Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Inspired Birthday Party

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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 ||

Comments

  1. Amazing, Dina! Seriously awesome. The cake kills me and all of the fondant treats. The backpack was a great idea. Love it all!

    • Awh Thanks Gretchen!!!! You are so sweet. I know that cake & the fondant amaze me every time I look at the pictures. Mwah.

  2. Wow! That is fantastic, Dina!!! Love those Oreos and all of the fab treats!! Great pinata, too- can’t wait to see the tutorial! xx

    • Thank you SO much sweet Lydia!!! You are so sweet, your comment means lots to me. Big hug.

  3. You are amazing! Love that fabric. Happy birthday to your little man!

    • Thanks Rebekah! I think you are pretty amazing too. The fabric was an awesome find. Mwah.

  4. Super cute! I love the favors in pizza boxes.

  5. This is “Totally Awesome Dude!” Everything looks so fun and the attention to detail is beyond incredible!

    • Thank you so much Mariah!!! Means so much to me as I think you are incredible. Thanks for sharing it on FB, you are the bestest.

  6. Whoa. You are a party planning, decorating, crafting rockstar! This party is too cool and the custom sweets are out of this world.
    xoxo

    • Giggle. #partyhustler. You are so sweet Melissa. Thanks for all the love & support. So glad we are friends. Big hug.

  7. Very cute!!! Love the backdrop!

  8. Oh my awesomeness!! Dina, you’re goooood! It was def epic and you and your lil guy are freakin’ adorable!

    • Thanks J!!! You are so sweet. Our babies grow up way to fast huh? Still dying to see your Robin party. Gotta hop over to your blog stat!

  9. Oh Dina… Your parties always blow me away.You can see the amount of love for your kiddos and what you do in every little detail. Amazing job as usual. You got some serious talent amiga. Yeay!!! Thanks for letting me be a part of your little man’s big day. Hugs!

    • Oh my gosh Alejandra. You are incredible. I beyond heart you! I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to make the marshmallow pops. The kids LOVED them and were so excited to take one home. I’m blessed to call you a friend. Wishing you nothing but amazing things. Mwah.

  10. Love this, Dina! Truly epic!!! Happy Birthday, Malik!

  11. Brilliant! Every detail is perfection…as usual! {Now I’m all giddy to see what you create for your next party!}

    • Thanks Do!!! I’m all giddy too, Wreck it is going to be – legend…wait for it…dary ;) .

  12. Rebecca Schear says:

    This is absolutely amazing, I’m now a follower. Very Creative, Thanks for sharing.

  13. Dina will you be my mom? LOL. Seriously, this is perfection. You are the queen of the details. I love seeing your parties–especially the ones for your babies! <3

    • LOL Brittany. Only if you will be my mom too! I love seeing your parties with your kiddos. You are so creative & always creating fresh new themes. *fist bump* Thanks for the sweet words & for taking the time to post. xoxo

  14. Wow! When my kids were growing up we did theme parties too. Oh, I miss those days!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  15. I would love to know where you got the brick fabric? I’ve looked everywhere

  16. Hey your party is absolutely beautiful!!! Where did you find the brick fabric, I didn’t know if it was from a chain store or if you would be willing to sell…I just love it!!!! Thanks for any help given

  17. Hi Dina,

    We noticed your awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pinterest board! Would you be interested in pinning several images from TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com. If so, we can send you a free tmnt prize pack to show our appreciation.

    Thanks,
    Ray Jabro
    TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com

  18. Claudia says:

    This party looks so amazing! I wish I could do all the sweet touches you added. I especially love the favor boxes and am defintely going to steal that idea.

  19. Love this party!! The invitations and your sons name banner…did you make them yourself? Awesome work again!!

  20. Amanda Barnes says:

    Love this!! Where can i find all of the stuff to do the backpacks? :)