Hear the war cry and get ready to fight, this Japanese Ninja Warrior Birthday Party by Emma Craven of My Little Party, out of Perth, Australia, has done it right!
Honing details so cute and fun, this darling bash is packed with elements for you to snag!
Some of which, include:
- Ninja Cake
- Bamboo Backdrop
- Stone Yukimi Lanterns
- Pillow-seated Guest Table
- Ninja Table Settings
- Color-coordinated Paper Lanterns
- Grass Plants
- Rice Krispie Sushi
- And Personalized Ninja Favor Boxes!
Japanese Ninja Warrior Birthday Party
Japanese Ninja Warrior Birthday Party Details:
Emma’s party snippet- “Introducing my eldest son…Jack! Boy does he love Lego. In particular, Ninjago lego. Jack wanted to share his love of Ninjago and Japan, with his friends and family. So I got planning, and created a super, fun Japanese-inspired ninja warrior celebration for his for his seventh birthday.
Invitations set the tone of the celebration, and I love to splash out and order chic, well-designed, customised invitations. I wanted to build the excitement with Jack’s friends and family, so got creative with the wording for the invitation, adding a few Japanese elements. The incredibly talented Alison, from Just Add Confetti created a fabulous design, which carried right through from the invitation to all elements of the event stationery.
I like to use my imagination and put extra effort into decorating a table. On this occasion, I chose a palette of three different colours, red, black and white as inspired by traditional Japanese colours. The table was set with black and gold square paper plates, from Favorlane Party Boutique. The wooden cutlery was set in red napkins, and finished off with a cutlery wrap, with a birthday message especially for Jack: ‘Happy Birthday Ninja Jack!’. Every recycled milk bottle featured a wrap, with the number seven, wrapped in black and white striped twine, and topped with a gold straw. The water bottles were given a coordinated label highlighting the friendly ninja.
The centrepiece was stone Yukimi lanterns, grass style plants in gold pots. Each place setting had a red ninja warrior mask for each little party guest. We kicked up the birthday dojo a notched with red, black and white cushion style seating.
I love lanterns, of any variety. On this occasion, I used a selection of paper lanterns in the colors red, black and gold. We positioned these just above the table setting for the little party guests, as well as the food table. We hung a banner that read ‘Happy Birthday Jack’ against a bamboo screen we used as the backdrop. When designing and creating the banner, Alison and I drew inspiration from Japan, using Japanese colors, and font, as well as positioning vertically rather than horizontally. I love working with natural-looking materials, we used wooden crates and presented the food in bamboo style packaging. The Japanese umbrella, along with the banner bought in Japanese touches.
I love to welcome and greet each guest as they arrive at the party, unfortunately with the many duties of hosting, I can sometimes get caught up. With that in mind, I like to ensure there are some fun activities at the entrance of the party – this sets the little party guests at ease, and gives them an opportunity to relax and enjoy the creative activities whilst the other party guests arrive.
On this occasion we organized a coloring station, using the Japanese language: Atisuto Station (artist / colouring station). And a Ninjago station, we loaded a table with Lego and Lego accessories which gave the little ones and the grown-ups too an opportunity to use their imagination, and create fun Ninjago-inspired stories.
We were delighted with Josh the Master Sensei from Parties Kids Remember who took the little ones through some serious ninja warrior training for the birthday battle! Our little party guests were delighted with all the fun games, prizes and activities, especially with these gorgeous ‘Ninja Training awards’ created by Alison from Just Add Confetti. Alison is providing all the printables complimentary – so that others can create their own ninja warrior party! Alison is AMAZING!! So, just click HERE to download them. It’s FREE!
Food is very important for mini ninja warriors, we had a dorinku (Japanese for drink) station complete with ninja warrior water and ninja power potion to quench their thirst, and a delicious menu that not only satisfied their hunger but excited their taste buds. The menu created by our resident Chef, Tony Craven, also known as “Jack’s Daddy” was as follows:
bamboo fruit boats
fried chicken slider with slaw and kewpie mayo
ninja warrior topped cupcakes
rice crispy sushi
selection of lollies
selection of sushi
vegetable gyoza, and
We had the great pleasure of having Lisa from Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa create the incredible Ninjago-inspired masterpiece. The birthday cake was two tiers of absolute goodness. The top tier a heavenly vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, and the base tier was a deliciously moist chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.
Little Jack was eager to show his gratitude to each little party guest, so suggested I organized an arigato gift station where his little friends could collect their thank you gift. We popped fortune cookies in a noodle box and topped it with a cute personalized tag.
There is nothing more important to us than long-lasting memories from my little party event. Angela Higgins is an incredibly talented photographer who captured all the important details of this little party so well.
If you have a little warrior looking for a lively ninja party why not create a Japanese-inspired ninja warrior celebration for your next little party!”
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