Adventures in Party Planning is a monthly column from Daisy At Home.
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If you've already seen The Lego Movie, then you're welcome for getting this awesome song stuck in your head. If you haven't seen it, you should. Its all about Legos and it has a pretty good moral. I just saw this movie for the first time this weekend after helping plan and put together this colorful lego party for one of my favorite little guys. If you have kids, chances are you've stepped on a Lego or two. Even with that terror in your household, you still keep them around because they are just so fun to play with. I grew up playing with Legos, and back in my day, they were yellow, blue, and red, with those large square "grass" pieces to use as the base for your perfect house. These days, kids have so many types of Legos to choose from, and they even have a movie and song to go with them! Having recently accepted a large amount of toys into my own home, I am becoming familiar once again with the fun of Legos, and the threat of those tiny pieces attracting my foot as I walk by. Just this weekend, after throwing this colorful Lego party, and watching The Lego Movie, and playing with Legos, I got a pretty good cut on my index finger while trying to unstick two pieces from one another. So be careful!
Also, throw your own colorful Lego party for your favorite birthday girl or birthday boy.
As always, my fabulous party planning cohort is responsible for all the print outs and artwork.
-We had large Lego-looking cardboard blocks for the kids to stack into towers and promptly knock over (why is this so much fun?)
-Colorful card stock paper was cut into rectangles and circles, then taped together to represent Legos and form the Happy Birthday banner as well as the Birthday Boy's name, and then the number 4 to scatter throughout the party.
-Brightly colored tablecloths and balloons in blue, yellow, green and orange.
-Elyse Anne Maria, linked above, drew freehand, the large Lego Men standing on top of towers of Legos for all the kids to color. We set out colorful markers for the kids to use. In addition, we had small 8 1/2 x 11 Lego Men print outs to color and decorate.
-My favorite party planning secret weapon, especially for those who just don't know what to plan or don't have the energy to plan activities, is a bounce house! They run about $50-$150 depending on the size and you can have them set up for several hours. Kids go crazy for bouncing and you have to practically drag them out of there even for cake!
-Brightly colored gift bags can be purchased from any party supply store. We used the same card stock circles to glue onto the gift bags and made them look like Legos.
-Inside the bags were bubbles, punching balloons, light up bouncy balls, and Lego candies.
-We kept the food light and simple for this lunch time party.
-Easy Green Party Salad
-Veggie Platter with Ranch Dip
-Peanut Butter and Jelly, Ham and Cheese, and Banana Cream Cheese Sammies cut into squares and rectangles
-Cheese and Crackers
-Rice Crispy Treats cut into squares and rectangles