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Monday, May 14, 2012

Ninjago / Ninja Party Favors

I was so pleased with how our Ninjago party favors came out!  
It all started with these wooden peg doll ninjas.  I purchased
unfinished pegs on etsy, then drew the face mask and eyes on
with a fine point sharpie, and painted around it with acrylic craft paint.
I coated the entire thing with matte mod podge as a sealer afterward.
They were so easy to do, and the kids loved them.
I'm smitten with peg people now!




I made half my peg ninjas black and half red, with the 
intention of giving each guest one of each color...but then
our guest list creeped up and I didn't have enough to do that.
They all got one...and there was one red ninja leftover that now
stands guard by my sewing machine ; )  In my perfect party favor
world, the girls would have had pink ones, maybe even with some
glitter, but alas, I didn't have time to get more shipped to me.

The peg ninjas were going to go inside a Trinket Keeper pocket.
I saw these gems on Amazing Mae and made some for my boys
for Christmas.  It's *perfect* for a party favor!!  You can make
them any size and use coordinating fabrics for your theme.

I ended up using pieces of cut denim from a pair of Hubs jeans
that had recently bit the dust with a super huge hole in the backside.
The legs were in tact, and the black rinse of the denim fit well.
I had to cut off a few pairs of my 6yr old's pants due to holes 
in the knees, and used the bottoms of those legs for the lining
on the boy ones.  I was able to find fabric scraps in my etsy bin
for the girl ones.  They are 4x6 pieces, so you can use what you
have and it's cheap!  I added felt monograms appliqued to the front.

Here I was lining up all my pieces on sewing day.
I added a Craft, Interrupted ribbon tag to each one.


And this is the finished pile that just needs ironed.
The lining then folds down inside.  Then you snip
a few holes and hammer in your eyelets.  Easy!


I ordered mini carabiner clips on ebay for a steal.
Then I realized why they were so cheap - they were shipping from
Shanghai!  Glad I was prepared and started all these early, because
those clips almost didn't get here in time for the party.

I whipped up a printable card in My Memories for the 
Trinket Keeper, similar to what I do for my etsy products.

We added Tootsie-Pops, and intended to include little
glassine envelopes of temporary Ninjago tattoos, but *those*
did not arrive in time for the party.  boo hoo.  I had the 
and everything, like I did for the Monkey Party.  Oh well -
It was still a cute little set of party favors, even without the tattoos.


Remember, each guest also had a 

The fun part was how I packaged them!

I found pint-size white take out boxes on ebay.
Then I used My Memories to make a label, and printed 
those on full-page adhesive sheets through my printer.
Each take out box had a thank you sticker on the front
and back that matched the rest of our party printables.


The Trinket Keeper, ninja peg doll, and tootsie pop fit
inside, with the printable card and a Craft, Interrupted
business card (gotta promote!).
Then I got sets of plain chop sticks from the Asian food aisle 
at walmart (99 cents for a 10 pack), and tied on name tags.
Pinterest-inspired.
OH my goodness.  Love, LOVE them!


I left them open till the last minute, hoping those darn tattoos would arrive
in the mail the day of the party.  But they didn't.  I had intended to fold
the tops closed and seal them with one last matching sticker from my 
party printable set, but didn't have time to fudge around with peeling and 
sticking them on after our guests arrived.  
I just laid them on top for these pre-party photos.


I made a table runner from a plastic party table cloth, and
set the favor boxes up on the entry table in our front hallway.
I draped a paper chain over the mirror.
I think paper chains are the new "it" thing for party decor.



I also made a table tent : )


This party was SO much fun!
I can't wait to show you the rest!!

See more of our Ninjago/Ninja Party:

16 comments:

  1. How FUN! I always love the things you come up with for parties!!! Some day I MIGHT be half as good as you!! :)

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  2. These are so cute--you're making me want to have a ninja party!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  3. WOW!!! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. I AM EXTREMELY MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED NOW....AND SCARED! MY SON'S 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IS IN A FEW DAYS, WE ARE HAVING IT AT THE KARATE STUDIO HE GOES TO....I AM TRYING TO PULL TOGETHER SOME FUN IDEAS:) THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN AWESOME POST AND I HOPE YOUR SONS REALIZE HOW LUCKY THEY ARE TO HAVE YOU AS HIS MOM!!
    SO HAPPY I DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG TONIGHT:)

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  4. Amazing job! I can't sew but the other ideas are perfect! My son wants a Ninjago party at our Karate studio too so this got the ideas flowing! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thank you very much for sharing this information. My son is turning 6 and just told he wants a Ninjago party. Thanks to you I have some great ideas. I hope I can pull it off lol...

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  6. You are just GREAT! Thanx so much for sharing alllll the creativ ideas. We live in Denmark and my son would like to have a Ninjago party for his 6. birthday. So I will certainly copy some of your wonderful ideas :-) greetings from Denmark, Diana

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  7. Wow! What a great party for those kids! My son is totally in love with anything Ninjago or Super Mario. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. My little brother wants to have a ninja party, too - and I was all out of ideas! So thank you, you officially saved me from having to deal with a bunch of disappointed seven-year-olds :)

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  9. gracias por todas las ideas!!!

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  10. maravillosas tus ideas. Thank you!

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  11. Thanks you for sharing your fantastic ideas.

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  12. Amazing! I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing. My son's turning 9 in a couple of weeks and he decided last minute to have a Ninjago themed party. So I'll be copying your ideas. I really love the Peg People Ninja Dolls. I looked on Etsy but there are jsut so many different sizes. Can you please tell me what size you used or maybe better yet tell me which seller did you order it from :). Thanks for your help.

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    1. Hi! I used peg dolls that were 2 5/16" tall. You can sometimes find them at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's. They would be in with the other craft wood pieces. I got mine on etsy at Clickity Clack
      http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClickityClack

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    2. Thank you for the info. I went ahead and order it from ClickityClack. And it should be here by tomorrow (crossing fingers). I'm going to copy your ninja dolls. Hopefully it will come out as nice as yours.

      I'm also planning to use the Pagoda for his cake. Did you just use a regular paper or did you have to use card stock? I can't find any Ninja type cake designs in any of the local bakeries here so I'm planning to just give them the pagoda to start with. Thanks for your help. I really love your blog I keep coming back. Lol..

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    3. Glad you found them Marjorie! I'm sure they will come out great!!

      Yes, for the pagoda I used cardstock. It's a bit of a project, but the end result is totally worth it! Good luck : )

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  13. I am just LOVING all the details of this party!! Is there a printable somewhere on your blog that I'm not seeing for the thank you boxes? Thanks so much for all the GREAT ideas and printables. Seriously a lifesaver!!

    amber

    amber.bowden@gmail.com

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