Legos, Legos, Legos.
If you follow me on instagram you might be scratching your head. Didn’t Reid just turn five yesterday? Yes. I didn’t mis-type. I just haven’t shared his four year old birthday party from last year yet and thought now was a good time to go back down memory lane…paved with little plastic bricks. 😉
FAVORS, FOOD, & DECORATIONS
The Lego brick favor boxes free printable – found HERE.
Oh and I cut the Lego base runner from the last party into square Lego base placemnats. (It’s just bubble wrap spray painted green).
And then I added in some new tricks, like these molds(affiliate link):
We used the blue mold to make little candy melt Lego men first and then made some crayon versions afterward.
My kids loved helping with the process. We simply soaked the crayons, took the paper off, broke the crayons into bits and baked them at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes. We found that the cheaper RoseArt crayons were much easier to peel the paper off of, but those crayons also didn’t melt as evenly as the Crayola brand.
If you want single colored molded crayons, I recommend using brand new crayons to ensure you get a nice clean look. Used ones often have flecks of other colors on them (as you can see).
Keep in mind that the crayons also will stain the molds. After a good hot wash (or two!) in the dishwasher they are good to go and still good for many more uses, but will probably still be stained, mostly from any reddish crayons. Whether you want to use them for candy again…I will leave up to you.
For our favors, we boxed up our Lego crayons and then covered little mini composition notebooks with some Lego bump photo paper.
I took a picture of a Lego base, got it printed on glossy, regular weight paper, cut it into strips the same width as the books, and then wrapped and glue them to the outer cover of the books.
The books didn’t fit into the favor boxes like I had hoped, so we stacked them together.
For the food, it was a mid-afternoon party with just three of his friends, so we kept it to juice boxes and cupcakes.
The decor was likewise simple since we played all the games outside in the nice weather. ( Have I told you I love late summer birthdays.)
I printed up my Lego bumps printable in a bunch of different colors (found HERE), cut down the cardstock sheets into bricks, and built his name out of paper Legos.
For the invitations, I photographed some of his Lego guys, added text, and then printed these up on on glossy card stock cut down to 4×6 inches. Really simple.
psst. I am sharing this and other printables at the very end of this post. 🙂
Don’t Eat Pete is a classic kids party game and a favorite of my kids, so I had to include a Lego version.
CLICK HERE to download a free copy of the game board.
If you don’t know how to play, you take a game board of images, cover them up with candy or some kind of small treat. Have one person be “it”and leave the room. The rest of the group still in the room decides which image is Pete. The person who is “it” returns and eats the treats one by one until he gets to “Pete.” When he does, everyone shouts (or screams maniacally :)) “Don’t eat Pete!!!” The person who is “it” has to stop eating the treats. Reload the game board, choose a new person to be “it” and then repeat the process.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of flying spit and hearty laughter. 🙂
We played I Spy the Lego Guy (as we did at the first party), but with these little Lego guy heads I photographed.
We also used these Lego heads for pin the head on the Lego guy.
To the end the party we of course had to have a pinata!
I made one similar to the one from the first party, but with four bumps instead of six, since he was turning four. I also made it a hit pinata rather than the pull kind, since the weather was nice.
I took a square priority mail box, covered it in crepe paper, and added bumps using circles and strips of red cardstock instead of cans. The cans were fine for the pull pinata but presented a safety hazard for the hit pinata. I also mostly hot glued everything together rather than mod podging it. It made things go faster and created a cleaner look on the outside.
I used a binder clip to stick through the top to hang it from, and then crepe-papered the opening shut where I added the candy.
After the pinata rush, and the sugar rush, the kids played with of course…Legos, until parent pick up.
It was a perfectly simple, fourth birthday party. Not too much work for me, but plenty of never bored fun for the kids.
Alright, and now for the good stuff!
Simply right click on the images and save them to your computer. All files are sized to close to 11×16 inches, except for the invitation and thank you card images which are sized to 4×6 inches.
+You can print them at home, but I highly recommend printing them at a local print shop like Kinkos.
+The images that are sized 11×16 will print best on 11×17 paper or 13×20 paper and will have a white (likely an almost non-visible) border. I recommend glossy cardstock. Always ask to see a digital proof from your printer to ensure it looks how you want it.
+You can print the 4×6 inch images as photos. Add text to the images using the photo machines at the store or using a free program like Picasa.
+Printing any of the images larger than they are sized for, will produce blurry and or pixelated images.
Happy Party Planning!
Creative Raisins says
I love this Lego party, I have always thought it would be so much fun to do. Love the little lego men you made. ~ Lisa
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says
I love the whole party! How fun. That don't eat pete game is simply awesome. I'm sure my little guy will love playing with all the lego men once he's big enough not to eat them first. 🙂
- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl says
Delia, this is AWESOME!!! I love all the things you made for the party. But, my jaw is still hanging over those crayon molds. Who knew!
Where do I find the crayon molds? Thank you!
You can find them on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MJFVJM/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007MJFVJM&linkCode=as2&tag=delicrea-20
I love everything! I just want to be adopted by you, so I can have awesome parties and cute clothes. 🙂
Such a great party! I love the little lego men in their candy, crayon and photo forms–brilliant!
★Max California says
I LOVE THIS DELIA! Argh Lego Party! So fun!!!
lili ash says
Delia, this Lego party is amazing! Loved that you included all the game ideas. And the graphics are so perfect- you are just so talented!
Love this! It's really cool that you took the photos for the printables yourself, and the bubble-wrap placemats are genius =)
Katie Lewis says
What a fun party! I don’t know why, but I especially loved the bubble wrap place mats. 🙂
Erin A says
You killed it with these! I love parties like these, fun, not too store-bought looking, creative but not over the top. You've got the sweet spot with your kids parties. And J is obsessed with legos too, he immediately goes to build when he gets home from school. I'm sure I'll do one of these at some point, thanks for the ideas. 🙂
for my daughter's second birthday I did cupcakes with chocolate minifigs on top. haha!
Stephanie Fazio (aka lealou) says
unreal – fantastic ideas!
J G-R says
Thank you so much Delia. You are truly talented, and generous. Due to this economy our budget gets tighter and tighter each year and now that hubby lost his job I'm watching every single penny. When my daughter turned six she got a beautiful Tea Party for her whole class including hats, gloves and vintage tea cups and saucers I found at thrift stores. We played Victorian parlor games and
Florence Keenan says
Awesome DIY party. Very inventive use of Legos on the wall banner, treat-boxes, drink covers, but the pinata was truly and inspired idea! Plus Legos are so colorful and vibrants. Kids look like they had a blast. Great photos!
Thank you Florence!
I had a LEGO party for my son & it was so much fun. Instead of treat bags we got a selection of the small boxed mini-kits. We had a carnival of sorts with different games at each station using LEGOs: at one there was a jar filled with LEGO bricks & paper for guests to write their guess for how many (closest won the jar).
JUST NEED to say…you are MY HERO for putting this amazingness together!!!!!!
Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse says
I will surely be using your Lego parties as inspiration in a few years. My youngest just turned 2, but already obsessed with his Duplos and his teenage brother’s Legos!
Where did you get the lego bump photo paper you covered the mini composition note books with? I love that idea for birthday ‘treats’ for my daughter’s class at school since we aren’t allowed to bring food.
I took a picture of one of my boys’ green lego bases, printed it up at a print shop in color and then wrapped mini composition notebooks in them. I looked to see if I kept that photo but I didn’t. I’m sorry. You could easily do that yourself though. If you need more non-food ideas. I shared a lego ring idea in this post as well:
I love that your daughter likes Legos!
Thank you so much for all of these wonderful printables and downloadables, it’s going to make my son’s birthday so much easier in a few weeks time!
You are most welcome. Happy party planning! 🙂
Thank you, Delia so much for sharing! I love all your wonderful ideas, and can’t wait to celebrate my son’s 6th birthday with them!
Hi Delia – Thanks so much for sharing these Lego resources! My son is having a Lego party this Friday and I have been using many of your ideas. I did try to print the 11×16 files but they came out pixellated at that size. Don’t know what I am doing wrong but I am going to try to figure it out before Friday!
Thanks again for sharing all of your ideas and hard work Much appreciated!
Oh no! Sorry about that. Did you save it to your computer first? If so, what dimensions does it say they are after you save it? I wonder if I need to upload the files again. Until then, email me at delia dot randalll at gmail dot com and I can send you the files by attachment.
I love love this! My son is having a lego party in a couple weeks. I am trying to use your invitations but i am having the same problem. It says it is pixelated and i cant print it without it being blurry. Do you have any suggestions?
Sorry about that Kyndall! I’m not sure why it’s coming out pixelated. If you want to email me: [email protected] and indicate which files you want, I can send them to you that way.
Delia – I solved the mystery of the printables. It was the print shop, not your file. Thanks again for sharing your work with the rest of us! My party was a huge hit and my son, all of his friends, and his little brothers LOVED the Lego party. In fact, the parry is still going at our house, judging from the number of Lego-themed decorations that I have been asked to keep up!
I just found your blog and the lego printables! So cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing them! These are definitely some of the best out there!
I am right clicking and saving them, but when I open them up in Photoshop, they are very small, about 3″ and 72 dpi. I was wondering if you would be able to email me the files at full size & 300 dpi???
The ones I’m interested in are: the pin the head on the lego man, don’t eat pete, green lego bumps, and lego man thanks.
Thanks so much in advance!!! I’m definitely a follower of your blog from now on! You rock!!!
So sorry about that! I will send them to the listed address right now. Happy party planning!
Thank you so much for making your printables available, you’ve just made my job a lot easier!
You are most welcome!
I am having difficulty downloading the Lego Invitation and was wondering if you could send it to me.
Sure! I’ll send an email shortly.
thank you for sharing!!! *hugs*
Of course! Hugs to you too!
Loved the party and decorations! I was just wondering where you got the brown envelopes for the invites? Thanks.
I should have mentioned it. I made them. I just took an old envelope, opened it up completely, traced it on kraft paper and then folded and glued it together into an envelope. I hope that helps!
Thank you so much for this. I made sure I bookmark this post for inspirations. My son is turning 6 next month!! I’ve been looking everywhere for the printable favor boxes, and thank you again for sharing!!! LOVE IT!!!
I am so glad to help! Thanks Cee. Have fun party planning and happy birthday to your son!
Hi! I am loving all your party ideas! So many great ones!! My sons party is this Friday and I just went to do the printables and they are coming up too small to print. Not sure what I am doing wrong! Is is possible to have the Don’t eat Pete, Lego Heads and Pin the Head Lego Guy sent to my email? I would really appreciate it!
Sure! I just sent you an email. Sorry about the printing issues!
I love all your ideas and how well you explained everything. Great looking party. Could you possibly email me the invitations and Pin the Head Lego guy game?? Thanks in advance
Sure thing! I just sent you an email. 🙂
These ideas are so adorable! I would love to see a LEGO Friends party. Thanks!
Lindsay Reed says
I love these ideas! Thank you so much! My son is having a lego party this Saturday and I am having some trouble with the image quality of the Don’t Eat Pete game. Is there any way you could e-mail it to me? I would really appreciate it!
Thanks again 🙂
Sure! Just sent you an email.
I love all of your fantastic ideas for a Lego party and I am in the process of planning my son his 5th birthday party and he has requested a Lego theme. I was hoping to print the don’t eat pete，Lego block template， Lego heads and the headless legoman but when I tried to have them printed they are very blurry. I saved them directly off of your links and was wondering if maybe you could email me these files in full resolution? It would really make my son’s day extra special. Thank you so much，
Hope you didn’t use the same moulds for crayons and then edible cupcake toppers…
I did. I made the cupcake toppers first and then the crayons. I hope you found other parts of this post useful. Thanks for taking the time to comment Sue.
Hi!! Loved your party!! Could you send me an e-mail with the invitation file. It is coming up blurry in the 4×6 version. Thank you! I can’t wait to use your party ideas soon 🙂
Sure! I just sent it.
Lauren White says
Hi! I love-love-love this post, as we are in the throws of Lego party plans! I’m also interested in printing many of the files seen, and wonder if they are coming out blurry for others? Would you be able to email everything (except Pete)? I would SO appreciate it!
Sorry about that! Google docs must have compressed my files because they’re old? Not sure. I’ll send you an email now!
Hey Delia, could you also email me aswell please? Glad your happy to share! Really appreciate it. 🙂
Sure thing! I just sent you an email. Let me know if you don’t get it.
Hi! What an awesome party!! I’m throwing my son a Lego party for his 5th birthday. Would you be able to email me the pin the head on the lego man files? I’m having the same blurry issues as the other commenters. I would be super grateful! Thanks so much in advance!
Thanks! Of course. I’ll send them to this address: [email protected] now.
I love this lego party and you have given me some wonderful ideas as well as printables for my son’s 7th birthday coming up. Just wondering what size paper you printed the favour boxes on A4 or A3?
Thanks again for the inspiration!
I printed it on standard U.S. 8.5×11 inch paper. I believe that is the closest to A4 paper?
I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy party planning!
Beth Higdon says
Hi, I am planning a lego party for my soon-to-be 5 year old son. Would you mind emailing me your pin the head on the lego man printables? Do you have a printable to wrap around juice boxes too? Thanks in advance! These would be much appreciated!
Of course! I just emailed both the Pin and the Head on the Lego guy files and the juice box files to you. Enjoy!
Love this! Thanks so much for the ideas! I’m having trouble printing them as well. Would you mine emailing me the don’t eat pete, and pin the head on the lego man files? Thank you! My seven year old is so excited for his lego party!
Sure thing! I just sent you an email. Happy party planning!
Hello there! I’m having trouble printing this and not having it pixelated. Are you still emailing these files to people? I’d love the Don’t Eat Pete picture as well as the Pin the Head on the Lego Guy with heads. Thank you so, so much!!!
Of course! I just sent them to you. Enjoy!
Could you please email me the Don’t Eat Pete file? My son would like to play it at his party!
Sure thing! I just sent it your way. <3
Kelci Argyle says
Hi! Do you have a printable for the Don’t Eat Pete? I can’t see it on your website and would love it! Thanks!
Yes! Just sent it over and added a link for download. Thanks for letting me know. I thought I had put it on here. Hope that helps!
Do you remember what font you used for the invitation?
Good question. It’s been quite some time but I believe I used Agency.