designed the Hockey Tic Tac Toe game, that went along with a hockey stick pencil, temporary tattoo and lolly pop. The coloring sheets at restaurants have made Rocco a huge tic-tac-to fan! If you have one too, download this free template.
Now onto the next December event…
Merry Christmas and Happy Hockeydays!