Every little kid loves these LEGO ninja! Picking up on the Japanese heritage of ninja, we decorated with a Japanese gate welcoming guests into the house, paper lanterns, a graphic dragon poster, parchment scrolls with the word ninja in Japanese, and balloons with ninja eyes. Guests built their own ninja spinners (or rings) out of LEGOs and tested them on a dojo arena. In the Slither Pit, children rescued ninja minifigures from a big bowl of popcorn, using only chopsticks. Sensei Says was a play on Simon Says, with the sensei dressed up as a character on the show. Children threw “ninja stars” (origami paper stars) into boxes for points, and practiced their karate moves on a blow-up punching bag, custom decorated with a skeleton enemy. The food was also Japanese, with sushi, sandwiches made to look like LEGO bricks, candy sushi (hello pound cake, shredded coconut and gummy candies!), skeletons (made out of yogurt covered pretzels and marshmallows), and Ninjago pops. We made ninja eyes labels for the water bottles, decorated juice boxes to look like LEGO bricks, and made cutlery holders out of LEGOs. Guests went home with a t-shirt (in the color of their favorite ninja) with ninja eyes.