Last 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.
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!
Instead of ice cream we made chocolate and ninja green milkshakes, which were delicious!
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.
On the entry way table, I placed a picture from each of Xander’s past birthday’s and a styrofoam turtle head.
I made a total of four styrofoam ninja turtles out of artificial styrofoam balls, felt, and google eyes. A super simple project!
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.
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.
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.
The masks were a huge hit too!
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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