Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lego Birthday Party

This past weekend we celebrated our youngest's birthday with a Lego themed party.  He chose this theme fairly close to his party date so we didn't have a whole lot of time for planning, and our budget was tighter than normal this year. I think we managed to pull off a super cute party even with those constraints. 

I found some cute patterns online to build the birthday boy's name out of Legos, but we couldn't exactly decide which size Legos the pattern was for... so we ended up doing our own thing to build his name out of Duplo sized blocks. We also built two 8s to make the mantel look symmetrical. I also got some plate and cup sets that came with the banner and tablecloth.  I ended up with two of these sets.  I also got this favor bag set, and these add-ins for the guests. If I had it to do over again, the add-ins were too small for the kids to even really make, so I'd opt for these instead.

If our budget had been larger - I would have looked into this photo prop, these photo props, this pinata, these balloons, or this additional decoration set. 

I was able to find this free resource to print Lego paper -- so I printed them on a pack of 5 different shades of paper that I found here.  I took the paper and cut it into pieces and put this pattern on the wall, under a large Minecraft village that Tyler had made. I also put some of these blocks around our TV, because the party was mainly held in our living room/kitchen area. Given more time, I might have put them in some other areas around the house too.

This was Tyler's cake this year, we did not make it like we did last year.  He really liked it though. 

A couple of our friends that were coming are doing the Keto diet, so I wanted to make sure that there was plenty of food for them to eat as well as keep it simpler this year for our budget.  In parties past, we've always served a full meal for the most part... but this year it was more finger foods.  Tyler made fruit sticks with grapes, cantaloupe, and strawberries.  I thought about adding pineapple as well, but you could do any sort of fruit that you like.

We also made a meat & cheese tray with turkey chunks, summer sausage, salami, cheddar cheese squares, and colby jack squares. We had some extra space, so we served olives with it. For those not eating low carb, we served some Ritz crackers on the side of our meat tray. Our next item, is a Vegetable Tray with Ranch Dip -- we included: carrots, cucumber, mushrooms, broccoli, and celery in the tray.  Tyler requested Charleston Cheese Dip because it's his absolute favorite. 

We serve the Cheese Dip with pita chips.  Then we made two forms of Greek Salad -- a green salad version, and a pasta salad version.

Here is our sweet birthday boy who had a wonderful day surrounded by people he loves the most. Eight is Great, and he is SO happy to finally be the same age as his brother for the next 6 months!

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