Mason had his eighth birthday party today. I gave him the choice of themes and without pause he chose ninja warrior. Okay….so without making it totally cheesy and downright demeaning to the Japanese culture, we tried our best to make it fun and super cool. All the ninjas wore black. We made them red face masks and ninja swords. Scott put up an elaborate obstacle course in the backyard and we timed them going through it. Inside, Alice showed everyone how to make origami fighting stars and then the ninjas practiced throwing them at a target. Mason gave a karate demonstration and we all learned some cool stances. After a quick snack and cupcakes, the ninjas used their skills at whacking the pinata (not Asian, I know, but oh so much fun). We finished the party with another round on the obstacle course. Phew. Those kids are busy!
Scary bunch of ninjas, if you ask me.