I think most of my readers (and Digi Show listeners) are aware of my little Lego obsession by now. I especially love the minifigures and I have quite the collection. Legos make me happy and my kids think I’m pretty cool that I have such a silly fun hobby.
My nephew and nieces also think I’m an awesome Aunt because of my passion for Legos and I have to credit them with giving me the idea for this birthday party. Last year, my daughter asked them if they were excited to come to my birthday dinner (just a get together with the family) and they were thrilled because they figured I would be having a Lego party. They had sad little faces when they realized it would be just another boring old dinner. I knew right then that I would invite them to a Lego party for my next birthday!
There are some pretty awesome Lego party ideas out there (I’ll link to them at the end) but I kept mine sort of low-key since I was the one doing all the work and I’m more than a little busy these days. I ordered a cake and told them I wanted primary colors to go with a Lego theme. I think it turned out cute! Funny story – when I picked up the cake, the lady checked it to be sure it looked ok. She saw “Lego Lady” and said “is this for real?” I told her it was and she laughed and said “what, is it for some lady who likes Legos?” I said it was. She was still chuckling and said “does she have a ton of Legos or something?”. It felt kind of awkward at this point to admit that the cake was for me, but since I was a lady who was picking up the cake I sort of thought she would figure it out. She just seemed to think it was pretty funny though. We all had a good laugh over the whole thing.
I ordered this birthday party kit from lego.com that came with invitations, a card, thank you notes, and birthday Lego minifigs!
The favors had a special birthday minifig and they each came with an official Lego Builder card. My daughter says I should keep mine in my wallet next to my driver’s license. lol!
I pulled out some plastic tablecloths I had on hand and dumped Legos out in the center of our office table. We don’t have a formal dining room and our eating area is pretty small so I knew we would need two tables.
I brought out my minifig collection cases and all the Lego books I own and used them to decorate up the office room so it felt more festive.
I used a blue tablecloth on the kitchen table and did the same thing with Legos down the center. It was fun because everyone (even the Grandparents) played with Legos while we ate dinner. Easy centerpiece made from items I already owned. Sweet!
When the guests arrived, I was so pleased to see that my nephew brought along a lunchbox filled with his Lego minifigures. He wanted to be prepared for the party. Love it!
I set up a table in our living room with one of my Lego sets for the kids to build for me. My nephew was the foreman and he got almost all of Hagrid’s Hut finished before the end of the evening. I love that I will always think of him when I look at. He was thrilled to be my builder so it was a win-win for everyone.
The girls helped out also, but they lost interest after a while. We have quite a collection of Littlest Pet Shop toys at our house that they always love to play with. Yes, we have a fun house to visit if you are a little kid. Or if you are a goofy toy-loving middle-aged woman, you would enjoy it as well.
My daughter helped me make water bottle labels using this digi kit and the stickers that came in the Lego Birthday Kit. There are also some free printables using this kit on the Persnickety Prints blog.
It’s little touches like these that make a party feel even more fun! We also wrapped some mini candy bars using the Lego paper but our picture didn’t turn out.
We all had a yummy dinner and sat around and visited while the kids played. When it was time for cake and ice cream I had my sister-in-law take a picture of me blowing out my 3 candles. I didn’t feel like adding 40 more candles to make the count accurate. lol!
I thought it was a blast to have a FUN birthday party instead of just a plain old dinner. Maybe I will have to make this a tradition? If you know a Lego fan who would love a cool birthday party, the Lego theme is super easy to work with. Most likely, your Lego fan will be quite a bit younger than I am so you will probably need a few more activities for the party. Here are some Pinterest pins with links to check out:
- Lego cookies
- Lego cookies with M&Ms
- Lego minifigure template
- Lego party ideas
- Lego cake made with marshmallows
- Best of the web Lego parties
- Lego Party!
Best birthday party ever!