10.17.2014

Lego Party! #5thbirthday #Legomovie


It was Archie's 5th birthday a few weeks ago and I asked him what he wanted to do for his party, the first thing he said was LEGO! Now this wasn't a surprise because he is Lego crazy and we all the LOVE the 'Lego Movie'. So as a theme it was fine but what could we do for the actual party? We used to have their party's at home but there are too many cousins and friends now, also we are still living in a building site. So I decided to go a for a Lego/Scooter party combo, I booked our local sports centre to have a roller disco so the kids could go wild but have a Lego theme; It was perfect too as Archie got a new scooter and helmet for his birthday, I tried to avoid my addiction to Pinterest because there is no way you can afford some of the ideas and items these 'American Super Mom' types are doing, it literally would cost £1000s.  I also wanted to have some of my own ideas but to be honest after the party I had a look about and I think everyone is thinking the same about Lego bricks and figures! Also new to me is Archie joining school and apparently in reception its the done thing to invite the whole class, now I was more than happy to do this and meet some of the parents but as we have a large family too it meant we had 40 children so some ideas had to be cut back too. I used eBay for loads of stuff but to be honest it was all cheaper than the shops and exactly what I wanted. 

So here is Archie's Lego Party.

Invitations 

I wanted to make some Lego invites so people would know the theme....I love paper craft so I was in my element here but they were really easy.



 I was going to design and print something off myself but I'm not that tech savvy either, so I ordered these personalised postcard invites from a lady on eBay User MandieTomas67 and I was blown away by the look and quality, also it was £9.60 for 25 so around the same price for party invites and I didn't have to write anything out. Bonus. I also bought some shiny yellow card from our local craft place which was 10p a sheet, I already had this 2" hole punch but I used it a lot for this party so an investment at £9.99 again from eBay. I got some white tack and so sticky dots.



I used the hole punch and used a few pieces of the glossy card and made A LOT of circles.



I then cut the A4 glossy yellow card in half, then folded it in half to make two A5 cards.



Then with white tack I stuck one of the post cards inside.



Finalised by sticking 2 circles on the front to look like a small piece of Lego. I did make a large one originally but these postcards were too small, it still looks good though.





Favours

I then moved on to party favours. I cant stand the bits of absolute tat that most supermarkets sell, they are not cheap for one plus what child below 10 needs a keyring?! Its a bit of a bone of contention between me and my mummy friends and we have all agreed its better to get one 'proper' thing and a lump of cake than a big bag of rubbish. One of my friends gave out 'DIY Mask Kits' another gave a book and another gave a balloon animal recently, all great ideas. I wanted to keep the Lego theme and was going to give a Lego colouring book but couldn't find any below £3 which adds up X40. So I decided to make my own little Lego colouring sets which hopefully the kids loved. I decided if I had the moulds I could make some Lego sweets too, so I made the chocolates first then washed the moulds and made the crayons, purely for hygiene reasons.

Lego Chocolates. 
You will need:
Lego Moulds. I bought the moulds off good old eBay £4.49 for both.
Chocolate I bought the cheap stuff from the supermarket. 40p a bar.
Sprinkles (optional)
Pirex jug
Cello bags £3.50 for 100.
Ribbon

First washed and dried the moulds.



I melted some chocolate in the microwave using a pirex jug so it was easier to pour. I just did short spurts and kept stirring, it took about 1 min. I just poured it into the moulds, then put some rainbow sprinkles on for texture.




I did white chocolate for the bricks and milk chocolate for the figures.



I then stuck them immediately in the freezer for about 10 minutes and its amazing how they just pop out.



For the figures I couldn't just leave them blank so after the freezer when they were still soft I put 2 eyes in with a cocktail stick and a mouth with the tip of a piping nozzle they looked so cute.




I let them all dry for an hour then transferred batch after batch into tupper-wares as didn't need them until the next day. When I needed them I got a cellobag, put 1 brick and 1 figure in the bag and a few jelly sweets...I might have gone crazy at this point because I counted out 40 portions equally....I cant be the only OCD right?


                                 Then I tied a bit of ribbon around it. Voila.



Lego Crayons

You will need:
Lego Moulds
Crayons, even old broken ones will work. I used at least one per figure so a few packets.
Chopping board and sharp knife.
Oven Tray
Cello bags used other half from chocs.
Ribbon

I couldn't believe how simple but effective this was and one of my friends actually asked where I bought them. All you do is peel the paper off the crayon, me and the hubby did this one night with a Boardwalk Empire Marathon as I needed 6 large packets and stuck the assorted colours into little tupperwares ready for melting.


 Then crumble or chop them into bits, place them in the mould. Mix them up (will go marbled) or strictly just one colour per figure, I did both and loved all of them. Pop the moulds, on a tray into the oven at 150C and leave them for about 10 Min's or until completely melted. I stuck them straight in the freezer again for about 10 Min's and carefully take them out of the mould....out of 160....yes I made that many, I only lost 2 heads.




Not even half way here.....everything was not awesome.




I then went onto Google images and copied and pasted a blank Lego man. There are tonnes of free printables, but I just wanted something small for the party bag size. I printed 9 per sheet, cut them out so I had two per child for them to create which ever Lego character they wanted with their new crayons. 



I put the paper and 3-4 crayons in a cello bag, I made some big hearts for the girly bags. Then again tidied them up with a bit of ribbon.





Party Bags

I bought some glossy yellow paper bags from eBay and repeated what I did with the invitations by sticking two circles on the front to look like a little Lego brick. I put the Lego sweets in, the Lego Crayon set, some crackle candy (£2.50 for 40 eBay), a lolly and a party popper...who doesn't love them?! I also had some personalised stickers made from eBay for £1.25 for 40 which were fab for sticking the bag shut and said "Thank You". Done! The kids seemed to love them and no plastic tat in sight.




To keep with the theme the husband and Archie made a huge number 5 in Lego as the table centre piece which looked really cool, I also did a game of guess how many Lego's in the jar...which was stupid because most the kids were 5 and under so 77 was aiming a bit high! Everyone got a little sweetie. In the Lego movie Archie favourite bit is "Honey where are my paaaaants?"...you have to see it. So I made a ton of little pants and then we stuck them all around the disco room with white tack. Any kid that brought one back to me got a sweet out of the Lego head (just another little Lego touch which cost nothing to us)that worked much better.



All Lego presents in the morning!


I bought the boys these t shirts from eBay for the party a bargain at £4.50


Handsome birthday boy ready to party! 





For the table I went for all primary colours in keeping with Lego, Red table cloth which was a bargain at 4m £2, I got off eBay some square yellow plates and I had planned on drawing a Lego face on  them but the pen just wouldn't work! A blue spotty napkin and blue drink cartons so no spillage were a bargain at £2 for 24. I made some Lego confetti too by cutting an A4 sheet into 4 then punching out 2 holes, the pictures not very good but it look great to fill in the gaps. For the food I did a basic picnic of cheese sandwich's, hot dogs, popcorn, party rings, crisps etc. Kids are so hyped up they rarely eat much so it goes to waste. This worked perfectly and there was plenty for the adults to pick at too. 


Lego Movie cake complete with 'Kragle'


For the cake see below. 

Lego Movie Cake Tutorial

 The kids seemed to love it and Archie said after "Mam everything was Awesome!"...so it was well worth tasting metal from being so stressed ha ha.

Me and the bestie ready to Roller Disco, stuff the kids!


Kids going mental, couldn't get a still shot! 


Carnage!



Love my baby dudes face here.



Ash xox   


5 comments:

  1. OMG this is literally amazing! Those boys are so lucky to have such a clever and creative Mummy!

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    1. Thank you Chloe, I loved it really! x

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  2. Wow! You put in so much effort I am seriously impressed.. gonna have to bookmark this for when Aidan asks for a Lego party x

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    1. Thanks, he really loved it so worth it! x

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  3. Glad to know about this birthday party and hope you had good time. Few weeks ago, I arranged my best friend’s birthday party at one of excellent San Francisco venues. Hired a party caterer and he prepared yummy food for this event.

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