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Carter’s Awesome LEGO Movie Party

by Megan

Carter turns 6 on the 29th, but we started celebrating early, with a big LEGO Movie party, last Saturday! We scoured the web and found lots of fantastic Lego party ideas, and put together a super fun party!

Carter's Awesome LEGO Movie Party

We invited his entire 1st grade class, and we ended up with about 30 kids and grownups, all partying hard! This way to the party…!

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I had planned on inviting his whole class, but keeping things pretty simple. Then Gramma got involved. She doesn’t do “simple.”

carter-and-gramma^The party queen, with her favorite grandson (Harry is her favorite grandbaby)

Carter's Awesome LEGO Movie Party

From the decorations, to the food, to the activities, everything was LEGO Movie themed! My mom made some awesome signs that we hung up on the ramada at the park behind their house. It was the perfect location for a party. The ramada provided shade and tables, and we had lots of grassy area to set up our activities, and there was a great playground that the kids played on as well.

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The party is in the details, and these two details were a huge hit with everyone! This LEGO head was a jar of nuts, before it was painted, but doesn’t it look just like one of the little LEGO head pieces?!

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And did you know that LEGOs float in hand sanitizer? Well they do, and they look awesome! Such a cute (and practical) addition to the party decor, and everyone commented on it! “Are those REAL LEGOS in there??”

We got pizzas to feed the masses, and had fruit roll-ups and bags of cheez-its on the tables. And of course my dad had to rent a sno-cone machine and a popcorn machine! Needless to say, we had a lot of food.

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The kids had so much fun with the activities we set up. The first was making LEGO men, which they could then take with them. My mom cut out all the yellow men, then she used colored foam squares to cut out various shapes that they could add, including pants, t-shirts, and sleeves. There were also a selection of foam letters and shapes they could add to their LEGO people, and of course black markers to make their faces.

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Another activity was LEGO car racing. We had a box full of LEGO car pieces- platforms, wheels, and steering wheels, and another box filled with various LEGO bricks, to make their car unique. Then they raced them down these spray-painted boards, which we just set on a hill.

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We also set up a table with a bin full of the larger building blocks, and nearby we had a bucket filled with water and two water shooters. The kids took turns building towers with the blocks and trying to spray them down with the water. Carter was enjoying getting sprayed himself, but I can’t blame him as it was hot!

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Lastly, we set these BIG building blocks under a tree, in the shade, and invited the kids to build whatever they wanted! They quickly organized and built a fort, but I think it got abandoned when the cake came out!

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The cake was something to behold! Party Planet in Surprise will do any image as an edible image, so we found this one online and sent it to them. We chose a cupcake cake, with both chocolate and yellow cupcakes, and buttercream frosting. I will not disclose the percentage of these cupcakes which I personally consumed.

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Carter had so many friends from school there, and I think everyone had a great time! On the invitations we requested that if people wanted to bring a gift, they bring a dollar for his bank (or to buy apps). Carter ended up with over $30!

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Most of the parents ended up staying for the party, but we invited everyone back to make a LEGO cookie before leaving. Square shortbread cookies + colored frosting + M&Ms = delicious LEGO cookies!

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And as the kids left, we gave them a goodie bag filled with, what else, LEGOs!

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Whew, it was a busy day, but SO much fun! Carter topped the afternoon off with a refreshing swim…in his clothes.

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Parties are so much fun, and this one was no exception. I can’t believe my little guy is 6! Happy birthday, Carter!

happy-birthday-carter

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Brenda Young October 2, 2014 - 6:10am

Wonderful decor, everything looks so cute grandma did a great job! Pinning to my birthday board!

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Laura@Baking in Pyjamas October 5, 2014 - 6:50am

Great party idea. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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Jill October 5, 2014 - 5:43pm

It looks like a fantastic birthday party! Happy belated birthday Carter!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Pinkoddy October 7, 2014 - 1:33pm

Such brilliant ideas – I love all the little touches. I have pinned this to my Lego board.

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Crystal January 10, 2015 - 8:06pm

That truly is the most awesome birthday party ever! That a lucky little boy! Thanks so much for sharing

~crystal

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Mrs. AOK January 11, 2015 - 4:47am

What a fun party! We had a Lego themed day for my son’s sixth birthday too.
Thanks for sharing via MMBH, I had to add your totally “AWESOME” party to our Pinterest board :)
XOXO

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susen @Dabbling Momma January 11, 2015 - 6:12pm

What an AWESOME party! I love, love, love the Lego pieces in the sanitizer and the Lego head! I’m thinking of painting up one of those for my son and putting his pencils in it! Found your post from the Mommy Monday Blog Hop.

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