– “A Chinese screen was used as the backdrop for our dessert table. Bamboo elements were carried in again by sticking shoots out of large black vases. Rocks filled the vases to keep the bamboo in place. Paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling.
I scoured Ikea looking for dessert display pieces that felt Asian. I ended up with bamboo looking bath organizing caddys that I stacked together to use as the tiered dessert trays in the middle of the table. A fabulous Cake from Got What It Cakes was the centerpiece and had ninja stars sticking out of the sides. Fabulous cookies from Whip It Good Cookies were placed on smaller black glass stands in the center of the table. (Tip: We propped them up with small meringues so you could see them instead of laying them flat on the stands)
The second tier held ceramic black/white vessels from Ikea and cupcakes with origami DIY ninja star toppers that we made out of our printable patterned papers. They were wrapped with cupcake wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture.
The bottom level had Chinese tasting spoons with red sprinkles and a ninja star cake pop from Pop A Razzi. Red Chinese take-out containers were filled with rice cracker mix from Oh!Nuts and labeled with our printables.
Vessels were filled with cookies that had an adorable red/white dot/line pattern (reminded me of lanterns) from Sweeties by Kim. We lined trays with our patterned papers and put green jelly beans (edamame) in clear fun shot glasses with some green sushi grass and labeled them with a printable edamame flag.
I made candy sushi and packaged it in an adorable clear candy container from Nashville Wraps. I lined the bottom with our printable patterned paper underneath the container to add interest. I used rice krispies, marshmallows, Swedish fish, gummy green/white rings (to resemble cucumber), starburst and airheads (to resemble the fish) and orange sprinkles (to resemble roe). I made green meringues that represented the wasabi and used peach tinted fondant for the ginger. I separated the sides with some green sushi grass (like you see in real sushi take-out containers!). We tied them up cute with twine (The Twinery) and a printable favor tag.
CANDY TAKE-OUT STATION
Our printable dragon poster was used as the backdrop (only $5 to print!) for our Candy Take-Out. The idea here was to have the children fill their little chinese take-out containers with candy. A red Asian runner from A to Zebra Celebrations was used on the black lacquer furniture. We filled vertical rectangular vessels with various candies (Oh!Nuts). Cookies from Whip It Good Cookies were adorned with printable party flags and stuck out of the vessels. Also, homemade lollipops from This Charming Candy were flagged and stuck out of the vessels. Cake pops from Pop A Razzi were flagged and placed on white ceramic tasting spoons and placed on a wooden sushi board.
We adorned the front of the buffet with a Ninja Star shaped printable banner. (Available in our shop). It read Candy Take-Out and the boys loved it!
A printable patterned poster was used for the backdrop and a red lantern was hung over top the favor table. We used a bookshelf that we lined with red wrapping paper for the table. Large Chinese take-out containers (Nashville Wraps) were tagged with our printable laminated favor hang tag (the kids can use these later for luggage tags/school bag tags!). The children would use these at the end of the party to get their favors.
Printable Ninjago Coloring books were bound with twine and the kids could take the coloring book and some lego shaped crayons (from Posh Paper Creations). The coloring books were displayed in bamboo boxes from Ikea. The other side had a bamboo box with small Lego Ninjago sets that the children could take home. They also got a lego man shaped soap (from Favors by Angelique) Cake pops from Pop A Razzi were placed in the red lacquer bowls. Sugar cookies were displayed on bamboo soap dishes as well as circular rice krispie treats. The rice krispie treats were topped with adorable fondant toppers that Two Sugar Babies made using our custom printables and their fondant Lego brick shape.”
ACTIVITIES & GAMES
“When the kids arrived, they received a personalized dragon shirt with their name and a ninja star on the backside and a ninja headband (from Made by Morgan).
I bought some fake Chinese money at our local Asian grocery store. My kids love fake money so we decided to use this to give the kids who won the games during the party. At the end of the party, they would Buy candy from the Candy Take-Out station and the favor table. (Really they just got to take whatever they wanted and keep the fake Asian money).
The main activity was the Lego Ninjago Battle. My son, Jeffrey, has tons of Lego Ninjago spinners and weapons so we set those out and the children got to battle with each other. We bought the arena at the local Lego Store and we kept track of points for each battle. This kept them entertained for awhile!
The first game was our Fortune Cookie Toss. We printed 3, 5, 7 point logos and placed them on the Chinese take-out containers that we hung from the Chinese folding screen. They were left open so that the children had to try and toss the cookie into the containers. The children received points for each cookie they got in the container.
The second game was a Ninja Star Throwing Game. I bought rubber ninja shuriken stars online and they are safe but do stick into styrofoam. I used a printable poster with a giant ninja star and 7 in the center. The kids got 4 stars to throw. For each one they got in the board, they got a point. If they hit the 7, they got 7 points. The boys LOVED this game.
The third activity was origami star making. I printed out patterned paper from our printable ninja collection on copy paper and taught the kids how to make origami ninja stars. (These are what I hot glued to lolli sticks and stuck into the cupcakes on the dessert table).
We had a custom pinata (by Partylicious) made for the party. The little ninjas used bamboo sticks to take their hits at the pinata.
The children had a blast and didnt want to leave! This theme is great for a regular Ninja party or a Lego Ninjago party!