7.07.2009

Lego Birthday~

Mr. One turned 9 years old yesterday! He is a huge Lego fan, so of course we threw him a Lego bash for his 9-year-old party.



This year I started the tradition of making my kiddos birthday shirts with their ages on them. So far I have done appliqued numbers, but I felt like a photo transfer shirt better fit Mr. One's personality. So I created this "9" logo in Microsoft Paint (making sure to reverse the number) then printed it out on Avery T-shirt Transfer paper and followed the package directions. So easy! So cute!

I chose primary colors for the decor, because that seemed very "Lego" to me. The table was set with the kids' goody boxes (I'll talk about them in a minute), fun polka dot plates, and cups full of legos that we used in some games. The centerpiece was a mason jar filled with legos (and tied with curly string to look festive). The kids had to guess how many legos were in the jar! We played two other simple games...for the first, I wrote random words on cards (like cow, bus, flower etc.) and had each of the kids pick a card, then they had to try to build their object with the legos in their cups. (I didn't make this a contest, so each kid got a prize.) The last game was the simplest of all...and the favorite of the guests...I set a timer and we saw who could build the tallest freestanding lego tower in the set time. I didn't give awards for this game, I just let the kids try to out-do one another...they LOVED it!
The goodie boxes were so cute! They were just mini take-out boxes purchased at Michael's craft and filled with candy including Lego-shaped candy. I added tags made with photo-transfer-on-fabric clip art of Legos.
A close-up of the table settings.
The cupcakes were my favorite of all. Each one was topped with Lego candies. (We bought them in bulk from a local candy store.) So cute, and soooooooooooooo easy!

Happy Birthday Mr. One! We love you!

Have a great Tuesday~

41 comments:

Michelle said...

So fun!!

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Super cute! I especially love the cupcakes. I might have to bookmark this idea for my husband's birthday. He's a huge lego nerd!
(I bought him a huge thing of legos for our first Christmas and he still insists that the tower he made should be proudly displayed in the apartment. It's a battle I'm losing.)

Jen said...

I love the birthday T-shirt idea. I think I might try that for my kids next year.

Peterson Family said...

Yesterday was my son's 9th birthday too! His theme was Legos but it ended up being more about the pool than anything! (It was the perfect pool day though!). We start and end each birthday with the telling of the day they were born and looking at their baby books! I always want them to know how loved they are!

Mari said...

Looks like a great party! My #3 was 17 yesterday! He's my baby and I miss the parties from when mine were young. We still have plenty of parties, but there's just something about it when they are young and full of that special kind of energy! Thanks for sharing your son's party... notes will be taken for future "grandson" parties!!

Laura said...

Great party! I love how everything was on the simple side, yet so incredibly festive & fun! Too many times birthday parties are over the top, but you captured a wonderful energy & spirit for your son with your special touches!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love all the Lego goodness! This looks like a fun party. I have not seen the Lego candy. What a score!

~Misti

LuLu said...

Oh my goodness I love it! I have been wanting to try the transfer paper because of you and I keep telling myself to buy it and give it a go! now i really have to do it..the t shirt was wonderful.
LuLu

Leen said...

What a grand party! Happy birthday to your little guy!!
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

Bridget said...

Adorable! I've got a Lego guy at my house, too. :)

Dawn said...

So cute!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fun party! The Lego cupcake toppers are absolutely adorable!!

Shannon said...

That is one of the cutest birthday ideas ever! Love it all!

Pam said...

What an awesome birthday party! My Mr. One (and only) will be 9 this month also. My, how time flies! Themed birthday parties are so much fun and it looks like yours was a major success!

Happy birthday, Mr. One!
Pam

Ms. Tee said...

So cute! Those lego candies are great! :)

Mary said...

So cute! I love everything you did. Thanks for the great ideas!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to your son.

The cupcakes look cute with the legos on top of them.

Tracey Bower- Bower Studio said...

Love the ideas! My oldest is a Lego freak and has a bday coming up (he just finished Lego camp!)
Where do you get the candies?

Amy said...

So cute! Love the shirt..oohh.. and those cupcakes looks SOO good!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Tracy:

We just found the candies in a bulk candy store at our local mall. I'm sure you can find them at a similar store just about anywhere.

Good luck!

Magic Brush said...

Wonderful idea!!!! My boys Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E legos! My parents even made a lego table for them for Christmas. Great party idea!

clgarrett said...

we live and breathe legos at my house! our floors are constantly littered with them, more than they are not!
i love this idea and it's totally perfect for this age! my son turns 8 later this year...and i think he would love this idea

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Wow!!!!! Great job! Birthday parties for kids are the best!!!!!!
Love the cupcakes!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

The cupcakes are such a fantastic idea! I'll be linking to this if you don't mind.

michelle said...

That's awesome! My son's birthday is this weekend and he LOVES lego stuff. We're actually going to a cabin and riding 4 wheelers for his birthday, so we're not doing the big party this year. I've got to keep this in mind for next year! Love the cupcakes

Holly said...

It is all so adorable!! Good job! Really like the t-shirt!! Happy Birthday little "one" :). Hugs and kisses from aunt Holly!!

Tiffany said...

Love the shirt idea, that's great! Also, every little detail of the party was perfect, that is my kind of party! The lego theme is great and it just looks so festive and fun! My little man is having his very first birthday in 2 weeks so I have been busy preparing for that, so much fun but a little depressing at the same time! Thanks for sharing more great ideas!

Amber said...

Lots of fun and easy to do ideas to make your lego party festive! I love the idea of making each child a number shirt for their birthday. This 9 shirt is perfect for a boy his age! Sounds like they all had a great time! I love that you made it special and festive without being over the top!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

FABULOUS party idea! My youngest will be 8 in February, always a challenging month to plan parties, so I may have to "steal" this idea from ya!
Enjoy your evening.

Richella said...

Good for you! What a fun looking party!

When my youngest turned six, he wanted a Lego party. It was one of the best party themes ever. I made a Lego brick cake by baking a 9x13 sheet cake, then putting upside-down-cupcakes on top and frosting the whole thing like a giant Lego brick. You've never seen so much yellow frosting in your life.

Hope this year is the best ever for your guy!

Our Complete Family said...

What a fun birthday for your Mr 9 years old now! Bryce went to a Lego party this past December and it was a huge hit with the boys! I love Legos~ they're such classic great toys for kids!
You did an awesome job throwing this superb bash! Way to go!
Hugs, Les

southerninspiration said...

Oh, we had SO SO many legos when my boys were small.....but I never thought of hosting a lego party! GREAT ideas you used......it turned out so cute!

Suzanne

Damaris said...

what a great party. I love the cupcakes. last time I saw #1 he was starting first grade, yikes!

Jerusalem said...

we did a lego party last year too - love your ideas! will have to borrow some of them if we ever have another lego party for boy #2!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Such a cute and yet simple party plan!

~ Sarah

Becky said...

What a cute birthday party, so filled with great ideas!
My son is involved in an after school program in which they use legos. They build things and then add engines and such. He has been doing it for years. I would never have known about the lego candy had it not been for you. Now I need to go get some an send it to him. However after a hard day with energic children I would guess the last thing he would want to see is a lego candy...no matter how sweet. lol
Hugs
Becky

Rose Charles said...

Hi Wendy,

Wow, everything about your lego party looks so professional!

I am going to do a whole class party at a hall for my daughter's 5th birthday in dec this year...
Scared!

Hope everything went well?

Rose XXX

Elyse said...

hi wendy,

my own mr. 1 will turn 9 this year. gosh, nine. how time flies.

i am so loving your lego party. cute, colorful and fun. (ever been to the lego store in braintree - that's probably too far for you???)

consider sending this someplace like "family fun" because it is awesome! i love me a good theme!

xo

Mrs. S. said...

OMG! I really love this idea! I am sure your children will have some amazing memories for years to come about the amazing parties their mom put together. I will have to remember this for the day I have a child! How FUN!

{ L } said...

Ummmm, WOW!! I am in love with this party theme and EVERY single thing about it. Can I copy it? lol...this is awesome.

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

Just stumbled upon your party pics - very cute!!!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com