Monday, 2 June 2014

A Lego party for Leo

Being an avid fan of pinterest and a lover of organising parties I was in my element when Leo decided he'd like to have a Lego themed birthday party!  Plans were put into action months ago and I'd spent the last few weeks in preparation for the big day.

In previous years we've had Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Tank Engine,  Spiderman and The Very Hungry Caterpillar but Lego was the most fun to date!

We started with some brilliant invites made by Aaron using the Lego font on the invites to say 'Leo' -something he was really impressed with when he realised that Lego was almost the same as his name. 


It was such a simple but effective theme to work with, no need to buy branded tableware and party bags, and so easy to make decorations and themed food. I used the colours red, green, blue and yellow for balloons and decorations and Aaron drew Lego faces onto yellow cups and plates.

I used Lego bricks and duplo to make centrepieces and rectangles of coloured paper with raised circles on the to make bunting, even covering juice boxes for the children in the same way. 

For the party table we had 'Lego sandwiches' - crusts cut off, sandwiches in rectangles and a duplo block pressed into the top to make the 'bumps' and mini cheese pastry squares done in the same way.

Possibly the most popular were the sweet treats, 'Lego heads' -  marshmallows on a stick, dipped in white chocolate with a little yellow colouring,  with a smartie on the top and a Lego face drawn on. and Lego brick chocolates,  made in a Lego brick mould and coloured in red, green, yellow and blue. 


As well as the bunting,  we had a large Lego figure on the wall for decoration and photo opportunities and several large bricks made from cardboard boxed which the boys had great fun painting before the party itself. 

I set up an area with duplo and mega blocks for the party guests to play with, needing to avoid small lego due to the little ones being around. We needed few party games as the kids played so well together for such a long time but we can't have a party without the all time favourite 'pass the parcel' and our so called 'bubble discos' 

And of course there was a cake, and what an awesome cake it was!


As usual it was a joint effort between Aaron and I, with me the easy job of doing the baking. This year I think Aaron excelled himself and has certainly raised the bar for future birthdays! The birthday boy himself was really pleased with it...


The party was a huge success, with all the kids enjoying themselves and not a single argument, or any tears and tantrums from any of them, and most importantly Leo told me he'd had the most awesome day ever.


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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Leo, aged five loves....


We've moved on from Thomas the Tank Engine, the obsession I thought would never end, and that has been replaced by superheroes and lego games,  some things never change though he still loves his 'little orange Raff' and we still have to search the house if he's missing at bedtime!

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