Monday, February 25, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party {Part 3 The Favors}

Last week I shared the decorations and food for my son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party. Today I am going to show you what I did for the favors.


To make the bags for the favors I made freehand patterns of the head and eye wrap. Then I traced them on card stock, cut them out and glued them to the bags. I used the same eyes that I used on the balloons and lanterns seen here.  I drew on the mouths and wrote on the names of all the kids attending the party with a Sharpie.


 Each favor bag contained a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coloring book, a 24pk of crayons, some candy, a toy skateboard, an eye wrap, and some toxic ooze.

To make the Toxic Ooze I purchased tiny tubs of glitter putty from Party City. Then I printed out "Toxic Ooze" on Avery 8160 labels.

I wrapped one label around the side of the tub, and cut another label for the lid of the tub.

I made the eye wraps from T shirts, size XL. I purchased the T shirts at ACMoore. 


 I cut 3" strips off the T shirts, so you end up with a big band of fabric. Then I cut the band so you just have one really long piece of material.


Next I folded the piece of material in half longways, and then in half again. Now you should have 4 layers of fabric overlapping.  I cut a half circle from arrow to arrow on the picture above. That will give you 2 eye holes. Then all you have to do is tie it on.



Update If you would like to see more from my son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party, check out these posts.
The Decorations {Part 1}
The Food {Part 2}
How to Make a Pull-String Pinata
 I'll Be Linking Up At Some Of These Parties!

27 comments:

  1. You are a lifesaver!! My 4 year old wants a TMNT party and I can't find anything that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I love your ideas and my son will too!!

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    1. Aww Yay! I'm happy to have helped with some ideas :) I hope your son has a great birthday!!

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    2. Thank you for the great ideas there nothing in Oklahoma for TMNT without people wanting over 400 dollars for party supplies off ebay. Matthew my son turning 5 very happy he having a TMNT party with his friends. Thank you again.

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    3. So happy to have helped! Thanks for stopping by!

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    4. I'm having a Ninja Turtle Wedding in July (a fact that usually illicits odd looks from girls, and looks of awe from guys :P), and am SO grateful for these suggestions- especially the lanterns! We already decided on the masks for reception gifts (fans and candles are great, but not really our thing, and this way, guests can get rid of them without worrying that we'll be offended), so thanks for the tidbits on that as well. You are (as our theme goes) Turtle-ly awesome!

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    5. I L-O-V-E that you are having TMNT wedding!!!

      I'm not sure how fancy or not fancy your wedding is going to be. Maybe you could make signature drinks or desserts, and name them after each turtle. Perhaps a pizza themed appetizer or sushi (since Splinter eats it), would be a good food choice.

      Check out my pinerest page for some more ideas. http://pinterest.com/1CHousewife/ninja-turtle-party/

      I would love to see pics of your wedding once you have it!

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  2. awesome, can u give some idea for Spiderman theme.

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    1. Thanks! I'll think about Spiderman and let you know :)

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  3. Thanks a bunch for the TMNT ideas. Our son loves the TMNT and I think I may pitch him some of your ideas for his bday party. He will love them. I love that your DIYs are simple yet very creative and effective. Thanks again! The balloons are my fave!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! The balloons were my favorite too :)

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, I too have a son who really wants a TMNT party this year and he wants masks for his friends, I've made them in the past but from felt and multiple colors and just didn't have time this year to make them for all the friends coming, the tshirt idea will save the day!

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    1. I hope you son has a great birthday! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thank you for such easy to use creative ideas!

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    1. You are Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Thank you so much for easy to use creative ideas! My kid is turning 4 this weekend, and thanks to you I have a plan now!

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  7. I'm planning my son's 5th birthday party and your ideas were so helpful...thank you

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    1. You are Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love all your ideas! My son is turning 5 next month and wants a TMNT party. He must be old school because he had a Ghostbusters theme last year! I purchased TMNT invitations on Etsy but am hoping that's the only thing I'll have to buy because I can use your ideas for decorations! Did you play any games? The only thing I can think of is "pin the _________ on the _________" but not sure what those blanks should be.

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    1. We had mostly family so we did not play any games. As far as the pinning game....Pin the mask on the turtle. Pin the weapon on the turtle. If you got empty pizza boxes you could make pizzas out of Frisbees and have the kids try to toss them into the boxes. I hope this helps!!

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  9. Really great ideas..I used some of these ideas for my sons birthday party this weekend!! We are on a tight budget right now, I went to our local Salvation Army to purchase the colored t-shirts for the masks/bandanas they ended up being .50 cents a piece!!

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  10. I love your ideas. I have your page bookmarked. I'll be borrowing some for my sons party this month.

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  11. I love your ideas! I especially love the favor bags! Where did you get the bags to use for the favor bags? They're so much nicer than anything I've found TMNT, and I want to make them for my son's party! I'm definitely going to get t-shirts for the masks too! I don't know if it's possible - but would you maybe be able to scan the pattern that you used to make the turtles for the favor bags? I'm in no way, shape, or form an artist, and I'd be even more grateful than I already am! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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    1. I got the bags from Target. I no longer have the pattern. I'll check my kids rooms and see if they have one of the bags leftover :)

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  12. What awesome ideas.. this site was very helpful and very cost efficient for the party planner.. aka.. mommy..thanks.. cant wait to try it for my sons bday

    Sarita G

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  13. Did you sew the masks at all? What was the reason for folding it? Thanks for all the great ideas!! Just need to make the masks now.

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    1. The reason I folded it was so you only have to make one cut to get both eye holes. No I did not sew them. Luckily t-shirt fabric doesn't fray so you don't have to worry about sewing anything :)

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