LEGO is one of those classic toys that appeal to many of all ages, genders, and generations. LEGO’s popularity is still going strong. But then, whenever a new LEGO movie comes out there’s another LEGO interest boost. With the new LEGO movie in theaters, many families are wondering how to throw a LEGO party on a budget. This post will help you plan a fun party with LEGO party ideas including DIY LEGO party supplies, LEGO party games, decorations, and LEGO party favors.
Why is LEGO So Popular?
LEGO is so popular because it’s an educational toy, that doesn’t feel like one to those who play with it. LEGO engages kids’ creativity and logic at the same time. In addition, LEGO building blocks are easy to use and you can build anything you want. With these building blocks, you can create your own designs or follow instructions from a pre-designed model. Star Wars fans can build the Millennium Falcon, while history buffs can create model replicas of famous landmarks. LEGO has something for everyone.
Since my kids were very young they have enjoyed playing with LEGO. The boys started out with LEGO Duplo and have graduated to the very complicated, multi-step sets. Three years ago, when my son was only in second grade, he had his tonsils removed. To give him something to do while he recovered at home, he got the Millennium Falcon LEGO setto build.
Then, a few months later, we took the kids to Legoland California during a road trip to the West coast. If you are thinking about going there, you’ll want to check out my post with our Legoland Review for Older Kids and How to Get Legoland Coupons.
LEGO Household Items
Some people have even made functional everyday items out of LEGO. For example, this LEGO candy dispenser doles out the goods and will impress your friends. See how to make your own candy dispenser here. Then, Makezine has a key organizer made out of LEGO, and Spaceship and Laserbeams even figured out a way to make a LEGO purse.
So, as you can see our family is a LEGO family, so in preparation for the next birthday party, I thought I’d start doing some research on LEGO party ideas.
How to Throw a LEGO Party on a Budget That’s Totally Awesome!
If you have a family that is as interested in LEGO as mine is, you might be considering throwing a LEGO birthday party. But, party supplies can be expensive. So if you are a frugal family like we are here are some tips for a DIY LEGO party.
Lego Party Ideas
First, let’s talk about LEGO party supplies. Yes, you can buy a LEGO party in a box, like the ones here, but why not have DIY LEGO party supplies to save money, but also have a more personal touch?
DIY LEGO Party Invitations
If you want to learn how to throw a LEGO party on a budget, the first thing you’ll need for your party is DIY invitations. You can get some LEGO party ideas for invitations from the following bloggers.
For her boys’ 4th birthday party, An Organized Mess created these LEGO Ninjago invitations. If you head over to her site, she has a tutorial for these DIY LEGO Ninjago birthday invitations.
Turn Legos into custom birthday party invitations with this easy DIY LEGO party invitations tutorial from Brendid. On this site, there is a step-by-step tutorial to make your own invitations or you can download her version, that can be edited, for free. This tutorial involves an actual LEGO plate and LEGOs, taking photos, and editing them.
Little Family Fun also has a tutorial to make your own LEGO invitations. For these party invitations, you use cardstock and craft foam.
DIY LEGO Party Decorations
During a LEGO party playdate, Dukes and Duchesses served snacks in bowls made from LEGO and Duplo blocks.
Michelle’s Party Plan-It had a fun little Star Wars LEGO party for her kids, complete with these Star Wars LEGO party decorations and all.
Make Your Own LEGO Party Favors
For her son’s second birthday party, Fried Dandelions made LEGO party favors bags into giant LEGO blocks. Then, each bag had a small LEGO set and a set of LEGO man crayons that she made following a tutorial.
For simple party favors, consider filling some cute baggies with brick candy. Then, finish the LEGO party favor bags with a ribbon and a Thank You sticker or note.
The Soccer Mom Blog makes LEGO jelly soap that would be a fun addition to the party favor bags. This DIY LEGO soap only has two ingredients! On her site, she even has a 1-minute video tutorial for how to make LEGO soaps.
How to Throw a LEGO Party – LEGO Party Food Ideas
As you are learning how to throw a LEGO party on a budget, you will see that there are a lot of party supplies you can make at home. This includes making your own party food to stay within your budget.
Also, using LEGO silicone molds, The Flying Couponer made Jello Jigglers minifigures and bricks.
Using cake mix, and two 9×12 pans, Money Wise Moms made a simple LEGO birthday cake.
How about some LEGO brownies? With brownie mix, eggs, vanilla, cream of tartar, sugar, and some food coloring, In the Kids Kitchen makes these LEGO brownies that are perfect for birthday parties and bake sales.
Savoring the Good makes these super cute LEGO marshmallow pops that would be fun for a LEGO themed party. To get the instructions for these LEGO treats, head over to her site.
LEGO Party Games and Activities
As you learn how to throw a LEGO party, keep in mind, one of the important parts is having fun games. With these LEGO party ideas for fun games and activities, your kid will have an amazing birthday party.
When Imaginative Homeschool threw a LEGO Ninjago party, here are some of the LEGO party games they played. First, they had a ninja star throwing contest. Then, the goal of the LEGO scavenger hunt was to find the golden sword. She hid cards around the park with different clues. The golden sword was a cheap plastic sword with gold spray paint.
When Artsy Fartsy Mama threw a LEGO Friends party, the kids played LEGO Friends bingo, colored LEGO Friends coloring pages, and even completed a LEGO word search. If you head over to her blog for LEGO party ideas, then you can download the free printable LEGO friends bingo, coloring pages, and word search.
To get some LEGO party games ideas, head over to Tip Junkie. She has a list of 12 easy LEGO games such as LEGO toss skeeball and a memory game. On the site, she also has details about an I Spy game and LEGO Minute To Win It Junk in the Trunk game.
For some more LEGO games ideas, see what Frugal Fun for Boys plays at parties. Their favorite game is the Treasure Tower that has a LEGO tower concealing a prize. For the game, each player has 10 seconds to remove as many bricks as possible before it’s the next person’s turn. The player who uncovers the prize gets to keep it. What fun!
Now You Know How to Throw a LEGO Party on a Budget
So now, you should be ready to throw a LEGO party on a budget that is totally awesome. You have LEGO party ideas for decorations, food, and games. After you have your LEGO, please leave a comment and let us know how it went. Do you have any good LEGO party tips to share?