Max was the "player", mommy and daddy were the "fans" and Lola was the "referee". I know her stripes are going the wrong way, but she was still the cutest referee ever.
I made ruffle streamers using this tutorial. These turned out great! Sometimes when I attempt to make decorations they end up costing a lot and are so difficult to make! These were super easy.
I had his second "year book" on hand. Remember the first? I'm always a year behind because I like to end the books with the birthday pictures.
I also made a retro hockey card banner. I found these for pretty cheap on Etsy and just sewed them together. I love these vintage hockey cards, their facial hair is out of control!
In addition to the bottles the kids got to take home a Polaroid of their hockey alter egos.
I saw these pre-made veggie cups on Pinterest and liked the idea for kids. A little hummus on the bottom.
I asked Max what he wanted to eat at his party and he said "Bobo cheese sandwich". Now- that takes a little explaining. My dad is called Bobo by the grandkids. In an effort to get one of the kids to eat colby-jack cheese someone said it was Bobo's favorite. From then on our entire family calls colby-jack cheese Bobo cheese. With a straight face. Anyways, because this was Max's request and the party was small we made grilled sandwiches. Bobo cheese, caprese, reuben, and ham & gouda.
In lieu of a cake, I made hockey pucks. Chocolate doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts with these edible cupcake toppers.
The best part of the party hands down was the photo booth. Not really a booth, just a wall. This is an idea growing in popularity thanks to Smilebooth. But I thought I could do that on my own. I set up a little area with hockey props. John's hockey jerseys, gloves, helmet, some fake mustaches (always a hit), and raisins for missing teeth (for adults).
It was really a hit! Hope everyone is cool with their crazy mustache/missing tooth/hockey grimace pictures on here! This party was worth the effort. My sweet three year old hasn't stopped playing with his hockey guys for a minute.