Saturday, June 02, 2012

Lego party

So I am about a month behind on these pics, I have allot to catch up on on this blog.

I can't believe Wyatt turned 7 this year. He has changed so much. Loves first grade, gym, Lego's, The Avengers, and playing with the neighbour boy. He has grown two inches since his last birthday.
This print is available from eighteen 25, I love them. You can find the Rainbow Subway Art birthday printable here.

 Wyatt got a fishing pole from his grandma Candy and Appy. Which he has already used a ton.
 He says his favorite gift was this chair from my parents. It is so comfortable, now if I could just get him sit in it and read. :)
 Wyatt got so much great stuff from everyone and LOVES all his Lego's.

I can't believe I don't have pics of these two tables from earlier, but one table had Lego's the kids could play with and the other had a Lego man that they could color on.

You can look at these other posts I did earlier for a rundown on cost. Here, here, and here. And also here is my Pintrest Lego 7th birthday folder for all the great ideas I collected to throw this great party.

Pops and bags.

The marshmallows pops were actually easier to make than I thought they would be. I used Large and small marshmallows to create these.
I just cute the small ones in half, put a little water on them to make them stick to the top, put them on the stick and then dipped in yellow candy melts.

The gift bags took some time to make because I didn't want to go buy a punch, so I used my CM circle cutters.  
Bags cost $7. I bought a set of 12 bags form Hobby Lobby and I bought a pack of bright paper from Micheals. The skimmers in the bag were $4. The mini figures cost a little more, but I did get them on sale. $30. (They were $2.50 each) I bought these several months before party as to not hurt the budget to bad. The coloring books were free, I just used paper I had.
And the crayons, free, I made these. I a friend had the tray and she let me borrow it and I just used crayons we had to make them. 
Total cost per bag was $3.41. I try to do some homemade things in with store bought. One it cuts down on your total cost and two it makes it more personal.

 I got my invite and Lego coloring book free templates from Cleo Livin' life. I love that she shared them, there isn't much Lego party stuff out there.
I got the cute bag idea (and banner idea) from several spots, but Homemaking Fun gives actual size dimensions on them.

Lego Party Decorations

I just loved how the decorations turned out, again low cost.
The Pom poms I made myself and it cost me $6 for the tissue paper (I already had the yellow ones from another party I did).
The cake was done by a good friend and cost me $50, probably would have cost more if she wasn't such a good friend. You can find some of her other stuff on her facebook page A Slice of Heaven by Nette.

 The Banner- $3. The red card stock was .50 from dollar tree and the white I printed the Lego font on was 2.40 from Micheals. I just got a cheap white card stock. Behind the banner is a yellow piece of material my mom had in her stash.

I only had to buy 3 vases most were bored or I had them. The two small ones were from the dollar Tree for $2. And I did need to buy one bigger one for $10 from Target, but I know I will get allot of use from it in the future.
Some of the vases are filled with Lego pieces and the others candy. The candy I purchased in bulk from Winco. 

Lego Party Mantel

This set up did not cost alot. I am big on trying to keep things cheap since I do have such big parties.Here is the cost run down.
Capri Sun boxes- nothing (He takes them to school everyday so I just saved up.
Colored Paper- $6. I saved bought at Party City and Dollar Tree for a $1
Foam discs- $4. I also got these at the Dollar Tree, they are called floral plugs and I cut each one into 3 1inch pieces.
Lego Poster- $7. A friend of mine created it and them I printed it as a 16x20 at Costco.
Lego Man garland- Free. I already had purchased the pack of paper to make the gift bags. And I also already had the embossing thread, but you can find these at any craft store for around $1.

The lego brick and poster idea came from Hostess with the Mostest. And the Lego man stencil came from zakka life's site.