If your child loves the Kung Fu Panda movies, then kick off your party planning with Po and The Furious Five! Read on to discover our Kung Fu Panda party ideas for invitations, decorations, food, favors and games.
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Planning & Invitations
What Do I Need For the Party?
In addition to basic Kung Fu Panda party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Kung Fu Panda party:
- Kung Fu Panda (rated PG) or Kung Fu Panda 2 (rated PG) to play in the background
- Plastic martial arts toys such as nunchucks, throwing stars and bo staffs
- Kung Fu Panda action figures
- Noodle bowls and chopsticks
- Bamboo plants
- Straw Chinese hats
- Martial arts black belts
- Gymnastic mats
- A pinata
Get your party guests ready to head over to your dojo with exciting Kung Fu Panda invitations! If you have the time, you and your child can work together to make your own invitations. Here are some ideas:
- Write your party information in calligraphy on a piece of parchment paper. Roll the paper into a tube and tie with a red bow. Deliver in a small mailing tube.
- Since Po worked in a noodle restaurant you can include a package of Ramen noodles and chopsticks with your invitation.
- Make panda faces out of construction paper and write your party information on the back.
- Roll a 2-foot piece of white cloth into the shape of a martial arts headband. On one side, in the middle, draw Po’s face. On the back write your party details with permanent marker. Your guests can wear their headbands to the party.
- Dress your child up as Po with panda ears and a karate belt. Take a picture to use as the front of your invitation. On the back of the invitation write a cute rhyme such as:
Jacob’s having a birthday and invites you,
To eat lots of cake and learn some Kung Fu!
An adventure awaits those who hang out with Po,
So grab your black belts and head to our dojo!
Here are some ways you can turn your home into the Valley of Peace for a day!
- Pass out Chinese straw hats and black belts to your guests as they arrive.
- Hang paper lanterns around the room and tissue paper flowers.
- Set the party table with chopsticks and bamboo placemats.
- Set bamboo plants around the room along with other flowers and plants.
- Play one of the Kung Fu Panda movies quietly in the background.
- Decorate the area with pictures of The Furious Five or pictures of a praying mantis, tiger, monkey, crane, viper and, of course, pandas.
- Hang a personalized banner that reads “Welcome to Our Dojo.”
- Chinese parasols, oriental fans and other Asian-inspired items also can help set the mood.
- Draw simple Chinese characters and place them around the room.
Chinese food is the most obvious choice for a Kung Fu Panda party. You can make it easy on yourself by ordering takeout or you can make your own Chinese food. To have the best of both worlds and save money, consider serving a combination of homemade and takeout items. Consider these delicious favorites:
- Sweet and sour chicken
- Fried or steamed rice
- Chow mein
- Mixed vegetables with Teriyaki sauce
- Sweetened iced tea and iced green tea
- Egg Rolls
- Pot stickers
If the children are old enough to grip chopsticks properly, try teaching them how to eat with chopsticks. Just make sure to keep forks on hand.
And for dessert, try one of these ideas:
- Fortune cookie cupcakes. Bake cupcakes (any flavor) and decorate with red icing. Top each cupcake with a fortune cookie.
- Mandarin orange slices over ice cream
- Don’t forget to serve fortune cookies. You can either purchase or make your own if you’re adventurous.
Kung Fu Panda Cake Idea
Create your own Kung Fu Panda cake featuring Po and his catch phrase “Skadoosh!” Simply follow our diagram below to decorate a rectangular cake.
Party Favor Ideas
Thank your guests for earning their black belts with awesome party favors! To find a large variety of Karate party favors visit our Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies and click the “Party Favors” tab or the “More Fun Stuff” tab. Some of the favors we have include:
- Ninja figures
- Throwing discs
- Chinese character bracelets
- Karate headbands
- Wacky whirlers
- Shaped rubber band bracelets
- Fun-shaped candy and lollipops
Also check out our complete favor sets and personalized products such as zipper pulls, placemats, and stickers.
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Games and Activities
Hand out this free Kung Fu Panda coloring page at your party or pack one in each favor bag.
The child who is “it” can pretend to be the viper from the Kung Fu Panda movie.
Guests toss foam ninja stars into a set of rice bowls in this fun game.
Let the children practice their karate moves to deflect bean bags.
Let the children design their own martial arts headband to wear during the party.
Let your guests pretend to be samurai and battle safely using balloon swords.
The martial arts students must avoid being tagged by their “sensei”.
The children demonstrate their strength by breaking a Styrofoam board.