Lego Birthday!

Lego Birthday!

John’s 6th birthday!

I can’t believe our son is 6 years old!  Crazy how time has flown by so quickly.  The early baby days seemed to go so much slower… Now, he’s growing up so quickly…  To celebrate this very special day we had a lego party at our house.  In previous years we had parties at various places with loads of friends, but on his 5th birthday John was in tears twice.  So this year we decided to do a smaller affair with only a few friends and loads of legos (because he loves them).

I’m so excited to share the party with you.  First, I made his invitations using Picnik.  I found a great image on the internet (John loved all the mini figures) and then added the text and printed on card stock:
The invitation

For the goodie bags we used brightly colored bags I got on sale at Target and glued circles onto them to look like legos.  I also used the lego font for the labels:

The bags were filled with a little creator toy set from lego,  a mini figure, a hand tattoo puppet and candy lego blocks (these were a big hit):
Upon arrival our little guests were greeted at our front door by a giant red J with legos on it.  I painted it red because that is John’s favorite color:
John’s lego J

The table was set up with crayons and little books of lego coloring pages I found on the internet.  I covered the table in brown paper from Staples, figuring that they could color on it and it didn’t matter.  The loved this!  The kids colored until everyone arrived:

Also, on the table were extra lego blocks for fun play and chocolate dipped marshmallows.  I saw this on pinterest and thought it looked so cute.  Conor and I made them using the yellow candy melts from Michael’s and, unfortunately, they didn’t look as good as the ones I saw on pinterest (I think the edible pen I got at Michael’s had dried out or something – it was hard to draw the faces on).  Anyway, some of the kids liked them so that was cool, John said they hurt his teeth.
John loved coming up with some games for his friends to play.  We played find the lego guys – we hid several duplo lego men around the house and the boys had to find them.  We played “how many legos?” where the kids had to guess how many legos were in the jar and the winner went home with all of them. Finally, we played pin the head on the lego man:
Luke found this great image online and photoshopped the image to make the lego man lose his head.  We printed it out on card-stock.  I spun the kids around three times blind-folded, but they all pinned the head right where it was meant to go.  I think there was some peeking even though they all denied it!

Here is what the kitchen looked like.  The balloons were tied to mason jars filled with legos.  Conor and I made the banner “Happy 6th Birthday John!” using card stock, the lego font and yellow glitter:
I used a lot of yellow for the table settings.  Yellow plates which I drew on with a sharpie, to look like lego faces, and polka dot napkins, both from Target.  I did a different face at each chair and the boys laughed at the funny faces.  The paper chain of lego men was from a template from this website.  
John made the center piece himself:
The boys enjoyed pizza: 
But most of all, I think they enjoyed playing with the legos.  They played:
and played:
and played:
The only reason they stopped was it was time for cupcakes!
We all sang and John made a wish.  It was a great party.  There was no mess or meltdowns and the birthday boy loved it.
John making a wish

When everyone had gone home, he told me, “it was the best birthday ever!”  Music to a mother’s ears!

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Comments

  1. This is so cute! We just donated all of Chris’s childhood legos (he’s 38 so he doesn’t play with them anymore) to the library.

  2. This is great! One of the things my husband is excited about having a kid is being able to pull out all his old legos from storage. :)

  3. Hi Danielle, that party must have been amazing! Happy Birthday to John! I’m also writing to you to tell you that I’ve chosen your blog to give it a “Liebster blog award”. You can find out more info in my blog http://www.handmadebyizz.blogspot.com/
    Hugs from Spain

  4. Oh my goodness how fun! You did a fantastic job with all the decorations, it must have taken you forever! :) Love the little lego guys. Adorable!

  5. Adorable! My boys would love this party too!

  6. How fun! My husband would love a Lego party too! Ha!

  7. So cute and fun, pinning!

  8. I love it! I think the plates are my favorite part!

    We’re just starting a link up party and love it if you’d share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

  9. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

  10. Love your Lego Party, planning one at this time for my little guy and gots of ideas from your site! Thanks!

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