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We left Denver a mere two weeks after Burke’s sixth birthday… which means, of course, that his birthday party was quite the affair (gotta go out with a bang, right?).
That kid lo-oves Legos. Like, I am pretty sure this is not the last Lego birthday party I will plan for him, that’s how much he loves them (and my kids really enjoy coming up with a new party theme each year!). The downside of this was that Burke’s ideas were so grand that many of them didn’t happen (“Mom, can we build a Cloud Cuckoo Land in the back yard with a rainbow floor and giant Lego dog?”).
The upside was that he helped me with all sorts of party projects! Burke made the Lego cake topper, the Lego cake stand, the Lego straw holder, and he helped with the Lego chocolates and Lego filled balloons.
He also sorted piles and piles of Legos for the Lego garlands, the Lego jars and the gum ball machine. It was so fun to work on this party with him!
Burke is a carb guy (one whose Mom only buys Poptarts for extra-special occasions), so this list is made up mostly of his requests plus some protein heavy items I added in so that there were occasional carb breaks. Croissants, lego shaped almond-butter-and-honey sandwiches, mini blueberry muffins, tart cherry scones, pop tarts, and a sweet potato and bacon egg casserole made up our Lego Party brunch menu.
Chocolate cake decorated with Lego shaped candies, mini cupcakes with Lego mini figure candies, “Lego” cookies, more Lego brick and Lego mini figure candies in blue and green (the party colors), “Lego” head cotton candy push pops, blue and green jelly beans, green party popcorn.
Cloud Soda Land– I am always amazed by the sheer delight my kids find in playing ‘store’ of any kind and this was no exception. The kids loved manning the Cloud Soda Land Shop (plus, it’s about as close as I could come to Burke’s grand backyard Cloud Cuckoo Land vision- haha!).
Master Builder Photo Booth– This was at the top of Burke’s list of requests- a place where people could dress up as Lego Movie characters. These printable masks made putting this together simple easy.
Awesome Activities– Bouncy balls, side walk chalk and bubbles are all the perfect compliment to a party! Add in some awesome labels and the activities become perfectly Lego-y!
It has been so fun to finally put these posts together- there is more Lego-y Party goodness to come later this week…