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An American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party

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Are you looking for a unique boy birthday party theme idea?  Talented graphic designer Donna Martin, of Swish Printables, flexed her party-planning muscles when she designed the printables for — and styled — her son’s American Ninja Warrior-themed birthday party. Inspired by the television show where burly men and women face some of the most amazing strength tests as they compete in classic obstacle courses, this party is really innovative! You will love the printable decorations, the perfectly chosen party activities, plus the simplified dessert table that includes party favorites like cupcakes and popcorn!

American Ninja Warrior-themed party ideas for a boy's birthday.


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This simple dessert table let the American Ninja Warrirors theme be the star of the show.

I love seeing unique themes, especially when the birthday honoree himself has picked it.  Using the TV show logo as inspiration, Donna added in a few traditional ninja elements and created a fabulous printable suite in a red, white, and black color scheme.  Stripes, stars, and starburst patterns were combined with chevron for an eye-catching style.

Custom drink labels made this water refreshing and appropriate for the American Ninja Warrior theme.

Delicious popcorn treats for the hungry American Ninja Warrior party attendees.

Because Donna’s son had been taking gymnastics at a local gym, she combined his love for gymnastics with his interest in ninja warriors and held his party at the gymnastics center.  Pairing chevron and red fabric with a printable “Happy Birthday” banner, the dessert table background really popped.  Donna set up a stylish dessert table that packed a lot of punch while sticking to dessert table favorites.  Having the party in the middle of the day meant Donna kept food and drink to the essentials:  water bottles decked out in custom labels; cupcakes in coordinating wrappers and printable toppers; and a mini popcorn bar with bright red and white striped boxes for munching.

Cute cupcake wrappers and sticks are simple, festive ideas to bring in the American Ninja Warrior theme to dessert.

What’s an American Ninja Warrior birthday party without an obstacle course? The gymnastics coach organized a course that was just enough of a challenge for party guests, followed by free play in the gym. Just imagine how much fun a group of boys had climbing, jumping, hanging, and diving around the play space!

Everyone's a winner with these sugar cookie medals at this American Ninja Warrior-themed 7th birthday party.

At the conclusion of the party, each child was awarded with an adorable cookie medal made by the talented Bea from Auntie Bea’s Bakery.  They were made to match the printable invitations and they were a hit!

Be sure to follow Donna’s great inspiration on the Swish Printables Facebook page. Donna is offering all Spaceships and Laser Beams readers a discount on these bold, graphic printables from her shop.  Use the code SPACE10 to save 10% through 12/31/page/14. Your little ninja warrior will love them!


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.