TMNT Birthday Party
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TMNT Birthday Party. Ummm, my son is turning 16. I cannot.even. really, I can’t. He was just a little boy carrying his action figures in the pockets of his overalls. Now, he is getting ready to drive, he’s bigger than me, he’s like a man…but, one thing that has not changed, is his love of action figures. He attends an art school, and his free time is spent drawing comic book characters. So, for his big birthday, I wanted to celebrate him with something he would enjoy…TMNT.
I went to Walmart and wandered their gift wrap and party aisles for inspiration. I knew I wanted to decorate the table with characters. And I also knew I could pull from our TMNT toy stash to enhance the table. I grabbed wrapping paper, gift bags, stickers, tissue paper, and plastic cups from American Greetings. I also picked up a few other TMNT party supplies and snacks for the party. It was a quick trip in and out of the store, then all I needed to do was grab his favorite cake from our local grocery store and order some pizza.
When I got home from the store, I enlisted the help of my younger sons. They cut out the building windows from yellow card stock, while I cut out the building shapes from inexpensive black foam core for the backdrop. Then, they added the windows to the buildings using double sided tape. I made the tassels with American Greetings tissue paper while the younger boys worked on the backdrop. Cut, roll, and twist. It literally only took a few minutes to make! I added some crocheted pizzas from Rescued Paw Designs to the banner in between the tassels. I saved them from a party I had last year, I just love them so much.
After we finished the backdrop and banner, I had the younger boys put their gifts in the gift bags I picked up at Walmart, and we added a silly TMNT mask to the front of each bag. I put the birthday boy’s gift from his dad and me in a big box and wrapped it with the TMNT paper I bought at Walmart. We have a joke about eating cake for breakfast, so this card was perfect!
We didn’t do a ton for the birthday table because I knew my son would want to go and hang out with his buddies. I really wanted to have a small party for him with just us. (We are planning a bigger party after school starts and he can invite more of his friends.) I filled up a TMNT toy bucket with my son’s favorite chips, and added some of his little brother’s TMNT action figures to the table. I also bought him a 6 pack of his favorite soda (one we don’t often let the kids have) and put them on the table. The cake was decorated with two TMNT action figures and candles.
My younger sons do not believe there has been a real party unless there are real party favors…even if it’s just a family party. So, I used the plastic TMNT cups from American Greetings as favor buckets and added a TMNT mask, action figure, and gummy pizzas to each cup. They were thrilled!
It was a great, small celebration for my oldest baby. He was thrilled, his brothers were happy, and I my need to throw him one more party was satisfied.