Our 9 year old son is having a birthday this coming week and loves Legos more than any other toy. Actually, so does his 10 year old brother, but he didn't want me to throw him a Lego party back in May when it was his birthday. There are so many cool things you can do with Legos, so I was excited to prepare for this party for school-aged boys.
Part of the fun of preparing for this party was that our son got to help with the preparations. He built the Lego structures to hold the plasticware and the napkins, which were then set on the food table.
One of the activities was guessing how many Legos were in the Mason jar. I rummaged through the large Lego bin the day before and tried to find a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and then refused to give any hints as to how many there were. The prize was a bag of Skittles because I was trying to find something inexpensive that still had Lego primary colors. It ended up that the birthday boy had the closest guess.
The Lego slime was a huge hit, and everyone got a ziplock bag of their own.
The only ingredients I used were 2 bottles of Elmer's blue glitter glue and half a cup of liquid laundry starch. The starch was added 1 tablespoon at a time until it was the desired consistency.
Then we added a bunch of little Lego pieces, including Lego people heads and hair and helmets. I have to admit, it was pretty awesome, and I was the first one to get my hands in there to squish it around. For more tips on how to make this, go to http://lemonlimeadventures.com/simple-lego-slime/
The food was colorful, but definitely not all healthy. We had the favorites of our son: pizza rolls, Doritos, fruit and vegetables, and cupcakes. There was also soda, which I concede to on birthdays.
We placed the carrots, strawberries, canteloupe, and maraschino cherries on my serving tray (handmade by my father) in the shapes of LEGO. I'd like to say I came up with this idea on my own, but I actually saw it on Pinterest first.
My son requested strawberry cupcakes with white frosting, which was easy to accommodate. My 13 year old daughter frosted them and added the Lego brick candy and confetti. She considered stuffing them with more Lego candy, but I decided they would be too crunchy and just kept them on top instead.
The Birthday Boy was being rather stubborn and didn't want me to post any pictures of him on my blog.
We finished off snacking with these Wonka ice cream novelties. The Poppin' Pops were a hit with the little boys.
Out of curiosity, I had to try them. Once you hit the center of each color, they really do pop and crackle in your mouth and throat---which is a rather bizarre feeling, but definitely interesting.
Party favors were little Lego mini figures. I had no idea what HALO was because we don't play that here, but the boys thought the Lego figures were cool. The Littlest Pet Shop packets were for the girls. Our younger boys helped pick these out when we went to Target because they knew what their classmates were into.
This party was so much fun to prepare for and participate in! The only thing we would do differently is have it a different month of the year because this poor guy always seems to have a birthday party when most of his friends are on vacation or are otherwise disposed. Those of us present, however, had a great time, and for the first Saturday in weeks, the weather was beautiful!