|My little man, all painted up! I used this pic on his thank you cards. ;-) (I'm also a professional face and body painter)|
Sam's cake I sortof carved out of a sheet cake! I used some extra trimmings to make a couple loose Lego blocks, with matching M&M's on top!
|Lego man cake|
For Toby's cake I decided to make a big Lego head! I just made two bundt cakes, and then realized it wasn't quite tall enough when I stacked them. Luckily I had an extra sheet cake in the freezer, left over from Sam's birthday the month before (I though I'd need two but didn't). So, I put a layer of that cake in the middle to give it more height. Then I filled in the top hole and put a round piece on top to get that interlocking shape!
|Lego Head cake|
Our local dollar store didn't have anything Lego related, so I just got some primary colored, blank mylar balloons, and drew faces on the yellow ones!
We have these metal beverage tubs that have gotten a ton of mileage at our parties, and always are able to take on the theme of the day! Just some black construction paper turned the yellow one into a Lego face:
|beverage tub with black construction paper taped on|
I have a sweet friend who gave me her Lego garland pieces, which were designed to hang on a little clothesline. I taped them around the walls and doors instead, and they looked cute scattered around the house. Here's the front door:
While our dollar store didn't have Lego themed stuff, they did have big sheets of primary colored poster board! I cut and glued together a sheet of red, yellow and blue to make this gigantic Lego man that I stuck to the sliding back door:
|Paper Lego man!|
I had to make one for Toby too, of course! His is a little shorter but I made him the Lego space man:
|Homemade Lego man, and letters from a Google search|
I built some plasticware holders using the generic bricks from Target and some of our Duplos:
The Lego doors were super fun and cheap to do!!! I did a blue one for one kid and a red one for the other. This is just a plastic tablecloth and matching paper plates from the dollar store. The whole thing cost maybe $3 bucks!
|This door cost about $3|
I got some fun, colorful candy and treats to put around the party...these fruity Twizzlers were a hit. I just cut them in half with a pair of kitchen shears to make more, shorter pieces. They looked really cute standing up in this dish:
I found this cute idea somewhere online to make Lego head marshmallow pops! They turned out so cute!!
|Toby LOVES skittles too so we had a bowl of those for him!|
I got a set of Lego molds and made some ice cubes in the shapes of minifigures and bricks! These I did for Sam's party but not Toby's...not sure if they were really worth the work. But now we have molds if we want to make them out of chocolate, or crayons, or whatever...
|Lego ice cubes|
I made a pull-string pinata for each party. Sam had a classic Lego brick shape:
|Coloring sheets & bricks to build|
I usually just use paper lunch bags, and then print out the kids' names on the computer to label them. For Sam's party the kids got bubbles, pencils, minifigure-shaped crayons, Lego candies, and these suuuper cool notebooks. The notebooks were also from Target's dollar section, $3 each! Later they sold mini ones for $1 but it was too late for us! These were really neat though and went over well.
|Sam's party bags|
|Toby's party bags|
We had so much fun doing these parties!! I have been hoping for years that the boys would want a Lego theme someday, so you can probably tell I was excited to go overboard, ha ha!
I hope this helps give you some ideas for your own kids' parties!! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave any of your own ideas in the comments!
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