Yesterday was my company’s spring 2013 consultant event which we are hosted at a Hockey game (Charlotte Checkers) so I decided to make hockey inspired party favors to give out at the event. I’ll be honest, I struggled with what to include in the favor bags, as I have a very small budget to work with and hockey themed items aren’t readily available in our area, at least not anything I would put my stamp of approval on, but if you know me, you know that I’m not going to let cost play a factor in the quality and uniqueness, so thinking outside of the box I finally came up with a budget friendly DIY Hockey Inspired Party Favor that was festive and Delicious!!

The colors of the Charlotte Checkers are Red, Black and White so I incorporated those colors into the favors and favor bags.

Since it’s hard to find Hockey inspired novelties for a reasonable price I decided to make Edible Hockey Inspired Favors using the Charlotte Checkers Team Colors.

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The first item I included was a treat bag of gourmet Red, White and Black M&M’s. In order to make 40 Favor Bags I purchased 2 bags of Red, 2 bags of White and 2 bags of Black M&M’s from Party City. I then mixed all of the M&M’s together in a big Ziploc baggie and scooped them into clear individual treat bags that I then tied with a pretty Red or White Ribbon.

The second item in the favor bag is what Hockey fans call a hockey puck cookie, it’s really just Ritz Peanut Butter crackers dipped in Chocolate, but you have to admit they do resemble a hockey puck! After making the cookies I let them dry and then  wrapped them in a clear treat bag that I tied with either a red or white ribbon. You can get the recipe for the Homemade Chocolate covered Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers (AKA Hockey Puck Cookies) Here. Just a warning, if you’ve never tried these cookies before, they are addicting, I swear, it’s virtually impossible to just eat one!!

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The last item in the favor bag was meant to represent hockey sticks. These are Cherry and Cherry Cola Flavored Candy Sticks that I purchased at Cracker Barrel.

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I purchased the Favor Bags from Party City. I bought plain red and plain white paper bags and then added a doily and ribbon/raffia to dress them up. Below is a step by step showing how turn plain paper bags into pretty favor bags.

After placing the favors in the bag I folded the top of the bag over about 1″

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Fold the top over again

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Take a 6 inch doily and fold it in half

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Fold the 6″ doily over the top of the bag

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Use a single hole punch and punch two holes

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Take a Ribbon or Piece of Raffia pull it threw the holes

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Tie the ribbon into a pretty little bow

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So, what do you think? Would you try one of my Edible Hockey Inspired Party Favors?

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