Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mr. J's 7th Birthday - LEGO Party

Like most kids, Mr. J has a fondness for LEGO.  A few days after his Angry Birds birthday party last year, he announced he wanted a LEGO party this year.

I searched on pinterest for ideas, I found a super cool cake idea, but Mr. J had his own design in mind and wanted to decorate it himself.  I purchased some silicone brick and mini-figure moulds online, and then purchased candy wafers in different colours from Bulk Barn.

His cake creation - I baked the cake, made the brick and
mini-figure moulds and the writing. He designed and put it
into place.

I had a very hard time finding any kind of LEGO decorations (apparently all the old LEGO party stuff has been discontinued as they will be releasing The LEGO Movie decorations, but that has yet to happen).

I managed to score a display from our local Walmart store (I was buying supplies and saw some signage; I asked the manager if there was anything he was able to get rid of and he told me I could have the display. Mr. J was pretty excited when he came home and saw it in our front hall!)



I found a template for a printable LEGO head and printed some out to make garlands with.
 I used a needle and thread to make the garland, and then a small piece of tape on the back of each head to keep them from moving around on the thread.


 I also printed a larger one to use as a sign for "Guess how many LEGO men are in the jar" and also a template for a colouring page of a LEGO man.


When the kids arrived, some played soccer in the backyard, and others chose to colour a LEGO man. After about 45 minutes, we moved inside for some fruit skewers (strawberry and watermelon) and juice boxes.  After that, Mr. J opened his gifts (he received some pretty cool LEGO sets, Beyblades and Hot Wheels!)

all excited to see what gifts were brought

I wanted to get a LEGO mini-figure for each of the loot bags, and I found some Simpsons mini-figures at Tag Along Toys, as well as packages of LEGO markers.

To finish off the loot bags, we had a pinata and once it was broken the kids were able to grab some of the goodies to fill their bags.



all the kids had 3 turns, then I took a swing...then hubby finished it off

We went inside for cake, and then half the kids wanted to play soccer again, and the other half wanted to build LEGO.  Hubby has a large rubbermaid container filled with LEGO pieces from when he was a kid, so we opened it up and let the kids get creative.


30 comments:

  1. What a great party! Happy birthday to your son! The cake looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you! He was pretty proud of his creation, and all of his friends thought it was awesome too!

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  2. Your creativity and imagination really pulled it all together so well! Looks like it was a great time had by all :)

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  3. This looks like a terrific party! I loved the cake design!

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  4. Looks like he had a great party. Love the cake! (Judy Cowan)

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  5. awe thats awesome! and what a cool cake and theme idea

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  6. That's a great looking cake! Well done on the party!

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  7. Such cute ideas!!! My son would love this party.

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  8. You did a fantastic job on this bday party! I love the cake and the garland!

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  9. Wow, I know a couple of grandchildren who would love this party!

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  10. What a fun idea for a party! My little guys would love this!

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  11. Fun! You did a great job on the cake.

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  12. Sounds like the birthday party was a big hit with the kids, that was an awesome theme too Lego and I can't believe your hubby still has all his Lego's wow!!and I must say you did a great job on the cake, your very talented!!

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  13. Cute cake and cute ideas for a Lego party. I bet everyone had a blast.

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  14. You can tell you put some hard work into the birthday party. Fun was had by all and this will be the party he will never forget! :)

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  15. Those are some cute ideas! :) I bet he loved it

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  16. Great party! The decor is amazing. Love the finished cake and the Lego garland. Just brilliant!

    Well done!

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  17. Looks like an awesome party. Excellent job on the lego cake!

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  18. The cake looks fantastic! Great party! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week! :)

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  19. Always on the look out for kids birthday cake ideas

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  20. Looks like fun, this a party my son would definitely enjoy!

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  21. walmart has Lego back to school items - perfect for loot bags!

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  22. Looks like an awesome party. The cake is so cute.

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  23. Great party and ideas! Hmmm... Wonder if the girls will ever want a Lego party...

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  24. Looks like he had fun. We are thinking about doing a lego party for my son this year. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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