Here are some little details from Henry's Ninjago party.
We made invites on the computer.
I found a free Lego font here.
Changed Gatorade in to Ninjade with some home made labels and stickers.
Kai's Fire Punch
Cole's Rock Water
Jay's Lightning Juice
I've made the labels free to download. You can get them HERE!
We made a Garmadon pinata out of a shipping box, that I weakened by removing some of the inside flaps and perforating the packing tape that held it together. Otherwise, it would take way too long to bust it open!
I poked a hole in the top and threaded a hanger through it.
We filled it with goodies, covered it with black tissue paper and made details out of cardstock.
We decorated the patio with polka dot balloons and colorful bunting.
For our game, we had a scavenger hunt to find the four Weapons of Spinjitzu.
I made the weapons with wrapping paper tubes, toilet paper tubes, cardboard, and masking tape. The nun-chucks are held together with a chain of rubber bands. I didn't want them to be too heavy, because I knew the kids would try them out on each other. I sprayed them with gold spray paint, which worked like a charm.
I forgot to get a picture before the scavenger hunt, so the weapons look a little beat up here.
When the kids first arrived, I had them decorate their own ninja headband with stickers and markers. Then, I told them the story of Ninjago, because most of them weren't familiar. I told them Kai's sister Nya had been captured by the Evil Lord Garmadon and they had to find the four Weapons of Spinjitzu (the scavenger hunt), fight Garmadon (the pinata) and free Nya.
This is the map I gave to each child before the scavenger hunt, so they'd know what they were looking for.
Then, we headed out on the scavenger hunt. I tried to make the clues really simple. We had a lot of kids and most were under five. So, the clues were things like "Take 25 steps toward the tree with a swing. Look up to the sky to find the Nun-Chucks of Lightning". I also made the kids practice their Spinjitzu spinning before they could move on.
The game was a hit!
Lucy was very excited to be tied up and in charge of pulling the pinata rope.
Henry's cake request was very simple, which I appreciated. We looked at lots of pictures online of Ninjago birthday cakes, but he really liked the ones that had real toys on them.
I had seen Lego candles on Amazon but they were ridiculously priced. Then, on a trip to Target I found some similar for much, much cheaper.
I do love Target.
For a little thank you gift, Henry handed out mini figures, stored in a Lego storage container.
I think everyone had a lot of fun. The kids especially loved the scavenger hunt, ending with the pinata.