When it came to planning their birthday party this year I actually thought of a theme. Both Little Misters are huge into their Lego sets. What could be better than a Legos Birthday Party!
First I created the Lego Party invites, with a little help from my Little Misters. They love making "mitch-matched" (aka 'mis-match') Lego guys, so they built fun combinations of mini figures and I took the photos. Then I asked the boys to be lego guys. I love how colorful it turned out. I printed the invites through Moo.com as a 5x7 postcard. The quality was amazing and it was cheaper than printing a bunch of 5x7 photos to attach to card stock (which was how I was thinking I might make them.)
Then it was time to work on the Decorations for the actual party.
I created a Lego guy banner out of paper. My five year old wanted to help, so I let him write out all the letters to spell out "happy birthday" on their shirts.
We made a few things out of cardboard. First we made a Lego guy photo cut out. I drew on white poster board and then taped it to a cardboard stand up box. Stick your head through and you become a Lego guy. FUN.
Both Little Misters helped me paint a few long cardboard boxes. We thought they looked like giant Lego bricks. To make it really believable I cut cardboard circles and made the nubs on top of the brick. Turned out pretty cool.
We had a "guess how many" game with the Little Misters Mini-figures and tires. We gave away a few new series 10 mystery mini-figures as prizes to whoever was closest.
We had several kid friendly activities: Face painting, Lego coloring pages, water balloons, and playing in our new fort. But I think the squirt guns were the biggest hit.
I made each of my boys a Lego brick cake, but lets face it, I'm not much of a cake frost-er. I used a bread pan and mini muffins with their tops cut off to make the cake the right shape but the frosting got a bit crazy.
The Little Misters were extremely excited about their new LEGO guy shirts. I got really good at drawing mini-figures making the banner, so I used a sharpie & fabric markers to draw Lego guys on a couple of old shirts. They LOVED them.
Speaking of shirts I also made my husband a fun Lego shirt to wear to the party. Why?! Because I like making things for people and he wears them. He's so awesome for putting up with my handmade craziness! (this is my favorite brand of iron-on transfers and it's what I used to make his shirt)
All in all I thought it was a fun party and everything was cheap/ free to make. My Little Misters were so excited and couldn't wait for friends to arrive. I'm super happy with all the extra details that made it "Lego".