Tag: ninjago

Last minute Halloween costume change

With Halloween so close I’ve been super busy planning the kids’ costumes & creating custom party decor for the big day. Packard decided he wanted to be a red ninjago ninja.

Packard in his Ninjago costume

Packard on his 5th birthday. He was so excited to get this costume, he’s decided that’s what he’ll be for Halloween.

This was super easy, as he got this costume for his birthday. Trianiti finally figured out what she wanted to be; Jigsaw from the movie Saw. I was able to get all of her costume necessities off of Ebay: Kids suit, stripe leggings, red bow tie & a black skirt.

Jigsaw

the puppet from the scary Saw movies

On Tuesday (10/24) Trianiti decides to tell me she needs something else for school for Friday (10/27). They’re allowed to wear costumes, but no face makeup. With the Jigsaw costume heavily relying on the makeup to achieve the look, no one will know what/who she is and at 11 this is VERY important. Cue the fast acting mom solutions. We will turn her Jigsaw costume into Colonel Sanders with a few purchased items off of Amazon. Thank goodness for amazon prime! Red Apron, Thick rimmed glasses, a white mustache, and white hair paint. We used the black pants, white shirt and red bowtie we have on hand from the Jigsaw costume. Tuesday night we ran out to KFC to grab a bucket of chicken for dinner to finish off the look.

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I should’ve been a party planner

I love parties!

Of course I do, I mean I run an Etsy shop filled with party decor & invites, but seriously I love parties! I love the planning, assembling, & finally the look on everyones face when they see it all come together. No occasion is too small to have a little party for.

Every year my kids set out about 3 months before their birthday’s for a theme that fits them. This year my little man wanted a Lego ninjago theme.

**BREAK**

Pull up a new tab and see if you can find anything Lego Ninjago party themed in the brick & mortar stores. Bet you can’t! And if you can, please tell me where. This year this theme was really hard to gather supplies but also really made me stretch my creativity. One this is for certain, I wish there would’ve been a pinata for sale, somewhere, for me to purchase. He REALLY wanted one, and I couldn’t find one anywhere! (Are pinata’s still in?)

I scoured pinterest for lego decor, and even created a pinterest board full of lego lego & ideas. I found that incorporating ninjas to this theme was going to be the difficult part.

For starters I did the easiest things I could. I took both my kids 11 & (now) 5 down to the play room and assembled: cake & cupcake platters, napkin & plate holder, and the utensil holder. I took a then took a green lego base plate and did the outline for a number 5. I had my little man fill in the 5 with assorted lego colors.

 


The cake is actually quiet the story. I generally use this bakery in town, have done this for years. But this year they wanted to charge me $70 for a 8 inch round cake! I am a mama on a budget, and refuse to do that! So I set off to do it myself. I am not a baker at all, but I was going to improvise. I bought lego candy off of amazon and went to the grocery store for a basic white cake with white frosting & just a little bit of red frosting for the trim. For 1 pound of candy & the cake it was $17.99. After I had both the candy & cake, I got to work. I took the cake & placed in on the lego cake platter I had made & then strategically placed the lego candy around the cake. When the entire cake was surrounded by candy, I pressed the candies in a bit to make sure they stuck & dumped the leftover candy on the top of the cake. The cake in the picture is a 8 inch round with only 1 pound of lego candy. (I can tell you, the cake was a HIT! All the guests, even adults, LOVED the cake!) The easiest cake & probably the cheapest I’ve ever spent on the cake. Took my a whole 5 minutes from start to finish.

See that little cutie in his lego costume! It was a perfect fit for his Ninjago lego party! Check out the ninjago mask here.

I made the lego banner & centerpiece sticks but I found the lego boxes for the centerpiece base at oriental trading company. I filled the boxes w/ rice and cut little holes in the top to insert the centerpiece sticks. The rice made the sticks not move around and weighed down the boxes so they don’t blow away.

Other items I purchased:

lego bubbles

lego plastic table cloths

ninjago swords

lego suckers

napkins

plates

chopsticks

I loved doing everything for this party. At first it was a challenge but ended up all coming together for a great birthday bash!