Dec
13
2011

A Lego Birthday Party!

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lego birthday party

This past Sunday we hosted a Lego birthday party for our son Alex who was turning six. We invited his entire kindergarten class to join us for an afternoon of Lego games and creations along with some pizza and cake (of course)! While I had been worried this week that I hadn’t been able to spend enough time planning this party- it turned out to be one of nicest parties we’ve ever hosted! The kids were really into all of the games and activities and they were incredibly well behaved! It was so much fun, and Alex felt as if he had a truly magical birthday party! So here are the details on all that we did:

The Lego Birthday Party Stationery:

I created these invitations, thank you notes, favor tags, and name tags myself and printed them at home. I love that I can personalize all of the party paper goods so easily and then just print them. I found the art on another blog where a Mom had created a beautiful trifold invitation featuring these cute Lego guys and shared the invitation as a free printable. (Unfortunately I am unable to google it, find an old link for it, or any kind of note in order to attribute proper credit…. grrr… so if anyone comes across that blog, please let me know and I will update this post!)

The invitation:Lego Party Invite A Lego Birthday Party!
The thank-you note:

Lego party thank you notes A Lego Birthday Party!

The favor tag:

Lego party favor tags A Lego Birthday Party!

The name tags:

Lego party nametags A Lego Birthday Party!

Party Set Up:

Fortunately we have a semi-finished basement where we can host get-togethers like this for the kids, and where the kids can run around and play when the weather is bad. And long ago, we invested in some folding chairs and tables that we can use for our parties. So we set up the room with the tables and chair pushed to one side so we had enough room for games on the other.

Tables were covered in plastic table roll (it makes the room look festive and it is super easy to clean up afterwards), and on top were dot-to-dot drawing pages that I downloaded (for free of course!) from the Lego website.

Lego party dot to dot set up A Lego Birthday Party!
Bowls of legos, cups, and spoons were set aside for party games…Lego party game set up A Lego Birthday Party!
And Steve hung gummy worms from strings on these racks that we attached to our drop ceiling….

Lego party worm game set up A Lego Birthday Party!The Order of Events:

I like to have an activity for the guests to do when they first arrive, that provides newly arrived partygoers an easy way to join in on the fun. In the past I used to lead the kids in “Simon Sez”… but I’ve learned a few things… first of all- some kids feel a little shy at first and it is hard for them to jump into such a silly game until they have had time to warm up, and secondly- for the non-shy kids- it waaayyyy amps them up. And now you have a jumpy excited kid who has a hard time settling down for the “real” party games. So this time, we tried coloring pages…. and it worked perfectly!

Lego party dot to dot drawings A Lego Birthday Party!

Next I grouped the kids together (no picking teams!) and set them up for a Lego relay race, where they had to scoop up legos onto a spoon, race-walk to the other end of the basement and dump them into a cup. The first team to fill up their cup won!

Lego paty spoon game A Lego Birthday Party!

I then had the same teams sit down with a big bowl of legos, and asked them to build the tallest tower they could… but it had to be able to stand on its own… and they needed to work together as a team!

Lego party tower bldg game A Lego Birthday Party!

After that we headed back to the tables where Steve led the kids in making this adorable Lego snowman!

Lego paty craft A Lego Birthday Party!

We ended our party games with the worm on a string game… where the kids have to eat the gummy worm off of the string without using their hands! Kids LOVE this game!

Lego Party worm string game A Lego Birthday Party!

Then it was time for pizza and cake!

Lego Party eating pizza A Lego Birthday Party!

Our homemade Lego cake….. the dots on the top were made with colored fondant. I found the cool Lego candles on Amazon!Lego party cake A Lego Birthday Party!

How happy does Alex look surrounded by his brothers and sisters?

Lego Party Blowing out candles A Lego Birthday Party!
And of course no party would be complete without handing the guests a goodie bag as their parents arrive to pick them up. Our goodie bag was filled with Lego candy- and you can actually build with it! How great is that? I found these on Amazon as well!

Lego party favors A Lego Birthday Party!

It was truly such a great party- even I had a nice time too!

Have I inspired you to plan a Lego birthday party too? I would love to hear about it- please leave a comment!

Sharons Signture A Lego Birthday Party!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzi December 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

WOW!! The cake looks great, and Alex looks so happy. Wish we could have been there. You are amazingingly creative.

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2 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
December 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Thanks! I find so much inspiration from things that I find online! But I have to say that this cake was mostly a unique creation!

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3 Christine@TheAums December 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

Best Lego cake EVER! Good thing he has a short name. Amazing that you pulled this off during the holiday season. Really puts my minivan party to shame, LOL!
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4 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
December 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Christine! You’re right- we’re lucky Alex only has 4 letters in his name…. or I probably would have just spelled Lego! And it is really hard to pull off a party during the holidays…. but I just kept thinking of how much it would stink to have your birthday so close to Christmas and get all of your gifts for the year in a two week span! So I just wanted it to be special for him!

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5 Paula January 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The blog you found that invitation is at http://allisonwaken.squarespace.com/allison-wakens-blog/2010/10/27/lego-party-part-1-the-invitation.html. I used her free printable for my son’s 5th birthday invites. So cute!

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6 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
January 28, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thank you SO much for providing the link! I felt awful that I couldn’t attribute proper credit to the person who worked so hard to create these adorable invitations!

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7 susan July 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Sharon-

I love your lego candy party favors. How many pounds did you have to purchase at Amazon? I am planning on 30 kiddos at my son’s party…
Thanks!

Susan

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8 Janvier October 7, 2013 at 10:46 am

This is perfect. My son is turning 6 in November and he loves Legos. I hope to pull this off for him. Thank you for sharing your idea. It is brilliant.

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9 Judy November 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

My son’s 6th birthday party was cancelled tomorrow at chucke cheese due to snow conditions heading in tonight so I have less then 24 hours to pull off a party…this sounds like a fantastic idea! I can’t wait to do it for him tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!!!!

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