How to Plan a Hockey-themed Teen Birthday Party

Remember our Ice Skating-themed Pre-Teen Birthday Party post? Well, we’re back with this related party planning post on another winter sport theme: Ice Hockey! If you have a teen boy celebrant in the family who loves this sport, then a birthday bash with “everything hockey” – from decorations to food and drinks to party games and favors – would be totally cool (pun intended)! Want to see how to pull this off? Read on! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Hockey Party Decorations

Hockey Party Decorations From Streamers to Centerpieces

Announce the upcoming fun theme with a great hockey party invitation (1) that’s sure to grab the teen guests’ attention.

Then, come party day, wow the honoree’s friends with a life-size hockey boy cardboard standup (3) that could double as both a fab welcome display and photo booth prop! Set a festive mood throughout the venue with red, white and blue star streamers (2) hanging from the ceiling, window frames and door frames.

On the guest tables, highlight the theme again with NHL cascading centerpieces (4) adorned with hockey pucks and more stars. And use ready-made hockey topper sets (5) of candles and decals to dress up party treats and accessories. Then, for a real treat, set up a candy station with the most popular chocolates (6) and sweets in hockey team colors.

Sources: 1 – InvitationZazzle / 2 – Star streamers – Sold by Frank VDJ and Fulfilled by Amazon / 3 – Hockey boy cardboard standup – Sold by Penny Lane Gifts. and Fulfilled by Amazon / 4 – NHL centerpiece – Ships from and sold by / 5 – Hockey topper set – Sold by Crazy Steals and Fulfilled by Amazon / 6 – Krackel chocolates – via Amazon

Easy Hockey-inspired Party Fare and Drinks

For what to serve, keep teens’ food faves in mind when planning the menu – then just add creative hockey touches!

Easy Hockey-inspired Party Fare and Drinks

Start with an amazing birthday cake (1) that you can have customized to feature your boy’s favorite team. Then, offer up a Peanut Butter Oreo “Hockey Puck” Dip (2) – an irresistible combination of every youngster’s dream treats!

Another sure hit would be pizza (3). Order in or home-bake it, then use black olives to dress it up hockey-style! Serve cupcakes frosted in team colors and decorated with hockey puck toppers (4). Then, have a cooler holding bottled water sporting hockey-themed labels (5).

Sources: 1 – Cake – Cakeworks Bakery / 2 – Hockey puck dip – Leelalicious / 3 – Pizza – Nifty Mom / 4 – Cupcake toppers – via Amazon / 5 – Bottle labels – Bella Grey Designs

Hockey Party Activities: Indoor and Outdoor

Now, to channel all the excitement and energy! Plan fun ways to get all the guests in on the action, both for indoors and outdoors.

Hockey Party Activities. Indoor and Outdoor

If the wintry weather keeps the party indoors, have a selection of activities on hand. The guests may want to play “knee hockey” using a set that includes miniature goals, hockey sticks, and foam balls (in place of pucks) (1). Or pairs of players could challenge each other to
tabletop hockey using the NHL All-Star Hockey Game (3).

Another great option is to have a hockey film, like “Miracle” (2), on DVD for the gang to watch; or the NHL “All About Hockey” Trivia Card Game (4) for at least an hour of fun.

While of course if weather permits, you could take everyone to a nearby hockey rink to play a friendly match or watch a practice session in progress. Maybe even get to “meet and greet” a local hockey star!

Sources: 1 – Hockey setShips from and sold by / 2 – “Miracle” DVD – via Amazon / 3 – Tabletop hockey – via Amazon / 4 – Trivia card gameShips from and sold by

Hockey-themed Party Favors

Teens may think party favors are too kiddie for them. But if they love hockey, they’ll appreciate these themed mementos of this cool occasion.

Hockey-themed Party Favors

Just for fun, give them Hockey Stick Pencils with Blade Erasers (1) and let them fill hockey-themed favor boxes (2) with treats from the candy station.

Or use those favor containers to hold gift items the boys can use. Consider Hockey Puck Pulls  (3) that would be great for key rings or backpack pulls, NHL Ice Time! Mini Flying Discs (4), and Personalized Hockey Water Bottles (5) which would be ideal for a small group of guests.

Sources: 1 – Pencils – Ships from and sold by / 2 – Favor boxes – Sold by Big Dot Of Happiness and Fulfilled by Amazon / 3 – Hockey puck pulls – Ships from and sold by Smile Makers Inc. / 4 – Discs – Ships from and sold by / 5 – Water bottles – Via Amazon

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