Have you ever thought of planning your own multicultural event or party for kids? Well, this is your your lucky day! I’m thrilled to share with you how to organize an event in five easy steps at All Done Monkey.
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With a free party pack in hand (read disclosure at the end of this post) to include, masks, posters, plates, cups, napkins, and the yummy oat crisps pouches it was time to plan a party! My friend supplied the birthday cake, drinks, and of course her place to host. I took care of the rest.
On the day of the party, I set-up a table setting for each child with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Oat Crisps and gummy candy in a treat bags, the masks, the plates, cups and napkins. In the center of the table I had a tray with the TMNT apple snacks.
Looking for more party ideas? Take a look at the wonderful ideas from these amazingly creative bloggers:
From Crafts on Sea: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Paper Plate Craft
From Mom and Crafters: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Snacks (This where I got the snack apple idea).
From Twicthetts: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Party Activity
From There’s Just One Mommy: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Seashells
From Danya Banya: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Birthday Card
Ninja Turtle Slimes (I used her idea for the eggs).
In Puerto Rico, the tradition of celebrating with a party afterwards is slowly dying as not too many people have one. I for one, wanted to go all out because we couldn’t celebrate our son’s baptism the way I wanted to. One of my friends catered the food. We had barbecue ribs, chicken, rice, gravy, string beans, baked beans, and rolls. Served with sweet tea or lemonade, yes I know very Southern!
Click here to see our Dr. Seuss Birthday party. You can also use the toppers on cupcakes, too!
Luckily for us, Minions was set to release a week before his birthday. So we went with a Minions movie birthday party. We reserved the party room at the movie theater, and had a super time! Of course, lots of the party favors, and such were not my ideas. Why try to invent the wheel when someone already has! So I’ll be sharing the links of the masterminds behind the ideas that I shared during the party. 🙂
You’re invited to celebrate Little One’s Movie Star Birthday Party at the movie theater at 1:00 p.m. Join us to sing happy birthday, and have a good time! Kids will make their own Minion finger puppets, and a light lunch will be served. Following the party each Minion will receive a VIP Access* to watch the movie and a cool kids movie pack (popcorn,drink & fruit snack).Can’t wait to see you!
*VIP access does not include parent’s movie tickets they can be purchased at the ticket booth.
July is little one’s birthday month! I can’t believe he’ll be turning 7 yrs. old! To celebrate such a milestone, I want to take him, and my readers on a virtual trip to look at birthday celebrations from around the world. We’ll take a look at how moms like you and me celebrate their children’s birthdays with birthday cakes, traditions, themed parties, invites, and so much more!
Theme parties, cakes, and piñatas…
Do you have a Disney fan in your house? Diana from Ladydeelg shares some wonderful tips on throwing a fun and affordable Mickey Mouse birthday party with some Spanish words scattered here and there! Carrie from Crafty Moms Share offers some great Minnie Mouse ideas for the party food, and activities, and a cool Frozen theme party!
How about a cool party with a smoking volcano! Like the volcanoes from Costa Rica? Yes, you read that right. Leanna from All Done Monkey has gone all out for her volcano loving little monkey with a volcano party!
|All of the cakes featured in this collage can be found in this post.|
Around the world… we’re flying to Germany, France, Brazil, Korea and the Netherlands!
Becky from Kid World Citizen has a guest post on an adorable little one’s first Korean birthday, and how his Mom plans incorporates his Korean culture with the American one.
Becky from Rue Du Belverde shares the excitement of being invited to a French birthday party! Not sure what to expect they left the party feeling content, and with an overload of Nutella!
First birthdays, traditions, and more…
Olga from The European Mama shares with us, “In some countries, namedays are celebrated instead of birthdays (or on top of birthdays). For example, my nameday is July 11th (there are several dates for every name). In the Netherlands, kids and adults both sit in a circle- this is referred to as “circle party”. And when guests arrive, they have to congratulate and shake hands with everyone, not only the birthday child!”
I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual trip around the world and how birthdays are celebrated! I’m planning little one’s birthday, and I’ve gotten some great ideas from this post.
Chinese New Year is celebration that goes on for fifteen days! We celebrated by hosting a kids culture party!
For our craft we made a simple red lantern craft made out of craft foam with a chenille stem handle that was stapled on to it. Each child made their own.
As a parting gift, I gave each child a Chinese New Year red envelope with 4 quarters inside. Can you imagine the excitement on the children’s faces! You’d think I was giving them $100 dollars! It is a tradition in Chinese culture to gift a red color envelope that symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
Tribe challenge #1: Relay challenge. Kid #1 carries a cup with a ball on top to the kiddie pool and returns to tribe, kid #2 (youngest kid) looks for the hidden idol in the kiddie pool goes down slide and returns to tribe, kid #3 carries a cup back to the tribe, kid #4 dips in the pool to find 3 fishes goes back to tribe, kid #5 runs and grabs the puzzle bag from the post and runs back with bag, and kid #6 opens the bag and starts putting the puzzle together. The first tribe to put the puzzle together wins!
I love that all the challenges focused on team work!
Picture by the cake with both tribes.
Having 18 kids trying to “whack” the piñata would have cut into our party time. So birthday boy was the honoree to hit the piñata. The kids were ready with their bags to get the candy!
We can’t have a Survivor party without and auction! Kids were given $20 in play money for the bidding. This was also a learning opportunity for them by practicing basic addition math skills for them, and how to handle money. Daddy was playing the role of Jeff Probst the host of Survivor.
We went simple with the lunch! Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and their choice of juice, water or soda. The kids took home a cupcake in a box, and their slimy party favor.