Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lego Party Ideas

A few weeks ago my 7 year old wanted to have a Lego Party with some of his friends.  Here is what we did (just cutting and pasting the rest of this post from my own blog):

The Lego Party was a huge hit. Mark had a great time and all his friends seemed to also. I had tons of fun putting it together and was really happy with how it all turned out. And let's be honest, I'd much rather plan a party than clean house, pay bills, etc. So, it really was a great week. Although my bathrooms, floor and laundry may complain of neglect.

Here was the invitation Mark and I put together and delivered:

And here are some pics from the party:

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Each picture above is numbered and a coordinating number is below with a description/explaination:

1. We decorated in traditional Lego colors with balloons streamers, and different colored plates, cups, forks, etc.

2. One of the games we played I printed off of Lego.com, it had two similar pictures and the kids had to find and circle the 15 differences between the two pics. The winner got to pic a lego person keychain/bag charm as their prize.

3. For another contest we had everyone build anything they wanted to out of legos. We had spaceships, Star Wars ships, a house, and other things that I had no idea what they were, but everyone loved what they made and loved playing with all their creations together after this game. For this game everyone got a bag of Lego Brick candy that I got at the bulk candy store in the mall for a prize.

4. Here are the Lego Brick Candy prizes. We had one for the most colorful creation, one for the fastest looking one, one for the person that used the most people, etc.

5. These were the prizes for the other games. They are Lego figure keychains that the boys like to hook on their backpack zippers. I took Mark to the Lego store at the mall and he picked them out so of course they are all Star Wars.

6. These are the gift bags I put together for the boys. I found the idea online and just bought bags and coordinating cardstock and then used a craft punch to punch the circles out of the cardstock and then attached them with pop dots to the bags. Inside the bag was a lego poster again a download from Lego.com that I had printed on 8x10 photo paper at Fred Meyer, and a set of lego stickers (from Lego.com) that I printed on sticker paper from the office supply store.

7. The first game we did as the boys arrived was to have them guess how many Legos were in this jar. They all guessed super low, and I would have too if I didn't know how many were in there. Can you believe there are 300? 

8. We had a tallest tower contest to see who could build the tallest tower in 2 minutes and it couldn't fall over. 

9. I used the bags as place cards at the table so that boys who knew each other would have a friend to sit by (some of the kids were from church and some from school so they didn't all know each other before hand)

10. I found the basic idea for these Lego cakes online from Betty Crocker and thought they turned out great. I'm not a cake decorator by any means so they definitely aren't perfect, but the boys thought they were great!

The time actually flew by and the boys were totally content to just build and play with their Lego creations. I had to pry them away to eat the cake before their parents came to pick them up.

submitted by Emily (www.delightfuldistraction.blogspot.com)

28 comments:

Discursivelyhappy said...

This is fab! My son loves lego's; I may have to come back for this next year!

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Jenny said...

Emily--this is adorable! I may be using this for my son's b-day in January. Thanks!

April said...

Great ideas!!! My guys LOVE legos too. I think I will borrow some of your ideas for our next party. Thank you!

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Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

What a great idea! I love your party! I posted the cupcakes on my blog! Thank you for sharing your ideas, you are so creative!

bibliobethica said...

I found you looking for fabulous Lego gift bags. Thanks for the great ideas! I posted my Lego ideas at birthdaypartyideas.com -idea 18966 - the scavenger hunt was very fun!

Jedda said...

GREAT IDEA!!! Boys can be hard to please and this is perfect!

Lacie E. said...

I can't wait to do this for my son's birthday (in October ha ha) he will loooove it thank you for sharing.

Wendy said...

Emily,
I tried to find the 'similar pictures' on lego.com, but couldn't. Can you be any more specific?

Melissa said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

simply jami said...

Em, I was searching the internet for ideas for Carter's Lego party this weekend, and look what I found! When I saw the blog heading I couldn't believe it! You are amazing. Any chance I can get you down to Texas for the weekend? I wish! I hope all is well with your new babe. We need to catch up! Love, jami

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Great ideas .When party planning, you want to have a healthy mix of people that will be able to enjoy each others company without starting drama. Therefore think your guest list out thoroughly. Also consider choosing the type of party supplies to use.

jcament said...

I went to the Lego store today. I had an employee help me make a little car out of Legos. Once I figured out what I needed, I just added up how many pieces I'd need of each Lego and filled up a large cup for $14.99! That's all I had to pay to make 15 Lego cars for 15 goodie bags! I think I'm going to take a picture of the car, then scan/copy it. Then will put the pieces with the picture in a Ziploc bag so each child can build their own! Thanks the ideas on here, I love them!

Melody said...

Love all the ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

vanpeltium said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Your ideas...THANKS!!!
I put together an inspiration page for my son's next party
http://vanpeltium-myhappyplace.blogspot.com/2010/09/lego-party-inspiration.html

Muna said...

thanks for these great tips+sideas on lego theme party here. i just had my son's lego themed party and we had a blast!

muna
kuala lumpur, malaysia
http://mommygoneartsy.blogspot.com

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monkeyDluffy said...

Aww,sounds like he had a wonderful birthday.I remember when my girls were that little,I had so much fun with theme birthdays.
The cakes turned of fab…great job!
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kelly Cho said...

Your idea is fabulous.... really surprised... Thank you so much!! you are a genius.

Alberta said...

I came across your post looking for ideas for my sons party. Thanks for the great ideas! I really want to use the find the "spot the difference" printable on lego.com but I've looked all over the site and can't find it. Can you post a link? Thanks!

tm said...

That is cute! And what a lucky kid! I'm sure he was very happy with his lego party.

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