Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lego Party

Last weekend we celebrated the big SeVeN with a Lego party. The boys had a great time and I have to admit it was really easy to plan and very laid back.
Here's what we did, in case a Lego party may be in your future too :)

The Birthday Boy:
Cutest 7 year old I know!


The Decorations:
We went super low key with our decorations...
  • Lego- what's a Lego party without a TON of Lego? We dumped a bunch in the middle of our dinning room table for decoration, but also for the games we had planned...

  • Lego soap- we decided to add a few pieces of Lego to the liquid soap in our bathroom. A fun little surprise for our guests!

  • simple paper plates and cups ;)

The Cake:
The birthday boy requested cupcakes, which made me very happy because they are so easy! We made them together, pipped on some homemade blue icing (which was a hit at the party because it dyed all the kids teeth blue) and added some StarWars cupcake toppers. Found free here!


The games:
  • Lego Guess- we filled a small container with Lego and had the boys try to guess how many piece of Lego there were. The little guy who won was only 8 pieces off. Crazy!
  • Lego Towers- we put the boys in teams of two and gave them 5 minutes to build the tallest tower they could. The were so excited to line them all up beside each other and see who won.
  • Surprise Lego Build- before the party I made up a card for each of the boys. On each card was an idea like Car, Airplane, Castle, Tower, Spaceship, Rocket, House. We sat down at the table and each of the boys were given a card. Without telling anyone what it was, they had to make what was on their card. At the end, the other boys had to guess what they had made. This was a huge hit!
  • Lego relay- We divided the boys into two teams. We set a huge box of Lego between them and gave them a minute to take turns throwing one piece of Lego at a time into their team's bucket placed a few feet ahead of them. It was so cute seeing them all celebrate if they made a goal :]

The Loot Bags:

We scored some fun Starwars action figures on clearance at Walmart and then added hockey cards, a glow stick and some candy. But the best part were these cute little personalized Lego Starwars Tags found free here!
I simply printed them off and then had them laminated. Perfect!

Align CenterA fun afternoon that was pretty much stress free.
Now that's my kind of party :)
Happy Lego Party Planning!

49 comments:

  1. I LOVE your Lego soap ... how fun is that?

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  2. What an awesome party! My boys would LOVE this!

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  3. what a fun party! landon is already trying to plan his for March {i am sure it has to do with all the planning happening around his sisters parties coming up in November or maybe his is a planner like his mama... be still my heart}. i found some cute lego ideas on line... added to your cute ideas i think a lego party might be it :o) i love fun, easy, and super cute. great job sara!

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  4. What a great party! I love the Lego soap. That is such an easy touch that makes a big impact!

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  5. Sara you rock at being a Momma, and well everything else too. Great job on the party you are so thoughtful!!

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  6. this not only looks like fun, but you guarantee having the boys contained! right? i know when my boy is legoing he is very concentrated.

    but i think i may have outgrown the lego party phase (i think, i know how boys, even men love there legos). noah turnes 13 this spring. i am thinking i need to throw him a "bro-mitzvah."

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  7. what a blast for those boys!! I'm sure it was a birthday to remember :)

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  8. Fantastic ideas! Boys never seem to outgrow Legos. I wonder how they'd work for my husband's birthday ;)

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  9. What a fun idea!!!! You are one awesome Momma!!!!!
    BIG HUGS

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  10. This is fantastic! I love the way the legos look in the soap. You're a fun, creative momma!

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  11. what a blast for those boys!! I'm sure it was a birthday to remember :)

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  12. What a fun idea!!!! You are one awesome Momma!!!!!
    BIG HUGS

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  13. Seriously love the soap idea!

    My daughter was seven in October! Maybe they could get married.

    Then we would live happily ever after!

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  14. Looks great-well done!
    I like the idea of the Surprise Lego Build-it sounds like a homemade version of Creationary?
    I have just linked to other Lego party ideas on my blog but missed your post.
    If you have time do you mind linking to your post using the "Add your link" button on the bottom of the post here:
    http://www.thebricklife.com/lego-birthday-party-guide-to-lego-cakes-lego-candy-more/
    I'd love to share your ideas with other Lego parents.
    Cheers
    Inger

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  15. thanks for the ideas - use the link to check out how our lego party went.

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  16. Your beautiful post has been featured on ' Best of the Web: Lego Parties, Cakes, Food & More' to get your button go to the bottom of the post and copy the code provided.
    http://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/?p=688#comment-273

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  17. How do you get the frosting to have such a pretty swirl? What tip do you use? I am guessing my problem is that I am using a too small tip and I need to purchase a larger one!

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    1. Hi Lindsay :) The tip I used was the Wilton 2D. The 1M also makes nice pretty swirls. Hope that helps!

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  18. Love the Lego soap, think ill do it for me

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  19. Love the Lego soap, think ill do it for me

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  20. You came up with great ideas! We've had 2 Lego birthday parties and my son & I enjoyed coming up with the activities and goody bags for them. I'm totally using the Lego soap idea for our next one, hope you don't mind!

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    1. Of course Ann! I'm sure your little guy will love it ;)

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  21. It would be great party for girls too! :) My daughters love Lego, not only the one in a pink box. Recently I got some Mega Blocks: Smurfs and Hello Kitty figures that are compatible with Lego... Thanx for an idea for the next party! :)

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    1. I am so there with you, Legos are for girls too. I would've loved this as a kid!

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  22. I saw this on Pinterest and repinned it. I hope you don't mind. Such fun, cute stuff!

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  23. Amazing!! I hope you are ok with me using this party idea EXACTLY how you did it!! Thanks so much for the ideas!!

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  24. The tag that says "Luke" shouldn't have the Anakin figure.

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  25. The tag that says "Luke" shouldn't have the Anakin figure.

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  26. I LOVE the 'Surprise Lego Build' idea! Sounds like a great party!

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  27. Hey Sara - I tweeted your blog to a LEGO fan, and copied the new Lego people coming to Vancouver. They thought your blog was mine by mistake (I corrected them), but their response was so kind I had to come share it with you here: "@VanLegoClub: @sarahnelson71 Read the attached blog post. You're an awesome mom! Hopefully your son reminds you of that every day."

    You have a lucky son indeed, and you can party plan for me any time! :)

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  28. So fun! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

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  29. Your lego party/cake/food has been featured on BEST OF THE WEB LEGO PARTIES CAKES AND FOOD check it out and grab yourself a button.

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  30. I'm a girl & would've loved this over any stupid princess/ barbie party & I know LOTS of girls who would have loved this party as well! So when I have kids boy or girl - if they love legos they're getting this party! Awesome!

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  31. How fun! Why wasn't I invited to this Lego love affair? I will definitely pass this idea on to my friend who has little boys (mine are all grown, darn it!).

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  32. Such an awesome party idea! Sometimes it can be so easy to throw a great party. And I am too, totally in love with the soap bottle. :)

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  33. You Rock As A Greatttttt Mama!! So Smart!! Blessed!! Jason's soooo Lucky,too<3<3.....................................................................................................................................................................................................olde friend :):)Debbie Neunsinger

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  34. It looks like a great party with lots of fun! The Lego soap is really good, and the cake, you get hungry ;)

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  35. i think i should have lego soap year round, love it! your ideas are great, they don't wear a mom out completely, but the kids have a rocking good time. bookmarking this... thanks!

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  36. This is so awesome. Our little guy will be five in February and this might be a fabulous thing to do. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas and sources.

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  37. The Lego soap could easily be done with bottles of hand sanitizer as well. Cute

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  38. I have done up some lego soap (hope you don't mind), and I am having a hard time keeping it at the bottom, or in the middle...it keeps floating towards the top. Any suggestions?

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  39. This is very clever, indeed. Lots of great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Love the soap idea, sharing it with others!

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  41. I shared this post on my blog's fb page. Showing some bloggy love!

    https://www.facebook.com/HomeIsWhereIBelong

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