7! I cant believe it!
I LOVE doing parties! It gives me the chance to be creative and have fun with the kids. However, its also a lot of work. So I decided a few years ago that we would just do friend parties every other year. This was the year.
For Ks Birthday he wanted a LEGO party. So I set to work looking for ideas. I found a TON! However, I didnt have the time to do everything I wanted... so I selected a few and it was penty.
First we have the "cake". It is actually rice krispies. I just made a large batch and smooshed it into the pan till it was brimming. Once it had stiffened up I was able to cut it into the perfect sizes for lego blocks. Then it was a matter of playing with them until I found the right setup. The nubs on top are marshmallow halves that are frosted, frozen and then put on top. Easy Peasy... but a little time consuming to get it all together.
Next, I wanted to do chocolate lego men to give to the kids. I had envisioned making bag fulls of these, but I found that food coloring and chocolate are not best friends, so I only made 4 for each kid.
These are the baskets. My mom found these LEGO creator party packs and sent them up. It was PERFECT! The kids each got to make a LEGO car or plane and it was a booming success.
Kaden invited his two girlfriends to the party so we had to have some LEGO girls too... ;)
The choco man up close
This was one of my faves! I saw these HERE and loved them, however, they were no longer available where she got them and I cant afford to pay $20 each anyway. So I used my handy dandy freezer paper trick and made me some LEGO man T-Shirts for each kid. Ks had a 7 on it since he was the birthday boy. Total cost was about 2.10 per shirt. Thank you walmart!!!
Here is A sporting the girly version.
Here is the birthday Gang...
This is K and his best buddy... they are weird...
Here they are eating my cake... it was bitter sweet to see it die, but it was delicious. I had never had frosted rice krispies before... its yummy!
Heres the scoreboard for the guessing game. They had to guess how many LEGOS were in the jar. K was WAY off....
This was the pin the head on the LEGO man game... It was a big hit with the kids. Even if there was some cheating that had to be monitored.
And here they are with their cars and trains.
We had a lot of fun tonight and I am soooo grateful that K has chosen such great friends. They are super good kids!
I cant believe he is seven. It makes me feel sad, and proud and happy all at the same time. One more year until he is baptized... I feel so much responsibility and love for this little boy! Happy Birthday K!!!