This party theme is absolutely worth your consideration if you have a karate lover in the house! By following this guide, you'll be able to throw the best birthday party ever for your child. Check it out!
Karate Party Theme – The Dojo
Scatter Chinese paper lanterns around the party room. If you can locate a paper dragon, hang it on the wall, or suspend it from the ceiling. Use a red table cloth, and place more lanterns down the center. Use red, black, and white for the streamers, balloons, and other decorations. Set up a small table to put temporary dragon tattoos on the guests during the party. Make a sign that says “Welcome to (your child's name)'s Dojo”.
If you can afford it, consider hiring a private instructor to give your partygoers a karate lesson. Keep in mind that many instructors will require you to come to them, so don't be too surprised if you can't find a home instructor. If you do manage to find one, consider that you'll need ample space for everyone to learn. You may also need to invest in some soft mats for learning. If your child is interested in starting or continuing karate, this could be a worthwhile investment.
An easier, and likely cheaper, alternative is to take everyone to get a karate lesson. If you choose to do this, we recommend limiting the party to your child and two or three of their closest friends. This will keep the cost down for you, and will allow everyone in attendance to get personalized attention. Do your research to find the best option for your situation.
Karate Party Theme – Asian Fare
Serve chicken wings in sweet and sour sauce, mini egg rolls, and fortune cookies to keep the Asian theme of your party. To emphasize the healthy angle of martial arts, serve fresh veggies and cut up fruit as well. To make a gi-shaped cake, bake a 9×13 sheet cake in the flavor of your choice. When the cake is cool, take it from the pan, and place it on a platter to decorate. Cut a V shape from the middle of one of the short ends to make the shape of the uniform shirt. Ice the cake in white frosting and use chocolate frosting or black licorice to create a black belt. If your child is currently taking Karate, you can use a fruit roll up in the color of the belt they have achieved.
For drinks, keep it simple and stick to your child's favorite soda and some water. If you want to really sell the theme, consider making some tea for everyone. The healing properties of tea will connect to karate's promotion of self-care. If your partygoers are not tea fans, consider serving iced tea instead. What drink option you choose to go with will ultimately depend on your budget and your child's preferences. Make sure to consult the parents of all partygoers about any food restrictions before settling firmly on a menu.