That awesome kid of yours is asking for a Lego Birthday Party, and you need ideas that are easy and affordable. Party planning doesn’t have to feel like stepping on Lego’s! We’ve got you (and your feet) covered!
It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the birthday party planning ideas online. It can be a bit overwhelming. You don’t need some sort of crafting superpower to pull off an awesome Lego birthday party, and you don’t have to spend a fortune either.
Remember that you are making memories with and for your children. Dipping 50 marshmallows in yellow candy coating and drawing faces on them to look like a Lego character just isn’t my idea of the memories I hope to make. If it’s yours that’s great! I admire your skills! 🙂 For us, some simple decorations, your child’s favorite food, and best friends and family are what make it the ultimate party for everyone.
Where to shop for decorations
Could you believe that we did this entire Lego Birthday Party for less than $100? We saved so much on the party decorations that we were able to get this special girl an extra gift or two that she really wanted.
All the decorations and Lego Party Favors came from Dollar Tree, Target, and Party City. Let me break down our shopping list for you, and then I’ll show you how we used it all.
- Plastic Plates – red, blue, and yellow – both small and large – 2 packs each, plus enough for guests to eat with
- Wrapping paper – 2 rolls each of red, blue, and one roll of yellow.
- Streamers – 1 pack each of red, blue, and yellow
- Tissue Paper Flower Garland – 1 each of red, blue, and yellow
- Colorful Happy Birthday Banner
- Colored forks
- 2 Green Tablecloths
Total Spent: $28
- Red, blue, and yellow ribbon banner – was on clearance
- One white/Lego tablecloth on clearance
- These building blocks for kids to play with and take home.
- Clear treat bags
Total Spent: $25
- Various candies and small party favors in red, green, yellow, and blue
If you’ve got time to order party favors online, here are some awesome ideas that are all Lego themed!
Total Spent: $20
How to Make Easy Lego’s
You don’t have to buy a $50 box of Lego’s to make your decorations, we will save that for the birthday girl’s present! All you need is a few cardboard boxes or foam board, wrapping, paper, and plastics plates or cups.
While shopping at the Dollar Tree, they were stocking shelves and emptying piles of boxes. BINGO! The sweet lady was so willing to give us a whole buggy full so she didn’t have to move them. I cut the boxes to create a flat surface and wrapped in either red, blue, or yellow wrapping paper.
Using two-sided tape, I adhered the plates to the wrapped boards. Some of the boards were too small for even the smallest plates we had. For these, you can just cut out circles from colored paper.
I used plastic lids from these cups and taped the paper dots to them to make them stand off the board a bit. If you don’t have these plastic cup lids, anything that raises the paper off the surface will work.
Transform Your Space
We saved so much money by having the Lego Party at our home. Now I hear some of you saying… “Party at MY house? No way! Too stressful! Too messy!” Hear me out on this.
It would have cost over $300 to have a birthday party somewhere. I would have to transport everything there, and then everything back. We would have had maybe two hours for the party.
Having the party at our house did mean cleaning… a lot. I actually had to mop the floors y’all! 🙂 But it was well worth it. A clean house, saved money (at least $300!), and no one felt rushed. Family was gracious to offer to help clean up which was so thoughtful. So we had the party at home, relaxed, and we turned the kitchen into a Lego-land!
We used a roll of wrapping paper to cover the front of our shelves in the dining area. Once again, two-sided tape helped keep the plates on and ta-da! Giant Lego’s!
Bringing the Party Together
Sometimes it’s the small details that really make your birthday party special. For Josie, I wanted to add a chalkboard sign, but of all the chalkboards we have in the house, I didn’t have the right size for what I wanted.
We did have a spare foam board and found a can of chalkboard paint in the garage. I sprayed two light and even coats on the board, and let it dry.
Using my Molotow Acrylic Paint Marker (love this pen!), I hand-lettered her name for a cute and easy birthday sign.
For party favors, we filled clear treat bags with candy and colorful trinkets that we knew the kids would actually use. I folded colored paper over the top and cut out 1 inch circles with my Fiskars paper punch. I taped the circles to the colored paper for the Lego look. The kids loved them!
Lego Party Food
You can spend hours making all those cute Lego themed treats on Pinterest, crossing your fingers it comes out looking just like the pictures.
OR.. you can just go with your child’s favorite foods. In our case, that was tacos! For $65, we made an awesome taco bar for up t 20 people and still had plenty left over. And while there was were no Lego themed rice krispie treats or candy bar, we decided to forego all the sugar and future dentist appointments and stick to a great meal everyone could enjoy.
Taco Seasoned Ground Beef
Hard & Soft Shells
Chips & Salsa varieties
Juice Boxes for kids
Water, Cokes, & Tea
Josie isn’t a big cake lover, so her request was a key lime pie! (all we needed was margaritas!)
For dessert, we had key lime pie and a chocolate cookies and cream pie for the chocolate lovers.
Overall, we had about 16 guests and spend around $65 on all the food. We still had leftovers!!
The Ultimate Lego Party
I promised myself not to become one of “those Pinterest people” that try to recreate every idea, stressing and spending hours icing cupcakes and dipping marshmallows tied together with toothpicks. But I do enjoy planning a great party for the kids.
Seeing the kids (and adults) building with legos and sparking their creativity is so inspiring. It’s not about making the biggest and best decorations, cake, or even making a grand event. It’s about creating experiences for your kids that will last a lifetime.
This was the ultimate Lego Birthday Party because it was simple, inexpensive, and was all of her favorite things. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to really celebrate with your kids, rather than stressing over how much you’ve spent or what the other parents think of those hand-dipped cookies you were up til midnight making. 🙂
For less than $100, you can create an awesome Lego birthday party and still have money for birthday presents!
Now I wonder… do you host birthday parties at your home or at an outside party event place? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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