If you’re like me and have lost count of how many times you’ve watched the Ninjago movie, you’ll most likely appreciate this post!
Our boys are serious ninja fans, and we just celebrated Hubo’s birthday and he asked to have a ninja birthday celebration.
Birthdays are big deals in our home! And not in the sense that we spend lots of money or have big celebrations but we value birthdays and try to make them as special and memorable as possible for the kids.
So, we’ve come up with some birthday traditions for our family, and have shared them on this post.
I had lots of fun putting the theme together, so I thought it’d be great to share what we did because I know there are many aspiring ninjas out there!
Just a Disclaimer: I am a frugal person/ I don’t have a lot of money, so the ideas I’m sharing are not fancy or over the top at all. If you have more money to spend, there are many more amazing things you can buy & do, but that’s not what this post is about lol!
Ok, let’s get to it…..here’s what we bought and used:
1. Happy Birthday Banner
I love printables, especially free ones! They can easily liven up a space, and kids love stuff on the wall!
We got this free Ninjago Happy Birthday banner from here. The cool thing is that it also comes with another document that has all the letters of the alphabet so you can write out your kid’s name, or anything else really.
We printed them in A5 (mainly because printing in colour is expensive, lol!).
2. Ninjago Eyes
Let me tell you these stickers were so much fun! We didn’t have any ninja-branded things besides the banner, but these added so much fun and character to the decor. We got them from the same place as the banner.
What’s cool about these as well is that there are two pages worth of eyes of different sizes, so you can use them on different things or in different ways.
We printed them on sticker paper, and stuck them on the balloons, plates and cups.
The decor items we bought were not expensive at all, and I bought all of them at China Town.
For the table setup, I went for red and black because it really says “ninja temple” to me, lol!…but the Ninjago colours are red, yellow, green, blue and white.
Our table is wooden so I bought a cheap black table runner, and scattered some Chinese hand fans, swords and other ninja paraphernalia I could find.
I bought black and red plastic plates in different sizes, and black cups. I hung black and red lanterns to complete the “we’re in China” look.
4. Ninja Headbands
And of course, we each had to don our very own ninja headbands, or else what kind of ninjas would we be, really?
We actually had two sets of headbands, I mean why not? haha! The first was just simply black ribbon that we cut up for each person (easy, right?). And the second were made from shweshwe scraps of fabric. And all these looked so cool with our black outfits 🙂
Lastly, we also enjoyed some Chinese food! And I’d love to say I made it but nope, I ordered Chinese takeaways 🙂 We got spring rolls, dim sum and some chow mein.
And, I’d also bought the white rabbit sweets from China Town.
6. Memory Game
We also printed these cool cards available for free from here. We were meant to use them for a game, but didn’t get to it…however, the boys are having fun playing with them.
And, that was our ninja birthday, birthday boy was very happy, and we all had lots of fun!
There’s so much more you can do with this theme, we can probably have another Ninjago themed birthday and do completely different things.