Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Lego Themed Birthday Party

I threw this birthday party for my son last November right before we moved. My son loves Lego's and requested a Lego themed party. I had a lot of fun planning this party. I created this invitation in Paint Shop Pro.

For the place settings:

I bought square blue plates, yellow cups, white napkins, and green spoons. I found a Lego logo online and printed it to make the napkins rings. I ended up making cupcakes but HERE is a cute idea for a Lego block cake.

I filled the goodie bags with a Lego toy, candy blocks (I picked these up at the mall candy store), and a fun dip. I also gave them each a Lego magazine to take home.

For the goodie bags I bought a package of 13 small gift bags at Michael's for $5.99. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch to cut circles out of matching colored card stock. If the card stock is a shade or two lighter then the bag then the circles will stand out better. I also used double sided foam squares to attach the circles to the bags.

For the banner I printed the letters at size 500 using a Lego font. Then I colored a border around the letters with a yellow marker. I cut them out and used a double sided adhesive to attach them to 6X6 inch squares of poster board. You can get the Lego font for free from www.typenow.net, it is #268 Lego Font. Typenow is a great place to get free theme fonts.

I found these printable straw toppers online at a blog called My Party File. (The link I had to it won't work anymore) I just printed them on card stock, cut them out, and taped them to the straws.

We let the kids have some free play time with the Lego's until all of the guests arrived. Then we gave them each a Lego Racer car kit. After they all finished building their race cars we put down two of the table legs and had the kids race their cars down the table. The winner got a prize and all of the party guests got to keep their race cars.

The boys all loved putting together their own race cars.

After the races we spread out a bunch of small Lego pieces on the table and gave each party guest a straw. The object of the game was to put as many Lego pieces as they could on their plate in one minute. They could only pick up the Lego's using the straw.

We played Lego Creationary. It is a Lego game where the kids take turns trying to get the other players to guess what they are building out of Lego's. The game cards give them pictures of what to make.

I made this simple Lego toss game by taping poster board strips together. We ended up putting it on the carpet so that it wouldn't slide when the kids threw the Lego pieces. We gave each party guest 10 Lego pieces and had them stand behind a line to toss them. The guest with the most points won a prize.

I also filled a jar with Lego's. Each guest wrote their name and guessed how many Lego's were in the jar. The guest with the closest guess won a prize.

It was a fun party.

85 comments:

Amber said...

What a cute idea! My son is 6 and just getting into Lego's! We might be having a Lego party son!

Sims Family said...

That sounds like such a fun party! May I ask where you found the extra copies of lego magazine to hand out?

Haylee said...

Jadi!! You are amazing!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ideas!! Those bags are to die for cute!! You need to come up to Bountiful in a couple weeks and plan Matt's 2nd and Darin's 30th!!

phasejumper said...

Great party! Love all the games and the straw toppers!

Love and Lollipops said...

Hi there!!

I'm busy planning a lego party and am so thrilled I found you! I just LOVE your goodie bag!!! Thanks for the sharing!! I'll let you know if I use any of these wonderful ideas and I'll link back to you!

Take care,
Georgia

Jadi said...

Thanks for the nice comments! :)

I lived by a Lego store in Maryland and they gave me the free Lego magazines.

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Good blog and good party decoration supplies, i really like it. Good going man, best of luck for the future.

Nadine said...

Wow! Nice work. Too bad I can't do the same thing. So, just decided to buy party supplies from http://amigosparty.com . This can make preparations a lot faster! Now i'm excited :)

Elle Belles Bows said...

What a fun party! Loved the lego/straw game! Very original idea. Kerri

it's just lisa said...

Wow!! SO many games, Jadi!! And you said you didn't have time to do all you wanted? You are so fun :)

I will have to keep this party in mind for when Ethan turns 7.

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mikey said...

I love your lego themed party, such great ideas. I have a question, once I download the font how can I use it, it's going to a file. How can I get it to go to the rest of my fonts when I open a word document?
Love your blog BTW :)

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John Deere Party Supplies said...

My kids really love playing Lego. They are having a great time building anything using Lego. I do think that Lego theme party is what they want to have in their coming birthday.

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Monica Bremer said...

OMG! This idea is perfect! The Lego block cake is absolutely cute. We're gonna prepare one of those free play activity to the ballroom we have reserved. My son's gonna be so wild about this. I'll get this party started after I pick up the supplies in Denver, CO. Thank you so much!

Mrs. E said...

Loved your Lego idea and gained tons of inspiration from you and your blog. Thanks!
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monkeyDluffy said...

I’m throwing a LEGO party for my son! Where did you have that lego design?? I love it!! Any help you have would be awesome!

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Sara&Eva said...

Wow! awesome party! very creative and surprising

Pepijn said...

what a super idea.
My son also wants to give a lego party for his 6th birthday in june.
Where did you get the Lego fonts to print? I can't find it on the internet.
Thanks.

Best regards, Gisela from the Netherlands

Sara&Eva said...

A veeery original party, monsters love it!

Rebekah said...

Where did you find the blue and yellow square plates?

Jadi said...

Rebekah, I found the plates at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

Just started my search for Lego party ideas and yours was my first click. Just what I was looking for. Awesome party!

debbie said...

Jadi,
I love your Lego party ideas. Do you happen to sell the invitations?

Chelsea said...

This party looks SO fun! I'm stashing this idea away for a few years down the road. :)

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Brenda said...

What a fab party ! I have two boys 6 and 4, both June birthdays I have a year to plan their next parties. They're just getting in Lego so thanks for the great tips !

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What great ideas. I'm planning a b-day party for my son and featured some of your ideas. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/lego-birthday-party-ideas.html

Alex Quinn said...

WOW! I would of never of came up with having a lego themed party. That is such a great idea and I like how you incorporated the children with putting together a car too. Your birthday party favors had such a unique and personalized touch by having the kids names on them. Thanks for the great idea I can share with others !

Monica said...

Please help me, I have been trying to get the Lego font for weeks and no website seems to work. I download it but I cant actually type words with it. What am I doing wrong...please help!!!
Monica

Kylie Capshaw said...

Wow! This theme is absolutely fun! I particularly love the "build your own race car" idea since it allows kids to exercise their creativity while having fun.

The Evelands said...

Can you give me some ideas on how to make the invitation with Paintshop Pro? Where/how did you get the lego graphic on there?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog. I am planning to steal a lot of your ideas for my son's 8th birthday party ;) I especially love the gift bags with personalized "lego" names. The straws are really cute too. And you have some great game ideas. Ok, everything is awesome. On a side note: for five years in a row I did all-out parties for my daughter. This stopped about 5 years ago when i got kinda burned out on birthdays. Sadly, my son has never had a friend party (me=bad mom). But he is way into legos and I thought I'd just google some ideas. Now I can say I am way excited to put something together!

The Winn Family said...

I'm having trouble finding a free Lego font. Any ideas?

jules1219 said...

Love this idea - I am going to "Steal" some of your ideas for my sons 9th birthday! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I too live in MD and was wondering where you got the lego block candies. I wanted to get them for our goodie bags.
Annette

Robbi said...

The party is amazing! My son announced to me that he wants to do a lego party, so I've been looking for ideas, and yours is perfect! Where did you get the lego font from and the lego faces for the straws? Thank you!

pluto97 said...

I love this idea and we are having a lego party for my son's 9th party and i also would love to know where you got the lego font and how did you make the 2 signs,,, the build a car sign and also the happy birthday sign? please let me know. thanks.

Andrea said...

Love this!! My boy loves Lego - I am definitely doing this for his next birthday. Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Love all you have done! I am putting together my son's birthday party in a couple of weeks and am using some of your amazing ideas. Any chance you would share with me your template for the invitation? Any assistance would be appreciated!

RENEE said...

thank you so much for such a great idea. my son is a lego fanatic and I have been wanting to do a lego theme party and I just couldn't come up with a creative way to put it together. I was about to spend tons of money on doing it at the lego store but this is way better. thanks so much

littlelovely21 said...

My son's birthday party is Sunday and I have been trying all week to get the Lego font to work and it's just NOT happening :( Can you please help us out? I see others have asked as well.

Anonymous said...

I am planning my son's birthday party and I have been trying all week to get the Lego font to work and it's just NOT happening :( Can you please help us out?

Kelly said...

Found this post via Pinterest. Such cute ideas. Live the games. We have little boys and I see this theme in our future!!

Heather Tew said...

planning my sons party and I love you games....thanks a bunch!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I showed your page to my son who will be having a birthday in a couple months & he got so excited. Thanks!

Chambless2006 said...

Typenow.net isn't working! Is there some where else I can go? Help!!

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You're introduced just a wonderful Idea. It will be very helpful for upcoming birthday of my little princess.

Joy said...

LOVE the party ideas - so neat! Where in the world did you get the bagged Legos? I'm not having much luck with finding those... Thanks!

Trekker Trailers Camping Specialists said...

Can you please tell me how you did the name tags and banner with the lego letters? I would love to do the same but can't find the font done with the colors? Thanks!!

Trekker Trailers Camping Specialists said...

Can you please tell me how you did the name tags and banner with the lego letters? I would love to do the same but can't find the font done with the colors? Thanks!!

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Wow, that banner looks amazing, I will do the same with my cousin's upcoming party. Many thanks.

Tricia Zerger said...

Can you tell me how you did the bag name tags?

Kim said...

How did you attach the poster boards to the string for the banner you made?

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annaica said...

omg this is so cool, you are awesome to pull all this out like that! Thanks for the ideas!

Dumb Mom said...

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Anonymous said...

You are so creative. I was inspired by you to do something similar for my son's Lego birthday. Thanks for sharing with everyone!

Mom of 3 said...

Can you tell me how to created your lego invitation? I have been looking for brick like clipart, etc..Any help appreciated. Looks like you've helped a lot of people:)

JeffA said...

Awesome party idea! It certainly brought back some of my child hood memories. The party bags are a great idea. Love your ideas, keep em coming!

Loverly said...

You have such unique ideas! Im planning a Lego themed part for my 4y.o. Son.. Your blog helps me a lot. Thanks:-)

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P. O'Leary said...

I am having a Lego party for my son's 7th birthday and "borrowed" many of your party decorations and ideas. Thank you so much for all your efforts and inspiration! I truly appreciate it! :)

Bonnie Ducic said...

Thanks so much! I was able to do most of your ideas. Even copied your invite and pasted a text box over the info and printed in my own, I hope you don't mind but I loved the idea so much. My son can't wait for this Sat.
And I think it will be one of the least expensive parties I've done!

Melina Rossi said...

Super beautiful party!! So colorful!! I'm a brazilian blogger and I love parties. Can I repost your pictures at my blog with a link to yours?
Cheers!
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Shining Mom said...

Cool party! I love the lego theme!

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Karen said...

Thank you for the great ideas!! We are having a LEGO party in 3 weeks and I now have a clear idea of what to do.

Adriana said...

LOVE everything about your party! I am throwing a Lego birthday party for my soon to be 6 year old twins! Where did you find the racecar kits? Please email me at adriplocinski@comcast.net Thanks!

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Ashley said...

Can I ask what the race car kits are? I'm looking to do the same for my son's birthday party but all the kits I find are quite expensive!

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Marianne said...

LOVE your ideas!! and thanks for sharing! I am currently planning my son's party and was looking for some kind of kit but the stores by us don't have much to offer. Where did you get them? Thanks so much!