My son is officially 4, and for his birthday he decided that he wanted a TMNT party. I don’t know how he got the idea in his head because he has never seen the show and has none of the paraphernalia, but they learn somehow, don’t they? We granted his party request, so I get to share with you all of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party ideas.
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If you are looking for some totally awesome, cowabunga dude Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party and food ideas, you are in the right place. My son’s birthday always throws me for a loop too because it is right before Thanksgiving, a super busy time. Therefore, all of the ideas here are really easy to re-create. I hope you find the tools you need to make your own fabulous TMNT Birthday party.
I love to do a food table and backdrop for my parties. Head on over to my parties tab to see some of my other party ideas for both girls and boys. Throwing these parties for my kids is a passion of mine. To create this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backdrop, I started with a inexpensive plastic brick background that I found on Amazon. I then took basic craft paints and painted on some TMNT phrases and my son’s age graffiti style. It was a simple project I did the night before the party. I got the green table coverings for the party from Birthday Express. You will also see these on the dining room table. I also added the Chinese lantern turtles on top of the backdrop by adding some fabric cut out masks to the lanterns I found at Birthday Express.
To decorate the dining room table, I used a lime green disposable table cloth and then added some no-sew fabric table runners in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle colors of red, purple, orange and blue. I made the runners by using the Heat Bond Iron-on strips. In the end, it may have been easier to sew. I’m not sure. I then added green plastic plates (I re-used these from a previous party, and can’t find the exact plate but linked to something similar), napkins to match the colors (folded to look like a mask on the plate), paper TMNT masks, and TMNT plastic party cups. The cups and masks were able to become a party favor as well.
The party favor boxes were also found at Birthday Express and were pre-packaged to make my life really easy. I love the green striped boxes that housed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party favors.
To decorate the wall behind the dining table, I made these wonderful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shells out of disposable roaster pans. We found the best way to cover these was to use spray paint for the base and craft paint for the accent color. Craft paint alone peeled off the surface of the pan, leaving a flakey mess. Our spray paint had primer in it, which helped in the success. The first coat wasn’t perfect, but the second coat went on really well. I also added lime green plastic swirls falling down from the ceiling, which added an extra layer of party fun.
The turkey roasting pan turtle shells I used as decorations doubled as a party favor the kids could wear and take home so they could become ninja turtles. I used brown ribbon to attach at the waist, but I really should have included arm straps as well to help them stay on better.
The main meal for our TMNT party was pizza because everyone knows the that pizza is a turtles’ favorite food. I added to the food ideas these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apples inspired by an idea I found at Hallecake. Head on over to her site to find out how to make them. I also made these TMNT Juice Boxes and Cupcakes. The turtle themed Go-Gurt was the final addition to the food table. I told you it would be easy!
The final component my kids make sure I have at all of my parties is a totally awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle piñata. The kids love grabbing the candy. This was a pull string piñata.
The kids all seemed to really enjoy the party. It’s so fun to watch a theme come together and great to celebrate my amazing son in a way that feels special to him.
Corban, you are an absolute joy to us. You were born with a positive attitude and the ability to make people laugh and smile. You are a born leader who is going to do great things in this life.
Also, if you are looking for a really cute book to give to your own ninja, we all love Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop by Todd Tuell. It’s a cute rhyming booking with clever words and illustrations.