Monday, February 18, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party {Part 1 The Decorations}

My kids tend to pick out difficult birthday themes. By difficult I mean every time they choose a birthday theme there are no "products" to be found. My daughter has picked Little Miss Sunshine (part 1 & part 2) and Lalaloopsy for her past two birthdays. My son picked Phineas and Ferb, and Dr. Seuss for his past two birthdays. For my son's parties was lucky enough to find some clearance Phineas and Ferb products, and some Dr. Seuss back-to-school products that help me. The worst part is that within a year the major party stores picked up the themes, and started making tons of party products for them. So watch out next year Ninja Turtles birthday products will be everywhere!!!


To make the balloons I tied crepe paper around the inflated balloons. Then I used stick glue to attach the eyes, and drew on mouths with a Sharpie. The eyes are made of white and black card stock.

I used "Ninja Turtle" Lanterns for table decorations and set them randomly around the house.

I made these the same way I made the balloons. I tied crepe paper around the lanterns. Then I used stick glue to attach the eyes.

I found the green lanterns in 3 packs at Party City. They are each 9.5" in diameter.


For the pinata I bought a turtle pinata from Party City. I removed the eyes, glued on a piece of crepe paper, and replaced the eyes. I also added a mouth made of black electrical tape.

In a future post I will give you detailed instructions on how I turned it into a pull-string pinata.

Update If you would like to see more from my son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party, check out these posts.
The Food {Part 2}
The Favors {Part 3} 
How to Make a Pull-String Pinata

 I'll Be Linking Up At Some Of These Parties!

These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

22 comments:

  1. LOVE these ideas! I got a kick out of those lanterns! I had a facebook fan ask for TMNT party ideas and we came up with these, which were a hit.

    http://www.creativekidsnacks.com/2012/12/28/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-apples/

    The turtles have really made a comeback! I remember watching them when I was young! Great work!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

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    1. Thanks! I love your blog! I saw your apples on pinterest, loved them, and pinned them as an idea for my son's party. Unfortunately my kids are picky eaters, and won't eat apples with the peel on them. So they spoiled that idea for me :(

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  2. Cute ideas! My kids do that to me too. They tend to pick themes that have nothing out, only to come out a year or two later..Some of the most out there has been Honey, I Shrank the Kids, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. They also pick crazy Halloween costumes, like a praying mantis, and a hatching chicken.. :)

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    1. You seriously made me laugh with the praying mantis costume. I would have had to talk my kid out of that one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the balloons!!! Its such an easy thing you can do to make which will have a big impact. If you want more help planing your child's party another great site is www.funtiqueparties.com.

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  4. Just did a turtle party for my nephew. And since the Ninja Turtles are big fans of pizza, we collected a bunch of empty pizza boxes and stacked them as centerpieces on the tables. Also wrote saying like "Cowabunga dude" on the top pizza box.

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    1. Greta Idea! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  5. I haven’t checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last handful of posts are really great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend.

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  6. Love this!! The same thing happened to me with my little guys 2nd birthday. We did handy manny, and had to order EVERY single thing online, the day after his party, all the same stuff was in Walmart!! Just popped over from spaceships and laser beams. :-)

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    1. LOL..apparently our kids are going to be trend setters. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I really like how you used the green lanterns to make the turtle faces, very creative! My son loved Ninja Turtles! Vicki

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  8. I have 6 days to pull together a TMNT party for my son and I'm definitely stealing some of your decorations : Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. So.... TMNT party supplies are EVERYWHERE now... just picked up a ton at Target. Hehe.

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    1. I know I saw some party stuff when I was out the other day. Story of my life...LOL

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  10. Thank you for being so creative here. The store-bought party supplies have the turtles with menacing expressions and the weapons on them, which I think are inappropriate for a party with guests ages 3-6. Your stuff is great!

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  11. I love your ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Vicky

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  12. I am sure, it seems you have a deep insight to the mind of children and you know that would simply love your amazing birthday ideas.

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing ur ideas, my son decided to change the theme of his party 1 week b4 his 6th bday party. Kinda glad though since we did the WWE theme for his 5th. They dont have alot of decorations at party stores so ur ideas helped ALOT!

    Thanks Again 4 all ur help,
    Samantha from Maryland

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