Lego Ninjago Themed Birthday Party

After receiving this Ninjago themed birthday party from Anders Ruff, I may have to bring them here to Richmond so they can recreate it for my own son! If your little guy is crazy for Lego Ninjago too, then there are a ton of great ideas to take away and incorporate.

The party was for Maureen’s sons 7th birthday and she incorporated Asian themed elements to transform the environment. Items like bamboo plants, Shoji screens, hanging lanterns, and Chinese take-out boxes were all part of the mix. Red lacquered tables from IKEA were place together to create one long dining table {with pillow seating of course}, and 3 more snack & favor tables were placed around the room, each with it’s own unique look. The Anders Ruff team designed a Ninja themed printable collection to complete the look and it all turned out amazing.  Check out all the photos, party tips by Maureen, and vendor list below…

Dessert Table

  • Chinese Shoji screen are used as a backdrop, and Bamboo shoots placed in large black vases & secured with river rocks, flank the tablescape.
  • Bamboo-like bath organizing caddies stacked together as a tiered dessert trays in the middle of the table.
  • The Cake is the centerpiece and embellish with ninja stars sticking out of the sides.
  • Cookies are placed on smaller black glass stands on each side of the cake (Tip: We propped them up with small meringues so you could see them instead of laying them flat on the stands).
  • The second tier held ceramic black/white vessels and cupcakes with origami DIY ninja star toppers that we made out of our printable patterned papers.
  • The bottom level had Chinese tasting spoons with red sprinkles and a ninja star cake pop
  • I made candy sushi and packaged it in adorable clear candy containers and lined the bottom with our printable patterned paper {underneath the container} to add interest. I used rice krispies, marshmallows, Swedish fish, gummy green/white rings (to resemble cucumber), starbursts and airheads (to resemble the fish) and orange sprinkles (to resemble roe). I made green meringues that represented the wasabi and used peach tinted fondant for the ginger. I separated the sides with some green sushi grass (like you see in real sushi take-out containers!).


Candy & Favor Tables

  • Our printable dragon poster was used as the backdrop for our Candy Take-Out. The idea here was to have the children fill their little Chinese take-out containers with candy.
  • A red Asian runner was used on the black lacquer furniture and we filled vertical rectangular vessels with various candies.
  • Cookies were adorned with printable party flags and stuck out of the vessels. Also, homemade lollipops were flagged and stuck out of the vessels.
  • Cake pops were flagged and placed on white ceramic tasting spoons and placed on a wooden sushi board. We adorned the front of the buffet with a Ninja Star shaped printable banner. It read “Candy Take-Out” and the boys loved it!
  • A printable patterned poster was used for the backdrop at the favor table, and a red lantern was hung above.
  • We used a bookshelf that we lined with red wrapping paper for the table. Large Chinese take-out containers were tagged with our printable laminated hang tag (the kids can use these later for luggage tags/school bag tags!). The children would use these at the end of the party to get their favors.
  • Printable Ninjago Coloring books were “bound” with twine and the kids could take the coloring book and some lego shaped crayons. Another bamboo box held small Lego Ninjago sets that the children could take home. They also got a lego man-shaped soap.
  • Lego Ninjago Cake pops were placed in the red lacquer bowls. Sugar cookies were displayed on bamboo soap dishes along with circular rice krispies treats. The rice krispies treats were topped with fondant toppers that were made using our custom printables and their fondant Lego brick shape


Seating Table

  • I added a bamboo runner down the table. (I got $1 store bamboo place mats and connected them together with some white thread).
  • Lucky Bamboo shoots were displayed down the center of the table, in vases topped with rocks.
  • Each place setting had a black lacquer plate, red small plate and a Chinese take out container with their lunch inside. Lunch containers were filled with a fruit cup, veggie sticks, and rice crackers. The kids loved using their chop sticks to pick up the food!
  • Chopsticks were labeled with our printable and placed on top. An “enjoy” hang tag adorned the Chinese take-out boxes.
  • A small ceramic white dish was beside the plates and it held a single piece of candy sushi on a patterned paper lining.
  • Activities consisted of fortune cookie toss, origami star making, Ninja star throwing, and Lego Ninjago battles.
  • When the kids arrived, they received a Ninja headband, and a personalized dragon shirt with their name and a ninja star on the backside.
  • I bought some fake Chinese money at our local Asian grocery store. My kids love fake money so we decided to use this to give to the kids who won the games during the party. At the end of the party, they would “Buy” candy from the Candy Take-Out station and favor table. (Really they just got to take whatever they wanted and keep the fake Asian money).



Production, Styling – Anders Ruff  /  Printables & Graphic elementsAnders Ruff Shop  /  Photography – Becca Bond Photography  /  Cake – Got What It Cakes  /   Cookies – Whip It Good Cookies  /   Cake PopsPop A Razzi  /   Chocolate Oreos – Sweeties by Kim  /  Candy – Oh! Nuts  /  Lollipops – This Charming Candy  /  Fondant ToppersTwo Sugar Babies  /  Paper Lanterns – Paper Lantern Store  /  Clear Sushi Candy Favor Boxes & Chinese Take-Out Boxes – Nashville Wraps  /  Paper Straws, Plastic Drink Bottles, Chevron Treat Bags – I’m With Cupcake  /  Wooden Scoops – Sucre Shop  /  Custom Pinata – Partylicious  /  Table Runner – A to Zebra Celebrations  /  Cupcake Wrappers – Bella Cupcake Couture  /  Twine – The Twinery  /  Lego Soap Favors – Favors by Angelique  /  Lego Crayons – Posh Paper Creations  /  Customized Shirts & Ninja HeadbandsMade by Morgan  /  Decorative serving pieces, lacquer tables, pillows – IKEA


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