Today I'm giving you a sneak peek into what we've been doing to get ready.
First the invitations -
I made these with my computer using a Ninja Turtle picture and green ink. They are pretty simple. When planning a party you've got to know where to put your time and money. I could have made more elaborate invitations but boys this age are known to lose, throw away, or tear up party invitations. I was just hoping they would make it until the moms could read them (and they did).
We've also been working on the treat bags -
These are simple green gift bags I picked up at Walmart with Ninja Turtle heads I made using construction paper and glue. I have to give a shout out to Colin, Ethan, Sarah Beth, and Tina since they helped me whip these up Sunday afternoon. (Thank you!) I will be filling these with goodies and topping them off with tissue paper for the guests to take home. I plan to use red, purple, orange, and blue tissue paper to coordinate with each turtle.
I'm putting a coloring book, a cup, some Ninja Turtle bracelets and candy into the bags (and whatever else we come up with). The coloring books are $1.00 at Walmart, the cups are $0.87, and the bracelets are around $3.00. We are planning to put red candy into the red turtle bag (probably licorice) and an orange candy in the orange turtle's bag (probably orange wedges) and so on.
|That is a huge coloring book for $1.00|
That's it so far. I've got plenty more to work on this week...a banner for the fireplace, making "ooze", the cake, labels for the drinks, etc. I think we are doing a make-your-own pizza buffet also so I will also be gathering the items we need for that. If you know the Ninja Turtles at all you know they eat a lot of pizza, so naturally this had to be on the menu.
I will share more of our turtley awesome party plans with you soon!