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.
see this post for more detail
our backyard: a beautiful day, but unfortunately no one could eat outside because of the crazy, cold wind.
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)
The kids raced them down ramps made from old wood valances-- I saved them when we replaced our window treatment a few months ago.
Lego "bricks" made from styrofoam blocks covered with felt.
fruit, chips & salsa, artichoke spinach dip, jello, stilton cheese & crackers
chinese cabbage salad, cranberry salad