LEGO Ninjago Birthday Party. How to do & save hundreds on supplies, games, activities, bags, theme.

LEGO Ninjago birthday party ideas, supplies, games, activities, bags, decorations and favours are some of the things we cover in this video. We go over the various elements and ways you can make / source cheaply so you and your child can have an awesome birthday. We even had a few novel ideas you may not have considered before.

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LEGO Ninjago Eye Stickers – Different Sizes for Lollipops Balloons Bags Cones

Ninjago Balloon – Amscan International 3615101″ Lego Ninjago Foil Balloon

30 Pack Ninja Balloons – Kreatwow 30-Pack Ninja Balloons, Red Black White Printed Latex Balloons for Birthday, Ninja Warrior Party, Karate, Judo, Martial Arts Themed Party

Warrior Party Supplies – Party Decorations Pack Black and Red, Crepe Paper Streamer, Ninja Balloons for Birthday, Karate, Judo, Martial Arts Themed Party

Ninja Wall Poster – amscan 670523 Ninja Scene Setter Decorating Kit

Birthday Candles – LUTER Metallic Birthday Candles in Holders Champagne Gold Tall Birthday Cake Candles Long Thin Cupcake Candles for Birthday Wedding Party Decoration(24 Pieces)

Fountain Candle – LUTER Metallic Birthday Candles in Holders Champagne Gold Tall Birthday Cake Candles Long Thin Cupcake Candles for Birthday Wedding Party Decoration(24 Pieces)

Drink Dispenser – 5Lt Plastic Screw Top Colour Summer Drink Beverage Serving Dispenser Jar w/ Tap

Helium Canister

Balloon Weights – TRIXES Helium Balloon Weights x 20 – Assorted Shapes and Colours Stars Hearts and Smiley Faces – Great for Birthday Parties and Celebrations

Plates, Cups, Tablecover – BoxedUpParty Ninja Party Kit 7 For 14 Children | Ninja Party Tableware

Birthday Card – Personalised LEGO Ninjago Pop Up Card

Inflatable Ninja Sword – Inflatable Ninja Sword Toy Loot Party Bag Fillers Wedding Kids halloween gifts

Plastic Bowls with Lids – Pack of 3 Eco Friendly Premium Hard Plastic Food Containers with Lids | Salad and Pasta Bowls | Plastic Bowls with Lids – 10″ (25.5cm) – 80oz (2.25 Litre) – Black

Ninja Cupcake Stand – Fun Express Ninja Cupcake Holder, Multicolor


Lollipops – Code 0937 Fun Kandy’s Apple Mega Lollipops Jar Pack of 40-950g

Cocktail Appetiser Sword Picks – 50 pieces amscan

Cake Topper – Ninjago Personalized Cake Topper Icing Sugar Paper 7.5″ Ninja Red Kai

Cupcake Toppers – Cakeshop 12 x PRE-CUT Lego Ninjago Movie Stand Up Edible Cake Toppers

Jelly Snakes – Retro Sweets Party Wedding Favours Candy Buffet Pick n Mix

Ninja Noodles Gummy Pot x 12–gummy-pot-x12-8482-p.asp

Party Bags

Ninja Temple Treat Boxes (12 pieces)

Ninja Jet Balls – BAKER ROSS Ninja Jet Balls (Pack of 8)

Stretchy Flying Ninjas (12-pieces) – Pick A Toy Stretchy Flying Ninjas [12-Pieces] | Elastic Slingshot Ninja Toys For Boys & Girls | Great Birthday Gift & Party Favors Idea | Red & Black Colors | Eco-Friendly, BPA-Free Materials

Fortune Cookies – Silk Road Chinese Fortune Cookies – Individually Wrapped (50pcs)

Finger Lights – Novelty Place [Premium Quality LED Party Finger Lights for Kids (80 Pcs)


LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded: With Minifig

LEGO Ninjago Boys Costume – LEGO Ninjago Movie DISK98092L Classic Lego Lloyd Costume, Boys, Green, Small

LEGO Wear Boy’s T-Shirt – Ninjago Print

Outdoor Furniture

Wicker Chairs and Table – New Algarve Rattan Wicker Weave Garden Furniture Patio INCLUDES RAIN COVER Conservatory Sofa Set (Light Mixed Grey/Dark Cushions)

Fly Catcher – The Buzz Fly Catcher – 2 Pack (Super Effective, Refillable Insect Attractant for Outdoor Use)

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Transcript from the show:

G’day Everyone, Matt Elder of and in this video we are going to look at how you can put together a LEGO Ninjago birthday theme, or just a general ninja theme. We will look at the different elements you can put together yourself, and some items you can generally buy cheaply to compliment. We’ll also look at a couple of custom LEGO build MOCs we made to complete the theme. The instructions are available for FREE on our website so you can also give it a build if you are inclined to do so.

We have given this ninja theme a LEGO slant but nothing to stop you just making it a more broad ninja theme (and possibly reducing the LEGO specific elements). We’ve mixed the two together here and works well, without elements being too jarring next to each other.

You can go as elaborate as your budget allows – the bulk of items can be sourced and made relatively cheaply.

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We know that kids parties can get quite expensive really quickly, particularly if end up with a lot of kids.

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As can be seen in the videos, it is everything we used for our own party. Over time some of the links may become dead as generally dealing with small retailers. Usually a general search of the item name will give an alternative seller, or a close substitute.

Colour Scheme

The first thing to do is to choose a colour scheme, in this case we went with a red and black. You could just as easily do anything with black if your kid has a particular favourite character or colour. This helps to keep all the pieces looking like they belong together.


One thing you get a lot of mileage out of quickly is the LEGO Ninjago Eye stickers. You can put them pretty much on anything, things with single solid colours work best. Once you’ve done so, it instantly turns that object into the impression of a LEGO ninja head.

Simply take the sticker and apply to something like a balloon – job done. You can also use more generic eyes and works in a very complimentary way. It is easy enough to get red and black balloons, or pretty much any colour you’d want.

We’ve even used them on drink beverage dispenser, paper lanterns and lollipops.

Next up are these inflatable ninja swords. What little one doesn’t wish to unleash their inner ninja by role playing with swords. Being the inflatable kind, these can be played with in relative safety.

Lets have a look at what other decorative elements can be used. The backdrop is a ninja themed happy birthday banner. Watch out for the throwing stars and swords : )  We also got this Party Decorations Pack which included the lanterns, crepe paper streamers, ninja Balloons in black, red and white, and 3 pompons, each in black and red.

We also got a helium canister for the balloons, which says it would do 50 balloons. You can get bigger or smaller canisters depending upon the number of balloons you have. Along with any helium, you are going to need some novelty balloon weights to stop all the balloons flying off, or just tie it to a chair or similar. Naturally you can also get LEGO Ninjago balloons like this one that you can inflate yourself with the helium canister.

If you have no clue on the LEGO Ninjago characters and mythology, you can always pick up a LEGO Ninjago encyclopedia like this one and impress your kids … or they’ll thank you for the included minifigure. You can also get personalized LEGO Ninjago pop up cards like this one, so the whole gang of warriors are there for your child.

LEGO Builds / MOCs

We designed and built our own LEGO cupcake stand. You can build it yourself from pretty standard LEGO bricks. We have created FREE instructions and tried to build them from commonly found bricks. There should be a link around this video to our website, , with full details. We also have another other video showing how to make it and where to source parts. We have continued to use at other parties and events. Here it is at our other son’s Jurassic Park dinosaur birthday party.

The cupcake stand was done with a yin yang design to match the theme of the party, and the colour scheme as well. It could easily be modified to any colour scheme you may have for your own party. It is quite strong and supported a 12 pound weight, so the top could also be used just to hold a full cake.

We also had this Ninja Temple Cupcake Foam stand if you aren’t feeling that creative… or plan on having many, many cupcakes.  The cupcakes themselves are regular cupcakes with pre cut LEGO Ninjago Movie stand up edible cake toppers (now there is a mouth full).

Master Wu

Another custom built LEGO element was this Master Wu Minifig we made in LEGO bricks and stands about 2 feet high (or 60cm tall). This was a center piece that all of our son’s friends loved, and make them think they are at LEGOLAND. It was a real hit. Again, there will be a link around the video to instructions and another video showing how exactly this was made. My son helped build it and was thrilled with his bragging rights about it, and being involved in helping organize the party.

Other Kit

We also managed to pick up this LEGO Pinata which the kids really had to hack at to get in at the sweets and candy. Once the candy was falling out, there was a mass stampede for all the sweets – you’ve never seen kids move so quickly like vultures. Parents certainly didn’t want to get in the way as they weren’t taking any prisoners. We used this wooden sword to whack, hack and slice into the pinata.

The plates, cups, napkins and table cover with the ninjas and Asian script, was all from a single Ninja Party Kit. That helped to be a one stop solution for dealing with the drinks and munchies. We also got a generic 3 pack of 10 inch eco friendly premium Hard Plastic food containers with lids. We could throw into those any of the other snack size serving portions of goodies the kids could then have ready access to. 


Given LEGO Ninjago have snake enemies, we cut this cucumber in the shape of a snake, with tomato eyes and carrot fangs – something the kids got a real kick out of. The eyes are held in place with these cocktail appetizer sword picks. These had the additional benefit that the kids loved playing with them, so doubled as a toy they got a lot of enjoyment out of.

We’d also ordered a Victorian Jar Pick n Mix snakes to compliment this. We’d also picked up some 5 litre screw top drink dispensers and stuck some LEGO eye stickers on them.

We also had an existing LEGO Ninjago clock. Always helpful for keeping track of time and helping little ones learn how to tell the time. The LEGO brick cases were lunch boxes from a previous visit at LEGOLAND Windsor UK – click around the video for a quick 3 minute tour of the park and everything you need to know before going.

Party Bags

Now onto the all important goodie bag kids get to take away with them from the party. This is me struggling to get a shot with one hand tipping the contents out yet filming with the other. The gift box is a ninja themed one in a bit of a temple shape.

We start off with those ninja eyes being applied to lollipops that we managed to get in bulk. Next up a packet of fortune cookies so our brave little ninjas can know their destiny. A Ninja Noodle Pot – a gummy noodle with candy sauce and candy chopsticks.

A Ninja Jet Balls Bouncy super ball

LEGO water transfer tattoos – what kid doesn’t love a good tattoo

Pick a Toy Stretchy Flying Ninjas – I guess you have to be a kid to understand the appeal of these

Novelty Place [Premium Quality LED Party Finger Lights for Kids (80 Pcs) – a little light for night time ninja-ing

The Birthday child themselves can have their own ninja costume. These are readily available from thrift stores, pound or dollar shops, or for anyone planning in advance, you should be able to find one in the discount bin following Halloween. Alternatively Amazon invariably has them as well.

Otherwise it doesn’t take much to pull one together. A bit of cloth for a bandana with a painted on logo can go along way. A Youtube search will also come up with many videos that will show you step by step how to create one. Or if you want something that can be used in everyday past the party, you can get one of these great print T-shrits.

If your child happens to do martial arts, you could just as easily use their gia or karate whites.


Another idea was having the local martial arts club acting as hosts. They bought some of their own training mats and able to do a little bit of a ninja training session. Anyone with active boys will know that directing this fighting energy in a good direction can be a blessing.

Thus some structured activities around the ninja theme, with its own novelty and uniqueness. Even had the really special element of cutting the cake with a samurai sword – one of those little details that the kids always remember and rave about. How often do you get to cut a cut with a real samurai sword, mind you it is razor sharp?!

Birthday Cake

For the birthday cake we got a store bought chocolate cake. We then added one of these personalized toppers. So ended up with a personalise LEGO Ninjago cake and spend very little on it. The main candle burning here is a sparkler candle which gives the cake an added wow factor while burning like a fire cracker.

It is also the type of theme that lends itself to doing at own home if want to keep the costs down and brave enough having your household overtaken by little  kids. The one downside is you have to clean up yourself, whereas sometimes after spending a couple of hours on parent duty for a kids party, you’d rather a drink than the prospect of having to clean up the mess and left over chaos.

You do also however spent the week before hand hoping for a nice sunny day, as the prospect of a hoard of kids inside the house for a party on a rainy day is not a fantastic idea. Always pros and cons.

Outdoor Furniture

We didn’t have enough seating for everyone so picked up some additional wicker garden furniture like this. Its sturdy, strong and comes with a rain cover so something that will last beyond the party.

In our area you have insects to deal with and nothing worse than them getting all over the food guests are about to eat. We picked up a couple of theses fly catchers, discreetly placed them around the garden and they worked pretty well.

Naturally you can have all the standard party games of musical chairs, pass the parcel etc. Another simple game is to have a jar full of LEGO and get kids to guess how many LEGO pieces are in the jar, with a prize being awarded for the closest to it.

If you have the space and inclination, you can always add in a bouncy castle hire as well.

Around this video should be a link to our website and a checklist of all these different ideas and things for the party. So you can download the checklist with links to have everything in one convenient spot.

That rounds out our list of different elements for the party so you can have a great and memorable Do It Yourself / DIY LEGO Ninjago birthday party theme.


So a quick recap of what we’ve covered. Start off by choosing your colour scheme. You’ll need to get general decorations for the party area. In doing a LEGO party, kids will invariably have LEGO. See if you can get them involved by making some decorations for the party.

You’ll need to get things for the kids party bags. You’ll need to keep your kids occupied so have a think about activities and games to keep them amused. Consider reaching out to your local martial arts club and see if they are available. Consider a costume for your child, don’t forget the birthday cake and have a great time – they grow up so fast.

Are there any obvious other ideas and things that we have missed out on? Let us know in the comments below.

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