Sunday, December 16, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Party

My son's birthday theme was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I looked everywhere for TMNT theme party supplies but there was nothing. EBay only had the older TMNT birthday supplies and my son wanted the newer version. New shows come on Saturday mornings on Nick Jr at 10:00 am
I found a few cute ideas on
Pinterest and Etsy. I had a budget to keep so I made everything myself except for the cake. Here are the links I used to get my ideas:
I chose to get the smaller sized gift bags. I found these at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 and of course I used the 40% off coupon.

At Hobby Lobby, I also bought  2 big package of foam paper. It came out cheaper to buy the big package rather than individual sheets. I had a TMNT mask from my sons Halloween costume and traced it on regular white paper and just trimmed it to fit the small gift bags. Once I had the perfect size I cut the face  and cut eye mask out using the colors of orange, blue, purple, and red. I hot glued googly eyes to them to make them look cuter.

I saw this one on Pinterest. I bought foam balls. These balls where cheaper than the Styrofoam balls. Hobby Lobby has them cheaper than Michael's too. These balls are a smoother foam. I cut them in half with and exacto knife then used a paring knife to cut all the way through.

I used the color Festive Green to paint the balls. I used 3 coats and let each coat dry before applying the next coat. 1 small bottle will do 12 medium sized balls or 24 halves.

These are the finished bags. I filled each with candy and a small playdoh and mold.

I cut a strip of a felt sheet to make the mask. I also glued googly eyes but these eyes were way too small. Off to Hobby Lobby I went to get a bigger size. These tiny eyes would be cute for nail art if your nails were long enough:) I think these eye size are 14mm. The ones I used for the goodie bags were 8mm.

When I registered my email to the TMNT Nick Jr. website they sent me a template for the mask. Luckily I saved it and used it to make these party mask. I was wondering why I couldn't see through them. It was driving me nuts. I kept cutting the eye hole bigger but I was ruining the look of the mask my doing so. I cut 11" of thin elastic and hot glued them to the mask. 1 small package will do about 15 mask.

Finally my lil super hero came home from school to save the day! He showed me the right way to put on the mask. Finally I could see!!☺

After finding the right size, which I believe is 10mm, this is what my little turtles look like♥

Here are the mask.

So I was going to make cake pops to put on top of my turtles. I remember making cake pops last year and they were so good. Unfortunately the cake pops I made this time were so not good. I had already poked holes into all the tops of the turtle and did not want to leave them like that. They were too cute to not display so I went to the store and bought big LaffyTaffy candy sticks and big PixySticks and tied them to the lollipop sticks and put them on top of the turtles. I also typed out a small "Thank You" note and taped it to the top of the candies


This is my Alex. I am so thankful for him. We had his birthday party at his Taekwondo School.

This is the mask I used to trace the face. I wish I had a scanner to put the templates on here but I dont have one:(

These are my nails.
Sinful Colors: Irish Green-green
Sally Hansen: Cherry Red-red
Nina Ultra Pro: Blue Blaze-blue
China Glaze:Papaya Punch-orange
China Glaze:Spontaneous-purple