Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party: Food, Decorations, and Activity Ideas

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle PartyLast month we celebrated our oldest son’s fourth birthday with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party. After recovering from all the preparations, decorating and celebrating I finally have a chance to share with you the party details. For further party details browse my TMNT party Pinterest board.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Food

I put a lot of energy into the party favors and decorations for this party, and kept the food fairly simple. Since the ninja turtles love pizza we ordered six large pizzas and served them with turtle power salad and fruit kabobs. The kabob fruit colors represented all of the colors of the ninja turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party food

For the first time in my four years of birthday party planning, I hired someone to make the cake. I was not disappointed. Wendy’s Cake By Designs did an amazing job. I love how each ninja turtle had a different expression and Xander adored his cake. Not to mention it tasted as good as it looked!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake

TMNT sewer lid cake top

TMNT cake

Instead of ice cream we made chocolate and ninja green milkshakes, which were delicious!

ninja turtle milk shake

Ninja Turtle Party Decorations

I continued my streak of using paper lanterns for party decorations, to create a big statement. This is a very cheap and easy way to fill up a large space.


Paper Lantern Ninja Turtles

On the entry way table, I placed a picture from each of Xander’s past birthday’s and a styrofoam turtle head.

birthday party table top decorations

Ninja Turtle entry way table decorations

I made a total of four styrofoam ninja turtles out of artificial styrofoam balls, felt, and google eyes. A super simple project!

Turtle heads out of styrofoam balls

The third room I decorated was the dining room, which is where we open presents. Simple streamers and a teenage mutant ninja turtle party banner brought the room color and spunk.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle birthday party banner

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party banner

Ninja Turtle Party Activities and Favors

Instead of buckets of plastic trinkets that would most likely end up at the bottom of a toy box or the trash can, I opted for homemade party favors that could also be used during and after the party. First, I made ninja turtle masks for all little guests. Yes, even the four month old! Check out how easy these masks are to make, including my superhero mask pattern.

Ninja turtle mask party favors

I thought it would be fun for the kids to have a party favor they could help create and then play with at home. What better way to celebrate a pizza party than by decorating pizza boxes and building a pizza slice. I purchased 50 white pizza boxes (for $15.00 including shipping) on e-bay. I then created a pattern for a single pizza slice using the Melissa and Doug felt pizza set as a guide. I plan on posting the pizza slice tutorial soon.

The kids had a lot of fun decorating their pizza boxes and building their slices.

pizza party birthday favors


The masks were a huge hit too!



baby ninja turtle

It was another fun and successful party! Now I have 1 month to plan the next birthday party. Time to get to work!

Do you enjoy planning your child’s birthday parties? What tips do you have for keeping it simple and fairly inexpensive? Or do you like to go all out?

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  1. says

    Wow, this is SO fun and creative and wonderful! I love the masks and the lanterns, not to mention the cute felt pizzas – so great! What a great party you put together for your cute little guy. :) Have fun with the next one!
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  2. says

    Aw, Mindi, I don’t want to steal your whole party idea but DAMN I’M ABOUT TO STEAL YOUR WHOLE PARTY IDEA. Seriously, I love this (I am still drooling over the cake photos), every bit of it and come September when Z turns 4 (unless of course he switches yet again from the turtles to Spiderman to Superman to Batman) this’ll be his party. I. LOVE. IT. ALL.

    And a baby in a mask? Cute overload.
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    • says

      hahah please do!!! It was a blast to put together! Yeah, Xander went from wanting a Star Wars party to TMNT. I am sooo glad he changed his mind. Star Wars I just can’t get behind.

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  7. Tracy says

    Cute party!! I’m planning one for my son who is turning 5 and in love with the TMNT….
    Where did you get his shirt?? Love it….
    Thank you

  8. Kylene says

    Wow, this was awesome. My 5 year old wants this for his party, and I want to make the Styrofoam turtle heads I haven’t seen anybody else do this and you did a fantastic job. Did you buy the full ball and cut them or did you buy half Styrofoam balls? What size did you buy?
    Thank you and Great Job!!!


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