3.28.2011

Lego Birthday Party


last week we celebrated landon's seventh birthday.  my niece flew in on his birthday {best gift ever} so after picking her up we went to lunch and spent the afternoon at a local game center where we played mini golf, laser tag, and the kids got their fill of arcade games.

i waited to have landon's party until my niece was here so she could help me at the party.  i was so thankful for the extra set of hands.

here is how the lego party went down.

the invitation
it was super easy.  i took a picture of a lego mini fig in front of a lego base, uploaded it to picnik to add words, and then printed the pictures off at costco.  i added some white tag board with party information the the back.

the front:
the back:
the decorations
 birthday banner - i found some cool lego paper at joann's , used the template found here to trace the little mini figs, and then cut letters on my cricut
the birthday boy in his birthday shirt. i used the same template from the banner but enlarged it to make his shirt. 

hanging legos
 
 i pulled in some of the food to add color/decorations.
- i used a lego tub lined with a slow cooker liner and filled it with cheese balls. they were a hit!
- blue and red gatorade
- mason jars filled with legos were on the table and had red/blue balloons tied to them
the cake
i was hoping i would get off easy and landon would pick cupcakes but he wanted a lego cake.  i used three loaf pans to make the lego bricks and made a few cupcakes to be the nobs on top of the legos.  we decided to stack them to make them look more like a lego creation. the boy loved it!
the games
i split the kids up into three groups and they rotated between the three stations.  it worked out really well to be in smaller groups and rotate.

- lego search. i took pictures of lego pieces, printed them off in wallet size, and put them on a ring. the kids took their ring and searched our lego pile for their pieces.  i had a few different combinations on the rings so once they finished one set they could do another one.  some groups worked as a team and some worked individually
- sara knew i was doing a lego party for landon so she sent me this link a few weeks before his party.  i knew i had to do this for landon's party.  i found a mini fig ice tray, made some salt dough, and created these little guys.  it didn't take long to make a big batch of mini figs.  i think this was one of the favorite activities.  they loved painting them.  while the kids ate the paint dried and we sprayed them with a gloss finish right before the kids left.  
- tower build.  i set up a bucket of legos and the kids had 5 minutes to create the biggest tower they could in that amount of time.  we played it a few times.  the kids enjoyed seeing how tall their tower could get and what things they could use to make their tower the tallest like using doors/windows.

- as a group we played lego creationary.  the kids stayed in their same teams and worked together to make something for the other teams to guess.
goodie bags/other details
 when i saw these lego builder passes i knew i had to make them for the party and joanna was kind enough to email me the template.  i put in the kids' names, printed them on cardstock, laminated them, and put them on a lanyard.  
for the goodie bags we printed lego bricks on card stock in red and blue and filled them with blue or red airheads and lego brick candy.  in the top of the box i put in a wallet sized photo similar to the invitation that said thanks for building some fun with me.  the girls got a lego clickits bracelet kit and the boys got either a lego creator helicopter or 4x4.
the birthday boy
 reading cards.. something made him giggle
excited about his cake...i am sure he is dreaming about the frosting. a boy after my own heart
some of the candles went out when the kids were singing and landon is definitely not happy about it
a little prep + whole bunch of fun and laughter = a very happy birthday boy

9 comments:

Simply Sara said...

BEST birthday party ever!
you are so creative!

and it looks like landon had an amazing time!
great job mama.
:)

Janelle said...

I Adore this party. I will be copying everysingledetail. Love the hanging Legos. You are good!!

Denise said...

you are the coolest mother ever!!

i'm NOT letting noah see this post.

Veronica said...

LOVED all your ideas for the lego party! The lego cake was great! (This is Veronica, Evan's mom from co-op by the way).

Susan said...

Ummm amazing. I feel shamed not to have ever had a party like this for jack. Wowza

Joanna said...

I love, LOVE the lego people/salt dough/painting project!! So cute! and your cake turned out perfect. :) Glad it was a hit!

abby said...

Where can I get the template for the Lego Builder's Pass? I'm planning a lego party for my son's birthday in march and would love to do this!

Dri Eulalia Festa Personalizadas said...

Lindo, adorei a ideia do cartão!

Kim Halford said...

Hi! This is great! i did not see how you made the hanging legos.. please share :)