Both of my boy were born in August, so I do a joint party for them every year. It makes life much easier that way, trust me. This years party theme was Legos. Both of my kids love building with Legos as well as playing all the Lego Wii & DS variations, with the newest being Pirates of the Caribbean (Remember my Lego Hell post, which centered around a large Pirates of the Caribbean pirate ship).
First off – here is the cake. I soooo wish I could take credit for making it, but alas….I didn’t. I had every intention of making a cake myself, but I’m just not as good of a baker as I am a cook, so it was worth it to me to pay someone to make the cake. Didn’t it come out great? Everyone at the party went gaga over it!
I had no idea when I came up with the idea to have a Lego themed party, that actual Lego party decorations would be so hard to come by. I had to improvise a little and make my own. Here are some lego bricks that I made out of cardstock. I just cut out six circles and used 3D glue dots to attach them to the back. It was super easy and they came out exactly how I pictured them in my head.
Here they are hanging off the side of my garage:
Since the party was in my backyard, I got a bouncy house for the kids, but I also set up a “build your own” table for them. It was surprisingly busier at the table than I expected and my boys made out like bandits because they got to keep them all once the party was over. I got the Legos by the pound, all off of Ebay, and I’m sure I saved a bundle purchasing them like that rather than buying brand new.
I had two foldable tables set up for the pizza, plates, etc – which all had primary colored tablecloths that I got at Target. All of the plates, napkins and silverware (as you can see) is in primary colors as well (the blue/green packs were on the other table). I also got a few Lego posters off of Ebay for a few bucks each and hung them up.
I made these centerpieces myself…there were four of them in total, all double sided with a “4″ on one side and a “7″ on the other. I made them out of leftover scrapbook paper, wooden dowels, a mason jar and that crinkly stuff that you put inside presents. For someone who’s not really all that crafty – I was really proud of them.
The goody bags were super easy, too. I bought a pack of ten small sized primary colored gift bags at Target for a few dollars.
I also got some Lego Harry Potter balloons off of Ebay (because a Lego balloon is nearly impossible to get at any store around here) and had them placed all over the yard.
I think by purchasing most of the things that I needed for the party on Ebay and/or making them myself, I saved myself some money.
The boys had an awesome time by the way, and they were spoiled rotten. I still haven’t found places for all their new toys.