Lego Party -5yr- Lego Key Chains
Colleen in Chino Hils, CA USA
My son is infatuated with LEGOS. So, having a LEGO party for his 5th birthday seemed a no-brainer.
For INVITATIONS: I used primary colored (red, blue, yellow, and green) blank cards (found at a craft store). I punched out 6 circles for each card in the same color as the card. I then attached them on the front of the card w/sticky dots" to look like an acutal LEGO. It gave the card a 3-D look. I also wrote LEGO on all the circles. On the inside of the card I put all the normal information we're going to have a great time celebrating Max's 5th birthday".
DECORATIONS: I purchased some Duplo party decorations on-line. They don't have LEGO but my son loved them just the same. I only bought the cake plates goodie boxes large napkins and pull-string pinita. I filled in with primary colored plastic ware cups and small napkins. I made what I called abstrac LEGO art. I took foam core board in my colors and cut it in to large squares and rectangels. I took a glass (used like a stamp) and with paint in the same color as the board put circles on the shapes to look like a LEGO. I put them around the room. I also had lots of balloons table covers and streamers in the same colors. I wanted it to be very bright and colorful...and it was.
ACTIVITIES: Like other entries have mentioned we did a LEGO building contest. I had enough awards (made on the computer) for each child so every one won (ie. Most Creative Tallest Most Colorful etc..). I took picutres of each child with their creation. I will include a copy of the picture in their thank you. We guessed how many LEGOS were in a container. And we had the pull-string pinita (filled with lots of LEGO gummies and other bright colored candy).
FOOD: I kept the food simple just corn dogs pizza and homemade mac-n-cheese. Side dishes were green salad friut baby carrots and chips. On the tables I had M&M's but I took out the brown ones so they kept with the theme.
CAKE: I made two 8" square cakes. I frosted one in blue and one in yellow (my son's request) and stacked them on top of each other. I tried to use the upside down cupcakes for the "bumps" but it just wouldn't work. They crumbled and fell apart as I tried to frost them. I ended up using large marshmellows cut in half. It worked out great!! I also made cupcakes. I frosted them with white frostingand then put LEGO shaped choclates on them. I used the LEGO ice cube tray (found at the LEGO store) to make the chocolates. I made them of course in the primary colors. People thought they were real LEGOS.
FAVORS: I will admit I go a little crazy when it comes to goodie bags. I kept everything in my colors. I made glycerin soaps shaped like LEGOS. I used the cake/gelitan mold (found at the LEGO store or on-line). I included some of the chocolates that I had made.
I also made LEGO key chains. We bought LEGOS from the bulk bins at our local LEGO store. We drilled holes in the top screwed in a eye screw added some chain and topped it with a key chain ring (all found at a craft store by the jewelry stuff). I also included non-homemade items: packs of LEGOs to put together (they were on clearance for $10 after Christmas. It's a box w/9 different "classic" sets. I've seen them now and they are $20 they worked perfect for goodie bags) bubbles LEGO gummies and a bouncy ball. That goodie bag was packed!
Every one had a great time even the girls and adults. "
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