Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leg-o my Lego birthday party!

Today was Jackson's seventh birthday, and we also held his party today.

There was no doubt which "theme" he'd want this year, as these kids have Legos coming out of their ears! And really, it made for a rather fun and inexpensive party.

I made 3 different flavors of cake in 3 different shapes - a rectangle (13x9), a square (not sure of the dimensions; it's the Wilton square pan; probably about 10"?), and a regular, 2-layer 8" circle. I made cupcakes, cut off the muffin tops, and sat them upside-down on top of each cake, then frosted. They were semi-easy, but a little time consuming... but I think they're pretty cute. And the kids loved that they could choose from white, chocolate, or strawberry cake.

I used inexpensive table covers on the two tables and bought matching round plates so the tables themselves would even look like Legos. I bought foam core poster board and Marc and I made Lego posters to put all over the house,

and I even sucessfully made a Lego-man cutout! (Though I was told by Logan that he's a little cross-eyed.)

We used a lot of the boys' Lego sets for decor, being sure to put them on shelves or in a cabinet if they were the intricate, don't-want-to-have-to-put-this-back-together kind. And of course we had plenty of loose Legos out for building.

The birthday boy was PLENTY excited,

so when his guests arrived, we got this party started! First, I set a timer for 3 minutes everyone tried to build the tallest freestanding Lego tower.

We did a two-team relay-type game, where each player took a turn trying to toss a Lego into a cup, and the team with the most Legos in the cup at the end won. Then we gave everyone 24 small brick Legos, a plastic cup, and a pair of chopsticks. Each player had to put one hand behind their back and try to be the first to get all their bricks in their cup.

Jacks had a great time opening his gifts from his friends,

and then it was time for lunch.

On the menu was:

Ham & turkey sandwiches, cut into squares and adorned with circles of cheese to make them resemble a Lego.

Blue jello minifigures (Lego men), cut with cookie cutters purchased from (sorry, no photo; it went too quickly!) and carrot sticks,

All kinds of fruit and cheese,

and individual koolaid bottles, amoung other little snacks.

It was then time to blow out the candles on Jackson's birthday cake,

then each guest received two minifigure cookies to frost (and eat) as they please.

After our guests went home for the night, it was time for Jackson to open his birthday gifts from Mom and Dad. I think we did alright with what we chose for him...

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson


Deb said...

Looks like a great party! Love the last image.

Amanda K said...

What a fun party! Your sandwichs turned out so cute! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ashley said...

That looks like it was such an amazing birthday party! I love the lego idea!

Krissy @ B.Inspired Vintage said...

What a clever party theme! I especially love those sandwiches. How cool!!!

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