Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Ninja Tae-Kwon-Do 5th Birthday Party

Our son Christopher turned 5 this month. He recently started taking tae-kwon-do lessons and has been loving it, so we choose to host his 5th birthday at the tae-kwon-do studio. The party was a ninja theme. The kids received a full hour long lesson which comprised of fun games along with some very basic tae-kwon-do moves. At the end of the class every child was able to break a board. This was the hit of the party!

The food table. The "Happy Birthday" poster, the two ninja posters, the ninja napkins and the ninja balloons are all from Party City. They have great ninja party supplies.

The party was right around lunchtime so we served a light lunch. It included: Doritos, turkey and cranberry cream cheese wraps, fruit salad and a kale cranberry salad. I made the fruit salad but everything else was purchased from Costco. Got to keep it easy!

For drinks, we had water bottles that were wrapped with ninja labels. You can download them here: Link.

One of the biggest hits of the party (besides breaking boards!) was the candy sushi. I had seen this on Pinterest and just knew I had to try it. The great news is that it is super simple to do. I followed these instructions: Link

I just love how they turned out. The insides of the sushi are gummy worms and the outside is Fruit Rollups. For the fish ones, those are Swedish Fish wrapped with half a Fruit By The Foot.

We also had ninja cupcakes. I ordered cupcakes from Walmart and then made my own cupcake toppers. You can find the ninja head here: Link . All I did was print them out, cut them out and then taped them to a toothpick. 

The kids receiving their tae-kwon-do lesson.

Our son breaking his first board at his birthday party! So fun!

These were the favors that every child got to take home along with a ninja balloon which I tied to the handles of the bags. The favor tags say "Thanks for kicking it with me! - Christopher". I purchased the favor tags from PrintableStudio505 on Etsy for $4. You can see the page here: Link . The red bags are from the Dollar Tree (3 for a dollar).

Each bag contained the following items: (1) a foam nunchuck from the Dollar Tree (such a great deal! Link); (2) a ninja pencil, (3) a ninja eraser and (4) a ninja disk shooter all from Party City (again in their ninja section); and Hi-Chews! 

Our Happy, 5-Year-Old Ninja!

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