How To Host A Lego Party

How To Host A Lego Party | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on May 22, 2013 · 19 comments

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!

How To Host A Lego Party | Very Culinary

THE INVITATION
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.)

Lego Party Invitation | Very Culinary

Then I bought mini figure Lego packets…

Lego Minifigures

…to go in pillow boxes with the paper invite.

Pillow Box

They. Were. Adorable!

Lego Party Boxed Invitation | Very Culinary

THE FOOD
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.)

Lego Brick Molds

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.

Candy Melts

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!)

Cake Mix

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?

Lego Brick Cupcakes | Very Culinary

THE GAMES
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.

Pile of Legos

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.

Lego Truck and Plane - Favors

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!

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Laurie May 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Great ideas. One question, did you have a problems with the Sharpie coming off if the plate when you put food in it?

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Amy @Very Culinary May 25, 2014 at 8:36 am

Hi Laurie – I didn’t use a Sharpie for anything.. and what plate? Confused :/

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ES143 May 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

HEY , AMAZING JOB!!!! how did you get the name like that with the yellow in the background i’ve tried everything !!!! thanks so much

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Amy @Very Culinary May 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Thanks! I did it in Photoshop, which is an image editing application.

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sharlene January 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

I need to do lego cupcakes for this friday party. Where did you get the mold for the candy legos? Please let me know ASAP as I am running out of time. PS I do cupcakes and only got the order last night! Thanks in advance!

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Amy @Very Culinary January 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

I bought everything online at Amazon. Good luck!

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Berit September 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I am having a hard time figuring out how to download this invitation and be able to add text and proper font. Can you help me with that?

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Amy @Very Culinary September 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I downloaded the invitation from the link provided above and saved the .pdf to my desktop. I had to find the font online…Googled for “Lego Font” and then created the name in Photoshop. Hope that helps!

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stacey brandon August 26, 2013 at 9:34 am

Good Morning!

I love the lewgo invite and want touse it for my son’s party

How did you download the invitation from the website and get the font correct etc. I am having the hardest time

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Mom May 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

Wow! What a project. This must have been so much fun for the invited kids and parents, for sure.
You get an A+ for this one.

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Cassie | Bake Your Day May 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

This is adorable, Amy! I absolutely love it!

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Courtney @ Neighborfood May 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

Oh my goodness. My adult husband would go nuts for this! So fun!

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Joanne May 23, 2013 at 5:34 am

I just fell in love with this party idea. And am wondering if I could possibly convince the.boy to have a lego-themed party for his birthday next year. No matter that he’ll be turning 27…

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Heather May 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Those are such great ideas and so well executed Ame! I also love the idea of taking the party to a pizza place.

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

How cute! My husband is 30 and he stills loves his Legos, hah! Maybe for his 31st? ;)

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The Tablescaper May 22, 2013 at 8:14 am

Such great ideas. Love the up close photos. My children are way past Legos but I love the ideas. They help spur me on!

- The Tablescaper

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Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary May 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

Adorable idea Amy!

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j May 22, 2013 at 7:33 am

WOW! I want one. (But I’ll resist the temptation to send my mom a link to this post with the note:

Dear Mom,
If you’d really loved me, you’d have thrown me a Lego party.
Love, j

p.s. It’s not too late.

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Erin | The Law Student's Wife May 22, 2013 at 5:51 am

So cute!!! I don’t have kids, but why do I feel like my husband would get a kick out of this too? Your son is one lucky boy, and a very happy (belated) bday to the little man!

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