Lego and ninja lovers will give this boy’s Lego Ninjago birthday party two thumbs way up!
Maureen, of Anders Ruff Custom Designs, styled this amazing party for her Lego Ninjago-loving son’s 7th birthday. Using a party palette of red, black, white, yellow and a hint of green, Maureen gave an Asian feel to her party space by pulling in traditional Asian decor elements and combining custom designed printables and an invitation she made for this theme.
You will get a kick out of the cleverness of each and every detail captured by Becca Bond Photography.
Maureen is a master at transforming her entire party space to create an experience for party goers: the party mood was set from the moment guests walked in the front door.
They were greeted with real bamboo shoots and paper lanterns of all different sizes that hung over head.
Because dressing the part is a fun party trend, the kids each received a personalized dragon shirt with a ninja star on the backside, as well as a ninja headband upon arrival.
In an inspired floor seating choice, Ikea pillows were placed on the floor.
Maureen arranged the seating area using red lacquer tables, also purchased from IKEA.
She stitched dollar store placemats together for a great DIY bamboo runner.
Impressive place settings consisted of small, red plates and a Chinese takeout container which housed lunches for each guest. Chopsticks and takeout boxes were dressed up with printable labels.
Small ceramic dishes sat beside each plate and held a single piece of candy sushi, which rested on patterned paper.
Beverages in plastic bottles had coordinating labels and straws.
Maureen used traditional Chinese rice paper screen dividers to bring in that Asian vibe.
If you want a dynamic dessert table, this is it! Using a Chinese screen as a backdrop was brilliant.
Maureen carried the bamboo elements onto the dessert table by flanking the screen with large black vases containing the shoots.
More hanging paper lanterns tied the dessert table to the other party spaces.
After scouring Ikea for dessert display pieces with an Asian flair, Maureen scored bamboo-like organizing caddies that she stacked to create tiered dessert trays in the middle of the table.
The cake, by Got What It Cakes, made a stunning centerpiece with incredible edible detailing like ninja stars coming out of the sides!
Fabulous cookies were displayed on small, black glass stands.
On the second tier, ceramic black and white vessels held cupcakes with DIY, origami ninja star toppers and cupcake wrappers.
On the bottom level, Chinese tasting spoons were arranged with lego themed cake pops.
Colorful Chinese take-out containers were filled with rice cracker mix.
In addition, vessels were filled with chocolate covered Oreos.
One particularly clever detail was the jelly bean “edamame” in clear shot glasses, with green sushi grass.
My absolute favorite dessert table item had to be the candy sushi Maureen made. It was a mixture of rice krispies, marshmallows, Swedish fish, gummy rings, Starburst, Airheads and orange sprinkles.
She even used some of the green grass they use in real sushi takeout containers.
They look amazing, packaged in clear containers, tied with twine.
At a separate “takeout” candy station guests could fill up Chinese takeout containers with treats to-go.
A printable dragon poster was the perfect backdrop.
Highlighted by a red Asian runner, black lacquer furniture provided a foundation for rectangular vessels filled with candies, cookies and lollipops.
An eye-catching ninja star shaped printable banner was affixed to the front of the candy buffet.
I love that Maureen purchased fake Chinese money to award children during game time so they could use it to “purchase” takeout treats.
An action-packed party theme requires a variety of favors and activities.
This party was nunchuck full of them! Maureen prepped printable Ninjago coloring books that guests could take home, along with Lego shaped crayons from Posh Paper Creations.
A bamboo box also held small Lego Ninjago favor sets to accompany their Lego shaped soap.
The main activity was the Lego Ninjago battle using Lego pieces the birthday boy owned. Another activity was origami star making. Using printable paper she designed, Maureen taught the boys how to make ninja stars.
They also had a ninja star throwing game using rubber ninja stars she purchased online. She made a target out of Styrofoam and a printable poster.
Keeping with the Asian vibe, Maureen planned a fortune cookie toss; she added numbers to hanging takeout boxes from one of the folding screens.
Guests made points for each cookie they successfully tossed into each open-topped box.
Finally, there was a custom pinata. The little ninjas used bamboo sticks to take hits at the pinata. So fun!
Plan a Ninjago birthday party with these party supplies:
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- Paper Lanterns
- Chinese Take Out Box
- Dessert Plates
- Burlap Table Runner
- Black Square Plastic Tray
- 4 panel Shoji Screen Room Divider
- Bamboo Table Chopsticks
- White Soup Spoons
- Small Clear Favor Boxes
- Chinese Take Out Boxes
- Paper Straws, Bamboo
- Chinese Million Dollar Bill
- Rubber Ninja Stars
- Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters
- Foam Board for Ninja Rubber Throwing Stars
- Ninja Rubber Throwing Star