To create the dessert table the way I wanted, we decided to make our own shoji screen. And by we I mean my husband made it. Ha! Lucky me.
I made the banner myself using a Japanese translation of my boys names, Beckett & Pascal. Note: this is actual Chinese characters, used as Kanji, the Japanese writing system. Just thought I’d clarify.
The chocolate dipped pretzels represented ninja swords, of course.
My boys are opposites, so I made two types of cupcakes to suit their tastes. Chocolate with chocolate buttercream and strawberry with strawberry buttercream frosting.
And it wouldn’t be right to not have our ninjas enjoy some candy ‘sushi’!
The candy sticks I strung on bamboo picks to resemble dragons.
Lime green jelly beans to look like beans or edamame.
I made the sugar cookies and decorated them to look like the ninjas on their invitation. I also had some decorated like throwing stars.
Black and white wafer cookies were our ‘black belts’.
The sour cherry candies were perfect to add to our sushi dishes.
The kids had a table to eat their treats at. We created a low table to kneel at, similar to a Japanese tea house.
Each place setting had a coconut covered cake ball (a.k.a. rice ball), a fortune cookie, their ‘green tea’ (fruit punch) and their very own set of chopsticks to take home.
Their ‘takeout’ boxes were filled with a set of toy throwing stars, ‘ninja sticks’ (like on the dessert table, which were small boxes of candy sticks), their own head band and belt ties (which they all wore during their exercises. They were then topped with a ninja pencil.
They each got to hold a real samurai sword (it was dull, not to worry).