Lego Birthday Party

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When planning my son's recent birthday, he requested two things...1. that we use "red, orange and blue because those are my favorite colors" and 2. eat "vanilla cake". I decided to hit a local stationery/scrapbooking store hoping to find some inspiration that met both criterion plus added another element he'd love. When I saw this Lego-inspired paper I knew it was the just the right thing. And so it was official, a Lego theme it was!

As you can see, we had a lot of fun with it...we made boxed invitations full of jelly beans (inspired by Jordan), paper legos to hang from the ceiling, napkin rings for napkins that weren't used (kids seem to prefer their sleeves), Lego coloring pages (from their website) and a silly "pin-the-circle-onto-the-lego" game. Boy, it's amazing how much can be packed into just an hour and a half. Pfew! 


update:  Aren't parties with themes so fun!?  I have recently listed a few new birthday party ideas over here.

43 comments:

Jill said...

saving this idea in my bookmarks folder for future use with my son! thanks for the inspiration...very cute!

Lauren said...

Super cute party! What other foods did you serve besides cupcakes? I'm having my daughter's birthday at 3pm next month and I'm not sure what else to serve besides cupcakes, since it's so close to dinner.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I need to save this idea for my little boy.

Heather J said...

very cute idea. it's refreshing to see a well planned/designed boys party. thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Pia said...

Oh Steph! I would love your hanging legos! I think I'm going to copy your entire party for my son's eighth birthday next month. This is PERFECT! Yay!
You're the best!

If you're serious about the hanging legos and any other ideas you have, my address is:

2882 E. Palma Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
love you tons!

Sophie @ Century Finds said...

What a lovely fresh take on a birthday party! I especially love the invitations - I am going to have to steal that idea:-)

Liz said...

DARLING~
great job. SO wonderful...

Stephanie said...

Lauren, I served baby carrots and cheese blocks I tried to turn into legos (unsuccessfully!). I've also served fruit as well and all of these have been well-received. Contrary to what we may think as parents, it seems that kids really enjoy all the healthy offerings too...not just the cake/cupcakes!

Emily Hill said...

Such a great idea! You always through such fabulous parties!

Andrea said...

This is fantastic! I thought of having a Lego party for my son but was not sure how to execute it. Well done!!

liz stanley said...

wow, love it!!!

{lovely little things} said...

What a cute theme! My students are wild about legos, all the boys would LOVE this!

Sam and Josh said...

You are so talented. I envy you and next time I need an idea can I email you. Very cute.

Heather said...

I did a Lego party for Ben when he was 5...so much fun!

Through the Looking Glass said...

Man, that's perfect on a stick! I'm fascinated by your cupcakes; I have the Pampered Chef doodad that you use to frost, pipe, fill (not sure what it's called) and I use it to frost my cupcakes. However, I am obsessed with that fat piping that is all over on cupcakes, and on yours. Do you have a tool/implement or do you use a big plastic bag and cut a tip?

Jenn Kirk said...

Super awesome. Especially those hanging Legos!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the lego scrapbooking paper?

grass1167 said...

My 4.5 year old son LOVES Lego (he's getting quite a big stash care of his parents and grandparents!!). He will love this as a b'day theme so I'm bookmarking it. Thanks.

Cheers
Engracia

Where The Wilds Things Are said...

So cute! My boys love Legos. I wanted to do a Lego theme party in September but pretty much drew a blank. I may have to steal some ideas for the b-days in 2010.

amyks said...

Love this party...so much fun!

likeschocolate said...

Very Cute idea! Oh, and I am visiting SLC. I have eaten at Tuile three times this week.Love Love loVE IT!

dandee said...

As always, perfect little party idea. :)

Donnie said...

such a clever idea steph..it's too cute!

Donnie said...

lol...steph, that last comment was me kyong..i'm on the husbands laptop.

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Great party! So visual, but fun for kids at the same time!

stephmodo said...

Amanda, I place the frosting in a ziploc bag and cut the corner at an angle. It's easy and doesn't require any supplies, not even a tip.

Anon: I purchased the lego paper at Paper Creations. It's from the American Crafts line.

Thank you for all the fun comments!

Rachel said...

This turned out AMAZING!!

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Autumn said...

What a sweet party! I bet he was very happy.

Stephanie said...

I love this idea! I may have to appropriate it for *my* next birthday... hehe

Annmarie said...

Stealing!! Thank you!

Amber said...

Great idea! My boys LOVE Legos and Ive been trying to figure out how to do a theme party with it. Did you do treat bags? Id love to see what you did with that!

Stephanie said...

Amber, I found wooden firetrucks and schoolbuses in the dollar aisle at Target and I know it's a bit of a stretch, but I thought the kids could use them with their Lego creations? I was a bit at a loss in this category as I didn't want to spend a lot of $ and buy everyone a little lego set. I placed the wooden vehicle inside a cello bag with ribbon that matched the red/orange/blue theme. Hope that helps!

Maria said...

Where did you purchase the boxes you used for the invites? I'm looking for something like that for my sons invites. Your party looks divine!

stephmodo said...

Maria, I bought them at xpedx.

Jessica said...

Hi there!

I have tried to find the paper you used for the water bottles, etc. but haven't been successful. Can you help? Is there a store that you bought it or could i get it online?

Thanks bunches!

Stephanie said...

Jessica, the paper is made by American Crafts and I purchased it at a store called Paper Creations in SLC. Good luck!

Winks and Daisies said...

Loved the simplicity of the party. I really liked the hanging paper legos and used them for my son's party. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://winksanddaisies.blogspot.com/2010/07/lego-party-fit-for-six-year-old.html

Shauna said...

Hey! I'm planning my son's 5th birthday party right now, and we're doing a Lego party. I love the hanging legos. Can you tell me how you made them? What size paper did you use, how you did the circles, etc.? Thank you so much!

Courtney said...

How did you do the adorable stickers for the boxed invites and water bottles? Is it a clip art from somewhere?

stephmodo said...

Hi Courtney! What you are referring to are cuts of scrapbook paper under the label American Crafts. I hope that helps!

Elise Yang said...

Did you purchase the boxes from Paper Mart? If so, what size are they? Lastly, how were these mailed out?

Stephanie said...

Elise, I bought them at a local paper store. They were about 5 inches by 5 inches. Oh, and I hand-delivered them but you could easily slip them into a padded mailer. Good luck!

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