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Cool Birthday at the Iceplex

Cool Birthday at the Iceplex

BirthdayPlanner-SmallerPlanning a party is one of the parts of a parent’s job description that can be the most daunting. What’s age-appropriate? Where are the best places to consider as party venues in Huntsville and Madison County? How can you throw a good party and stay within your budget?

We plan on helping busy parents find the answers to those questions and more in our series, “It’s My Party“, where we invite real, local parents to share their great party planning experiences with other readers. Whether you’re faced with a birthday, baby shower, adoption, or christening, we hope we can make it easier for you! Our Birthday Party Planner should definitely be in your bookmarks bar – it puts ALL the local party resources here in town at your fingertips!

Do you want to participate and share your personal party experience with other Huntsville parents? Just fill out our secure submission form here.

The Party Basics

Age & Gender of the Child: Boy, age 8

Party Theme: Ice Skating Party

Party Location & Facility Rental Costs: Huntsville Municipal Iceplex, 3185 Leeman Ferry Road

# of Party Guests: 16

Invitations: Evites; rink also provides paper invitations

hockey cake

Cake, Food, & Decor

The cake was made by my aunt, and was a large sheet cake decorated like a hockey rink. I found hockey player figures at Southerland Station that doubled as a birthday gift.

The ice rink provided pizzas, sodas, and a party room for us; paper plates, cups, ice, utensils & napkins were included.

Games & Activities

Ice skating! At first I was apprehensive because not many 8 year-olds can ice skate, but we secured some of the ice sliders to help beginners feel more at ease and soon the kids were having a lot of fun. By the end of the party several were ready to sign up for hockey lessons!

Huntsville Municipal Iceplex
Tired birthday guests, but happy!

We out together the standard birthday favor bags with candy, toys, and a free pass back to the Iceplex.

Online resources you used to plan

Huntsville Municipal Iceplex Website
My Pinterest Birthday board

Ritas Italian Ice


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