Last weekend we celebrated my little guy's 5th birthday with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed party.
My kid is TMNT CRAZY! I remember when I was a kid and these little cartoon testudines were very popular, so, the fact that he's nuts about them is blowing my mind! He's got TMNT shirts, socks, undies, jackets, hats, toy boxes, coloring books, movies and the TOYS....ugh! I'm so over it!!! LOL So, you can imagine, getting inspiration for this party was an easy task for me. All I had to do was raid his room! I found inspiration for the colors from a pair of his underwear.....don't laugh....I won't show the undies to you because that could cause problems for me and quite frankly, I wouldn't want my cartoon drawers showing up online :() Anyhoo, the look of them was grungy graffiti with blue & green as the main colors. Since blue is my boy's most favorite color I had a great starting point for the color scheme and design!
The invitation set the tone for the party. I created a brick and city-scape backdrop with the party details shown atop a 'sewer' with ooze. The graffiti and grunge text were a perfect match for the look I wanted.
TMNT love pizza - so that's what we served for the meal! I found a bright green table cover and bamboo place mats for the place settings. My daughter insisted on having TMNT plates and napkins for the party for her brother, so I caved and got them. They actually worked great with the rest of the design and I instantly felt better when I placed a few utensils in the cutest green & white chevron bitty bags from Bloom Design. I used a black runner and placed some inexpensive Ninja play toys on it so the kids could work their Ninja skills out in the back yard afterwards. A huge Leonardo turtle was the centerpiece and surprise gift to my son who wanted it for weeks. I tied a few balloons to his hands and told Adam that he was wishing him an Awesome Birthday!
One other fun activity was we 'kinda' did as a family was to make Toxic Ooze.....I say kinda because I never got around to doing it at the party....but me, the girl and the boy made it later that night....here's the final result. I've got the DIY on it for you later this week!
You can find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle printables and invites available in my Etsy shop!