Sunday, 6 April 2014

An Eighth Birthday Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie Marathon Sleepover

Today's post is about Liam's Eighth Birthday Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie Marathon Sleepover- phew! Not only is that a mouthful, but having a group of eight year old boys stay for the night is rather exhausting. I feel like I need one of those "I survived.." T-shirts!

We did, however, have a lot of fun.  We welcomed our guests in the afternoon with an NYC sewer-themed mural...
ninja turtle balloons...
 some chalkboard art...
and a table full of snacks.... 
The boys then settled in to watch the first TMNT movie- do you remember that one? I was a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles when I was younger. 
They got about an hour into the movie before the sugar in the juice kicked in and, after persevering through the rest of the film, we focused on making them completely and utterly totally exhausted. 

We did the cake early. Leonardo is Liam's favourite.

I'm not sure why, but if you touch the bottom with the knife you're supposed to kiss the nearest girl.  While the boys are checking out how close he got, Liam is on his way to give me a smooch (benefit of being the only girl!)

Operation Make 'Em Tired followed- We played footy outside, had a splash in the spa and jumped on the trampoline with the sprinkler on top. It didn't work.

After showers and pjs they were hungry enough to sit and watch the second TMNT movie: Secret of the Ooze (featuring Vanilla Ice! It's hilariously lame!)

We had pizza, of course. Four different flavours- one for each turtle.

(My favourite at the moment is The Michaelangelo- pesto, sweet potato, pine nuts, chicken and bacon. Yum!)

And more birthday cake, of course. 

We had a few tired looks and one kid even closing his eyes on the couch about 8pm, but then we set up the mattresses and they got their second wind. 
They played some X-Box for a while and decided to skip the third movie because it was late and time for bed, but they were in fits of giggles for another hour or two. Fart jokes are incredibly funny, apparently.

We finally got to sleep about 11:15. Then they were up early for more X-Box and some pancakes for breakfast. 

The end result? One very happy birthday boy. Two absolutely exhausted parents. Good thing birthdays are only once a year!
Tell me, were you a fan of the Ninja Turtles?  Which one was your favourite? Mine's Donatello.  

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