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The Lego Party

BigSmall was FIVE this weekend.
And having somehow managed to have escaped the party ordeal for the last four years, we decided that we had to man up and Just Do It this year.

After much deliberation and a little gentle prodding by me (as I had seen some REALLY cool Lego stuff on Pinterest) it was decided that the theme was to be Lego.
We had the party at home, so kept it pretty small, and BigSmall had 6 friends over.
Although My Make Do and Mend Year has officially finished, we still managed a pretty good Make Do and Mend party-BigSmall’s presents were sourced from E-bay, and we managed to get away with Buying Nothing New-hurrah!

Here is what we had:

  • Lego invites-hubby took a photo of some of his BigSmall’s Lego Mini-figures and then PicMonkeyed it
  • PM LEGO INVITE1Lego games
    -Pass the Lego Brick-pass the parcel, but inside a Lego storage brick. In each layer there was a little lego man, and then I mamaged to find a whole heap of little packets of Lego that they give away in the Sun, at a charity shop for 50p each, and snaffled a load up, and used them as prizes
    -Build the highest lego tower (we used Duplo). They took it in turns and each had a minute and then highest tower won a little bag of Lego (see above)
    -Pin the head on the Lego Man
    Lego party12
    Hubby took yet another picture of one of his BigSmall’s mini-figures and got it blown up to A2 size and then carefully cut around it and mounted it on some card, with what I am assured are proportionally correct lego bricks as background…
  • Lego party bags
    Lego party03We got the kids to decorate the Lego heads first of all, and then spirited them away to fill them up.
    The font for the name labels was a free download from here (just scroll down the page a bit). I printed it out and then went round it with a yellow felt-tip (I am sure if you are more computer literate than me there must be a way of outlining it, but I couldn’t figure it out) and then stuck them onto red card
  • Lego Bunting

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Lego party09

  • Lego biscuits-these were square (ish) biscuits, which I did my first ever attempt at piping on-I used Royal Icing, and made it up to the required colour (using pastes, not liquid food colouring), then piped around the edges, before adding more water until it was pretty sloppy, and then ‘flooding’ the inside. Then I added the appropriate colour M&Ms

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  • Lego Cake

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  • Lego chocolates for the party bags-I managed to get two moulds off E-bay, secondhand-one was bricks and one was little Lego men, and melted the chocolate and filled the moulds-simples!
I realise now, that this looks rather like some kind of Lego  field hospital...

I realise now, that this looks rather like some kind of Lego field hospital…

  • In the party bags, they had:
    bags of Lego chocs (I made little paper bags, like for the cookies I did a while ago),
    Lego party07Lego masks (downloaded from here and printed off), Lego stickers (downloaded from here, and printed on sticky paper),
    Lego party05
    Lego colouring books (again, downloaded and printed off, then cut up and strung together),
    Lego crayons (Lego brick mould, pack of 50p crayons from the car boot, oven at 80C-happy days),
    and a bag of the Lego from the charity shop

I was, if I’m honest, a little bit nervous about the whole thing, but it all seemed to go pretty well, and I think they had fun. BigSmall said it was “the best party ever” so what more could we want?!

If you need any more lego idea, I have a whole Lego Party Pinterest board, with even more stuff, from other people’s parties.

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  • Reply treadingmyownpath October 9, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Amazing! Totally love it! I love how thoughtful and creative you were, and the party bags with the face to decorate is a great idea. Well, all of it was a great idea! Thanks for sharing : )

    • Reply Jen October 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

      No problem, thankyou for your lovely comments!

  • Reply Heather October 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    That sounds like an excellent lego party! Both of my boys at 6 and 8 would be delighted about a party like that!

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I think lovely hubby would like one for his 40th…!

  • Reply Samantha Schofield October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Sounds the best party ever! My little L is two in a few weeks so I am looking for ideas! Samantha

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm


  • Reply helen marshall October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    How on earth did you get the time to do all this with 2 children????love Helen xxx

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Get ’em in bed and GO GO GO!

  • Reply mehubbyandthekids October 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

    What a fab birthday party. Little lady’s party is this coming Saturday and we have made a lot of it ourselves too. Party bags are a nightmare but you did really well. No wonder BigSmall loved his party. Well done x

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Thankyou so much. Have a great weekend and party!

  • Reply Emma Croft October 8, 2013 at 9:06 am


    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Sarah October 8, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Excellent work! I want a Lego birthday party now on my next one. I will be 34 😀

    I am trying to do a Halloween party in make do and mend style! Got some interesting craft ideas, inspiration for another blog if you needed one, hint hint 😀

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Crikey, Halloween already. I need a rest! If you have any ideas, send them my way and I’ll try and do a blog post 🙂

      • Reply Sarah October 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

        Will do!

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo October 8, 2013 at 8:29 am

    What a brilliant theme and very well done – go you. The guy I work with turns 36 next week and is leggo mad! He wants the very expensive Delorean (from Back To The Futue) kit, so Ive bagged up some bits and OH is going to make a cardboard top calling it a ‘make it yourself -partwork kit’ reckon it will be good for a giggle. :o)

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Sounds great Jo!

  • Reply lizlovingandlearning October 8, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Brilliant. Well done. Planning to share with friends with smalls.

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Fab, thankyou!

  • Reply Jill Moulton October 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Brilliant! Sounds great fun. Makes me wish I still had to organise parties for smalls.

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

      You can do the next one for us if you like…!

  • Reply Anni October 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

    That looks like so much fun! Jealous of your 5 year old 😛

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I think hubby enjoyed it as much as the kids!

  • Reply Hilary October 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Not surprised he said it was best party ever, it sounds absolutely wonderful. What brilliant planning and execution by you and hubby! You’ve a lot to live up to now for future ones!

    • Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I am slightly concerned we have set the bar too high too early..!

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