Hi There, I am Katie J!
Welcome to my Blog, Parties by Katie J. I have a Passion for Creating Fun & Unique Parties; and Love Celebrating with Family & Friends. I am Fiancee to my Incredibly Patient & Supportive Partner, Beau. Together we have 3 Amazing Kiddos; Donte (11), Isla (7) and Baby Paige (2).
I have an Online Store, Katie J Design & Events where I Create & Sell Personalised Party Decorations & Supplies; Custom Wine Labels & Gifts. I have a Double Diploma in Events & Hospitality Management. This is my Little Space to Share the Fun Stuff that we do x
Donte's Ninja Turtles Themed 6th Birthday Party!
This was one of the most Epic Parties that I have planned. I spent months prior completing DIY projects for it all to come together on the day. I really wish I had the time to create parties like this one still. Donte was even lucky enough a couple of months after the party to star in a Ninja Turtles commercial after I sent his Birthday Party photo into Nickelodeon.
Ninja Turtles Party Area & Setup
This Party was held in our Garage. It meant that I could start setting up the week before the party and that we had a large undercover area for guests. My First DIY Project was sticky taping together heaps of Garbage bags to create a Sewer look floor for the Party Area. I also cover other items in Garbage bags like our fridge and shelving units to tie them all in with the Ninja Turtles Party theme.
I ripped holes in the Green plastic tablecloths and used the off cuts to sprinkle on the floor to give a slime appearance. I collected off cuts of PVC pipe and added plastic rats and mice to them. And scattered a few pizza boxes around to finish off the look.
I decorated Green Paper Lanterns with Crepe Masks to create Ninja Turtle Lanterns. I also made a Cardboard Cut Out of Leo; Donte's Favourite Ninja Turtle. This was great for taking Photos of Donte and all of his friends on the day.
Ninja Turtle Shells
My Mum was Super Clever (and patient!) and made Ninja Turtle Masks for all of the Kids from felt. Another Cool idea that I had was spray painting Cardboard Serving Platters with a Turtle shell pattern. Attached some ribbon and we had lots of Little Ninja Turtles running around on the day!
Ninja Turtles Party Bags & Plates
I made Ninja Turtle themed plates for the Party table by cutting strips from Red & Blue Plastic plates and gluing them to green plastic plates. I added Ninja Turtle stickers to Party Boxes and Plastic cups to tie them in with the theme and save money.
Ninja Turtles Birthday Cake
Donte's Ninja Turtles themed Birthday Cake was Pretty easy to make. I'm clearly to no professional cake maker but for a home job I was super proud of myself. It is made from 2 Plain Chocolate Sponges stacked on top of each other with coloured Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting over the top. The Turtle heads were made from Ready to Roll icing coloured Green, they were a little time consuming, but still pretty easy to make. A Foil sewer lid was than added to the top!
Ninja Turtles Party Food
The Party Food was as follows:
- "Ninja Turtles Cupcakes" - Tops removed and put to the side before icing.
- "Shell Shockers" - The tops of the Cupcakes that were removed joined with some frosting.
- "Sewer Slime" - Vanilla Pudding mix with some Green Food Dye mixed in.
- "Shell Shocking Fruit" - Grapes
- "Sewer Covers" - Oreos
- "Mikey's Bogus Brownies" - Brownies decorated with Green Frosting and Yellow Smarties
Ninja Turtle Pinata
The Pinata was a hit with all of the Party Guests - Big & Small! It was made from a Cardboard box covered in Crepe Paper to create Leonardo. It took a few days to make and lots of patience but I am so glad that I did. It looked Awesome on the day and the Kids loved it!
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