Monday, September 26, 2011

Lego Birthday Party: Decorations

As they entered the yard the guests were welcomed by this stand of balloons. It had a guessing game atop it but the boys were so excited to see each other, they completely bipassed this stand and started playing tag.....disclaimer: If I had been totally ready with the party on time, I could have been standing there as they entered...but I was not....still learning! I was nearly on time!

The Dessert Table.
A small buffet table with some Ikea fabric draped over a simple white tablecloth. Giant Lego blocks created with tissue paper (from Dollar Tree) covered capri sun boxes (idea from this party.) The "knobs" of the Lego are cupcakes. (Angry Bird cupcakes, completely out of theme....but my son's favorite game....until recently...but they were too cute to pass up). I added medium sized gumballs that my daughter noticed at the dollar store, they fit the color theme perfectly and filled the front of the table easily and inexpensively. I deliberately placed this table in front of this brick mimic the "block" look. If I would have time I would have painted or taped colored paper on the outside edge blocks, in reds, greens, blues and yellows to enhance that vision...but alas, I ran out of time. Just pretend you can see them there and then try it at your own party!

This pennant bunting was inspired by One Charming Party's Superhero party. Instead I used Lego magazines and vintage polka-dotted bias tape that I had on hand to create=free! It is now hanging in my son's room for as long as he'd like.

The game & food table. As I mentioned earlier, I should have set up two separate tables, one for the food eating and another for game playing. The combination of these two activities on one table became messy and cluttered. The boys were spreading out their party favors, built boats, food, soda, and candy Legos. It was a mess by the end! 

I tried to incorporate blocks and dots, Lego like. This vinyl tablecloth was a great match, and cost under $1. Scrapbook paper place mats, red square plates and blue napkins. Each plate had their Lego boat ready to be assembled, their first planned activity.

My fabric birthday banner welcomed the guests & gifts.

Lego filled mason jar, with painted rim, for a balloon weight, idea from Delia Creates.

Check out all the details of this party:
Inspiration Board: Pinterest
Part 1
Part 2: Decorations
Part 3: Food
Part 4: Games
Part 5: Party Favors
Part 6: Photo Goods
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