Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lego Birthday Party - belated

Last month my Munchkin turned 7 -and I had mentioned that his birthday party was LEGO themed.
You got to see the LEGO cake that Hubby made for the family party - but I had not posted about what we had done for the Munchkin and his friends the following weekend.

We invited over 3 of Munchkin's friends - we had a few more on the list that were unable to come but we figured 4 total was a good number.

So the plan was a few games, some make your own pizzas, cupcakes and presents and done...

Best laid plans..

I prepared the "guess how many" game... (using a container from the LEGO store with a LEGO lid)
 ...the goody bags (green is currently the Munchkin's favorite color - and we got the stickers and birthday minifigs from a LEGO birthday party kit - the others are mystery minifigs so you don't know what they are until you open them)

...and a building challenge where I gave each 2 person team a box of identical pieces and they had to use everything in the box.  The first team to do so, AND be able to have the train run on their track, would win. 

We even divided the room with a screen covered with a LEGO sheet (I was at one point going to do the bathroom in LEGO and use this for a shower curtain - but we decided not to do it - now it will go on the Munchkin's bed)

 ...I even made medals, using beads I had gotten from someone at work, some extra stickers from one of the Munchkin's LEGO sticker books, metal rings and some embroidery floss.

...and we can't forget Hubby's cupcakes, topped with more chocolate minifigs and bricks and displayed on a LEGO baseplate.

We did the building challenge, and we even made and consumed the pizzas...
 ...but the rest of the activities, including the "guess how many bricks tall I am"... went unplayed, and the medals went unused.  Even the cupcakes went home in containers instead of tummies...

And all because the Munchkin left his new LEGO Batcave set downstairs.   One look at that and it was all the boys wanted to play with.... so once I got them to clean up the building challenge bricks, I just put it in the middle of the floor and let them play.... breaking only for some pizza assembly and consumption.  (oh - and opening presents - but they did that VERY fast!)

And after everyone went home, we built a tower right up to the ceiling with all the bricks.
 'cause sometimes you just have to go with the flow.



Suzan said...

I guess for boy's birthday parties the bottom line is that if everyone had a good time (especially the birthday boy) the party is a success. No way Mom's plans could compete with the Batman LEGOs!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great birthday party for a 7 year old boy!