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Friday, June 18, 2010

Lego games and Lego fun



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  I am tickled pink that you have visited.. and that Holly from 504 main, has spoke about my new Meme-- Your town tuesday... COME Next tuesday and post about a town you live in now or a town you want to live in.. or a childhood town.... Hope your tickled pink by my son's very Blue very Boy party.....

  So this is just a small collage of all the fun things I worked on and did for my son's 5th birthday...
   We stared with the door I created a 5 made out of legos... and then we made the balloon wreath from How does she? 
   He loved the number 5 made out of legos....
  We had a fun fact sheet hanging up..
*the number of combinations you can build are practically endless. With just 6 8stud bricks you can build over 102 million combinations!
*It is estimated there are 52 lego bricks for every person on the planet.
*Kids around the world spend about 5 billion hours playing with Lego.

*The Lego Company is based out of Denmark
*The word Lego comes from the danish word Leg Godt which means play well.
*The world record for the largest lego castle used 400,000 bricks.
*Lego bricks have been used in engineering and other technical fields to do real design and science.

  When each child arrived they were to guess how many legos were in the jar.... We had a price for the closest winner.. A lego set.
    The banner has legos on it and my son's name ... but I cut it off for privacy reasons...
      When everyone arrived it was SILLY STRING FIGHT time...
We blew up 40 balloons the day before and for older children you can blow up the balloon and put a piece of a lego car inside.. example axles or wheels either in a small bag or just plain.. then for older kids each child has there own color to pop!! they hurry and pop the balloons and create there car.. For this group they popped a balloon got a cup and came to my sister and I who then gave them the necessary pieces in there cup and then they ran to get the next balloon.. The first one to put together there car won a price.. then they could add to it... and pick there own figure... I went to the lego store and purchased girl lego figures with ponytails for my niece and the one girl my son allowed!!!!! HE HE

  Then in groups of 2 we raised the cars down a ramp to have the grand champion who won a prize.. all prizes were lego sets.... with figures or cars....Some Star Wars key chains too!!!

  After the races the kids painted oval or rectangle frames .... and then when they were dried they added legos with tacky glue ... Here is my son's....I mailed each child a picture of themselves standing next to the lego man...to put in there frame.






My son was wearing a number 5 lego shirt I ordered on etsy...

  After we made the frames.. We went on a duplo hunt.. my son hid them all around and the kids.. ran around trying to find them...
Then it was time to go inside to play game number 2 I had a lot of small lego pieces....
   The kids had to use a straw to suck the small lego at the end of the straw and drop it in a cup the first one to get 10 won.. My son was not very good at it... But many younger kids were as great as the older...None of the pieces were small enough to suck into the straw.. so no chance of swallowing.. but don't do with 3 or younger...

 Then it was time for cupcakes....  I decorated them with flags... and edible lego candy.
  I made cake pop's to look like lego heads.. a M&M was on the top.. it's made from frosting and cooked cake broken up.. very sweet but very tasty.. My son's uncle was a big fan.
 I iced the juice pouches and put them in an old lego container... We also had water bottles with my son's name on it... that said_____________5th birthday and a lego man on it..




  We had coloring of Lego pirates, cars and dragons... for any down time...


  Time to give out the goody bags.. the tags had the children's name on it from a free lego font online... Inside the bags were.... crayons... to look like figures from gaddy nipper crayons the link will take you to her etsy site..www.gaddynipercrayons.etsy.com
 1 brick of lego soap .. I made the tags...
  Foam in a bag with little circles and magnetic tape to make lego magnets...
 Each child got drafting paper in a bag with a pencil to create there own lego building or draft something cool....(sorry it is blurry)

The big hit of my parties is always my friend Caroline's Sweet Valley Treat cookies...  IF you live in the NY area.. and want her contact info.. Email me..Her cookies are not hard as rocks.. and she does all kinds she does mini- cookies in sleeves and she does all the tags.. to say your son's or daughters b-day or the name of the baby shower etc..

She made 4 different kinds.. 2 shown here.. I had a bigger pic..of all of them but I can't find it now....


Inside each favor bag I had taken a pop top fruit can and opened the fruit from the bottom. I cleaned it, let it dry and filled it with legos..Then I glued on the bottom lid... added colored paper and stickers and the tags that say PULL and the ribbon.. You could fill it with money, candy, or other gifts.. Here are a few after the kids pulled them open...





For his real birthday I made... This cake.. little messy and you can't see his legs as I am hiding his name...
   It was a fun party to plan and I have tons of games for ages 3-11 if you are interested just drop me a line...I have seen a lot of cool things out there.. Pinatas... Star Wars lego parties, secret agent lego parties...I have seen lego molds to make gummy candy or ice cubes.. the possibilities are endless.... NOW what will he like next year....?????

  By the way.. This lego man has been in my possession for 6 years... I purchased it from a student at Vassar College... She made him for her senior project...He is made all of cardboard... He still looks great.

Thanks for visiting if you are new from Friday follow, New Friend follow or the Social parade.. and the newest meme I found..http://simplystacie.net. Come back anytime and see one of my recipes...or my childhood stories... or even a tutorial...
   Have a great weekend!!! If you become a follower today, and leave me a comment, I will use random.org to select a winner of the PC game LEgoland.. for your child... it's rated E for everyone...





11 comments:

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

I love your blog! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. I signed up to be a new follower.

M.O.T.B said...

Visiting from New Friend Friday, your balloon wreath turned out amazing!!!!!!!! I did an easier version and hot glued balloons to a wire wreath but yours looks much better!

Inspired2cook said...

Swinging by from New Friend Friday. Great job on the lego party! Perfect for boys!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. How can you go wrong with Silly String?

Katie said...

Wow! Very creative!!! Looks like a great party!
Following from FMF!l

Ellie said...

Wow, Lisa, You went all out; I love all the details! It was a super party, love the Lego man, and all of your ideas, Lego soap...You should do this for a living!!!!!
Your son is sooo cute! You look cute yourself, cuddling up to the Lego man ;-D

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

what a cute idea!!

Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for joining Fun Follow Friday! I am your newest follower.

http://simplystacie.net

Sarah said...

Wow, looks like fun! I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Friday.
I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Your son is going to have the BEST birthday parties EVER! You are amazing!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Holy Legos! This is so awesome! I love it all from the Lego Juice Box holder to the create a car game. Super cute. Thanks for sharing!

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