Hi Friends! I am so excited to share a recent collaboration I did with My Little Party Australia with you all today. All of the details from this Ninja Birthday Party are so fantastic!
You may remember my sweet friend, Emma, of My Little Party Australia, from her Birthday Brunch Mimosa Bar that I posted last month. She is a very dear friend and is so extremely talented. So, needless to say, when she asked me to work with her on her son, Jack’s, Japanese-inspired ninja warrior celebration I was thrilled. Jack loves Lego Ninjago and Japan so many of the party ideas and styling were based on this inspiration. I created all of the party printables and they are available as free printables in our printable library (more info at the bottom of this post).
A little more about the party in Emma’s words…
“I like to use my imagination and put extra effort into decorating a table. On this occasion, I chose a palette of three different colours, red, black and white as inspired by traditional Japanese colours. The centrepiece was stone Yukimi lanterns and grass style plants in gold pots. Each place setting had a red ninja warrior mask for each little party guest. We kicked up the birthday dojo a notch with red, black and white cushion style seating. I love lanterns, of any variety. On this occasion I used a selection of paper lanterns in the colours red, black and gold. We positioned these just above the table setting for the little party guests, as well as the food table. We hung a banner that read ‘Happy Birthday Jack’ against a bamboo screen we used as the backdrop. I love working with natural looking materials, we used wooden crates and presented the food in bamboo style packaging. The Japanese umbrella, along with the banner, bought in Japanese touches.”
Ninja Birthday Party: The Food
As with the decor and styling of this Ninja Birthday Party, the food was amazing! Jack is such a lucky boy as his dad, Tony Craven, is an extremely talented chef! The menu included: bamboo fruit boats, edamame, fried chicken sliders with slaw and kewpie mayo, ninja star topped cupcakes, noodle boxes, Rice Krispie sushi, a selection of lollies, a selection of sushi, vegetable gyoza, and yakitori skewers.
Jack’s stunning birthday cake was created by Lisa of Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa. How amazing is this ninjago-inspired cake?!
Ninja Birthday Party: The Activities
I can’t get over all of the details of this celebration…Emma thought of everything! Again, in her words…
“I love to welcome and greet each guest as they arrive to the party, unfortunately with the many duties of hosting, I can sometimes get caught up. With that in mind, I like to ensure there are some fun activities at the entrance of the party – this sets the the little party guests at ease, and gives them an opportunity to relax and enjoy the creative activities whilst the other party guests arrive. On this occasion we organized a colouring station, using the Japanese language: Atisuto Station (artist / colouring station). And a Ninjago station, we loaded a table with Lego, and Lego accessories which gave the little ones (and the grown-ups too) an opportunity to use their imagination, and create fun ninjago-inspired stories.”
All of the party guests also received ninja warrior training to prepare for a birthday battle! Josh the Master Sensei from Parties Kids Remember made sure all of the ninja warriors were prepared! (How cute is this idea! I bet the kids absolutely loved it!!) I designed this ‘Ninja Training Academy’ certificates for each little ninja!
Gorgeous Photography: Angela Higgins
Birthday Cake: Lisa of Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa
Table Styling and Incredible Food: My Little Party Australia
I hope you enjoyed this amazing Ninja Birthday Party created my Emma of My Little Party Australia! You can download all of the free printables from the party in our printable library (info in graphic below). The printables use two free fonts, Last Ninja and Karate. Click the links and download the fonts before editing the PDFs. If you use these printables to celebrate with your little ninjas, I’d love to see it! Please follow me @justaddconfetti on Instagram and use the #justaddconfettiprintables hashtag.
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