An Ultra-Chic LEGO Party That Doesn’t Break the Bank
Kids change their minds almost daily — Especially when it comes to the kind of birthday party they want — and my son is no exception. Spider-Man, Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Big Hero 6 . . . every time I asked him which he wanted, the party theme seemed to change. Finally, my son and I settled on a 3rd bday theme he didn’t change his mind on – LEGO! He loves The LEGO Movie and has been putting LEGO sets together so the theme stuck long enough that I could have the party. Keep reading to see how this ultra-chic LEGO-themed birthday party came together without breaking the bank!
We had the party with family at our home, so I wanted to do a great cake table with the LEGO theme. I wanted to start with a fun tablecloth but I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere, so I decided to go to a fabric store and have a tablecloth cut! It seemed a bit easier to look through a store full of fabrics to pick out my favorite pattern instead of finding a pre-made tablecloth online.
Next up I decided to make my own backdrop for the table. I purchased three poster boards for a few dollars at Walmart, taped them together, then got to work on making paper fans. There are plenty of shops online that sell paper fans, but I decided to make them myself for this project. They are super easy to make — All you need is some paper and a glue stick! I used scrapbook paper because it’s a bit more sturdy. I also purchased a fancy hole punch to give some of the fans a pattern.
I ordered the invitations, water bottle labels, and thank you notes from Lucky Little Prints. They have a whole package that includes personalizing the cupcake toppers and a welcome sign!
A LEGO cake was in order for the table, and I wanted it to have some height so it was actually two cakes stacked on top of each other. I also wanted cake pops as a treat as well, and I made my own cake pop holder.
I used two pieces of styrofoam as the base, and to make each look like a piece of LEGO I cut styrofoam balls in half, and glued them onto each styrofoam block then pained each red to finish it off.
I used LEGO stickers to theme the popcorn tubs and candy bags, and used some colorful paper straws to decorate the table.
As a thank you gift for each of our guests I gave out LEGO cookies from Sweet Treats by Franca P. How adorable are these cookies? They tasted AMAZING! I was so happy with the way they looked, and they tasted so good that we didn’t want to give them away. I loved the way they packaged them as well.
Some of the finishing touches on the table included storage LEGO blocks from Toys R’ Us and a gold number 3 balloon to finish off the table.
I had a few other themed items around the house like this soap dispenser I made with LEGOs floating inside.
Catering lunch was easy with help of Panera Bread – They had customizable lunch boxes which included either a sandwich or half sandwich & salad paired with a pickle, a cookie and chips. Overall I was really happy with the table, and my son had a great time at his party!
Do you have a little LEGO fan in your family? What do you think they’re favorite part of a LEGO party would be?
Mandy Furnis publishes sparkleshinylove.com, a lifestyle site for hip urban moms in Canada and worldwide. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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