Lego Birthday Party

Lego Birthday Party

Today I’d like to share the photos from my friend Nicole’s Lego birthday party.   All boys and girls love Legos as there are endless creations to build.  This is a perfect party theme for a young boy.

For the invite you can make your own with cardstock, order them on Etsy or Tiny prints customized with a photo or you can download a printable invite.  Nicole found this cute printable invite that can be easily customized.  She printed the invite on paper and then mounted it on a green cardstock so that it was thicker than just one sheet of regular paper.    You can find this free invite on Make Your Own Invitations for download.    There are tons of free printable invites out there, search around to find one you like.    Here’s a link to my Lego Party Pinterest board where I’ve pinned some of my favorites. 

 Lego Party Invitation - Free Printable

The kids were given a bag of Legos and a party blower.  Each bag of Legos had a board with a big number “5” since this was the birthday boys 5th.  Having the Legos at the tables was a great way for the kids to have something to do while they sat at the tables. 

Lego Birthday Party - Favor

I made a rectangle Lego banner for the birthday boy.  The circles were cut with a small circle punch and then raised up with pop dots to give the illusion of the circles on Legos. 

Lego Birthday Party - Banner

The rectangle banner shapes were cut via the Silhouette with two small circles precut making for easy stringing. 

Lego Birthday Party - Banner

There were a few rectangles left over so I made this mini banner.  The balloons were colorful on theme decorations and great for all of the tables.

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Nicole punched out circles from cardstock to make these cute favor bags.   They are very simple and look awesome. 

Lego Birthday Party - Favor Bag

The cake was a sheet cake from the store that was personalized for the birthday boy.  She used a small Lego beach set and made some blue water from frosting.  The letters are a great way to easily personalize your cake, you can find these at the grocery.  This is the same Nicole who has helped me with my cakes & cupcakes seen here:  Fish Cupcakes, Owl Cupcakes & her son’s train party cupcakes from last year.    What a cute cake, huh?! 

Lego Birthday Party - Cake

The kids played pin the head on the Lego body while they were blindfolded.   It was a fun party game and interesting that everyone put the heads in the same location.  The green board is foam core found at the craft store.

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Lego heads that were used to pin onto the board for the game.

Lego Birthday Party - Game

Party favor bags decorated with circles.  There were more Legos and a few sweet treats inside the bags. 

Lego Birthday Party - Favor Bag

Lego Birthday Party - Favor Bag

Lego Birthday Party - Favor Bag

Hope you enjoyed seeing the Lego birthday party.  Thank you Nicole for letting me share these photos on my blog!  I’ve already started seeing good traffic to the recent Lego Banner post.  I know my readers will like seeing your party too!

Lego Birthday Party

I am thinking about throwing a Ninjago themed Lego party for my sons next birthday.  He was the green ninja from Ninjago for Halloween and says he’d like a Ninjago party.  His birthday is still 6 months away so we’ll have to wait and see if he’s still interested in Ninjago at that time.    I have some cute photos of him in his costume that I could use on the invite.  It will be hard to decide which design to use!  Handmade or with photos??   Also, I’ve started collecting Ninjago party ideas on this board.  I know I’ll have fun making things for a Ninjago party if this becomes a reality.

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Lego Banner

Lego Birthday Banner

Today I’d like to show you a Lego birthday banner that I made earlier this year. 

Lego Birthday Banner

I used the Silhouette to cut the rectangle shape for the banner flag pieces.   Added small holes at the top of the rectangles before cutting the shape so it would be quick to assemble later.   Then used my circle punch to cut out all the circles for the top of the rectangles.  I raised the circles with pop dots to make the shape as realistic to Legos.   The letters were also made with the Silhouette,  I elected a thick font and added a thin black outline printed before cutting the letters out.

Lego Birthday Banner

I love the bright colors that a Lego theme offers.

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Lego Birthday Banner

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

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Today I’d like to share the photos from the Minnie Mouse birthday party.  I enjoyed preparing for this pink & blue party and was excited to see how everything came together for the party.   Last year, I did a Mickey Mouse party that is the most popular content on the blog.  When preparing for Gwen’s second birthday party I knew Minnie Mouse would be a great theme and I am curious to see Minnie will be as popular as Mickey.   I’ll let you know!

Throughout the photos, I’ll link to the previous posts with more details if you’d like to see how I made something.     On the front door, I welcomed guests with a birthday bow-tique sign.    I tied a bunch of balloons to her high-chair and hung some pom-poms from the ceiling.

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I served an assortment of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse foods with food tent signs for added decoration.

Food List:  Goofy’s Grapes, Clarabelle’s chips & Dip, Donald’s Dogs, Minnie’s Bow-tie Pasta Salad, Minnie’s Strawberry Le-Monade, Daisy’s Garden Vegetables, Pluto’s Pirate Booty, Mickey’s Sweet Mallows, Pete’s Oreos and Gwennie Mouse’s Cookies.  Also served cheddar cheese cut out with a Mickey cookie cutter.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Delicious strawberry lemonade served in Minnie mason jars with striped black and pink straws.  The kids had small jars and taller ones for the adults.  The lemonade was very tasty with fresh cut strawberries.   Also for adults a splash of Vodka makes it a great afternoon drink!

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Donald’s dogs are made from turkey hotdogs, cut up into small bites and then wrapped with Pillsbury dough.    They turned out yummy and tasted better than the pre-made kind.

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Pirate booty is always a big hit with the kids.  Personally, Clarabelle’s chips & the cheetos were my favorite!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Chris dipped marshmallows in pink Wilton candy melts and then rolled in pink sprinkles (also Wilton) on the outside.  The Oreo cookies are prepared the same, dipped in the candy met and then pink sprinkles.  The idea came for these from the yummy Fish Marshmallow Pops we had at Gavin’s birthday.    However, the pink sprinkles on the outside didn’t taste good,in my opinion, but the kids did enjoy them.  At least they look beautiful!  I’d recommend trying smaller sprinkles that taste yummy for these to work.  Including something else to balance it out like graham cracker crust or even Oreo crust would make it taste better .

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We served yummy vanilla and chocolate cupcakes.  To get the bright pink color for the frosting I used Wilton icing seen in the Fish Cupcakes.  It’s awesome how many more color options you get with this product.  On top there’s an edible fondant black Minnie silhouette with a cute pink bow, ordered these from Etsy (ClaudiaCupcakeLady).  Then added round sprinkle balls (also Wilton).    Thank you to my awesome cupcake designer Nicole (seen here decorating: owl cupcakes, fish cupcakes, & train cupcakes) she sure creates beautiful creations and is so great with the frosting!

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Ordered two dozen custom Minnie Mouse sugar cookies from Etsy (SugarySweetCookies).  There were number 2’s and also Minnie heads with Gwen’s name on them.  Of all the sugar cookies we’ve gotten for the last three parties, these were the best tasting.    Her designs are beautiful and I hope to have her cookies again.

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Chris made a mini cake with the rest of the mix for the birthday girl.  It was perfect for the candles but too big for her to eat.  She picked at the frosting and then ended up eating a pink cupcake.

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After baking the cupcakes I put them into pink & blue polka dot cupcake liners.  They look so beautiful & colorful because they aren’t stuck to the cupcake like the liner it’s baked with.   Not to mention the added liner makes them look great for photos!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

The kids loved the Minnie piñata.  There are strings hanging from it, each kid takes one, they all pull at one time and the candy falls to the floor.  It was really exciting to open it up and it looked so pretty hanging from the ceiling.

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The dessert table with lots of sweets!!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

The birthday girl’s blue chevron dress and Minnie Mouse polka dot hair clips.   See this post for more info on the dress & hair clips.

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A table with the paper purse favor bags.    Inside the bags there are the DIY Minnie Mouse water bottles & a plush Minnie or Mickey.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Made a favor sign for the party favors and also displayed the party invite on the table.  We had two bigger Minnie dolls for Gwen & her best friend.

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Hung colorful pom-poms and swirl decorations.  Tied the balloon bunch to her high chair and a few other bunches were around the house.

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Hung the pink & blue Minnie ribbon wreath in the hallway.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Hung the scalloped birthday banner above the fireplace.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Made some extra paper bows after the door sign & cut a big Minnie silhouette out to play pin the bow on Minnie.

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You can create & cut the Minnie with the Silhouette Cameo.  I explain how to make the Minnie/Mickey shape in the water bottle post.    After making the shape for the bottles it was easy to enlarge it to 12 inches.   The kids had fun playing this game.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Minnie subway art.  It’s fun to mix fonts & colors to create a cute sign.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Ordered a big Minnie mylar balloon and took it to the party store to have it filled with the rest of the balloons.   The kids loved playing with the life size Minnie balloon.

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Here’s the front side of the chevron dress, the flower & sash are very cute!

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Borrowed a pink polka dot table cloth for the gift table.  Thank you Alita!  Here’s a link to Alita’s Minnie party.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Hope you enjoyed seeing the photos from the Minnie party!    We certainly enjoyed the Minnie birthday bow-tique!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

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Minnie Mouse Food Signs

DIY Minnie Mouse Birthday - Food Tent Cards

This is the last post showing the decorations I made for the Minnie Mouse Birthday Party.  Today I’ll show the the quick & easy food signs.  Adding food cards to your party food is a great touch to tie everything together with the party theme.  Not to mention, food cards look wonderful sitting in front of the food. 

DIY Minnie Mouse Birthday - Food Tent Cards

I printed the digital paper onto 12×12 white cardstock.  The paper used for the cards was left over pieces from the other paper decorations (such as the Minnie banner).  The white squares were made with the Silhouette software, added a simple pink border to the rectangle shape.  The white piece of cardstock is then mounted on black cardstock.  I punched the Minnie head from the pattern paper with a circle punch. 

Here’s a sneak peek at Gwen’s party dress.  As I’ve shown in the wreath & banner, I didn’t want to have too much pink so I was thrilled to find a sweet blue dress.  Found this cute handmade blue chevron dress with a sweet pink & white polka dot sash on Etsy (SweetBClothing).  There’s even a pretty white flower with a button center that pins onto the sash.   For her hair, I found these cute polka dot clips also on Etsy (dylivingston).     Picked up enough for her girlfriends at the party so everyone can wear Minnie clips!

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Food label cards are very simple, quick to make and they are my favorite paper piece from this party.

DIY Minnie Mouse Birthday - Food Tent Cards

Last year I made Mickey Mouse food cards that were similar to these.   I used a lot of the same food name ideas for the Minnie food cards.  The biggest difference with the Mickey cards is that I printed the circle box onto the paper while printing the pattern.  The entire piece is just one piece of paper.   

 Mickey Mouse Party Food Signs

Supplies:

  • Cardstock – white Bazzil used to print all patterns and colored backgrounds
  • Minnie Mouse Digital Paper Pack – Lane + May Studio (Etsy)
  • Font – Luckiest Guy