Sunday, June 2, 2013

TMNT birthday party

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Heroes in a half-shell.
Turtle power!
I love that my kids watch a show that I watched as a kid!

My middle son has become a fan of TMNT. So we decided it would make a fun theme for his 7th birthday party.
I created this invite in my SCAL2 software and cut it on my Cricut.

 I made him a banner in the turtle colors and the balloon idea is from here. It's just crepe paper and paper eyes. I cut white ovals and drew the black pupils. Only I forgot to give mine mouths!
 (p.s. I know there is supposed to be an orange turtle and not a yellow one. But I could not find orange crepe paper in my town!)
We served pizza for lunch since that is the turtles' favorite food after all!
He wanted his cake to look like a pizza too. I baked the cake in a large round cake pan (14" maybe), frosted with tan frosting (white frosting tinted with brown, yellow, and peach color gels) , used red frosting for the sauce, grated white chocolate for the cheese, fruit rollups for pepperoni and bell peppers, and licorice for the olives.
I found these cute Lego candles and just had to use them! (nothing to do with TMNT but they are cute.)
I made these cute mini pizza boxes from kraft paper (I think the svg template came from here) and gave the kids a decorated sugar cookie to take home.

 I set up a cookie bar with sugar cookies, red, green, black, and white colored frostings, sprinkles, and lots of candies. There are these pouches of cookie icing from Betty Crocker that are easy for kids to squeeze out. And it dries fairly quickly making it somewhat easy to get these home without too much mess. I set out a pizza and a turtle cookie for inspiration. Here's what's left of poor Leonardo...
I'm told he was delicious! His mask is fruit rollup and the candy eyes are from the baking section. The kids may have eaten the fruit rollups and had to create the masks from icing which worked out even better!

These pizza cookies are made with red icing, shredded coconut, grated white chocolate, black licorice, and green fruit rollups.
The kids came up with all kinds of crazy cookies. I wish I took pics of them! I only got one plate that one of my kids made:
 Our little cookie taste tester!
The boys also got to make their own Mutagen Ooze! This was such a huge hit and everyone loved it. It was so easy to make too. Recipe found here. It's just made of water, borax, clear school glue, and food coloring. Instead of the cool container in the link I just used these food containers I found at Walmart. They were inexpensive (a pack of 4 for a buck-something), the lime green lid matched the party!, and the container is wide enough that kids can play with the ooze without removing it.
 Such a fun party!
My birthday boy:
 Oooooohhhhhh....I almost forgot! See that green punch the boys are getting above?
We called it Ooze punch. I wish I took a pic of that too. It was just powdered lemonade mix and soda. Take enough powder to make 4 quarts. Add just enough water to dissolve it. I probably used a couple cups. Stir and add lots of green food coloring. Then add in 2 2-Liter bottles of lemon-lime soda. I just happened to use Sierra Mist. This got more compliments than I ever expected it would.
 It's a really weird and fun green color:

I decorated the table with a black tablecloth and added strips of yellow washi tape to make it look like a street. (The turtles live under the streets in the sewer you know.) I spray painted a small bucket so that it looked like a sewer pipe (idea from here) and added some of his turtle figurines for d├ęcor around the pipe. Of course at this point someone had already spilled punch and everything was moved. See all the wet blue napkins?? :)  Believe it or not I just happened to have a bunch of 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree just laying around left over from another project so I used them as a charger at each place setting. I thought they went with the pizza theme, of course, but also looked a bit like a round sewer cover too!
The kids left with an armful of goodies. I found these giant coloring books a few weeks ago for $1 at Wal-Mart and snatched them up. I also found TMNT cups at Wal-Mart that we used at the party. They each took their cup, pizza cookie (not pictured here), picked a balloon, plus took all their cookies and ooze.
Thanks for stopping by today!

I would love to know if you use any of these ideas. Please leave me a comment with a link to your blog so I can see your party too!


Megan Chamberlin said...

Love this!!! I am also a child of the TMNT, and I can't wait for my son to start watching! I already got him going on Bugs Bunny. :)

Stopping by from Take It on Tuesday party! :)

Megan @

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

WOW! What an awesome birthday party! Everything you did looks so fun and amazing!!!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Wow - so fun!! I love all the details - like the mini pizza boxes, sugar cookies and punch that looked like slime. :) Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Jess said...

I am just in love with that pizza cake!! I saw this over at Take It On Tuesday. Pinning right now. :)

Unknown said...

It's a different kind of pizza, but I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. On another note, I’m glad your son still knows the TMNT. Most of the kids I know talk about Ben10. Anyway, the balloons with the mutant bands are awesome! This is a great themed party. :* Carlene@IncrediblePizzaIndy