Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lego Late Over

For his birthday this year Graham wanted to have all of his friends over for a late over.  I thought Lego's would be the perfect theme since he is so into them right now.

I had my sweet friend, Natalie, who owns Natty Sue Designs make up this darling custom invitation for me. 
Super cute, right?!?

We served the boys pizza, salad and soda and one of the boys got overly excited when I told them they could eat all they want.  Food must be strictly rationed at that house. Ha!
 We played this game where I put random Lego pieces in a pan, gave them 2 minutes to look at everything and whoever wrote down and remembered the most correctly won. 
 Another game we played was each boy started to build something for one minute. The timer would go off and they had to pass what they were building to the next boy to keep working on.  This went on for 3-4 minutes and then the last boy would have to make up whatever the thing was.  I loved this - the boys were really creative with their descriptions!
 I got lazy smart and bought a giant cupcake cake - I just couldn't bring myself to bake and frost cakes all day long. I had the store make it look like the night sky and we put a Lego Jedi Starfighter figurine as well as a few character figures.  
 Dan put together all the Lego mini movies onto one disk and the kids watched this while they ate their cake and ice cream.  They were really fun and the boys loved it!
This was LuLu's 4th outfit of the evening....
I made rectangular sugar cookies and let the boys frost and decorate them to look like Legos to take home for later.  
The goodie bags filled with all the junk candy Graham loves - Lemonheads, Pop Rocks, Laffy Taffy, you name it. 

It was THE EASIEST birthday party we have ever thrown for Graham.  At one point Dan and I were just sitting on the couch and watching them play Lego's! When have I ever gotten to sit down and hang out at my kids birthday parties?  NEVER is when! 
It didn't cost us an arm and a leg and the boys had a great time.  Success!
 We ended birthday weekend with dinner at Grandma's and Grandpa's house with him getting the rock tumbler of his dreams.  He was thrilled and has big plans to make lots of things with polished rocks.  
My grandpa Rex had the coolest rock shop in his backyard and it makes me a bit sad - I think Graham would have loved to have seen that.  I would get 5 cents a jar for sorting rocks by color for Grandpa Rex...and I never could figure out why those rocks would get mixed up every.single.time I came to visit.
Now on to fun eight year old things!!  He went to his first pack meeting Tuesday night and is so excited to be a Cub Scout!
So far - eight is great!


Diane said...

What a handsome guy. Looks like a good time was had by all ♥

KEYSHA said...

Great birthday idea, that is every boys dream party!! Clever Kristen!! I am chuckling at LuLu's outfit only gets worse. Myka changes AT LEAST 4 times a day (underwear too). The best part, she just leaves them lying on the floor so I have no idea what is clean or dirty!! Ah, the joys of little girls!

Melinda said...

Kristen, you throw the best and most do-able themed parties! I'm coming to you for ideas when I have kids!

kjtroxel said...

Those pictures just make me HAPPY!!
Cute boys. What fun they had. Who is that other good looking kid, the one in the blue plaid? Was he the one getting so excited for more pizza? lol

Mommyto3andahusky said...

love the lego theme! I am going to borrow some ideas for my boys! They are lego fanatics! :)