Showing posts with label birthday: lego party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday: lego party. Show all posts

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lego Party - Welcome to Legoland!

We had Smarty Pant's Lego Party this past weekend.  It took a lot of prep, but the kids had a great time and Smarty Pants really enjoyed celebrating his 4th birthday with family and friends.

He was so excited about his birthday this year that for the past couple of weeks he'd wake-up every morning and the first thing out of his mouth was "Is it my birthday yet? Am I four?".  His actual birthday was a few days before the party, so he was so excited when we finally said "Yes, today's your birthday. You're four years old!".  The morning of his party the first thing out of his mouth was "Yay, today's my birthday!.... I turned four at my last birthday, so now I must be five! Wow!".  Aw, gotta love my clever little guy!

So our Lego Party was ready to go when Mother Nature threw us for a loop by deciding to blow some arctic, gale force winds our way.  We had planned for an outdoor party in our backyard, but it turned into a mostly indoor/sometimes outdoor party.  At the end of the day, it turned out just fine and, when the winds did take a little break, it was actually quite comfortable in the sun.

::the invite::

see this post for more detail

::setting::

our backyard:  a beautiful day, but unfortunately no one could eat outside because of the crazy, cold wind.

::Lego details::

one of the lego box centerpieces

I created a few signs for the entry using this lego font and this website to create a custom lego person

Lego candy dishes & juice boxes - I wanted to make a fun tablescape for each table, but the winds nixed that idea.

close-up of the juice boxes

close-up of the candy "bowls" with Lego-shaped tarts... you can actually build with the candy!

and another close-up of the Lego bowls filled with the tarts and M&M's (I removed the brown ones)

Lego-shaped jello made with a lego ice mold

::games::

Lego Racers game:
I set out a couple of art mats with bins of Legos and Lego wheels so the kids could build race cars.

The kids raced them down ramps made from old wood valances-- I saved them when we replaced our window treatment a few months ago.

Throw-a-Brick game:
Lego "bricks" made from styrofoam blocks covered with felt.

::the spread::

on the menu:
fruit, chips & salsa, artichoke spinach dip, jello, stilton cheese & crackers
chinese cabbage salad, cranberry salad

::dessert::

chocolate with nutella frosting & vanilla bean-coconut cupcakes
I topped the cupcakes with lego pieces made from Wilton chocolates & a lego mold.

And lookie, I got to play with Lego too!
We served the cupcakes with vanilla ice cream

::party favors::

the favor bags were filled with haribo brixx gummies, a Lego Racers car, a Lego-shaped glycerin soap (created with a lego shaped silicon mold) and Lego-shaped tarts

didn't want anyone accidentally taking a bite!
i used this lego jelly mold to make the soap brick

::birthday boy::

the birthday boy with his custom shirt and Lego party hat

For the hat, I created the 4 out of  Lego stickers.

I made the Lego shirt using an iron-on transfer that works with ink-jet printers.  I wanted to create a football jersey-type shirt with our last name and the number 4 on the back for Smarty Pants and a bigger version for the Mister with 4.0 (he's almost version 4.0-- ha ha!)... but I ran out of time.  Cest la vie!

the birthday boy enjoying his new ride!
btw, this mini kick scooter is great for a 4 to 5 year olds. this is definitely his favorite outside toy.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lego Party - Sneak Peek

After some procrastination, which led to a little fretting, then a bit of a scrambling... the upcoming Lego Party is finally taking shape.  Here's a peek at a couple of things I've been working on.




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Friday, April 30, 2010

Lego Party - The Invitation

Here's how the Lego Party Invitations turned out.

Invite Cover -

I knew those Zots would come in handy one day!
If you're wondering, I downloaded the free Lego font here.

Inside -

BTW, that's a photo of a 4 that I made from Lego
(I did not lose my mind and build one for every invite)

I've been busy working on favors, decor and other stuff since I have less than 2 weeks to pull this together. When it comes to the kids' birthday parties, I'm a DIY kinda girl. And nothing satisfies me more than deadlines and a ton of hands-on, time consuming things to do. Really... I like self-imposed pressure.  That's the way I roll. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Anatomy of a Birthday Cake

I was surfing around the web looking for Lego Party ideas and came across these great Birthday Cakes  on Parenting.com.  I've always wanted to bake and decorate a fun birthday cake but have yet to do it...

so much pressure...
everyone looks forward to the cake...
so many things could go wrong!

So I love how they break it all down and somehow it doesn't seem so scary anymore.  I'm still not sure if I'll be baking or outsourcing this year, but these creative ideas are tempting me to break-out the mixing bowls and give it a whirl.  Here are a few of my favorites...






 


 




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Monday, April 12, 2010

Lego Party - The Planning Begins

I'm building a party... Brick by Brick...  We finally got down to Legoland and I was able to pick up a few key pieces for Smarty Pant's Lego Party.  There were so many fun things and so much Spring Break chaos in the store that my head was literally spinning.  If anyone bothered to watch me closely, I must've looked like a crazy person-- picking things up, circling around, putting things down, circling around some more, then picking up the same stuff I just put down... sigh.  It's my own personal struggle between not buying enough and overbuying... In the end the crazy circling was worth it--  I think I did okay.

Anyhow, here's what I ended up taking home--

 Lego Jelly Mold, Ice Tray & 3 Lego Containers

What am I going to do with this stuff?  Stay tuned...

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