Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge

Hockey Themed Winter Tablescape [Boy Bash]

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Every Tuesday, we’re going to be featuring a budget themed dessert table or tablescape from the talented women who have graciously volunteered to take on our Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge. And we’re even going to throw our own work into the ring from time to time and follow the same budget confines. Every participant gets the Spaceships and Laser Beams Collection of their choice + $50 for a dessert table or $20 for a tablescape. They can also use anything they are able beg or borrow, make themselves or already own.

So if you haven’t heard, hockey is basically a religion in Canada. And there’s some funky strike happening so it means that three quarters of the popular in this country is angry. And the other quarter is annoyed. So it’s nice to see hockey at the forefront again as today’s Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission. It’s from Lidia of Ottawa-based Petite Event Co. She used our Flurry of Fun Collection and her beloved Ottawa Senators to create a super fun hockey tablescape. There’s are so many simple, yet fun details that really make this tablescape score. Read all about it in Lidia’s own words at the end of the post.

My theme was a Hockey (Canadian) Winter Wonderland, but with Ottawa Senators references 😉 .  I styled an ‘over-time’ table, meaning after lunch/dinner time, for sweet treats!  This is for my 11 year old nephew who is turning 12 since he is such a big help to me with my two girls (his young cousins).  I kept it clean and simple with a few smart ideas.  
-I used a silver plastic tablecloth I had to resemble ice!
-As chair covers, I used hockey jerseys of the bday boy’s favourite team: the Ottawa Senators.  Perfect fit!  and I borrowed them all!
-I used May West Mini Snack CAkes cause they look like pucks, Fudgeeo’s and Oreos as well as pucks in the net (to show the score for the home and away teams).  The white little snacks are coconut rasberry balls and white yogurt raisins, to reference the white snow.
-I accented with lots of hockey sticks, including mini ones to lay the fork and knife on, topping off the net and in the window.  I had and borrowed all of the sticks.
-I gave each place a hockey position title on a place card (I used your food labels), and used your circle labels to write their name in attached to their ‘straw stick’
-I provided them with a blue sugar/energy drink (as hockey players would use to get them hydrated); it also gives the table more blue!
-For the snowman goalie, I layered three fishbowl vases I had and filled with chocolates that I had left over from a very recent event (blue of course!) and placed the goalie in a mini hockey net.  In the net is fake snow (to look like the ice shavings that are usually around a hockey net).
-The cake stand in the middle of the table was at centre ice (on the red plate).
-Your banner was accented with snowflakes and decorated the net as well as silvery trees that I had in my decor storage.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.