Sunday, September 23, 2012

LEGO Party Time!!

We had Brayden's 6th birthday party-LEGO Style!  We had a great time!  Since I had been pinning for this for a while and spent a lot of random summer days working on various items, this party was the easiest yet!!  There was a lot of detail involved in some areas, but spacing it all out was a life saver and made the day enjoyable for the big birthday boy and not stressful for me at all!!  Here's some of the pics from the party.  Many ideas came from Pinterest and are on my LEGO Board.  Some of the ideas we changed up a bit to suit a 6 year olds party since many of them were geared for the 9 year old range.

This cake was made by a local lady-she does such awesome work!!  She actually used a LEGO board for the plate and the little LEGO man is actually an ink pen.  The head comes off and it is a pen! So cool and awesome that she personalized it for him-she got the board and the pen from ToysRUs.   She also made these Chocolate covered Marshmallow LEGO heads and painted the LEGO faces on them.  Just FYI- the post we found on Pinterest said to use the food markers.  She bought and tried them and said they didn't work well at all. So she used regular black food coloring and a paint brush and painted them on.

We used some of our LEGOS around the house and made a holder for our forks.  We wrapped some LEGO colored polka dot paper around containers and put a LEGO man face on the front.  Other containers we wrapped just a simple yellow ribbon around them.  Our snack table had long Laffy Taffy's and Pixi Stixs, twizzlers and gum drops, chocolate top covered marshmallows, chocolate LEGO bricks (bought a mold off Amazon for like $2.50), and then we made marshmallow and orange slice skewers. We wrapped the paper around our water bottles also.  Some we kept out on the table so they would be room temperature.  Others we added to our ice chest along with some Cokes and Dr. Peppers. Our ice chest is a simple blue tub from Walmart.  We added a yellow LEGO man onto the front that was cut out using my Cricut and their websites new Craft Room-we just made the LEGO shape based out of simple rectangles, squares, etc...they were awesome.  These tubs make great toy holders outside on the back porch once parties are over. :)

Our table layout was regular table cloths down and then we created a LEGO inspired table runner for the tables using bubble wrap from the Dollar Tree and spray painting it different LEGO bright colors.  I found that spraying both sides of the wrap gave it a much brighter color than just spraying one side.  We also printed out LEGO figures onto cardstock and had them scattered along the table with some crayons.  That was something they could do while they waited for others to attend the party.  We also printed out the LEGO generic figure-that was the first activity for kids-they all created their own character however they wanted. We also printed out masks of different LEGO faces-this is all found on their website.  We hot glued a stick to the masks and we cut out holes for the eyes.  It was way too much trouble to tie nylon around the masks, especially since we had different age ranges of kids with different size heads to try to fit for.

We had kids sign up when they arrived to guess how many LEGOs were in the jar.  The closest winner got the whole jar!  There was around 250 LEGOS in that one jar! Many those things are small :)

Our project and favor table were my favorite!  I bought a $5 package of 6 sizes of buckets with lids in the kitchen section at Walmart and spray painted the buckets.  I then cut circles out of Dollar Tree felt with my cricut and used then on top of the buckets to look like LEGOs.  The buckets had our different projects underneath them.  As we did each activity, we would lift the lid off the bucket and you could see what was coming!  Our first activity was making your own minifigure.  We had legs and tops in one bowl, heads and hats in another, and then accessories in another.  The kids picked one of each from the bowls and put them together.  Pictured is the birthday boy with his minifigure.  When the kids made theirs we put them in their goody bags so they wouldn't lose them.  The goody bags were just assorted backs from Hobby Lobby with the circles cut out and adhered to them as mentioned above.  Each goody bag had a LEGO book, LEGO stickers from Hobby Lobby, and then their party stuff.  We used the Sharpies to write their names on the circles on their bags once we put their minifigures in them.  The kids also had a bag of various LEGO pieces on the table and they each took one of the bags with them.

Their next project was creating their own LEGO car.  Under one of the buckets on the party favor table was LEGO racers and so the parents had to be put to work. LOL Actually the parents had positive comments and really liked being involved-they said parties are usually boring cause they just have to stand around.  They were all busy putting LEGOs together.  The girls all had LEGO Friends and the boys had the Racers.


Afterwards, we realized that the back part of the cars had a spot where a minifigure could stand, so it worked perfectly that they had just made a minifigure-so the kids took off racing!!

The community center is where we rent to have the parties-def nowhere near glamorous, we just hope for clean lol, but it is a great location for parties and don't have to worry about the house company ready-which makes for a day all for the birthday boy.  We hung these LEGO men up on the wall, but if I had to redo it, I would give these to the kids to create their minifigures and then I would have hung them up on the wall and used it as decorations of their art work. Oh well, it still turned out just fine!!


It was a super party and we had a great time!!

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