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For our son’s 5th birthday, we decided to throw him a Ninja/Asian themed celebration to highlight his love of Kung Fu & Ninjas! All of the decorations, favors and food were made by my Husband and I. We love entertaining, so we tend to really get into our kids’ birthdays! I included some “in progress” craft photos too, enjoy!
(Craft Materials Used: poster board, card board, foam board, printer paper, tissue paper, ribbon, hot glue, tacky craft glue, clear tape, toothpicks, acrylic paints, red & black fabric, floral foam blocks, silk flowers, hair clips, bamboo skewers, scissors, xacto knife, & hole puncher.)
Also, when my Husband perfectly timed the playing of "Kung Fu Fighting" when present opening began, and everyone started clapping/dancing, and seeing my son's face when he opened the gifts!
Most Touching Moment
When Nino said "Thank you for baking, Mommy. Maybe when you're old, I can help celebrate your birthday!" :)
When the kids attempted to karate kick/chop my indestructable 'punching bag' pinata!
Ninja Nino, in his Ninja costume!
What People Ate
Chicken Lo Mein, Sesame Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, Garlic Chicken & Chinese Vegetables, Spring Rolls, Egg Rolls, Pork Dumplings, Ribs, & Edamame.
What People Drank
Water, Pop, & Juice
Dragon Cake, Cupcakes, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Marshmallow Pops, Ninja-bread Men Sugar Cookies, Biscotti, Almond Cookies, Red & Black M&M's, Licorice, Pinata Candy, & Fortune Cookies.
Activities / Games
Ninja Fruit game on the Kinect, Pinata, Ninja tag, & Trampoline.
$50- favors & decorations $100- food & drinks $150 total, I'm a frugalista!
Take-Out boxes filled with Chinese finger traps, chocolate gold coins, rolos, & fortune cookies, with attached 'thank you' scroll.