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26 Fun Hockey Party Ideas

Hockey Party

Updated on: Feb 22, 2024

It’s hockey season, and you might be thinking of throwing a hockey-themed party to celebrate a special day. It’s the perfect way to watch the game with friends, cheer on your favorite team, and rejoice in the slow return of national sports since the hit of the pandemic. You’ll surely score a goal with these great ideas! If you're having second thoughts on the themes, you can check out other celebration ideas on our website.

Hockey Party Decorations

Decorating can take a lot of time and effort. You can choose to make your own to-do list or use our preparation guide to help you out.

1. Color Scheme for Your Favorite Team

Use the colors of your hockey team in your decorations--it’ll be an easy scheme to follow. If you prefer to be team-neutral in your design, you can go for a simple white, blue, and black theme (NHL colors) for your hanging wall decor or any other decorations you might think of!

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2. Printable Banners or Flags

Using a large banner, you will be able to show your love for your team--or just hockey in general! You might also want to include flags and other items that’ll showcase your team spirit.

3. Hockey Vinyl Wall Clings

Wall-mounted décor will make you feel right at the hockey rink. You can find an assortment of wall clings online. Hockey nets, pucks, sticks, and skates are all recommended decals. You can even check out cool decals with famous quotes from hockey legends!

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4. The Stanley Cup

It’s the NHL’s most coveted award, but you can find plastic replicas online. If you want to get creative, you can even make your own version of the trophy (if you’re a baker, this might come in cake form!) The priceless award can act as a great centerpiece for the celebration.

5. Streamers

These are perfect for all parties. Hang your streamers from the walls and ceiling to create a cool, decorative feel. Use the colors of your favorite team (or the NHL) to stay consistent with your theme.

6. Balloons

Whether you are having a kid or adult party, everyone loves balloons. Add color-coded or hockey themed balloons to your venue for that extra touch of floating decor.

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7. Ice Rink Decor

Use a white tarp or table cloth and blue and red tape to create your own ice rink!

8. Hockey Jerseys

Feel like you're in the Hockey Hall of Fame by hanging up your favorite player jerseys or even your own on the walls!

Hockey Party Favors

If your party’s for kids or a dedicated group of adults, you may want to hand out some fun favors. It’s up to you to assess whether your party is more of a game-night gathering or a legitimate event. In case of the latter, you may want to give small presents as a thank-you-for-coming gift!

9. Hockey Mugs

For those cold games at the rink or to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, these mugs will be nice touches to your guests’ parting gifts. These can include anything with a team logo or an image of hockey sticks.

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10. Bead Necklaces

Some sparkle to add to your guests’ hockey fan outfits the next time they go to a game! Get all different color beaded necklaces for all the NHL teams or go ahead and pick out colors according to your favorite team!

11. Megaphone

These conical noisemakers add to the excitement! Megaphones are a loud favor that allows everyone to show their passion for the game!

12. Hockey Whistle

Let your guests feel like they are a part of the action with a referee whistle. These are fun and easy favors to give out to a loud hockey-loving crowd!

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13. Team Stickers

Give the stickers to the children at the party; they will love playing with them.

14. Hockey Playing Cards

You can start a new collection with these similar to collectible baseball cards. Maybe someone will be continuing a preexisting collection! Get these cards themed according to whatever hockey team is your absolute favorite.

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15. Face Paint

Following your color scheme, paint your face in the war paint of your favorite team.

16. Inflatable Hockey Sticks

A fun favor idea and a great toy for children who want to play just like the champs! These colorful hockey sticks are perfect for a fun and harmless hockey battle for the kids and adults!

Hockey Party Menu

What says “game night” like an assortment of classic American appetizers? Guests can nibble on these while glued to the screen.

17. A Platter of Nachos

These are the perfect party snack because they can be made for any number of people. And come on--who doesn’t like nachos? When it gets colder, they’re great for warming up. Plus, they’re easily customizable--you might even want to set up a nacho buffet bar with a whole variety of delicious toppings!

18. Pizza

You can’t go wrong with a couple of pies of gourmet pizzas. Offer cheese & pepperoni and other toppings if you know that your guests will like them. Pizza also offers versatility because you can order, make, or even buy it in stores or online.

19. Buffalo Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are popular and delicious finger food that all game lovers enjoy! A variety of sauces and hotness levels will help add diversity to the menu; it’ll keep the spice lovers happy, too-- especially when the game gets intense! You can hit the stores and buy all kinds of wing sauces, so everyone gets a taste of what they like.

20. Breadsticks or Pretzels

Warm, soft pretzels and breadsticks are a simple and easy finger food appetizer that you can't go wrong with! If you make your own breadsticks or pretzels, you can easily shape the dough into hockey sticks! You can also order or buy these delicious snacks online or in stores.

21. Brownies

Brownies are a dessert favorite for every party. Cut them into circles and frost them like hockey pucks; you can do this with cookies, too!

22. Ice Cream

Ice cream is a great way to cool down after an intense hockey game. Cool down the party guests with all sorts of classic flavors and variety packs. Besides, what's a party without the ice cream!

23. Chocolate Hockey Puck Cake

On top of a decadent cake, you can decorate a team logo or a hockey puck design! Rule of thumb for the hockey theme: Circular food= begging to be decorated like a hockey puck!

Don't forget healthier alternatives! See our recommendations for healthier choices to serve.

Hockey Party Invitations

Invitations are the perfect way to get really creative with your party theme! Be as decorative or as simple as you want!

24. Ticket Invitations

Design unique invitations that make your guests feel like they're going to the coolest hockey game ever! Send out these ticket-themed invitations if you feel like being really creative.

25. NHL Team Invitations

Are you a super fan of a specific NHL team? If you are, then you might wanna consider sending out the perfect invitations that cater to your favorite hockey team. Make it unique to your liking and design the invitations themed to your favorite team's logo, colors, or even your favorite player!

26. Hockey Themed

If you're just looking for a cool invite that screams hockey but have no preferences toward teams or colors, then check out some cool and simple hockey themed invitations that scream "HOCKEY PARTY!" to your guests.

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Hockey Party: Conclusion

Use these ideas to get everyone in the hockey game spirit. You can check out our party expense sheet to save you money! We hope you use these ideas to host a Hockey search Party soon! There are also other party types if you ever want to change up the theme next time!

Written by Vincenza Parella and Chris Legere; Contributors: Isabel Tenney, Sam Magyar and Michelle Aminov

Chris Legere

College of the Holy Cross

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Isabel Tenney

Dwight Global Online School

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Rutgers Business School New Brunswick

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Carthage College

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