Lego Birthday party

My youngest son Owen celebrated his 5th birthday with a Lego themed birthday party today.

If you remember a few weeks ago, I showed you the invites that I made. Today, I am going to show you what else I threw together for the party. And I am thankful to say that I was able to do it on a pretty small budget.

When the guests arrived they were greeted by the birthday boy and got their picture taken with the gigantic lego brick that I made. I got a new vacuum cleaner a few weeks ago, saved the box and glued on plastic cups then painted it green (all things I had on hand). The banner was made out of cardstock that I bought for $1 at a garage sale last week and I printed the letters in Word then cut them out and glued them on.

When my 8 year old daughter heard about her brother's lego party she set to work making a gigantic birthday cake out of legos. It took her several weeks and many hours, but she finished it and we even had legos to spare!

Didn't she do a great job? I was amazed at her dedication to finish the project and at the vision she had to design the cake all on her own. It ended up being quite a complex project.

I made little favor bags for the guests with candy lego bricks
Thankfully, our local grocery store carries them in their bulk candy section and for $12 I was able to get nearly 3 pounds. I found some lego clipart on-line and made up bag toppers (free).
We spent the first hour of the party making lego creations, playing with already built legos (O's got a really cool electric lego train that I got at a garage sale years ago for $10), and having lego tower building contests.

The cakes were definitely not professionally done, but the set of 5 year olds that I was trying to impress thought they were pretty awesome! I took a good old fashioned store cake mix (85cents) and baked it in two loaf pans. My original idea was to put cupcakes on top and frost them but after talking to some people who had done that before I thought I would try marshmallows. I cut the marshmallows in half and after frosting the cake I put the marshmallows on a fork, frosted them, then slid them off onto the cake.

We played a game of pin the spot on the lego


Some got closer than others! I bought two pieces of red poster board at Wal-Mart for 45 cents and traced a bowl to make the circles. Wal-mart also had square plates in primary colors, as well as napkins in primary colors ($2.50 for both).




I was told by my birthday boy that a party isn't a party without a pinata, so I had to scurry and get a pinata for the little guy! I had every intention of making one, but with my crazy busy week, I couldn't do it all. And thankfully, Owen was quite pleased with picking out the authentic burro pinata at our local grocery store for $7. I filled it with bulk candy ($3) and legos that I got at a garage sale for $2.
The party cost less than $35 to throw and everyone seemed to have a great time. Just going to prove that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a great party.


I'm linking up here

6 comments

Jill said...

Oh how wonderful! I saw your invites when you posted them a while ago - but you've done sooooo much more than that! What an amazing and thrifty party, which sounds like it was a bit hit with the kids - most importantly!!

I'd love if you linked up with my new party - A Round Tuit, at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/08/round-tuit-9.html

Have a great week!

Christine said...

Hi Rachel,
I am totally impressed! I have two boys here that would love a LEGO themed party. The cakes are great...really everything was so clever, can't say enough! Kudos to your daughter for the cake-creative and thoughtful job...
Christine

Nikki said...

What a cool party. Thanks for sharing.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

that cake rocks!!! We had a Lego arty this summer too! My boys loved it.

Jenglamgirl said...

YOUR WAY CUTE AND FUN lego party has been featured at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com

Maria Ferreira said...

Espectacular...Adorei.Parabéns

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