|John's 6th birthday!|
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 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|
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:
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|