Wednesday, May 27, 2015

{Party Bee} Jake's 5th LEGO themed Birthday!

It has baby boy has turned 5 and has officially grown in to a little boy! This year he wanted a LEGO themed birthday party because he has been all about the Legos for over a year now. So I gave him exactly what he asked for....everything LEGO! And he thought everything was awesome!
I started with many of the LEGO items that I already had in my son's room...the plastic heads! They were great pops of color and worked as bowls and platters- I love it when decorations are also functional! From there everything seemed to just fall into place. I designed a Lego inspired printable collection to tie everything together. I created even more Lego heads by making chocolate covered marshmallow pops....these were super simple because they already had the shape of a Lego head. 
The edible cupcake toppers were a lot of fun and very easy to make using the Lego figures and brick molds (I found these on Amazon for a great price). They complimented the paper toppers too!
I always like to make sugar cookies using the age my kids are turning and this year I struggled with the design until it hit me like a ton of bricks (hee hee)....I would put a few Lego bricks on them. Easy and cute! I also couldn't resist making the Lego head cookies as well!
I love to make chocolate covered Oreos and I made them very colorful this year. I thought about just leaving them plain, but then I thought what another great way to make use of my Lego figure on the Oreos they went!
One day I was at the store and came across these little Lego brick lunch boxes...well I thought that perhaps they were too small to hold a lunch, but the perfect size to hold Ghirardelli squares that are wrapped in the printables that I designed. Even better, my son now gets to play with them!
I also had to use the candy blox bricks as party of my table spread...they are just too cute and the kids could actually build with them too, that's if they didn't eat them first!
Water bottles are a staple with my tables, not only are they an inexpensive and cute feature to the table, but they are also necessary to follow all of the sugar that is consumed at my parties! Though, I do provide coordinating paper bags for my guests to take home goodies so they don't have to eat too much all in one sitting!
Party favors are among my favorite thing to create because it is so much fun to see the children's faces when they look inside their bags. This time I created bags to look like Lego bricks and each bag had the child's name to look like the Lego brand. Inside, each child found a juice boxed wrapped in my printable wrappers, a coloring book, Lego figure crayons, and a Lego head jar (made from a baby food jar) with a Lego Minifigure inside.
I like to decorate each table with a centerpiece and this year I thought I would try and be creative while reusing things that would normally get thrown away or recycled. So I made Lego bricks out of Capri Sun boxes, toilet paper rolls, dollar store wrapping paper, and construction paper that I always have on hand. They worked perfectly between my signs and photo frames and added even more color to the room! 
Our food and drink table also needed some Lego fun so I created a Lego head banner, Lego head straw toppers, and napkin wraps with the birthday boy's name.
We of course had to take family photos beside all of the LEGO decorations!
After some fun outside in the sun and playing in the water, it was Jake's favorite part of the day....blowing out the candle and cake!
I had one happy little birthday boy and the rest of the kids had equally big smiles on their face!
Happy Birthday to my sweet 5 year old little boy!
Mama loves you so much!

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