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
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 found a template for a printable LEGO head and printed some out to make garlands with.
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.