Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Inspired Birthday Party

Deliciously Darling | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake

So excited to {finally} share my son Malik’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party! Let’s rewind back to September 2012. Malik was watching Saturday morning cartoons and saw a commercial for the new TMNT cartoons. He then turned to me and said “Mama, I want a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party for my Birthday”. In my head I’m thinking “Wow, he’s an early planner like his mama. A chip off the ol’ party planner’s shoulder”. Then he continued, “I think everyone will want a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Birthday Party so I want to have one. It’s going to be Epic”. I actually stopped sipping coffee at this point and laughed for probably a solid 3 minutes. LOL, He’s such a trend predictor. So his 6th birthday party {that’s a good 7 months away} needs to be Epic & have lots of Turtle Power.

I was so excited about this theme! My hubby & I grew up on the old school TMNT cartoons. I even remember the show where they tried to make the turtles “real” by having guys wear costumes. I digress. It became the question of which route do I go? The edgy new turtles or the adorable old school turtles? So fast forward to April 2013 – Malik had his Epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party, with both old school turtles references & new school turtles. Best of both worlds. I totally hope you enjoy the radical pictures below dudes! Cowabunga!

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Tablescape

My son loves pizza and well Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love pizza so naturally I had to add the pizza element in thus “Malikangelo’s Pizzeria” was born. The apple green plates fit so perfectly with the green linens & apple soda. A “shell-tastic” muslin drawstring pouch held the most adorable stamped cutlery from the Sucre Shop. I just love how adorable the forks are. Hobnail vases filled with orange & yellow ranunculus and finished with a sewer cap pizzeria sign made the perfect centerpieces.

Dessert Table

Keeping with the Pizzeria theme, I wanted the dessert table to feel like you were in the sewer. I found the perfect brick fabric that served as the backdrop. Glittered PVC pieces came together to form a really cool looking sewer pipes. The first thing that catches my eye is the amazing cake! Two amazing vendors came together to create straight up gorgeousness. Brenda from Sugar High Inc is such a talented artist. She created the huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake topper. Amazing right? Kathi from My Sweet Things made the delicious & equally adorable ombre petal cake. Intricate TMNT cookies from Firefly Confections were incredible. The Marshmallow pops, created by Alejandra from the Marshmallow Studio were the hit of the party. I just loved the adorable little chocolate covered oreos with turtles on top. The dessert table also featured: pizza sugar cookies, oreo pudding cups, ooze push up pops {aka lime jello}, chocolate turtle lollipops and cupcakes with amazing fondant toppers.

Craft Activity

I have to have a craft at each one of my parties. What better craft then to decorate a little green backpack? Thank You to Mariah from Giggles Galore for helping me brainstorm & suggesting the craft at Blissdom. The little backpacks had shell stencils ironed on to them so the kids then brushed on the fabric paint, peeled off the stencil then added their own touch. It was really cool to see all the different backpacks the kids created.

 Additional Activities

In addition to crafting the kids had such an amazing time on the Inflatable Obstacle course. There may or may not have been a few parents sprinting through it at the end of the party. That may or may not have been me.

We ended the perfect party with a Ninja Turtle Pinata  A pinata that was made by Mama. Back-story: My son came into my studio and requested a Turtle Pinata. The thought of kids with bats kind of terrified me so I began the search for a pull string pinata  Unable to find one that Malik & I liked he asked me to make it. So adorable how he thinks I can make anything. Challenge accepted. I think it turned out pretty awesome. There will totally be a blog post tutorial on how you can make your own pinata.

Favors

Each kiddo took home a Pizza box filled with goodies. I’m a fan of useful party favors so the TMNT coloring books, pen & stickers were just perfect. The kids also filled their pizza boxes with TMNT cookies, marshmallow pops and bottles of gumballs from the dessert table.

That’s a Wrap

I hope you loved the gorgeous images, from the talented Lauren of Lauren Nicole Studios. HUGE thank you to my amazing vendors. You guys make me look good. The level of talent seriously amazes me and I’m honored to have a chance to work with them. Also, please don’t forget to pre-order The Marshmallow Studio’s new book so you can learn how to make amazing marshmallow pops too: http://martshmallows.com/

Vendors

Event Design, Style, Floral & Paperie: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios ||Sewer Cap & Pizzeria Printables: Frog Prince Paperie || Cake: My Sweet Things || Cake Topper: Sugar High Inc || Chocolate Covered Oreos & Pudding cup weapon toppers: Love & Sugar Kisses || Fondant Cupcake toppers: Edible Details || Marshmallow Pops: The Marshmallow Studio || TMNT Cookies: Firefly Confections || Pizza Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies  || Catering & Pizza boxes: Bella Italia Restaurant || Straws, Plates, Treat bags, Gumball containers: Petite Party Studio || Stamped wooden cutlery: Sucre Shop || Yellow Cake Stand, mama’s bracelets & cupcake wrappers: Waiting on Martha || Inflatable Obstacle Course: Astro Jump Events || Mama’s TMNT Nail Art: Chateau De Nails ||

Retro Pink & Mint Ice-Cream Parlour

 

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

As soon as the flowers start to bloom and the leaves start to grow I immediately begin to crave ice-cream. I think I speak for children of the world when I say “We all scream for Ice-cream”.

I wanted this ice-cream table to have a retro feel but a modern touch. I went with a jade green, pink & silver color pallet – pink for the girls and green to appeal to our boys. I’ve been wanting to do this color combination for the longest time. So when Bird {from the one and only Bird’s Party Magazine} asked me to create an ice-cream dessert table – I jumped.

More details below the gorgeous pics. Big thank you to my amazing group of vendors, scroll down and show them some love.

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

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Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Pink & Mint Retro Ice Cream Parlour Dessert Table

 Handmade paper plate backdrop {inspired by Blue Eyed Yonder} adds a fun element to this dessert table.

The gorgeous cake created by My Sweet Things makes the perfect focal point to the Ice-cream parlor. Little ice-cream cups filled with strawberry ice-cream, topped with a fondant cherry & ice-cream spoon look absolutely perfect.

Ice-cream pint containers with adorable ice-cream labels make the perfect favor container.

Other sweets included Vanilla Marshmallow Ice-cream cones {using the amazing recipe from SprinkleBakes }, delicious ice-cream shaped cookies, strawberry cupcakes and strawberry milk.
Pro-Tip:
When photographing ice-cream it’s best not to use real ice-cream. I used “photographer’s ice-cream” for this shoot. You will need 1 jar of frosting to 2 lbs of powdered sugar. I picked frosting that was already pink so that i could have the same consistency throughout. Eventually the frosting & the powdered sugar will combine into a dough like form. Just scoop & snap away! Looks real doesn’t it. Shhh, our little secret.

Vendors:
Event Design & Style: Deliciously Darling
Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios
Printables: Bird’s Party
Cupcake Toppers & Fondant Cherries: Edible Details
Cake: My Sweet Things
Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals
Cupcakes, Marshmallow Ice-cream: Deliciously Darling
Crepe Paper Ruffle Garland: Craft that Party
Ice-cream Spoons: Sucre Shop
Cupcake wrappers, Ice-cream cups: Petite Party Studio
Jade cake stands & mint straws: Waiting on Martha
Milk Bottles, Ice-cream holders & Ice-cream Pint favor containers: Shop Sweet Lulu

Life of a Party Girl #instagram2

Gosh, seems like forever since I blogged. More like two and a half weeks but feels like forever. So where have I been? Baking, crafting, styling parties, & livin’ la vida loca. Today I decided to share my life through instagram, here’s a peek at my crazy two weeks:

Life of a Party Girl instagram #2

{Starting from Left to Right & Newest to Oldest}

Row 1: Celebrated Cinco in style with Mojitos before moving on to Margaritas | A peek of the Bebe Shower, the Mama to be’s chair “Mere Du Bebe” | Lots and lots of beautiful flowers from Trader Joes for the bebe shower | Final batch of french macarons for the bebe shower.

Row 2: Cupcake overload! Made lots of cupcakes for my client’s Bebe shower | Lemon Blueberry Tarts for the Bebe Shower | Trying really hard to eat healthy so cue the tomato / cucumber / balsamic glaze salad & feta / watermelon / mint salad | Salt water taffy for the Bebe shower {banana & strawberry}

Row 3: Wreck it Ralph invitations that I just created for my son Jad’s upcoming party |  On a green smoothie kick: Kale, Mango, Grapes, Raspberries & Flax = YUM | Washi tape obsession continues. Organizer from Michaels Craft store & my favorite Jar from World Market} | More french macarons for the Bebe Shower & Operations Shower.

Row 4: My new paper organizers from Michaels Craft Store | French Macarons for Operation Shower | Sangria Sundays, Mango Lime Sangria | Baby Shower Crafting with tons of paper flowers

Row 5:  1st 3 pics are Rainbow Party Decor  I created for Deb from Yummy Delicious Cookies | French macarons I created for Deb look amazing with the little royal icing rainbows that she iced on.

For more peeks into the life of a party girl follow me on instagram @deliciouslydarling.