et ready for the starting whistle to blow because this American Ninja Warrior Themed Birthday Party submitted by Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events, out of Olympia, WA, USA, is amped to go!
Packed with power party ideas a plenty; this incredible birthday bash might have you dropping down and giving twenty!
So do not walk, but run to find, all of the following fabulous party ideas this amazing event left behind:
- Ninja Warrior Birthday Cake
- Custom Ninja Warrior party signage
- Juice bar
- Ninja Warrior Cookies
- Mylar balloon table centerpieces
- Gable box place settings
- Power snack table
- And the fabulous obstacle course!
Vendor credits at the bottom of this post.
American Ninja Warrior Themed Birthday Party
American Ninja Warrior Themed Birthday Party Details:
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This is what Krista shared about the party- “In our home, we do our best to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle (although admittedly, we still enjoy a good treat every once in a while). Our girls love participating in a variety of fitness activities throughout the year, including various individual and team sports. You can imagine how thrilled I was when my daughter, Kennedy, came up with the idea to host a fitness inspired celebration for her 7th birthday and chose an American Ninja Warrior birthday party theme.
We hired Jen Carver of Banner Events to help with conceptualizing and styling a feminine approach to this fun event. Kennedy had quite a few of her own ideas and opinions about her party, including the color scheme (teal, hot and light pink, white, and black) and having friends sport active wear (“workout outfits”). She loved working with her dad to design her own American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course, and with me to choose a delicious menu of healthy refreshments with a few sweet desserts (like sugar cookies and cake) mixed in for good measure. All photographed by Lauren Oliver Photography.
We kicked party plans into full gear by sending out custom American Ninja Warrior birthday party invitations challenging party guests to come test their skills at Kennedy’s party! “Many are called …Few are chosen.” Donna Martin of SwishPrintables created this fabulous invitation for us, along with coordinating return address labels and many other signs, posters, tags, flags, and printable decor items to go along with the theme. You’ll see them throughout the party.
Being able to move comfortably while getting her celebratory sweat on was another important party component for our sweet birthday girl. She is obsessed with athletic wear and wanted to pick out something special to wear for the party that would allow her to move with confidence and celebrate adventurously. We loved our outings up north, visiting Ivivva Bellevue. We had fun helping Kennedy and her sister, Kamryn, choose their favorite outfits and accessories to wear to the party, along with outfits and accessories for a few close personal friends. There were styles and colors to fit each girl’s personality and needs. After outfits were chosen, awesome athletic shoes were ordered from Asics to coordinate and help determined birthday warriors navigate the intense obstacle course Kennedy designed.
Snacks and Drinks
With a huge crew of kids and their families coming to test their skills, we knew in addition to the traditional birthday cake and cupcakes, we wanted to have healthy snack and beverage options to fuel and hydrate guests’ bodies for the afternoon of birthday fun!
We set up a “juice bar” that featured jugs of refreshing Tree Top Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, Tree Top Organic Apple Juice Boxes, Tree Top Applesauce Pouches (Tropical Flavor), custom wrapped bottled water, and freshly made fruit smoothies served in 2 oz. glasses (Shindigz). We love that Tree Top juice is 100% pure juice!
With a large crowd on hand we had several free-play style activities. Also, we set up a help-yourself-snack-bar and dessert area so guests could munch and mingle throughout the night. At dinnertime we had sub sandwiches and cake.
To bring in that American Ninja Warrior vibe, but with a feminine flair, Banner Events spray painted a PVC pipe frame a metallic silver to mimic the metal climbing bars often seen in the television competition. From the metal frame, strips of ripped fabric–in party colors–were hung. A large foam party logo shield served as the focal point with clusters of balloons (Shindigz) flanking each side of the table. Kennedy’s name was highlighted on the front of the table by way of a printed name banner.
More Sweets and Healthy Food Options
In keeping with that raw, industrial ninja warrior look, we chose to display a mix of sweet desserts and healthy options on a variety of galvanized metal trays and stands.
We had the following:
- Blueberry muffins in printable baking cups with logo toppers
- Shindigz plastic cube cups filled with yogurt, berries, and granola
- Mini silver spoons with printable party flags
We cut rice crispy treats into the shape of stars. Then they were dipped in pink chocolate and given a black candy melt drizzle by Colleen, of The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery. Colleen also used her amazing talents to bake custom cookies. They coordinated with the fabulous American Ninja Warrior birthday party printable elements from SwishPrintables.
Always a dessert table favorite, this custom 3-tiered ninja warrior inspired cake by Christina Goff of 4 Kids Cakes stole the show!
Pirates Booty, trail mix, pretzel thins, popcorn, goldfish crackers and apple chips were some of the other snack options. Kids loved being able to choose their favorite snacks to munch on throughout the night.
Cute dining tables were set up with tea runners. Centerpieces made from black handled boxes and filled with paper shred held silver #7 balloons.
Each place setting consisted of personalized plates, custom wrapped utensils and water bottles. Also, and a striped paper straw with party flag. Also, a Ninja Warrior snack box which housed a Tree Top Applesauce Pouch, a Tree Top Apple Juice Box, and a granola bar. You can find the gable boxes, striped plates, napkins and straws in the Hoopla Events Etsy Shop.
Attached to the backs of each chair were black and pink drawstring backpacks (Oriental Trading Company). They housed the various party favors guests received. These including a water bottle for staying hydrated, bandannas, and a barbell stress toy.
Photo Ops and More
With the popularity of photo sharing via social media, parents and kids love taking advantage of photo ops. This self-standing cardboard photo backdrop from Shindigz was a lot of fun. Kennedy loved that it was personalized with her name, age and party theme!
Trophies (Shindigz) were on display. They definitely ramped up excitement over the competition. Also, they brought out a little bit of competitiveness from attendees.
The balloon arch (Stems Floral Design) marked the start of the obstacle course area and features balloons from Shindigz. We also roped off various parts of the obstacle course with black pennant banners. (also from Shindigz)
There were so many fun and challenging components of the obstacle course. Many products from Oriental Trading played a starring role. Such as white cones for weaving through, hoop toss game, egg spoon race, ball and bat sat, and so on. Additionally, guests loved using their feats of strength and balance to whack at the number 7 pinata.
The party concluded with certificates for all of those who completed the American Ninja Warrior challenges. We also had trophies for special recognitions.
Event Planning & Styling: Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events & Jennifer Carver of Banner Events
Pink & white striped paper plates and napkins, white gable boxes, black and white striped paper straws: Hoopla Events Etsy Shop
Photography: Lauren Oliver Photography
Printable invitation and coordinating printable package: SwishPrintables
Attire: Ivviva Bellevue & Asics
Drinks & snacks: Tree Top
Black Candy Buckets with Ribbon Handles, White DIY Traffic Cones, Egg Spoon Game Set, Bat and Ball Set, Black Canvas Drawstring Backpacks, Dark Pink Drawstring Backpacks, Hoops Toss Game, Barbell Stress Toys: Oriental Trading Company
Chain Personalized Photo Booth Background, Hot Pink Winner Award Trophy, Metal Whistles, Black Pennant Banners, Silver Number 7 Mylar Balloons, Number 7 Silver Megaloon Junior Balloons, Pink Pearl Latex Balloons, Crystal Clear Latex Balloons, Metallic Black Latex Blaloons, andTeal Metallic Latex Balloons.
AND, Number 7 Pinata, Watermelon Frooties, Strawberry Frooties, Black Paisley Bandanas, Hot Pink Paisley Bandanas, White Bulk Cutlery, 2 oz Shot Glasses, Cocktail Clear Mini Cubes, Classic Pink 7” Paper Plates: Shindigz
American Ninja Warrior Inspired Cake: 4 Kids Cakes
Custom Sugar Cookies, Custom Rice Krispy Treats: The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery
Balloon Arch: Stems Floral Design
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