Lego Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party – the last one was my Downton Abbey Dinner Party, and that was for adults.  My youngest just turned 9 and desperately wanted a Lego party theme for her birthday.  Since she is a GIRL, here is my feminized (is that the right word?) version of a Lego party.

lego party invitation

“Connect with Friends” – get it???

If you know me, you know that (for me) EVERY party or event starts with a color scheme!  How do you take Legos, which are in primary colors (not my favorites!) and soften them up a bit? I chose two dominant colors of Legos, yellow and green, and added pastel versions of each. Primary yellow + pastel yellow + primary green + pastel green. So here’s the tablescape for the Lego party:

lego party tablescape

Lego Party Tablescape 

 

I used one of my daughter’s wrapped presents as the centerpiece of the table, because of the color and the dots.  The table was scattered with Lego creations, of course, including my own – the “9.”

lego party

 

 

I made a super-easy Lego cake.  Just did a boxed sheet cake, iced it with store-bought cream cheese icing, then applied ready-to-go yellow fondant I got from Michaels.  I used a measuring cup to cut out the right-sized dots for the top.  At first, I had three rows of four dots, which I thought looked good.  However, my daughter insisted that looked NOTHING like a Lego, and it had to be only two rows.  Picky!  But easy enough to change.

lego cake

 Lego Cake

 

I bought 2 pounds of Lego candy from Amazon.  $13 for a bag of candy, y’all!  But who knew they ACTUALLY CONNECT?

lego candy

 

 

I had read about making Lego cake pops, but that seemed like a lot of work.  Then I found something on Pinterest about using marshmellows dipped in candy melts.  I simplified that idea by simply sticking a store-bought can of icing in the microwave for 30 seconds, then dipping jumbo marshmellows in the thinned-down frosting.  These were easy to make, but I did have to turn them each continually while they dried to keep them from dripping everywhere. Then I made faces with black tube icing.  My favorite was the pirate, and of course he was the first one eaten!

marshmellow lego pops

Lego Marshmellow Pops 

 

A black Sharpie + yellow plates = more easy Lego fun.  For the juice boxes, I just cut out cardstock and glued on Lego circles that I downloaded from here.

lego juice box covers

 

 

I know we had mostly sweets, but we did have cheese cubes and grapes – that’s good, right?

lego birthday party ideas

 

 

As the kids got to our house, they played with Legos (duh) until the rest arrived.  Then they played Creationary, a Lego-building game I bought on Amazon as a birthday present.

lego party for girls

 

 

I also found this great Lego Bingo Game that you can download from here.  The girls loved it.

lego bingo game ideas

Lego Bingo Game from Big D and Me 

 

 

It had been raining that morning, but it cleared up Saturday afternoon – so we decided to do a Lego relay race.  It was much more fun than I expected, actually!

lego relay race

Lego relay race

 

Teams of two raced back and forth between a tray of Legos and big plastic cups, carrying one scoop at a time as quickly as possible.

lego party games ideas

 

 

There’s nothing more fun than a little healthy competition, don’t you agree?

lego relay race party games

 

 

Goody bags included some of the Lego candy (tastes like Sweet Tarts) in Lego boxes we made, a small Lego set ($6.99 from Target), blue glow-in-the dark slime from Target dollar aisle, and a set of Lego erasers from Michaels.

lego party gifts

 

 

I figure I’ve got about two more shots at theme parties for my youngest.  My oldest is too old now – she’s officially a teenager, so theme parties are kinda out.  

lego cake party

 

My friend came over the night before the party and said, “You do this for you, don’t you?”  I must admit, planning parties for my children is a great joy for me.  I may not be a very good cook, but I throw a mean party.  And you better believe it’s color-coordinated.

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Janice
Janice
7 years ago

FUN party! Love seeing pics of some familiar faces. Happy wishes for the birthday girl!!

Tracey
7 years ago

I just had a lego party for my daughter too, and just posted this last night. Hers was lego-friend themed, the girl legoes.
http://makeitsnappy3.blogspot.com/2013/06/lego-friends-birthday-party.html

Elizabeth Evans
Elizabeth Evans
7 years ago

What a great idea for a party! With all your explanations of what you did, the rest of us can do it too.

Roben Gamble
Roben Gamble
7 years ago

Super cute & just girly enough! Perfect color as always.
But teens too old for theme parties? Never!
You saw my Dr. Who Sweet 16, right? And I’ve been told that a “Sherlock” party may be on the horizon. Haven’t a clue (ha-ha) how I’ll solve that theme dilemma …….

Elizabeth Evans
Elizabeth Evans
7 years ago

You could do another book …. In your free time, of course.

Eileen
7 years ago

My daughter just turned 12 and we did an “Amazing Race” birthday party on Saturday. It was tons of work, but they adored it. My almost-17 year-old said afterward that if we were to do that for her birthday…….well…….it might be O.K. So, teenagers aren’t necessarily too old for themes!

Jana Ritchie
Jana Ritchie
7 years ago

Love the Lego Party! And, yes, you can still have plenty of themed parties for your teens! My oldest had a Sweet Sixteen Tea Party – complete with fancy dresses and English Country dancing in the backyard 🙂 Our teens have also had Minute to Win It parties and a Coffee Party (which was held at a local, “cool”, coffee shop – but you could make it so much more). They’ve been to a Murder Mystery Party and would looooove the idea of a Dr Who or Sherlock party. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

MK
7 years ago

Totally love it! You could have gotten some Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastics & transformed some of her Legos into the colors you wanted for your tablescape:) But no need b/c everything you did looks perfect. I just love the way you wrapped the juice boxes.

And oh my gosh, is one of those adorable little girls wearing a Lily Pulitzer dress??? I have been transplanted up north for the past 18 mos and I just have got to get back down south to my monogrammed Lily-wearing friends:)

Kelly
7 years ago

So fun! My kids always loved Legos too. What a wonderful Mom you are working so hard for their ‘big’ day!

Melissa
Melissa
7 years ago

What a cute idea! And as for being “too old” for a theme party – I think it depends on the theme. My friend had a pirate-themed party for her husband’s 40th birthday… It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a little “pirate grog” and an eye patch… 🙂

Jennifer Driver
Jennifer Driver
7 years ago

So precious! Such a cute party!

Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie

How cute and fun!! Great idea to dip the marshmallow pops in frosting!

Melanie
7 years ago

What a darling job you did! My sons loved Legos back in the day ( they’re teens now! ) I love the way you used the pastels with the primaries to host a very classy kids’ party. Love that your daughter wanted a Lego party, too. Beautiful job!

Mel
7 years ago

What a fun part, love the action shots of the party games in progress! Perfect mix of pastels and primaries.

Mel

Cara Hopkinz
Cara Hopkinz
7 years ago

Such a fun idea! I love it. This is great for boys or girls! Once you have some games, this party would be perfect!

Alphantina
Alphantina
7 years ago

I love the Lego theme. Great ideas.

Kathy
2 years ago

Great looking party!

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