This year I was SO excited to do an Octonauts party - I had a lot of cute ideas AND Toys R Us had recently released an Octonauts compass toy which plays the octoalert sound. If you aren't familiar with the Octonauts, check out the show on Disney Junior and the books by Meomi. Or, take a look at their website here. The artwork is super cute!
Then, a month or two ago, Rocco tells me that he wants a Ninjago party instead because he didn't want his Ninjagos to be sad and that the Octonauts can "swim away." My heart just about stopped. I tried to sway him back to having the Octonauts party but was unsuccessful and deep down I knew his heart was in LEGO and Ninjago.
I didn't have a ton of ideas for a Ninjago party and am actually expecting my second child any day now so I guess in a way, Rocco was doing me a favor - fewer ideas means less work for me! Anyway, here's to keeping things simple!
For the table, I did the usual Ninjago eye balloons and favor bags. Each ninja has sightly different eyebrows but I had a tough time finding the right images for the balloons so they all look the same unfortunately. I'm not sure how people do it but I couldn't get all the balloons to face forward and "smile for the camera." The banner was just a simple banner that I made out of felt - I cut the letters out to look similar to the font from the Ninjago logo.
"Dark Matter" Grape JELL-O
Here's an image of Ninjago "Dark Matter" from the show below. I think it looks pretty close to grape JELL-O!
"Great Devourer" Lime "Venom" Cheesecake Bites
Stone Warrior Sugar Cookies
Lloyd / Green Ninja Cookie Cake Topper
The Lego food label stands were made out of two pieces of 1 x 6 plates, one 4 x 12 plate, two 1 x 2 brick pieces, and a Ninjago minifigure on the side. If you are planning on ordering individual pieces from the Lego website, you'll probably want to order at least three weeks in advance because the pieces ship from Poland.
Happy Birthday Rocco!