i am planning a ninjago lego inspiration party board for a very special boy named cooper. see, cooper is a brave and tough little guy fighting leukemia at a very young age. he will turn 4 next week and his talented photographer mom jenny has been very busy taking care of him attending to his daily medical needs that the party planning was pushed aside at the moment. that's where i come in and make things a bit easier for her so she can focus on more important things such as making sure that cooper is well and recovering through rounds of chemotherapy.
per cooper mom's request, we are sticking to the traditional red, black and white ninja colors.
decor : homemade paper bunting using outline of a lego man in alternating red, white and black paper spelling out "happy birthday cooper". that same paper cutout of a lego man can also be used as garlands over the food buffet or dessert tables. table centerpieces or accents for the dessert table are tall glass vases filled with legos in black, white and red.
desserts : a store-bought cake can be dressed with cooper's own non-edible ninjago lego set as topper and decorated with lego cookies. ninja cake pops are so perfect for the dessert display and cupcakes can also be topped with lego cookies or with adorable ninja paper cupcake topper!
party favors : red sandwich bags with lego man head tags filled with goodies and treats
food : japanese sushi rolls, vegetable tempura, edamame snacks
activities : create "lego" stations in the party venue where guests can work on their favorite lego project. another great idea is to have cooper's dad (or an uncle or friend) act as the party leader and he conducts a workshop on "how to become a ninja" complete with face mask and swords made out of cardboards!
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to read more about cooper's daily ordeal with leukemia and his story of hope and courage,
visit his facebook page.