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Party Obsession: Building a Lego Party

Being the mom to three boys, I know it can sometimes be hard finding a good theme for a boys party. I think having a Lego party is a great theme to choose, and really has no age limit.

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The first glimpse into any party is the invitations.  The invitation sets the tone for the party, and lets your guests know just what to expect.

There are so many creative lego invitations out there.  Like these Lego Man invitations created by Crafty Party Ideas, or the way Belle Isla made the invites look like an actual lego brick.

You could take it one step further like Party Designs in Bloom did, and create the invitation out of actual legos, and deliver it in its own homemade lego bucket.

Or, you could step out of the box, and create something like this playful invitation by Allison Waken.

Any way you choose to go, your guests are sure to know they’re in for a great time.  And of course once you’ve set the tone with the invitations, you’ll want to keep it going throughout the decorations. How fun is it to make the legos into decorations! I love the table centerpiece idea from Hotcakes, and creating an utensil holder and the birthday child’s name out of legos like Soak It All In did is beyond creative. You don’t have to use actual legos to create a fabulous look though.  Anders Ruff made legos out of boxes, wrapped in plain colored paper, and topped with coordinating colored jello in round petri style dishes, as pegs.  They turned out wonderful, and are just as good as any real lego decorations.

Another area you can get creative with is your birthday banner. You can create a classic banner resembling the lego logo font like this one from Homemaking Fun, or you could purchase the lego brick printed banner from Anders Ruff. For a little added fun, making a banner in the shape of lego men like the ones from Taylor Made Baking and Winks and Daisies, or lego bricks like the banner made by A Little Grace and Mercy would be cool. You could combine both lego bricks and letters like Craft O Maniac as well.

Your tablescape is another area you can really showcase your creativity. Anders Ruff shows off their homemade version of the lego cube again on this gorgeous dessert table, and then the paper plate polyhedrons they created over the favor table are just downright amazing!  However, simple balloons also make a statement as seen on the table by Party Designs in Bloom. Party favor bags do double duty as place settings on the table designed by Homemaking Fun, and that lego man backdrop created by Janelle of Cake Ink is perfect for a lego party.

If you’re going to have a great tablescape, then you need something equally great to put on it. Whether it’s the lego blocks cakes by Elite Cake Designs, the lego man head cake made by Got What it Cakes and seen on Anders Ruff, or a combination of the two as seen in this cake by Krazy Kake Bakers, these cakes would all make a great show stopping centerpiece.  And Anders Ruff shows us how to make a table special with lego head marshmallow pops, decorated sugar cookies, lego themed cupcakes, and amazingly cool lego dots candy. For an impressive food layout, complete with lego pizza, just look at the table by Table for 6.  It’s sure to make your mouth water! Of course, the lego party thrown by Living Locurto not only has an out-of-the-box color scheme, but also has some great cupcakes, and cool lego food ideas.

Part of throwing a great kids party is making sure the guests are entertained.  These fun games are sure to be a hit.  Homemaking Fun’s build your own race car station, classic guess how many legos are in the jar, and a lego toss game will allow your guests to be creative and have a great time.  Anders Ruff’s memory game set up to resemble a lego brick will add to the fun. After having such a good time the kids will love going home with a great party favor.  Whether you choose a build your own lego magnet kit like Anders Ruff, or this cute lego man box filled with legos and other snacks from Hotcakes, your guests will be talking about your party for a long time.

Hopefully, you’ve got enough ideas to go build your own fabulous lego party now.    Be sure to check out all the great sites mentioned for even more wonderful party ideas. Enjoy!

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Party Obsession: Over the Rainbow Party

I’ve been seeing rainbow parties all over lately, and I think it’s such a great party theme.  Just take a look at this rainbow inspiration board I found on Divine Party Concepts.  

You can create such amazing tablescapes with this color palette.  Check out these party tables seen on Bird’s Party, Kara’s Party Ideas, and Buggie and Jellybean.

The decoration possibilities are endless as well, and they’re very easy to make yourself.  Like these yarn balloons and hanging paper mobiles by Juicy Bits, pretty rainbow paper lanterns and rainbow centerpieces from The Savvy Moms Guide, a paper “cheers” banner from I Go You Go, tissue paper filled clear bulbs from Bird’s Party, an amazing hanging banner from O Chickadee, and a rainbow balloon arch from Design Mom.

You can’t have a party without at least a few sweets, and these sweets and treats are perfect. Just look at this table of yumminess and chocolate dipped cookies by Buggie and Jellybean, or these rainbow cupcakes, the ever popular rainbow layer cake by Whisk Kid, or rainbow decorated cookies.

Serve up more rainbow treats like this rainbow candy layout, these colorful pretzels, layered jello, of course skittles need to make an appearance, and rainbow swirl lollipops too.

Kick your party up a notch by offering your guests a rainbow assortment of drinks like these one’s seen on Thoughtfully Simple.

Don’t forget about the food for your guests.  Why not give them a rainbow platter of fruit.

Or even a build your own pizza station would be cool, with the toppings to go along with your theme.  Like red tomatoes, orange pepperoni, yellow pineapple, green peppers, bleu cheese, and purple onions (okay, I know they are actually red onions, but their color is purple).

It wouldn’t be a party without the printables, and you can get them for free from Paper Glitter.

Are you seeing rainbows yet? I sure hope so.  Enjoy!

Party Concept: Day at the Fair

The family and I spent a wonderful day at the San Diego Fair yesterday.  We watched the kids go on a million rides, and my youngest was even tall enough now to go on most of the “big kid” rides – which he LOVED even though he told me “they freaked my lights out”. The kids just couldn’t get enough, and only took a break when it was time to eat.

Jace and Katie on the Swings

So in honor of the fabulous time we had yesterday, I put together a pin board on Pinterest with some great Carnival Party ideas.

If you can’t make it to the fair, bring the fair to your own back yard!  Enjoy!

Party Concept: Roast and Toast S’mores Party

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I LOVE s’mores!  The ooey gooeyness of the roasted marshmallow mixed with melted chocolate, and surrounded by a delicious graham cracker – it doesn’t get much better than that! I would eat them all day long if I could just figure out a way to not gain weight.  It doesn’t help my obsession that I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately, and in all different forms – cupcakes, pies, cakes, candies, drinks, etc. You name it, and someone has probably made a s’mores version of it.

So, in honor of this great dessert, I’ve decided I’m going to throw a party.  I don’t know when I’m going to have this party yet, maybe August 10th, since that is National S’mores Day, but I’m definitely having one.  I’ve even started gathering ideas for the party already, and pinning them to my “S’mores Party” board on Pinterest.

S'mores Party Board

If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, it is a fabulous website where you can store all the things and ideas you like by “pinning” them. Sort of like building your own inspiration board. If you haven’t already, you should really check it out.

Anyway, I’ve got plenty of ideas and inspiration for my s’mores party, and I can’t wait to put it all together.