With four boys still at home we have our share of boy themed parties. This year our son turning 8 wanted a ninja party. Our 15 year old son was happy to help create this party for him.
For food we had a lot of finger foods done with an Asian theme for ninjas. Sushi made with snack cakes and crispy treats, fruits and veggies and plastic swords for serving.
We made swords out of duct tape and foam pipe covers that we bought at the hardware store. These turned out great and were safe enough for the boys to play fight without hurting each other.
Place settings were pretty easy to find with a ninja theme and we made cupcakes and used the party swords for decorations. The boys used the sword for play with their action figures afterwards.
Now for the fun part. Our son set up a training camp for the younger ones to teach ninja skills. Each participant had a mask to tie around their head and their foam sword. Then they began the obstacle course.
We had balloons with ninja faces on them set up around the area and each person went through 'fighting' the balloon ninjas. They had a great time with this activity.
We also tied a red string around the play structure to represent lasers. Each guest had to retrieve several flags from the laser area with out touching the string. It was fun to see how each person choose to go through the course. Some went under, some over and some a combination.
We had see saw beams to walk across for balance.
and a strap to climb across without touching the ground.
Each person had a great time and wanted to go through the obstacle course many times over.