We recently celebrated Blake’s 6th birthday with a Ninja Turtle themed birthday party. The kids had a blast! We held the party at Lifetime Fitness and had the best party co-ordinator. I brought in the ideas and he helped set everything up and really got into playing with the kids.
It was a two hour party broken down into:
30 minutes Rock Climbing
30 minutes Nerf Gun War & Games
60 minutes Pizza, Cake & Presents
Here are the details and some highlights from the party.
I used Evite for the invitations. They actually had a Ninja Turtle theme invitation so that made it easy. I like using Evite because I think it makes it easier for people to RSVP and it’s easier to see who you’ve invited and if they’ve looked at the invitation.
I got all the paper plates and napkins from Party City and Target. I picked up some extra green plates which came in handy. I got the idea for the Ninja Turtle balloons from Spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com. The giant Ninja Turtle balloon is from Party City. I ordered the cute birthday shirt on Etsy from leoandlyla.
Fun & Games
As guests arrived they got to choose a Ninja Turtle Mask to wear. I ordered the masks on Etsy from PersonalGCreation.
Then they had a Nerf gun war. The party co-ordinator split them into two teams. We put out black balloons with red crepe paper masks to be the bad guys. He had them try to shoot the other team’s bad guy. They also used the nunchucks to “fight” the bad guys that were taped to the walls around the room. The idea for the bad guy balloons is from The Meta Picture. I made the nunchucks out of foam pipe insulation from the hardware store. The idea for the nunchucks came from Catch My Party.
Tip: If you don’t want the balloons to fly up to the ceiling don’t use helium. We were going to anchor them to the floor which is why I used helium.
Once all the bad guys had been defeated we played games.
Since the Ninja Turtles love pizza, the kids tried to get pizzas into a pizza box. I found mini frisbees at Party City and printed a picture of a pizza onto brown circle labels. I got the mini pizza box from Papa Murphy’s. The pizza game idea is from Catch My Party.
The kids also took turns throwing foam ninja stars that I purchased from Party City. To be honest, the foam stars didn’t go very far.
Games were followed by pizza & cake. The cake is from Kroger. I put all the nunchucks in the goody bags while they ate to avoid disaster.
Then we opened presents. I took a picture of the birthday boy with each gift giver and gift. That way I didn’t have to write down who gave what for thank you notes. I also used the picture as the thank you note.
Each guest left with a Ninja Turtle mask, nunchucks, tattoo, bracelet, turtle ring pop and turtle fruit snacks. I meant to tie one of the balloons to each bag but didn’t get around to it.
It was a fun party! Check out my Pinterest board for more ideas I pinned but didn’t use.
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