If You Build It…..

Over the weekend we had a little party because….

Tristan 6th Birthday

And Mr. Soon-to-be-Six decided this year he wanted to have a lego birthday party. So that photo was the front of the invitation with the party details on the back. I’ve been keeping a Pinterest board to keep track of all the great ideas for lego parties on the web. When the kids arrived we had them work on some lego coloring sheets and dot-to-dots I printed from the lego site. I had a few different ones so they could do more than one while the other guests arrived.


After everyone arrived we had lunch. Tristan requested mini hamburgers (sliders) and those tiny hot dogs wrapped in bread (pigs in a blanket). We also had pirate’s booty and mini cheese crackers. I used a plastic green tablecloth from the party store and a runner of bubble wrap painted green to look like lego baseplate. The only other decoration on the table was the giant lego minifigure head. I had been wanting to get one and amazingly I found one at Target the day before the party, on sale even. In the sweets department we had an awesome lego cake that Papa made by making a really big sheet cake and topping it with six cupcakes to look like a giant yellow lego. Candy legos from the store were in a lego pick-a-brick container and we also had lego chocolates we made in a silicone mold.


After lunch we split the kids among three tables and had them start building. I had purchased bags of bulk legos from the lego store. First we asked them to build a house and awarded prizes — series 5 minifigures — to the best house at each table. Then we asked them to build boats and did the same thing with the prizes. After that we had them each build an animal and they got to keep the animal they built.

Lego Cake

Then it was time for Happy Birthday and cake! After everyone finished their cake we let them go back to building until their parents arrived to pick them up. As his friends left Tristan gave each of them a favor that consisted of a small lego building set — that I also got on sale — sugar cookies I made to look like legos packaged in a cute lego box, and two chocolate minifigures that Papa made using silicone molds. I found a lego font to use for the tags.


5 Responses to “If You Build It…..”

  1. 1 Louise November 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Very cool. Especially cool that the cake was a six brick for the six-year-old. I love all the little details!

  2. 2 Tara November 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    So, so cool! We did a Lego cake for Tade last year that looked just like that! Such cool ideas, I’ll bet Ztristan has a ball!

  3. 3 randi November 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

    ah cute! what a fun birthday theme!

    my boys used to LOVE legos, but have unfortunately grown out of them. i am pretty sure that we have about a million of them in closets here. 🙂

  4. 4 amandajean November 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    my kids saw the lego name and thought it was awesome! 🙂 looks like a party both of my boys could get into!

  5. 5 urban craft December 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Yay!!!!!!! Lego bdays are the coolest.
    That cake is awesome!

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