Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lego Party - birthday ideas, decorations, and free printables

It's birthday time around here (3 birthdays this month) and I realized that I never shared my oldest's 5th birthday from last year. It was her first real birthday party (with friends, not just family). Since she want to have both boys and girls, finding a theme that would work for both was challenging, but we decided on a LEGO theme.

 I didn't take too many great pics (I regret now), but getting ready for 14 5yr old was crazy enough!

I started off making a t-shirt for her to wear, a simple lego man with a 5. I just printed it on iron-on transfer paper, and put it on a store bought plain tee - easy peasy. You can download the image here.

Finding lego decorations was really, really hard, so we ended up making most of them ourselves. Including a lego wreath for the front door (our old christmas wreath with a lego '5' that the little one built).

We made some paper legos from construction paper and garage sale stickers (dots) from the dollar store, I sewed them onto bias tape to make some bunting. This was really fast to do and we hung them from all the doorways. We also made a ton of tissue paper pom poms in primary colors and hung them all around.

While the kids arrived we set up a coloring station with some lego coloring and activity books to work on. You can download the pdf here, it is a collection of coloring pages and games. (just make sure to print it double sided, you can sew down the middle or just staple it together to make the book) I printed a separate cover on yellow card stock with the first page in the pdf.

The table was easy - just using a mixture of primary colors created the lego feel, I added a couple of logos to the cutlery and straws.

The food table was the most fun. We filled it with lego cupcakes and cookies, crackers, cheese, fruit kebobs, and veggies. Keeping it very colorful.

The whole room turned out really fun!

We spent the afternoon dancing, coloring and building lego of course!

For anyone who wanted a break, we kept the coloring station out with some simple coloring sheets to design your own minifigure and color your own logo block. You can download the coloring pages here.

The gift bags were primary colored bags with construction paper dots on them. we filled them with candy blocks, lego books, small packs of lego, crayons, stickers and lots of fun little things

This year, she picked a mermaid theme, so watch out for some mermaid party tutorials coming soon....

~ Christine


  1. that's a great party!! My daughter is the same age, last year for her 5th, she also had her first real party--it was a mermaid theme! This year she wants a Lego theme (thanks to the movie!).

    1. wow! you will have to give me some tips/ideas from your mermaid party :)

  2. Our family of 4 all have our birthdays within a month. I get "birthday time" :) What can great party! E is turning the big 5 this year but he can't settle on a theme ;)

  3. Such a cute birthday party I must say. From decoration to dining, everything is just perfect. No matter what cartoon character your child loves, you can be sure to find great party decorations within budget. Though, throwing a birthday party for kids can be fun and interesting, but it can be stressful as well because you have to take care of all the things such as cakes need to be baked, cookies need to be made, and most importantly party decorations need to be drawn and colored. Today most of the parents prefer themed birthday parties as this can make a world of difference to the evening and help set the mood. When my son turned up to ten, I gave a surprise themed birthday party. As my son loves Ben 10 so the whole party venue was decorated according to the theme. The whole area was decorated with colorful hangings and special balloons which were ordered from http://postalflowers.ie/balloons/birthday-balloons.html. Along with the decoration, cookies and cake were also designed in Ben 10 theme. It was such a great and interesting birthday party. My son loved it very much.

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  6. Great party! My son wants a lego party this year. Can you create an iron with the number 6?

  7. Thank you! My son is turning 5 this year & requested a Lego Party. I was looking for ideas for this theme & glad I found your post. Awesome party btw! Looks like everyone had a blast.:)

  8. Hi, I love your lego party, Im planning one for my 6yr old boy. How did you do the name tags on the loot bags? If you dont mind sharing..lol ! thank you . TIA

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