If you have an elementary-aged boy in your life you have no doubt heard of the Cartoon Network hit, Ninjago. Combining ninjas and Legos, the show and toys are all the rage with boys everywhere. If you want to plan a Ninjago birthday party, however, you will quickly discover that there are no quick birthday party packs available with this theme. Never fear! You don’t need a kit to put together an affordable and awesome Ninjago birthday party. Use these ideas to create a Ninjago birthday party worthy of Sensei Wu.
Ninjago Birthday Party Decorations.
There are plenty of simple ways to dress up basic birthday party décor to match a Ninjago theme. For example, purchase cups, napkins, plates, and utensils in the colors of the four ninjas (black, white, blue, and red). A simple JPEG image of the ninja eyes (easily found online) can be printed to wrap around the cups or as a napkin ring around the napkin and utensils. Balloons in the same Ninjago colors also make a great decoration. Again, you can just print out the yellow ninja face/eyes from your home computer and attach them to the colored balloons for instant Ninjago party decorations.
Ninjago Birthday Party Food.
The food for a Ninjago birthday party could have a Japanese theme; they are ninjas afterall. Edamame, faux sushi (or the real thing if your kids will eat it!), and mild wasabi peas all make fun birthday party food for a Ninjago theme. Lego shaped molds are available and make great chocolate Lego pieces, without much expense or trouble. For the birthday cake you could do a simple sheet cake, line the edges with chocolate Lego pieces from your mold, and use actual Ninjago minifigures or vehicles to decorate the top of the cake.
Ninjago Birthday Party Games.
There are plenty of simple party games you can plan for your Ninjago birthday party without spending a fortune (or even a dime in many cases). First off, create a “guess how many Legos” game. Just fill a glass jar with as many Lego pieces as possible, being sure to count them as you go. The party guests can then guess how many pieces are in the jar. As a prize for the winner, you could even give the jar of Legos away. Another fun game uses the idea of “spinjutzu” from the Ninjago show. Give each child a spinning top of the same type. Have them start spinning their tops at the same time. The last one standing wins! Or, if you only have one top, let the kids take turns and simply time each turn to find out who is the spinjitzu winner.
Ninjago Birthday Party Favors.
Party favors for a Ninjago birthday party will be a real hit with the party guests. You could put together a random bag of Lego pieces, package some of your chocolate Legos, or give each child their spinning top to keep. Another idea is to purchase a Lego minifigure for each child. A ninja headband could be worn throughout the party and then taken home as a favor….all you need are strips of jersey fabric in the appropriate Ninjago colors.
You will be super mom after creating a unique and fun Ninjago birthday party for your son. Enjoy!