Just as a LEGO masterpiece is made from imagination and a solid foundation, a great party is built on creative, well-planned details. If you’re hoping to build a fantastic Lego birthday party for your little LEGO lover, you’re in luck! Jennifer Carver, from Spaceships and Laser Beams, is here sharing her tips for some easy Lego party ideas that anyone can implement!
Building a great party starts with a few solid party basics such as a clever invitation, captivating décor and palate pleasing refreshments (we’ll save party activities and favours for another day).
Lego Birthday Party Invitation
Build excitement for your LEGO party by sending out a LEGO brick invitation. There are many ways to accomplish this. The first way is to create your own. Cut a piece of cardstock in half to create your brick base. Use a circle punch to cut out circles from the other half of your cardstock. Use 3-D foam pieces to attach the circles to your brick base. Voila, a Lego!
On the back of your LEGO invitation, attach the party details. Invite party guests to “come build” with you. A fun alternative is to fill a Ziploc bag with Legos and include a Lego inspired printable invitation inside. Or, how about tying a birthday tag with all of the party details to a big LEGO brick with twine? Then have fun hand delivering your invites door to door.
Lego Birthday Party Decorations
Create a LEGO birthday party atmosphere inspired by LEGOS! The easiest LEGO decoration idea of all is to round up LEGOS from your child’s toy closet to use for décor. Scatter a few bricks throughout the party space or have your Lego lover create some display pieces to showcase. Another fun idea is to fill apothecary jars with bricks to give pops of colour.
If you’re up for a little DIY project, make your own giant Legos to spruce up your party space. Gather boxes of varying sizes and cover them in inexpensive wrapping paper in basic LEGO colours. Spray paint foam discs to use as the top of the LEGOS (keep in mind that you will only need to add the foam discs to the LEGO bricks that will be on top of your LEGO brick displays). Stack the LEGO “bricks” to create a fun backdrop for a refreshment table and/or use as centerpieces on tables.
If you really love to get crafty, using yellow spray paint or a yellow cylinder shaped bucket, recreate the LEGO Man. You can add his facial features easily with a black marker or vinyl cut outs.
Create a LEGO garland by making a variety of colourful Lego bricks out of paper (as explained in the invitation idea) and string them on ribbon or twine. Using a LEGO inspired font found online, print out the guest of honour’s name in block letters to display as a focal point on a backdrop.
Lego Birthday Party Refreshments
While Pinterest is full of the most mind-blowing LEGO birthday party inspired cake pops, cookies and cakes you can definitely try to imitate, there are some simple refreshments that only require a couple ingredients and a few simple steps. Marshmallows, candy melts and an edible ink pen can be transformed into LEGO Man marshmallow pops. Insert a sucker stick into your marshmallow and dip in melted yellow candy melts. Allow your dipped marshmallow to dry before adding facial features with an edible marker.
If your child loves sugar cookies, create a batch of your favourite sugar cookie dough. Pull out rectangle and circle cookie cutters to create the parts of a LEGO cookie! Once baked and cooled, top the cookies with coloured frosting. Attach the small circle cookies to the larger rectangle base with a little bit of icing. Use your imagination to create many similar easy treats.
If you’re looking to add a few healthier options to your refreshment menu, your rectangle and circle cookie cutters can be used to create Lego shaped sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and even fruit. Watermelon works especially well.
Now that you have imaginative ideas to set the scene, you are ready to focus your efforts on actually building the LEGO birthday party! It’s going to be amazing!