Monday, 2 June 2014

A Lego party for Leo

Being an avid fan of pinterest and a lover of organising parties I was in my element when Leo decided he'd like to have a Lego themed birthday party!  Plans were put into action months ago and I'd spent the last few weeks in preparation for the big day.

In previous years we've had Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Tank Engine,  Spiderman and The Very Hungry Caterpillar but Lego was the most fun to date!

We started with some brilliant invites made by Aaron using the Lego font on the invites to say 'Leo' -something he was really impressed with when he realised that Lego was almost the same as his name. 

It was such a simple but effective theme to work with, no need to buy branded tableware and party bags, and so easy to make decorations and themed food. I used the colours red, green, blue and yellow for balloons and decorations and Aaron drew Lego faces onto yellow cups and plates.

I used Lego bricks and duplo to make centrepieces and rectangles of coloured paper with raised circles on the to make bunting, even covering juice boxes for the children in the same way. 

For the party table we had 'Lego sandwiches' - crusts cut off, sandwiches in rectangles and a duplo block pressed into the top to make the 'bumps' and mini cheese pastry squares done in the same way.

Possibly the most popular were the sweet treats, 'Lego heads' -  marshmallows on a stick, dipped in white chocolate with a little yellow colouring,  with a smartie on the top and a Lego face drawn on. and Lego brick chocolates,  made in a Lego brick mould and coloured in red, green, yellow and blue. 

As well as the bunting,  we had a large Lego figure on the wall for decoration and photo opportunities and several large bricks made from cardboard boxed which the boys had great fun painting before the party itself. 

I set up an area with duplo and mega blocks for the party guests to play with, needing to avoid small lego due to the little ones being around. We needed few party games as the kids played so well together for such a long time but we can't have a party without the all time favourite 'pass the parcel' and our so called 'bubble discos' 

And of course there was a cake, and what an awesome cake it was!

As usual it was a joint effort between Aaron and I, with me the easy job of doing the baking. This year I think Aaron excelled himself and has certainly raised the bar for future birthdays! The birthday boy himself was really pleased with it...

The party was a huge success, with all the kids enjoying themselves and not a single argument, or any tears and tantrums from any of them, and most importantly Leo told me he'd had the most awesome day ever.

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  1. The cake is amazing and I love your sons face! #magicmomemts

  2. That looks so much fun! Every one in my household love Lego! My son's birthday is on this 19th and were not doing any party =( but we are definitely giving him a Lego toy cuz he is asking for one.

  3. How fab, sounds like he had a fab birthday! My friend is doing a Lego theme for her boy in a few weeks, i'll send her this post for ideas :-) #MagicMoments

  4. Aww! How wonderful!! Sounds like he had a great birthday!! What a fab theme x

  5. That looks fantastic! Glad he had a wonderful day!

  6. That cake looks amazing and he looks so made up with it. Looks like he had a great day!

  7. This looks amazing! My son turns five at the end of august and he loved LEGO... you've got me thinking now! #magicmoments

  8. Happy birthday Leo, an awesome looking party, I do love a theme and Lego is a great one #MagicMoments

  9. Happy Birthday x wow looks like an awesome party x love the cake x #magicmoments

  10. wow Emma what a cool party and as you say such an easy yet effective theme to use.. your cake is amazing and look at his face when he is looking at it! so cool x

  11. We LOVE Lego in our house and this looks like an awesome party. Love the food which was themed as well. Awesome party - Guess I know what Lucas is doing for his party later on this year........ #magicmoments

  12. Aaron did magnificently with the cake! It was one which I was going to attempt but I decided that I just didn't have the time to do all the sections of blocks and line them up like that. All will be revealed with The Boy's cake tomorrow. I love all the ideas that you've used, I wish we'd done a stay at home party rather than one in a play centre because of the different party games which we could have used.

    Adore the photo of Leo looking at his cake, he looks overwhelmed.


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