20 September 2017

LEGO Ninjago Party Planning with Cineworld



Planning a birthday celebration can be great fun but with lots of small children to cater for it can often become loud and a little messy - so take the easy option this year and head to Cineworld! 

With so many amazing films due to be released in the run up to Christmas, including the Lego Ninjago movie which Jamster in particular is incredibly excited to see, a traditional party can become a trip out with lots of tasty themed snacks to enjoy and no cleaning up necessary.




Brownies are a family favourite and I make a batch or two nearly every Sunday afternoon. They're warm, crisp yet gooey, with big chocolate chunks, so I decided to cook my usual recipe and make them into Lego blocks to match the movie. Simple yet so delicious. They will be great to take to the cinema in a Tupperware container to nibble on or wrap in cellophane and pop into loot bags for afterwards.





Ingredients

180g butter
270g of caster sugar
3 medium eggs
40g cocoa
80g plain flour
60g white chocolate
60g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate

Chocolate beans
50g Butter
120g Icing Sugar
Food colouring

Instructions
  • Line a 9" by 12" ovenproof dish and preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Melt the butter and dark chocolate together over a low heat and set to one side to cool
  • Cream together the butter and eggs then sift in the cocoa and flour
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and stir thoroughly
  • Chop the white and milk chocolate and stir through evenly
  • Pour the brownie batter into the tray and bake for 25-28 minutes
  • Leave to cool then slice into rectangles
  • Make the icing by combining the butter and icing sugar
  • Add a few drops of food colouring and stir through
  • Spread the icing on top of the brownies and add the chocolate beans






You can always swap the brownies for Rice Krispie treats instead! These are also a popular snack with the Mini Mes and they are great for lunch boxes. They are easy to decorate in the same way as above too but they provide a chewier finish.

Ingredients
45g butter
500g marshmallows
200g Rice Krispies

Chocolate Beans
50g Butter
120g Icing sugar
Food colouring


Instructions
  • Line a 9" by 12" tray
  • Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat
  • Add the marshmallows and melt, stirring continuously
  • Mix in the Rice Krispies ensuring that they are evenly covered
  • Pour them into the tray and level with the back of a spoon
  • Leave to cool and then slice into rectangles
  • Make the icing by combining the butter and icing sugar
  • Add a few drops of food colouring and stir through
  • Spread the icing on top of the treats and add the chocolate beans





You can watch the tutorial video here for both:



If you are brave decide to head home after your Cineworld trip ready for parents to collect the little ones you can always entertain them with a simple activity. Card rolls are incredibly versatile and ideal for crafts with the kids. We've made bird feeders, owls and fairy homes with them over the years and we can now add ninjas to the list.

Jamster loved making these as he is quite into TMNT as well as Lego Ninjago (you can add the film to your wish list so you won’t miss the ticket release). They are great for rainy days too or for using up some of the items from the recycling tubs to get creative this Autumn.

Equipment

Card roll
Paint
Black pen
Straws


Method
  • Paint the card roll in a colour of your choice leaving a small rectangular area on one side 
  • Add the eyes and brows in the rectangular area with a black pen
  • Tie a straw around the card roll and knot it to represent the belt
  • Cut another straw in half and slide them into the belt as the weapons



Have you booked your tickets to Lego Ninjago yet at Cineworld?


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14 comments :

  1. Those brownie bites look awesome! How creative. My little one is obsessed with Lego Ninjago, will have to take him to see the movie x

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  2. such a clever idea for snacks - very effective as LEGO pieces. My son loves LEGO and is pretty excited about the new movie.

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  3. such great ideas to fit with the theme - love it! Those brownies sound so good.

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  4. Omg ! I'm seeing so many party ideas lately ! This is something I could actually do !!! I'm not the best cook/Baker but I reckon all my boys would love these ! So simple too !! Brilliant ideas thanks for sharing x

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  5. Fantastic I am sharing this to several people who will put it to good use

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  6. Brownies are never a bad idea in my eyes and this looks like such a fun recipe to enjoy with the kids! Definitely a good idea for a party to get everyone involved :)

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  7. Oh, I did not know there is going to be another Lego movie, I loved the first one, it was funny and a bit philosophical too. I like the lego shaped brownies, nice idea!

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  8. I I've the very brownie bites! Fantastic idea.

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  9. Hahah, i can't believe how easy is this recipe and how cool looks your DIYs. I'll come back with some feedback for your brownies, because yes, i will try this recipes out! <3

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  10. What a clever idea, I know a lego obsessed 5 year old who will LOVE these

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  11. Ooh these look delicious and I love how easy they are to make! I love that they look like lego, my kids would love that!

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  12. Good article, you sharing is awesome, love it!

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  13. My boys both love the Lego Ninjago sets. They can't wait to see the film having seen the trailer a few months ago. I love the Lego-themed brownies. They look so effective.

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  14. Oh my goodness these brownie bites are fab! Ninjago is all the rage now all of Sophia's friends at school are really into it. xx

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