Skate your way to a fun time with a hockey-themed birthday party!
August 05, 2010
It may be the middle of summer, but some sports fans are counting down the days until the hockey season begins. Many people just can't get enough of the fast-paced, hard hitting action and cannot wait until their favorite team starts the Zamboni and laces up their skates. If you know someone who is looking forward to the winter for just that reason and who has a birthday coming up, why not throw them a hockey-themed birthday party? It will certainly make the wait be much more fun.
The first thing you'll want to do is send out incredible invitations. When selecting your announcements, you should look to include as much imagery as possible. Make sure your invites have pictures of pucks, sticks and skates. If the guest of honor has a favorite team, whether it be the Chicago Blackhawks or the Boston Bruins, including the team's logo could be another terrific idea.
When it comes to decorations, you don't want your guests feeling left out in the cold, so make sure you go all out to provide an excellent atmosphere. To begin, you should consider hanging up some hockey puck danglers. Also, the birthday boy or girl must have a favorite player, be it Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, so you should figure out a way to pay homage to the star. Hockey player cutouts can be a good way to do this while adding another layer to your decorating scheme. In addition, consider purchasing some hockey clings that can be placed around your home. Goalie masks, sticks, a net and pucks can all prove to a be an awesome addition. For a wonderful, final touch that will complete the look, lay a hockey-themed cover over your kitchen table.
As with any party, you'll need supplies that are not only useful, but match the theme as well. This will not be difficult for your shindig, as all you need to do is purchase cups, napkins and plates that resemble hockey pucks, or have a picture theiconic black disk on them. As your bash is intended to mimic a sporting event, you should provide your guests with the opportunity to express their inner hockey fan. A good choice would be to have personalized hand-clappers they can take home with them to commemorate the celebration. Similarly, inflatable number one hands will have your guests laughing as they play with the famous toy.
Of course, you would be remiss if you didn't thank your guests for attending your party, so you should leave them with a parting gift in the form of a goody bag. The contents are up to you, and can include everything from candy to trinkets reminding them of the good times they had.
Any gathering of friends and family to celebrate a birthday is sure to be a blast, so adding a fun theme can be just the way to have guest remembering the get-together for months to come.