Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lego Party


Oh boy! The Lego party is finished and was a huge success. Jansen had several children from his Kindergarten class over to help celebrate his 6th birthday...which is not until Tuesday.

"What did you guys do?" you ask.

Well, here we go. Bear with me...this will be a long post.

I used a few pieces of card stock and printed off his Lego party invitations...

I made a really cute balloon wreath to greet guests at the door, and sat the Lego pinata on a little table with balloons...

Then we had a "Guess how many" station. Incidentally, there were 70 Lego pieces in that little jar!

In our living room, the mantle was decorated with a name sign done Lego style, with a Lego banner, two Lego clocks the boys have, and the word LEGO spelled out.

And the bar had JANSEN spelled out in Legos as well...
We had two activities in the piano room. First, the piano stored some little minifigs and the box of treat bags. Treat bags had little coloring books and bubbles in them and then doubled as candy bags for the pinata.

We set up a card table coloring station with printouts from the internet. As the kids finished coloring their pictures, I hung them from twine, banner-style over the window. I also hung some little fanned circles over that window for a little extra something.

After the kids colored, they could play Pin the Smile on the Lego Man. That was super fun. For this game, I just painted a face on a piece of foam board, and cut out a bunch of "smiles" out of black card stock. The kids' names were written in white crayon on the front and they were stuck to the board using 3D glue dots. Thank you to my friend Angie, who provided me with the foam board and paint! She used it last month to make one for her daughter's party, so I could just flip it over and use the other side :)

I made some banners a few months back for a little extra color in the dining room and had the dining room table covered with Legos so the children could build whatever they wanted.

The kitchen island was covered Lego-style!!!! This turned out EXACTLY how I saw it in my mind!!!

I made these cutie cute lego cupcakes using colored chocolate melts and a silicone Lego mold.

Word to the wise if you try to make these.....you have to really shake and beat these on the table to get the chocolate to settle into the Lego brick. Much harder than you think you should have to! When you get bubbles at the top that pop...you are good.

Then I made Jansen his own little Lego Man head smash cake...vanilla with vanilla cream filling and covered it in marshmallow fondant.

He was really excited about that, and we were so glad he liked it! I was just really glad that it looked so cute on the little cake plate I made.

The kids each got their own bottle of water....I made them from strips of red cardstock, and those cute little birthday circles my friend, Angie made. They turned out adorable and all the kids seemed to really love them. We had an ice chest full of water and sodas for the adults that stayed.
We also headed outside to break the pinata I made several months ago. It had the perfect amount of paper mache covering it, but I should have reinforced the tied part even more than I did...because three kids into it....it broke. So I just ripped it open and let the kids scramble for the candy.
And after all that preparation....what was the thing that the kids wanted to do most???? Our outside equipment, the trampoline, see-saw, and play set. It was a sweltering 95 degrees, so the parents all stayed inside and let the kids have a blast and sweat it out. And boy did they have a blast.
Jansen had fun opening presents and got some really cool things! My husband and I bought him a bicycle.

All in all this was a really fun and inexpensive party to throw. I only had to buy a few things and made them work for all the decorations. Thanks so my friends who let me borrow some supplies :)

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42 comments:

  1. Your party turned out great! You inspired the invitations I made for my son's Lego party, I'll be linking to this in my post about it.

    Happy Birthday Jansen!

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  2. Aww, you're a great mom! Everything looks so nice! Your decorations and food look great! Looks like a fun day at your house!!
    Happy Birthday Jansen!

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  3. super great party ideas!! I am also loving that stenciled wall!! coming to you from ttandj. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

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  4. OMGosh that was the BEST birthday theme I've seen! You are a woman after my own heart! When my daughter was growing up, I spent months (months!!) planning her themed birthday parties down to the tiniest detail.

    Love the activities, the decorations, the CUPCAKES and the CAKE! Wow!

    Happy birthday to Jansen! I can't wait till next year's party!

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  5. Really cute party! Love all the fun details.

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  6. What a fantastic birthday party! Great job!!!

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  7. Sloop cute! We just had a Lego birthday party too... One of the more fun parties I have thrown. They boys loved it!
    Have a great day.

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  8. ^^^^^darn, auto correct... I meant so cute.... Lol

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  9. Hey girl...thanks for linking up this week. I've had a blast co-hosting. What a great party idea. I made some lego cakes for my brothers 21st birthday...they were a hit...but your party blows my cakes out of the water :)

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  10. Your Lego party looks like it was so much fun - I know my 2 boys will want to have a lego party again and I will certainly use some of your ideas - I especially love the pin the smile on the guy -
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com
    *Also, thank you for visiting my site and commenting on the Lego party boards.

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  11. This looks like so much fun and lots of great ideas here!
    Thanks for sharing
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  12. Awesome party! We recently had a lego party..but much smaller scale (just family) love all these ideas though! Great job!

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  13. This is such a great party! You did an amazing job on it!

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  14. Fantastic party. I love the treat bags with the lego face on them and "pin the smile on the lego man"...very creative!
    When my oldest turned 7 we also had a lego party with a balloon wreath and a Guess How Many station! :)

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  15. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! It all turned out so wonderfully!!!! :)

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  16. Very cute...you did an amazing job on every detail! Makes me want to throw a Lego Party too!

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  17. this came out so perfectly :D i love the cake and cupcakes especially!! i have to get a lego mold!

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  18. This is the cutest party ever! My son loved legos forever...he is just a little too old now, but this would have been cute a few years ago. I bet the kids had fun! Kristen

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  19. So cute! Looks like a fun party! Saw you over on Sugar Bee Crafts link up. New follower. :)

    Just started my own link up party over at gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com.

    Would love to have you link up. A giveaway is involved. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. I never had lego as a kid, but I did get some when i was in my teens. I love lego. Its so much fun! What a great Idea!

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  21. This looks like such a fun party! I am in LOVE with all of your ideas! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  22. My favorite one was pin the smile on the lego!! I'd like to feature this next week as a stand alone! I'll try to get it up on Sunday. It would be a great summer party idea! I'll link back to you.

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  23. OMG I love parties and how stinkin cute is this!! You did a FABULOUS job!! I am your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  24. This party rocks! I have a lego fan who will be 6 this fall, I might seriously have to use some of your awesome ideas!

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  25. This is all just sooo adorable I can't stand it! I love the cake.. and the jar.. and oh my goodness the banner is sooo adorable! Love it, love it , love it! Jansen is one lucky boy! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  26. What a great party! Saw your link on Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  27. I LOVE this party! Fantastic details everywhere. You are one talented momma!

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  28. Hey I featured this on my blog today! yay! Come grab a button :D http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/06/your-whims-wednesday-10-and-features.html

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  29. I did some of the same things last year for my son's party, and only wished I had your post to help me come up with some of the ideas that you did for your son. Such fun attention to detail. And the cake is amazing! I'm sure Jansen had a ton of fun!

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  30. Just dropped by to let you know I will be featuring your great Lego ideas on tomorrow's DIY Thrifty Thursday! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you there again this week!

    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  31. Looks like your little guy had a GREAT day! I love all the lego games and the lego shapes on the cupcakes. You even put a lego smile on the yellow tub. HOW FUN! Thanks!

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  32. Hi :-) I followed your link here from 'Funky Junk Interiors' party. All four of our sons are now in their twenties, but they are still such fan's of Lego's(R) that last Christmas they once again returned to getting a Lego(R) kit as a one of their gifts. ;->

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  33. Awesome....
    Colored chocolate!?! I have to admit I had never heard of it but wow they make the blocks look fantastic!
    I have just linked to other Lego party ideas on my blog but missed your post.
    If you have time do you mind linking to your post using the "Add your link" button on the bottom of the post here:
    http://www.thebricklife.com/lego-birthday-party-guide-to-lego-cakes-lego-candy-more/
    I'd love to share your ideas with other Lego parents.
    Cheers
    Inger

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  34. Very cute! Just found you on thebricklife.com when I was posting my party stuff. Love the Pin the Smile on the Lego guy! Great party:)

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  35. Such fun ideas! I'm hosting the ulimate Lego-link-up and would love for you to share these ideas. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/lego-birthday-party-ideas.html

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  36. Your beautiful lego cupcakes have been linked to from 'best of the web: lego parties, food, cakes and more' to get your button grab the code from the bottom of this post. http://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/?p=688#comment-273

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  37. Hi there - very cute blog - found your link on pinterest. I'm currently planning my son's lego party now. I'm your newest follower...come visit me sometime - I blog about teaching and motherhood. Cute lego head cake too. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  38. Page has moved but you are still featured on: BEST OF THE WEB LEGO PARTIES CAKES AND FOOD check it out and grab yourself a button.

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  39. I'm doing a LEGO party for my son's 2nd birthday and loved all of your ideas! Can you tell me what the wording on the invitation was? I'm stuck on what to say! :) LOVE your blog!

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  41. We set up a card table coloring station with printouts from the internet. ... ilegotable.blogspot.com

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