Monday, May 23, 2011

How to Have a Lego-Themed Party in a Pinch



 It all started with a text from Aaron, "Are you making Greg a cake?"

I was stumped.  I hadn't put a lot of thought into his party yet and I just didn't have a clue.  Do 10 year-olds still have themed parties?  Do they still like party games and goody bags?  This was a dilemma.

So I just asked myself, "What does Greg love?"  And since my top three answers were Sports, Peanut Butter, and Legos, I decided to go with some sort of Lego party.

Thank you, Internet.  You are a lifesaver.  That's where I got the idea for these guys:

 They wouldn't hold the candles steady on their own, so I made a little ball of play dough for each one for stability.  I didn't light these, by the way.  They are just cool for decoration.

 The boys also played a Pirate Lego game that I had bought Greg for a gift.

Other ideas that could work (but which I didn't do) was a Lego Hunt, where each color is a different number of points, or a contest to see who can build the biggest tower, etc.  These kids just needed a big box of Legos and a living room to have a good time.

 There are literally hundreds of other ideas for a Lego party online that, frankly, made me feel extremely lame as a mother.  I mean, don't even get me started about the Lego Cakes.  Whoa.
There are some crafty women out there, let me tell you. 

 But the basic ingredients are food, friends, and something to do.  You just have to keep it simple sometimes.
 These are some cute dudes.
The floor of my living room in its' natural state....

1 comment:

Doug said...

that's quite the little rascal posse he's put together there!