Saturday, March 16, 2013

Episode 8 - The Fun of the Party (Ninjago)


Part two of the Ninjago party starts now!  
The birthday boy and his mom (me).  


~ Games ~ 
The snakes made out of cardboard tubes pictured in Thursdays post (and below)
were used for the Chinese star throwing game. Each child had a paper star that my husband
 made out of cardstock.  The children were given a chance to decorate their star and then
we took turns trying to take out the snakes.  Think of it as bowling with a star.

Love this amazing shot of my son throwing the star!

We played a Wonder Ball type game with this cool snake ball I found at Dollar Tree.
Instead of singing your typical Wonder Ball song, thanks to my kiddos, we sang:
 "My Poison Lies Over the Ocean."
"My Poison Lies Over the Sea."
"My Poison Lies Over the Ocean."
"Now bring back my poison to me."
 (sung to the tune "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.")
The child with the ball at the end of the song was out.
The picture is a little blurry but I wanted you to see the ball.

The next game we played was inspired by the Karate Kid and the brown clothespin like
chopsticks that I bought.  Remember when Mr. Miagi was trying to catch the fly with chopsticks?
We tried to catch the butterflies from the "Elefun" game with chopsticks.  Only two children played
at the same time (to ensure no one was poked in the eye).  The kids had a lot of fun with this game
even though it was hard!
One of the highlights of the night, was posing for pictures in front of the faux "Rice Screens."
 This idea was inspired by a similar one that I saw on Pinterest thanks to Craft, Interrupted.  
I used her cool Ninjago signs as props for the photos.  Thanks for sharing those, Jaimee.  I will 
sending each child there own picture strip. Ninja Photo Booth Printables


Even the adults had a little fun.  Notice I made a headband for the kids to wear that said Ninja.  
I used a Ninja font that I downloaded (made a stencil).  The Ninja fonts were also used 
for the invitations and the fortune cookie sayings.

Last but not least was the singing of Happy Birthday.  Instead of a cake, the birthday boy 
wanted  ice cream sundaes.  Of course, I had to make something to go with the theme - 
Ninjago cake pops.  I used fondant for the yellow Lego face and drew the eyes on 
with cake decorating markers.  
Fortunes for the Fortune Cookies



 Check out how cool the screen looks as a backdrop for the birthday song!



Happy Birthday to my little man,









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10 comments:

  1. Everything looks so festive and fun! I know your son will remember this birthday. He has such a sweet smile.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Meredith. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. He had a great time. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog The Not So Perfect Mom. Stopping by and noticed you have such a cute blog! I'm a new follower!

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    1. Hi Christi. Thanks for following. I love connecting with new people. I also appreciate your kind comment.

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  3. That must have been a GREAT party!!
    Love all the decorations and things that you made!
    So clever!!
    Love your party decoration ideas!! Totally fun!
    Already looking forward to the next party photos!!
    Keep up the good work!! :)

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    1. Thanks Lenny for all your kinds words and always stopping by to leave a comment. I so appreciate that. Next party probably won't be until Halloween, but I will be sure to share. :) xoxo

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  4. Leslie, this party looked awesome and thank you so very much for linking it up with us!! :)

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    1. Thanks Janine for stopping by. Glad I was able to link up. I get a carried away with my kids birthday parties but it is fun.

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  5. What a great birthday theme! It looks like your little boy had a fabulous time. Thanks for linking up with us at Mommy Blog Hoppers :)

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    1. Thanks Kera for stopping by and for hosting the link up. It was a great time. Love making my children's birthday parties a memorable time.

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