My son is turning nine at the end of this month and it is all about Lego Ninjago this year! Now, I am in the process of planning a Ninjago party. I have found that it is not the easiest party to plan. I have been looking online for some ideas, but haven’t seen tons of them out there. I will be posting our party preparations to hopefully give all the die-hard Ninjago fans out there, some ideas. The first thing I did was buy some white foam board. I used a projector and blew up some pictures of different Ninjago figures. I traced them onto the foam board and colored them. I thought these would make a BIG impression at the party!
We also printed off some yellow eyes to add to different Ninja colored balloons.
I printed off some Ninja eyes to use for different decorations and things (take home bags, balloons, etc.). For the take home bags, I just cut out the eyes and glued them on the front. I bought these little green sacks (my son is really liking the new green ninja) for 25 cents at Toys R Us. I liked them because they weren’t too big so I don’t feel like I have to buy so much to fill them!
There was also an empty Ninjago display at Toys R Us. I asked the manager if I could have it and he said yes! Score! It will come in handy for some tabletop decor!
For the take home bags, I had to get a little creative. We headed to the $1 store to see what we could find. The first thing we found were “jointed” snakes or “Serpentines” as we were going to refer to them for this party (there were 4 in a bag). We also found bags of rubber “Serpentines”. We also got swirly straws because I thought they looked like snakes. To make them even more “Ninja” related, I printed off these snakes I found online (web address is below the picture) and put them on the straws.
We also found these “discs” on clearance at Michaels. We thought that they looked like Ninja Shurikens. SCORE! We also wrapped Hersheys bars with green construction paper and glued some of the yellow eyes to the outside (I forgot to take a picture of that).
My husband printed off this cute “Happy Birthday” banner! He laminated them so they looked like I bought them somewhere. Many of the parents asked where I found the banner.
We made a laminated “place mat” for each guest. They took these home at the end of the party.
We hired a karate instructor to come in and show the boys some ninja moves. This was a huge success!
We also had a huge blow-up joust. The boys picked a Ninja character to be and “battled” each other on the joust.
|The boys were able to use these huge gloves, or they had long, padded “jousting” sticks to use. The boys loved this activity.|
Some Ninja food ideas:
|Fushi (fake sushi) – the base is Rice Krispie Treat cut into an oval. On top, Sweedish Fish and they are wrapped with Fruit by the Foot Roll UpsFor this party (since we are having it outside our house), I wanted to make cupcakes. This cupcake design was the easiest thing ever. Out of all the cakes and cupcakes I have made over the years, this one was the best – so EASY!
I made chocolate and white cupcakes. I frosted some blue (Jay) and some green (Lloyd). I then took yellow fondant and rolled it out and cut oval shapes out of it. I took a black writing frosting tube and created the black eyes on the fondant. So easy! Viola – Ninja cupcakes.
I also made some white chocolate covered pretzels to represent the bones of Bonezai.
I hope some of these ideas help with your Ninja party. I would love to hear about your parties as well!!