Hi friends! It’s Noelle here today stopping in to show you a birthday party I am currently putting together for my almost 7-year-old son. He is the baby of our family, and I can’t believe he will be SEVEN in a few weeks! Where does the time go?
My sons seem to have this knack for requesting these really obscure birthday party themes. Ever had that happen? This year he is asking for a “ninja party.”
I started out with the invitation. I made the ninja mask out of two punches.
A tip for you is if you are punching a smaller punch in the middle of a larger one like I did here, you should always punch the smaller punch first. Trying to do the bigger one first is a whole lot harder to get them spaced exactly right.
After assembly lining, a whole lot of mini ninjas were staring at me from my work table … .
I love the Chinese characters paper on most of these, but it is so old! I used this on my husband’s 30th
birthday party invitations and had one sheet left. He just turned 40 in May! I guess my “pack-ratty” ways pay off every once in awhile! LOL
The next project was some ninja lanterns. I got a set of three plain black lanterns and cut out the eyes and face with my electronic cutting machine. The ties on the head are strips of plastic tablecloth.
I also made a banner for my son. I tried to find papers in my stash that were Asian inspired. The font I used was a free download. I cut everything (including the banners) on my electronic cutting machine.
Party bags are so fun to make! Again, I just turned these red lunch sacks into ninjas. My son and I picked out some goodies at the dollar store and online to put in the bags.
I have a few more things planned for the party. I’m going to make him a t-shirt with a ninja on the front, and a number 7 on the back using iron-on vinyl. Also, we plan to make “swords” from pipe insulation and have an obstacle course to keep the boys busy while they are here. Should be fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies used: Aye, Eye, I and Coolvetica stamp sets from The Cat’s Pajamas; Streamers stamp set and Streamers and Pinked Circles dies from Paper Smooches; real red grosgrain ribbon from Stampin’ Up!; black licorice and cherry Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics; punches from EK Success and Stampin’ Up!; cut files (ninja, weapons, banners and eyes) and electronic cutting machine from Silhouette America Inc.