Sunday, March 18, 2012

Surprise Lego Party

What do you get a person who can buy anything for himself and does? After many texts and emails back and forth, my brother's girlfriend and I decided to throw my brother a surprise birthday party. He's a big kid at heart and is an avid Lego collector so we thought he would get a kick out of a Lego themed party. Who says themed parties are only for kids?

My brother was definitely surprised we put this all together for him. He had come over the night before and we had nothing out that made him think something was going on. The morning of the party, we hustled to get everything ready in time. I'm lucky to come from a large extended family so got a lot of help preparing and setting up. My cousins came over early and helped bake cupcakes from scratch. My mom and aunts made some of the side dishes and prepped the fruit plate. My cousin Q helped make the food signs that very morning. It was a whole family effort.

Lego Party Dessert Table:















My brother has so many Lego sets that he left some at our place. We used these as part of the dessert table display:

I made my brother a personalized birthday card from Tinyprints with pictures of Gabby and him together over the years. He absolutely adores Gabby. I could probably say that he may have more pictures with Gabby than I do. We wanted to give him an annual pass to Legoland but didn't want to actually buy it too early in case he doesn't have time to go right away. So my husband designed this 4x6 gift certificate and we placed it inside the card. We incorporated the Lego surgeon mini-figure since it is his profession. When he opened his card, he thought this was a real certificate from Legoland. 

We thought it would be fun to do a few easy games that everyone could play. 

Game 1: Guess How Many Legos are in this Vase:















Game 2: Guess How Many Legos are in this Mini-Modular Set:



Game 3: Lego Memory Game:



I laid out and labeled 25 Lego pieces on a board. Everyone had a few minutes to memorize as many pieces as they could and whoever could jot down as many as they remember wins. I even had a hard time remembering all 25 pieces and I made the game!

The winners of the games received a party favor bag filled with mini M&M's or peanut M&M's along with a Lego mini figure from this Lego Birthday Party Pack. I also gave a bag to some of the people who helped with the party as a thank you.


Lego Party Favor Bags:


I purchased a set of 13 gift bags in primary colors from Michaels for $3.60 ($5.99 plus 40% off coupon). Using this free Lego font, I printed and punched out 2" circles and affixed them to the bag using pop dots to make the bags look like Lego bricks.

Lego Party Favor: Mini M&M's in Ikea Spice Jars:   


Lego Party Favor: Peanut M&M's in a Clear Blue Box:   
I also wanted to do a little something for everyone to take home so transformed Kit Kats into a micro Lego box. I used red double-sided tape to place square Lego Bricks all around my Martha Stewart cake stand. You could try regular Scotch double-sided tape but it may not be as strong and tacky as the craft double sided red tape. That stuff is amazing and easy to remove from the cake stand.

DIY Lego Kit Kat Party Favor on Lego Brick Cake Stand:

DIY Lego Kit Kat Party Favor on Lego Brick Cake Stand (Another View):

As for food, we served dim sum, salad, spring rolls, Asian-style chicken wings as well as a variety of desserts. We borrowed Gabby's Duplos to make this utensil holder.

DIY Lego Utensil Holder:


Fruit Platter with Lego Food Sign:

Girl Scout Cookies with Lego Food Sign:


Rainbow Cupcakes with Lego Cupcake Toppers:


Mini Rainbow Cupcakes:


Jumbo Marshmallow Lego Heads:




I was lucky enough to come across jumbo marshmallows so used those as the base of the Lego head. I cut large marshmallows cut into thirds for the nub on top of the head and they stuck on easily. The Wilton Candy Melts were the perfect shade of yellow for Lego heads. The candy melts taste like vanilla flavored chocolate and melted quickly and are so easy to use. At first I bought Wilton Edible Food Write Pens, but they didn't work on candy melts. I was able to draw on one Lego head and that was it. Frustrated, I bought this AmeriColor Gourmet Food Writer Pen from Amazon and they worked well. It felt like writing with a Sharpie - dark and smooth.    


Lego Birthday Cake with Fondant Lego Bricks: 




This was a fun and fairly easy party to put together since there are so many things you can do with Legos. You can even narrow it down and do Lego Star Wars, Lego Superheroes, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. The possibilities are endless.

48 comments:

  1. AMAZING party! My husband would love a party like this! Maybe for his 35th in a couple years :)

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    1. Thanks! That would be so fun. There really is no age limit to Legos. :)

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    1. Hi Melanie - Thanks for stopping by all the way from England. If I could, I would mail it to you. I printed the letters in Lego font with the yellow border. I handcut out each letter very carefully and mounted on red and black cardstock. I figure I would save on ink this way and the banner is nice and sturdy too. Let me know if you have other questions. Leave a comment here or email me directly at bigklittleg@gmail.com.

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  3. Do you have a printable for your Kit Kat lego boxes? SO CUTE!! Thanks so much for all the ideas!

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    1. I don't have a printable up right now but could make one for you. I would have to customize it with a name, birthday and include the Lego Mini-Figure of your choosing. Please mail me directly at bigklittleg@gmail.com. I would be happy to help! I'm so glad you liked it!

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    2. I'm also having a Lego Party for my son. How much do you charge for the Kit Lat Lego Boxes. Do you send a PDF file or actual item? Thanks so much

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    3. did you have a printable for your Kit Kat Lego boxes yet? My grandsom is having a Lego themed Party and would love to do this...thanks

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  4. This is awesome! My son loves legos and is having a birthday in a month...I will have you use some of your ideas if you don't mind! You are so creative!!!

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    1. Thank you, April! I'm glad you liked it and am flattered you could use some of the ideas! I would love to see your party pictures next month. Keep me posted!

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  5. Wonderful ideas! Thank you so much! Would you please put up a printable for the Kit-Kats?

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  6. Thanks you so much for posting these amazing party ideas. I just called my almost 6 year old to come and have a look and he wants it all reproduced :-)

    Would you mind telling me where you got the Lego font from for the banner, it looks so professional.

    I am in Sydney, Australia, so your crafts are making it round the world :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comments! I'm glad your son likes it. I don't remember exactly where I got the Lego font but it is a free font. Just do a google search for "Lego Font" and it should pop right up. It's great to see that Legos is popular all throughout the world and extra awesome that you found my blog all the way over in Australia! :)

      I'm working on putting up a free printable Lego Birthday banner so please check back soon!

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  7. This is all so amazing!! thank you for sharing your party and idea! I too was really interested in the kitkat covers if you are able to share them at all? or where you got them from if you purchased them? thanks!

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    1. You can email me at bigklittleg@gmail.com.

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  8. Love your party ideas! I am planning two Lego parties this year. One Star Wars themed and one standard Lego. I was wondering how you got the yellow border around the font. I am afraid I am not very technical and I am having a hard time figuring it out!

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    1. I used photoshop to do the yellow border.

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  9. I am so loving your party ideas! Can I also have the printables for the kitkat boxes? Thanks a lot!!!

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  10. I would like the printable kitkat boxes. Britkneemiller@yahoo.com
    My sons name is diesel and he will be 3. Thanks.

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  11. Love everything about the party! You are so talented! And what a perfect gift for an adult who loves Lego.

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    1. Thank you! It was such a fun party to plan. :)

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  12. What a fantastic party - you are a font of creativity! I'm about to host a Lego themed party for my 9 year old and was wondering how you molded the fondant Lego bricks.

    Thanks!

    Nannette

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    1. The cake was ordered at a bakery and they molded the fondant Lego bricks.

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  13. What program do you use to make a border of yellow around the black LEGO font letters?

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  14. Hey! Fab party! Do you charge for the kit kat printable? Thinking that would be a great touch to my sons party this weekend!

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  15. Going to have a Lego birthday party for my 4 year old nephew in a month...I too am interested in the kit kat printable and would like to know if you charge for it? Please email me at:
    sunnyone74@gmail.com
    Thank you much!!!
    Heather

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  16. So many AWESOME ideas....thank you for sharing!!!!!

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  17. So many AWESOME ideas....thank you for sharing!!!!!

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  18. Hi, Do you happen to have a kit kat lego printable yet? Would love one for my son's 5th Birthday. What a great idea as the thanks. :)

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  19. Hello, I am late on the party planning front, but this lego theme will work. Can you send me the kitkat lego printable? My daughter will be 11 and her name is Olivia. She really enjoys the Lego Friends. Please send it to ndias99@verizon.com

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  20. You have the best Lego Birthday Party ideas!! It looks amazing! Great work and thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Can you send me the Kit Kat printables? My email address is katiebulmann@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  22. I am also keen for the kit kat printables, my email address is towindowshop@yahoo.com.au, thank you !

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  23. Hi, im just organizing a lego party for my son. I would love the kitkat printable, please. My email is wezie@xtra.co.nz Thanks

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  24. Hi! I'm from Montréal Canada! This is awesome!
    Can you send me the Kit Kat Printables for my son's LEGO PARTY. He will turn 4 years old . His name is Théo ? My e-mail adress is sandraboulay@yahoo.ca

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  25. Hi! I'm planning a Lego party for my son's 5th birthday. Do you have a template for the Kit Kat wrappers? Such a great idea!!

    Thanks. my email is ereferente@gmail.com

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  26. Hello, just planning my son's 7th birthday party, if at all possible can you send a template for the Kit Kat wrappers? my email is h.shahi@hotmail.com

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  27. I would also like the kit kat template. bertha_murrell@yahoo.com Cordell age:8 Thanks :)

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  28. Hello!

    Loved every detail of your lego party, particularly the kit kat favors! It would be a great addition to my son's 7th birthday party in a few weeks -- combines his love for Legos AND Kit Kats! Are you able to share a template? If so, his name is Max, he is turning 7, and he loves Marvel Avenger Super Heroes (Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America). Thank you!

    Vicky
    almirons@gmail.com

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  29. Hi from Auckland! I just wanted to say that I love your ideas :) My son's having his 7th birthday party in November, and while my crafting abilities aren't quite up there (in fact they're kind of pretty low down there), I have to at least try the banner!

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  30. Soo many cute ideas here! If you are still willing to customize the Lego Kit Kat covers, my son's name is Will and he's turning 8 years old. Thank so much! karendaily@hotmail.com

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  31. Thank you for sharing your party ideas with us, we will use some with our son 8th birthday ;-) greetings Suzanne from the Netherlands

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  32. This is amazing!!!! Thank you so much!! My son is turning 10 next month so I am scouring the internet for party ideas. Your ideas are by far the most creative, helpful and look amazing. I love you!! Thanks so much!!
    Jenn from LA :)

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  33. Hi from Switzerland;-) Your Lego party is making headlines all around the globe!!! I am just planning my son's 6th bday party and was wondering if you are still willing to customize yet another! kit kat cover. If so, his name is Alex and he is turning 6 this month. My email address is: ciastus2010@gmail.com. BIG thanks in advance! Aga

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  34. MY SON'S NAME IS ATTICUS AND HE WILL BE 9. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE STILL CUSTOMIZING. bmrain@juno.com - THANK YOU KINDLY!!!!

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  35. Hello, if you are still customizing the KitKat printable, I would love to use it also, my email address is tjdel01@gmail.com and if you needed the info, my son will be 6 and his name is Noah. Thank you in advance!

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  36. Hi emailed you but just in case that's not current. I'll comment here. Would like kit kat printable. My son is Jake turning 8. my email is staceydanelle@hotmail.com Thanks!

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