Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lego Birthday Party

Lego Cake by Auntie Susan

Over the weekend we celebrated my son's birthday. As you can see it was Lego themed. I had grand plans for a superhero/comic themed party but he wanted a Lego party so that's what he got. I miss the days when he was younger and I could decide for him. But after all it was his birthday, not mine.

Below are a few pictures from the party.

I kept the invitations simple this year and created a Lego head shaped invitation. I designed the invitations with the Silhouette Studio software and created it with my Silhouette SD. I'd be happy to share the template with you guys, I'm just not sure how to. If anyone has any knowledge of the best way to share a template, let me know.

I made a banner with a Lego font I found via Tip Junkie.


Top left corner: Goody bag - idea via Homemaking Fun , Top right: Lego tattoos that read "Born to Build", Bottom: Lego candy with packaging I designed

Tattoo template for personal use only

Click on image, right click, copy, save and print. I made the tattoos about 1" x 2" in size. I used the Silhouette tattoo printer paper to make them. The tattoo printer paper doesn't have to be the Silhouette brand, that's just what I used.

This giant Lego head doubled as my son's gift and the table centerpiece. The Lego head is for sorting and storing Legos. I found it on Amazon if anyone is interested.

See that utensil holder in the picture; I made it. I really try to use what I have around the house before I start buying stuff for any party. I just built the utensil holder with my sons blocks. And if you're wondering, I did sanitize it after I made it. After all, those blocks have been played with a lot.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the party :)

24 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a great party! I love all your crafty touches. That lego holder makes the perfect centerpiece.

Laurinda said...

OMG- what a creative/cool party, such great ideas!

Caca said...

I really like the Lego cake created by Aunty Susan. Did you make the lego candies? Can you share how to?

Zakka Life said...

Caca,

I didn't make the lego candies. I was lucky enough to find them at the candy store in the mall. You can also buy them online.

Other option: I've seen other people use lego ice-trays as molds to make chocolate lego candy.

Ellen Kathrine said...

Buch a funky idea, i think it looks great.

Metronyx said...

Great idea : )I really like your blog. Have been popping in for awhile now and I'm always amazed by your creativity. Keep blogging !

justJENN said...

Legos are big around here too, happy birthday!

Kems said...

another wonderful party, jessica! both you and vy have such cute decorations. when danny and i start having kids, i might be asking you for some ideas.

Loni Harris said...

Very cute party! I think the easiest way to share the invite template is to save it as a svg file in illustrator. That isn't directly compatible with silhouette studio software, though. It needs to be a GSD which is a much longer process… you can email me if you are interested in the work-around way I have figured out how to do it :) loni.harris.design at gmail.com

ps I have been stalking for a long time but this is my first comment! I love your blog!

Deanna said...

Fantastic lego party! We just had a Batman party for my 6 yr old and we made your super hero lollipops, except I changed them to look like Batman. :)

bachman's sparrow said...

And the best mommy award goes to... hahah what a fantastic birthday party! Everything looks great, I bet your son had an amazing time :)

xoxo Maria

Claire M. said...

I love playing lego when I was a kid .. Good times ;)

Christy said...

It's a fabulous theme! The touches and details are wonderful!

Jill said...

This is a great party idea. Love it!

Anthonette said...

What an awesome Lego party! I threw one for my son a few years ago.

That cake is AMAZING and perfection! So is your invitation. I wish I would've had that template when I was coming up with an invite. Very clever. This was my invite:
http://chavezdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/08/lego-birthday-party-invitation.html

I had never seen that Lego sorter; cool.

Congrats on being featured on HGTV. That has got to be a great thrill.

Denise said...

What a wonderful theme! My son's best friend (who for the record is turning 23) LOVES Lego's so I may suggest to Thomas (my son) that we throw Robert a surprise birthday party patterned after yours.

Yosefa said...

That is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

omg these dishes look super tasty.. I d love to know the recipes :)
Jean

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Believe it or not, I'm actually looking for ideas for a Lego-themed party for my HUSBAND's 30th. He loved Legos as a kid, still has a ton of them, and gets a big kick out of playing with them with our kids.

Your cake is so cute. Would you mind telling more about how you made it?

Thank you so much for sharing!

Dylan's Mom said...

That cake is so cute. My son is so into legos. Love your blog. I just started mine.
http://atruckerswife1.blogspot.com/

Michelle Morgen/ Lisec said...

For the lego invite you could make a copy of it or draw it on a piece of paper and send it that way{link it to a site like photobucket or something}. So all we do is print it out and cut it with yellow cardstock.
Can you email me if you do this idea?

Zakka Life said...

Michelle,

I can send you the template but I need your email. It doesn't show your email when I hit reply to your message. You might need to adjust the settings in your Blogger account.

Jamie Tesch said...

I LOVED your lego head invitations and even tried making some myself before giving up! I would absolutely love if you could send me the template as I'm sure my little birthday boy would too!!

rame339 said...

Did you make the cake?!? If so, care to share how? It looks amazing!