The new and eagerly awaited first Lego Ninjago Movie is about to hit UK screens.
To celebrate I have teamed up with Cineworld to bring you some brilliant ideas for a Lego Ninjago Movie Party.
Taking kids to see a great movie for their party with a group of friends is a lovely idea and this is the perfect movie to go all out on a theme. You can pop over to Cineworld now and add the film to your wishlist so you won’t miss the ticket release! It’s out in the UK on October 13th.
This is going to be one VERY popular movie.
I love Lego Ninjago, it is full of great characters and my kids and I thought it was super fun to theme – it seems we are not alone with this. Pinterest is full of brilliant ideas for Lego Ninjago parties. I have pulled together my favourite ideas into a Lego Ninjago Party Pinterest board which you can find here, I have also come up with a few of my own and adapted some I have found.
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I like to keep party food simple but fun (you don’t want the prep taking over the day!)
I have made simple Lego sandwiches (I cut the bread circles with then end of an icing nozzle.) I attached the bread circles with a dot of jam but you could probably use soft cheese or peanut butter too.
I have made some numchucks using strawberry laces and chocolate fingers cut in half.
The ninja cheese takes just a moment to make and I used chocolate drops for the eyes (raisins would work too.)
The popcorn was simply popped into black popcorn boxes adorned with yellow sticker eyes ( you could easily make your own or even buy a pack from eBay.)
The ninja weapons were make with Pepero chocolate sticks and strawberry laces.
Fruit and vegetable sticks and crisps can be presented in little ninja stickered cups or on primary coloured plates to keep to the Lego theme.
Over on my Pinterest board you will find many fabulous Ninjago cake ideas but I am no baker..instead we made basic cupcakes and added rice paper ninjas to keep it simple!
So minimal effort but effective results for the Ninjago party tea.
Oh my goodness were these fun to put together!
I purchased a few of the bits like the brick rubbers and the Lego Ninjago mini-figures but the rest I made myself.
Lego inspired chocolates
We simply melted a bar of milk chocolate in the microwave ( just 30 seconds blasts and stir till its smooth.) Then we poured it into the chocolate moulds, allowed it to cool and popped it into the fridge to set. So effective! A little bit of cellophane and a tie and you have a cute Lego sweetie bag.
Lego brick lollies
Also using the mould I melted down some hard candy in the microwave and spooned it into the brick mould ( it was super hot so be careful.)
I had previously cut tiny slits in the side of the brick mould so I could insert the lollipop sticks. Then I popped the lollies into the fridge to harden.
Again I popped them into a cellophane bag ready for the party bag.
I was so excited to make these super simple pencil toppers and In fact they were so easy I set my kids to work!
They simply involved cutting a circle out of coloured card and a small rectangular strip from the same coloured card for the reverse. We used the Ninjago eyes cut outs I downloaded from Halegrafx (which you are also free to download for personal use) and simply glued them on to the card. Once dry we flipped them over and centred a pencil of the same colour. We secured it by glueing the card onto the pencil and our Ninjago face. You need to press hard and squidge it in around the pencil to secure it.
Ninjago word puzzle
My kids love a word puzzle and it is a lovely and inexpensive activity to print off and include in a party bag. I could not find one anywhere that was Ninjago themed so I popped over here and made my own, you can download it here.
To make it look a little fancy and mysterious and so it pops easily in the party bag I folded it in half and rolled it and secured it with red and gold ribbons.
Here is the complete party bag:
Lego Ninjago Fancy Dress
There are so many brilliant fancy dress ideas for Lego Ninjago. I toyed with the idea of making Master Wu’s beard and having every kid carry a cornflake box filled with popcorn into the cinema and whilst this would have looked super cute I can imagine juice in the bears and all sorts going wrong! I thought for ease and lack of irritation I would keep it super simple.
I also thought rather than stressing other parents out by asking them to dress their kids up and finding costumes, instead you could simply take along headbands and badges with your prior to the movie and then you could kit every kid out in fancy dress, not just your own.
I bought some headbands made of stretchy elastic so they were really easy t slip on and I used a silver paint pen (though a gold glitter pen would look brilliant too!) and I did a simple little customisation, providing a little costume idea for each kid like this is inexpensive and minimal stress for me and way less stress for other parents! Some kids are not big fans of dressing up so something simple like a badge this can work well.
These cute badges are also a really fun idea for a little bit of getting into the spirit of things. I made mine using picmonkey and the Shojumaru font. You could even make them using individual children’s names (so you don’t forget) or you could type on them ‘It’s ___ Ninja birthday party’ – whatever you want really!
However if you just want to download and print out a sheet of my black and red badges onto card you can do so here
You can either use a badge making kit like this one to pop in the insert or alternately you could just print these out on sticker paper.
So that’s it! A host of ‘take the kids to the cinema to see the Ninjago movie then bring them back for tea’ ideas! Hope you like them and please any Lego Ninjago Party Ideas any you come up with.
Let’s inspire each other!
This is a collaborative post with Cineworld