Our DIY Lego Birthday

With four children, two years apart, you could imagine how many birthdays we’ve put together! And if  I do the Math, we’ve probably hosted 30plus children’s birthday parties. For my very big clan, I am known as the Tita who likes to host and plan parties. Yes. That’s me! From a bridal to a baby shower, from a birthday to a wedding anniversary, you can can depend on me:)

So, let me try to write down the theme of the many DIY parties we’ve put together for the kids:

1) Barney  2) Bear theme  3) Thomas the Tank Engine 4) Summer with lots of inflatable pools in the garden 5) Bug’s Life 5) Art Attack  6)  Team Titans (2x)  6) NBA with actual East vs West games!  7) Polka Dots  8) Gymboree Party  9) Toys Story 10) Cars 11) Dancing Princess 12) Slipper Party  13 ) Princess and their tiaras party   14) Star Wars  15) Marvel Flash Party (2x) 16) Salon Party 17) Survivor Race  18) Water Games 19) Beach Party 20) Safari with a trip to the zoo 21) Countless sleepovers

I guess when you think about it, these themes show a huge part of our children’s childhood. When our youngest, Gino, turned 8, I knew we had to do this theme involving a brand my husband and I grew up with.  In the same fashion that it is played, this brand  glues (yes it continues to do so) our four  children together in hundreds of hours of play and imagination: LEGO.  Who does not get all excited and warmed up with the mention of LEGO?

So here are some photos of Gino’s 8th Lego Birthday Party:)

It was exciting putting together a simple Lego inspired loot bag.  With the newly opened Lego Store in BGC, you can actually buy a few pieces of blocks ( or accessories) if you wish to put these in the loot bag. How cute these ear phones!
It was exciting putting together a simple Lego inspired loot bag. With the newly opened Lego Store in BGC, you can actually buy a few pieces of blocks ( or accessories) if you wish to put these in the loot bag. How cute these ear phones!
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The centerpiece decor serves as a game as well. I put a predetermined number of Lego pieces in a clear jar for a “Guess How Many” game. The fabulous and yummy cake was made by award winning and special friend-baker, Peachy Juban of Shortcrust.
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For HomesCool Art, we did this Lego-inspired birthday banner.
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I painted letters of Gino’s name in bright LEGO colors. I  asked the guests to also come in Lego Block colored shirts.
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We ordered a few balloons in bright colors. A bookstore bought banner completed the decor!
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Created a Lego Bingo Game. Chose several pieces and printed photos of these pieces, arranged in a variety of patterns to create BINGO cards. The chosen pieces were placed in bowl and picked randomly in bingo fashion. The first one to complete a pattern wins.
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Highlight of the party was a real LEGO race using cars created using LEGO pieces. Can you find our folding table? Yes, get any white board or table top and line with black electric tape and VIOLA, you have your own race track!
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Kids had a blast creating their own cars and racing them!
Even Raya whipped up an "Oh so cute!" Birthday card for younger brother, Gino!
Even Raya whipped up an “Oh so cute!” Birthday card for younger brother, Gino!
Covered the sofa with LEGO colored blankets
Covered the sofa with LEGO colored blankets

The best prize for any mom who puts together a DIY birthday party for her children is the widest smile as seen in the photo above. It truly makes everything worth it.  Birthdays only comes once a year, and well prepared and thought of celebrations are really one of best ways to make your kids feel extra special and loved.

 

Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

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