Can you believe I have been trying to throw a lego party for 2 years already?! (I wrote about my lego ideas here and more lego party ideas here) I finally got it right this year which is year #3 of Lego ideas!
While planning the party I ran into a few problems. NOTHING I could find on pinterest matched! Now I don’t know about you but I am a bit obsessed with matching party decor! So whats a Mom to do? Well, I made it myself!
I made some party hats by printing this template I made. Download lego party hat template. I glued some crepe paper then folded and hot glued them together. The elastic string is also hot glued into place and held up extremely well when the children wore them. (be sure to measure the length on your child and leave extra for the glued down bit!)
No table is complete without the cutlery holder! Make a split box out of lego blocks to hold your utensils!
Also don’t forget the serviette holder. 😉
The item I really battled to find was a lego party favor bag. The boxes were all tiny and would hold hardly anything. I researched how to fold one and this is how you can too! Download the lego favor bag page here. You can also download the lego popcorn box template here.
How to fold the lego party favor bag
I made this video to show you how to fold the lego favor bag too! 😀 I hope it helps.
I also made a matching lego theme bunting for the party with my childs name and age on it. You can download the complete abc and 123 set of printable lego bunting here. Just print the pages with your childs letters on. (This file is large, please be patient while it loads.)
For the party itself it turned out to be a too windy day outside so I cleared off the shelves and set up the table inside. Like my wood burned shelving? 😀
The shelf provided the perfect place to store stuff too! Optionally you can draw faces on yellow balloons. Unfortunately I printed the lego heads on paper and not card stock so they had folded by the time I took the images. Download the lego head template here.
I debated long on how I was going to make THE lego cake. In the end I settled for a coloring free version of brown and white blocks. Now I am not so creative when it comes to making cakes and things! But this one came out ok for a mom who hardly ices her cakes. 😉
TIP: I remembered a tip from my own mother when making this cake and the tricky icing. Fill a cup with boiling water and use a metal knife that has been heated up in the cup to melt and smooth out the icing as you go. This helped tons when I was molding the icing around the lego buttons. (I used a round cookie cutter for those!)
For a lego cake topper (well beside mine) We made a little platform with a lego 6 on it and little lego men holding thin candles.
The birthday boy himself was rather pleased with his party and everything lego themed. I even made him a shirt the night before by tracing off this lego man template with fabric pens and coloring it in.
One of the activities I also set up for the party was a table with homemade playdough (in lego colors) and many playdough accessories. This was also a hit!
Unfortunately I ran out of time and steam to MAKE my own lego pinata so I used the next best thing. A smiley!
I think the kids rather enjoyed the party and all the snacks. Most of them went straight for the watermelon but once the cake was brought out it was eagerly eaten all up!
As usual, I relit those candles a few times. What is the fun in just blowing things out once on your birthday when you are so little. The birthday boy and his brother (they are not twins just 15 months apart) both loved those long candles.
The biggest hit though had to be the lego table my husband put together the night before. Here is a picture of the next morning when he put his party hat back on and got down to serious lego building business! I also moved the lego bunting and used blue tack to stick it to the wall.
Curious of what we bought our lego crazed 6 year old for his birthday? Here it is! (I might have gone a little overboard!)
- LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box
- LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life
- LEGO Creator Red Creatures (because he loves dragons and its on the cover of the above book!)
- LEGO Creator Cargo Heliplane
- LEGO Education Community Minifigures Set
- LEGO Education Wheels Set
- LEGO Creator Treehouse