To say my son is obsessed with Legos is an understatement. He playes with them every. Single. Day. And if he’s not actively playing with Legos, he’s reading Lego books, playing Lego games, or talking about the things he’s going to build.
He loves Legos.
So, it wasn’t difficult to decide what kind of theme we’d do with for his sixth birthday party a few weeks ago. With the help of the clever folks who post on Pinterest, we hosted a fun party with lots of Legos and bright primary colors.
I created invitations from blue, green, red, and yellow scrapbooking paper. The card is 4×6, and I made the circles using a 1.5-inch punch. Pop dots lifted the circles so they looked like the studs on Lego bricks.
I used this same idea to make Lego bricks for decorating (see below).
A Special Shirt
Of course I made my son a special batik T-shirt for his birthday! He chose the color and some of the design elements, and I went to town with the rest. He loved how it came out – he wore it for his party and the next day, which was his actual birthday.
(Sorry – I won’t be making these to sell, even though I LOVE how it came out! Copyrights and all that. )
We hung those handmade Lego bricks everywhere, from over the table to the front door to the entry way. I used red, green, yellow, and blue streamers to go with the Legos.
For the front door, my mom took a big Lego plate and made a “6” sign. So cute!
I had a blast making his cake this year. I have a big sheet cake pan, so I made one cake and cut it into three pieces to make Lego bricks. The studs were Oreos, and we put favorites from his minfig collection all over the cakes. I was delighted to see that candles fit into Lego coffee cups and wine goblets!
Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193584483956606158/ and http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193584483956606162/
We kept food simple: Veggies and dip; cheese and crackers; hummus and pita; and fruit and animal crackers with a fruit dip that is made from a small jar of marshmallow fluff whipped with a package of softened cream cheese. Yum!
Fun and Games
There are so many fun Lego party game ideas out there that it was hard to narrow it down. We settled on these:
Minifigure Coloring Sheets
I put these out for the kids to color as they came in or whenever they felt like it.
Lego Building and Racing Ramp
When the kids came in, I invited them to build cars and race them down a ramp my husband and father had built. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good picture of the ramp before it was disassembled and returned to the scrap wood pile.
Pin the Head on the Minifig
I loved this idea! My husband drew the outline of a minifigure, and we cut blank heads out of yellow paper. The kids drew on faces and took turns pinning the head onto the drawing. Cute!
Lego Scavenger Hunt
I had originally planned another indoor activity, but we got a rate 70-degree December day here in Maryland, so we took the kids outside for a scavenger hunt. We built 10 Lego creations and hid them in the backyard – after giving my son assurances that we would remember where they all were so nothing got lost. I created a scavenger hunt list for each kid with words and pictures so the readers and nonreaders would be able to search for the creations. They loved getting outside to run around, and we thought working together to help each other find the creations really got the group to gel.
We sent each kid home with a goodie bag of fun things, including: A mystery Lego minifigure, handmade Lego minifig and brick crayons from https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuziesShop on Etsy, a bouncy ball, and Christmas stickers. At the last minute, my son decided he wanted to add some artwork, so he got to drawing. We photocopied his drawings and put some in each bag. I thought it was an adorable addition!