Our lives are Lego crazy these days. I step on teensy Lego bits in the rug every day of my life. I move aside partially completed Lego sets to eat my breakfast at the dining room table. I get on my hands and knees to help my son locate the one missing Lego piece that just rolled…somewhere. Jhonen and his friends can spend hours with Lego and, after recently hanging out in a yurt with a Lego Masterbuilder at his good friend’s birthday, Jhonen couldn’t imagine having any other theme for his 6th birthday celebration.
Pinterest is overflowing with genius Lego party ideas. I used several of them and I have nothing really new to contribute to the bunch. Still, I thought I’d share our party plans here so I can remember Jhonen’s fantastically Lego-filled 6th-year-old birthday party details.
This is my third folding-table-at-the-park-party and I really love them (Margot’s 2nd Woodland Themed Party and 3rd Day-In-the-Country Party). It helps that I never have to worry about bad weather here in the East Bay and that there are a billion beautiful parks from which to choose. This year we picked Codornices Park in Berkeley. It’s really beautiful and has a big stone slide that is super fun. I knew I wouldn’t need to have a bunch of activities planned if there was a playground with that slide.
and blank, create-your-own-minifigs drawings sheets I printed from here.
Mixels are really cute, affordable Lego monster sets that come in lots of different colors and can be combined to make new, custom monsters. It was so handy that these Mixel sets were the birthday party entertainment, the party favor, AND a gift for Jhonen.
and we even (attempted) to make a Mixel movie.
They kept their Mixels (relatively) safe in these little favor boxes I made using a paper template I have. I glued some dots punched from the same colored paper on the front of the bags to make them Lego-like. See the orange one on the right:
The cake reveal was fun. I found the idea for the mini-fig candle holders on Pinterest and HAD to do it, too.They turned out so cute! The mugs from the Lego christmas calendars we’ve gotten every year came in very handy. Birthday candles fit perfectly inside them. Plus, the decorations masked the bad frosting job on the cake. 😉
As I type this up, he is at the dining room table assembling, disassembling, then reassembling his Mixel sets. He has done it so many times that he has now combined all the Mixel pieces together to make the process more challenging.