So, um, Trevor turned 5…a month ago. Details schmetails, right?! His birthday theme was a no-brainer this year. I asked what he wanted (knowing the answer), and he immediately said Legos. Done.
One thing I did differently this year, though – we held it at the pizza place near our house. After all these years of hosting parties for the kids at home, I’ve realized it isn’t any cheaper. And certainly not easier. I loved not having to clean the house before AND after!
Anyway, unlike his Word World birthday party last year, and not being able to find any resources, hosting a LEGO theme is the complete opposite. Tons of information out there. So I took what I liked and away I went!
First the invitation. I went through several ideas that I liked, but finally decided on this template by Makoodle. They have the printable for the template and the “You’re Invited” stickers. (I had the stickers printed on sticker paper at a FedEx Kinkos and then cut them myself.)
Then I bought mini figure Lego packets…
…to go in pillow boxes with the paper invite.
They. Were. Adorable!
It will come as no surprise that the hardest part for me was the treats. Not actually making them…but deciding what to make! Should I decorate a cake? Make Lego cookies? Pass out Lego brick candy?
Then I found these Lego brick molds, which apparently a lot of people use to make soap for party favors. But for me, these bad boys were going to make chocolate bricks. And go on top of cupcakes! I bought 3 of them and used one each for yellow, red, and blue. (Note: do not coat these with cooking spray! It actually leaves a film on the chocolate. The candy melts separate from the mold just fine without it.)
Red and yellow candy melts are true primary colors, but the only blue I could find was a sky blue. (Of course Wilton makes a special coloring dye for their melts to make different colors. Oh, these brands sure know how to make money, don’t they?) The candy melt blue dye mixed with the sky blue candy melts created the perfect primary blue.
For the actual cupcakes, I thought about doing yellow, red, and blue, but decided it wasn’t worth the work and just went with blue. I bought white cake mix and special gel coloring to create primary blue batter. (Regular blue food coloring won’t create that deep blue you need, so make sure you get he gel coloring!)
I love how these turned out! I might even make them again just for fun. Who says it needs to be for a birthday party?
Since we held the party at a pizza place with an arcade, playing games was unnecessary. But before we went that route, I had a couple games in mind.
1. Give each child a big pile of Legos and set a timer – see how long it takes them to sort all the different colors. Whoever does it the fastest is the winner.
2. Give each child a pile of Legos at the same time and have them build a tower – whichever tower goes the highest without falling over is the winner.
THE PARTY FAVORS
Instead of bags filled with knick-knack favors, I opted to buy these min Lego sets. Clearly more expensive then going to the Dollar Tree, but Trevor only had a handful of friends, so it was affordable for us.
Another year down! Whew. We had one happy boy, with new toys to play with. Trevor’s easy, though – give him a bag of rocks and he’d get excited. But Legos to build? That’s even better!