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If there is one thing I love to do, it’s pull together something fun for the kids. And bonus points if it’s something that involves me getting to be crafty and creative AND have friends over to enjoy it with us, so this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party was a perfect celebration for us. I loved it, they loved it, our friends loved it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Ideas:
Here are all the details you need to create this party and make it a success!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Invitations:
I made some quick and simple Ninja Turtle party invitations. Don’t let the simple execution fool you! These turn out really cute:
- 1 inch hole punch
- Glue Stick
- Black marker
To make these invitations, cut the green card stock about 5 inches wide by 8 inches long. Fold it in half horizontally.
Cut the colored eye mask strips about 1 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches long. Glue them in place.
Cut out the white eyes with your 1 inch hole punch. (If you don’t have a 1 inch hole punch, just cut out some circles about that size.) Glue those in place and then add black dots to complete the eye balls.
Inside I simply pasted in the information from a printable template I created. You can use it too:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Decorations:
Part of the party process is making it look great for the kiddos and getting them excited right? I’ll admit that I got pretty excited when I put this all together.
To decorate, I pulled all of the various party aspects together-from favors to the food and drinks and piñata and put them all on display. Then I added in some supplies from Target for the finishing touches!
When it all came together it looked fantastic!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Food Ideas:
If it’s a Ninja Turtles party there is only one thing you can eat…pizza! The turtles’ famous love for pizza fits perfectly with this party theme.
I bought pizza this time, but another fun idea would be to make mini pizzas and let the kids top their own. If you need a pizza recipe, I suggest this one.
For the drinks I found green Gatorade at Target and then added these labels to make them look like Ninja Turtles:
The kids loved these! Want to print your own? I’ve created a template for you with each of their masks:
And then…for my favorite part of the party, we had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cookies! (You could also make these as cupcakes.)
These are so simple! You can either make them ahead of time or let the kids decorate their own. I did both. I made a few and then had the kids each decorate one. They loved that and got very creative with what they did.
- Sugar cookies-make your own or buy them
- Green frosting (I found this pre-colored and ready to go at Target which made this SO easy!)
- Edible eyes (in the baking section at Target)
Frost your cookies.
Cut the airhead to fit (I cut off the end a little and then made them a little bit narrower. I used a pizza cutter to do this.)
Place the airhead on your cookie.
Use a tiny bit of frosting to stick the eyes to the airheads.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Game Ideas:
Hot Potato Presents:
We played a couple of simple games for the party. The first was a musical chairs and hot potato hybrid game with fun prizes!
and then wrapped them up (with fun Ninja Turtles Wrapping Paper).
The kids sat in a circle and passed the present around while music played.
When the music stopped, the person holding the present got to open it and keep the prize!
The grand prize box was last and had a Ninja Turtles action figure in it: (big hit!)
For a very simple activity I also had the kids play with these Ninja Turtles Disc Shooters that I found in the party section at Target with the other Ninja Turtle party supplies.
First we made our own Ninja Masks by cutting strips of fleece about 3-4 inches wide and cutting eye holes in them.
Then I just let them run around and fling these at each other or wherever they wanted. They loved the action and I loved that it was safe and simple.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Piñata:
Every kid loves a good piñata! This Ninja Turtles piñata that I made turned out so cute that my boys didn’t want to hit it and destroy it! (Believe me though-once they got started they had a good time!)
Make this yourself!
- Flour and water mixture
- Green Tissue Paper
- Fleece for mask/felt for eyes
You need to start this project probably AT LEAST five days before the party. It takes the paper mache time to dry and you need to do several layers.
Blow up your balloon. Mix flour and water until it is a consistency that is slightly runny, but not too watery. Make sure there are no lumps if possible.
Shred your newspaper into long strips that are about 3 inches wide. Dip the newspaper strips into flour mixture and then wipe the extra glue off. Place the newspaper on the balloon.
Continue to do this, layering and overlapping until the whole balloon is covered. Allow it to dry overnight at least. Longer is even better if you have time.
Add another layer. And another if possible, letting it dry preferably for at least 24 hours between each layer.
Cut a hole in the back of your piñata in progress. Pop the balloon inside and pull it out and fill the hollow shell with candy. Close up the hole.
Then, using thin layer of decoupage (I used a paintbrush to spread mine), lay tissue paper on top of the paper mache. You will need several sheets of tissue paper to cover the whole thing.
Add a fleece mask and felt eyes, then string rope through the top by making two small holes:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Favors:
Favors make a party extra special. I knew I hit the jackpot when I found these cute Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles water bottles at Target! My boys helped me pick them out and loved them too. I filled them with candy (in Ninja Turtles colors of course) and gave one to each kid at the party.
Can you imagine the excitement if you added this to your party lineup? (Or just made this for your kids anytime?)
I don’t know who had more fun with this party-me or the kids! I seriously had a blast putting it all together and I really tried to design the activities, decorations, food and favors so that you can do them too.
On that note, here’s a shopping guide of all the things I used for the party. With the exception of the fleece for the masks (which you can find at any fabric store), I bought everything in one quick trip to Target.
- Ninja Turtles Action Figure
- Ninja Turtles Wrapping Paper
- Ninja Turtles Cup
- Ninja Turtles Party Plates
- Ninja Turtles Party Napkins
- Ninja Turtles Party Swirl Decorations
- Lime Green Table Cloth
- Green frosting
- Disc Shooters (from the party aisle)
- Other prizes for hot potato game were in the Dollar Spot
- Water Bottles for Favors (from the kitchen/dishes section)