Theme: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party
My son and all his kindy friends just love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – so it had to be a TMNT party. Wasn’t sure about it at first, but we had so much fun putting together all the colours, games and food and the kids just loved it and had a wild time!
A very clever friend made the fondant turtles for the top of the cake and the rest was really simple, with green icing, M & Ms and Kit Kats wrapped around the cakes!
Ended up going to town on the food. The Jelly bean tubes (mutagen tubes) were a big hit, as were the ‘Ginger Ninja’s (ginger bread with TMNT masks – very easy). Ninja turtles love pizza so we had Trolli lolly pizzas as well as real pizzas cooked at home, but served in takeaway containers. For the good stuff we had grapes (labelled power bombs) and ninja apples – which surprisingly some kids ate! The turtle shell biscuits on paddle pop sticks also went down well. Decided to stick with water given all the sugar on the party
My husband got into the spirit of the party and made a ‘Master Splinter’ Mask. He then put the Ninja’s through their paces teaching them some moves. The Ninja’s had to complete an obstacle course to get their Ninja medal! We also played ‘what’s the time’ Leonardo/Donatello etc, Turtle, Turtle Kreng (duck, duck goose) and pass the parcel. The boys also just loved being let loose with their split pool noodle swords to play Ninja Turtles. They had even more fun when the bubble machine was turned on.
Had lots of fun decorating with green and the turtle’s 4 colours – kept it simple and just bought a couple of key things to set the scene. The boys loved the large wall hanging I got from Fantasy Kids Parties (now on my son’s bedroom wall) and the green lanterns from Got Me Pegged were great. My kids had fun making the turtle shells from foil trays and the ‘buildings’ out of old boxes (which the boys knocked down and jumped over etc at the party). They also helped make the party bags – some great
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The dress up costumes were a real winner and the boys were so happy to take them home
Ninja toys, Lego and an amazing parachute man that has no strings (hate those ones that get tangled!)