17 Jul

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

Hold onto your hard hats because Daneve Frankish of Ah-Tissue built an AMAZING Lego Construction Party for her son Tahlin’s 5th birthday! With creative construction zone activities like build your own pizza and a lego car race, the “hardworking” party guests refueled on Oreo boulder pops, traffic cones and a homemade lego cake!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Paper tool box snack caddies, lego head pillows and “Guess How Many” Lego Pieces Game
– Lego construction inspired dessert table with truckloads of sweets!
– Construction zone kids table with traffic cone sippy cups & cinderblock stools
– Workers Pass (Play at your own risk!) and party zone yellow hard hats
– “Build Your Best Lego Car” Activity followed by lego car races

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

AMAZING Lego Construction Party

*****

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Daneve
;

The Lego theme was quite an easy one to choose for our boy as he hit the stage of building and playing with his Lego. Mummy and Daddy didn’t mind at all as it brought back the childhood memories of our Lego days!

We decided to add the “construction” theme along with the Lego as that’s what you do with Lego. We also based the activities around constructing and building things.

INVITE

Recycling is an important element of planning my parties. I will always try to re-use or up-cycle items to save on cost. When it came to the invites we were given boxes of DVD cases a few years ago and decided to base the invite around that. It made it perfect to use elements inside the DVD case to show the guests the pizza construction details, along with a section containing a magnetised invite in the shape of a Lego man holding the party details. My husband designed all printable elements.

DECOR

Decorating is one of the major elements when putting together the party. We tried to create as much of the decorations ourselves. We had construction signs around the place that informed the guests of the different areas and activities. Other construction decorations included “Caution” tape everywhere, flags, witches hats, lights and black & yellow poms that were made by Ah-Tissue.

When it came to decorating the dessert table, our main focus was to re-use items. The backdrop was created with cardboard boxes that were left over. On the table itself I utilised items from previous parties, which were made from recycled items. Anything that we did need to buy, we had in mind how we could use them after the event. For example, the tool containers will be used in our shed. The sign with “Tahlin” is already being used in our boy’s bedroom. The besser blocks that were used on the dessert table and also the children’s chairs on the day, will be used in to make a veggie garden bed in our garden.

FOOD

The guests were treated to a full dessert table of sweets which they devoured and they were able to take goodies home with them. Another activity was to create their own mini pizzas on the “Pizza Construction Table”. All ingredients were set out for the guests to construct their own type of pizza. Then they labelled a pick with their name so they could keep track of their own pizza. This was a huge hit with the guests as we heard lots of positive feedback from the parents.

CAKE

The design popped into my head as soon as we decided to go ahead with the Lego Party. I’m not a cake maker but embraced the challenge of creating my boys cake. The cakes were a mixture of Chocolate Mud and Red Velvet, but I still haven’t mastered the technique for getting the fondant smooth but I think I did a pretty good job in the end!

ACTIVITIES

One major element for the children at our parties is to make sure there are plenty of things to do. On the day we had Jumping Castle that we borrowed from our friend and got a good work out from the kids.

We had colouring in on the main kids tables with Lego crayons.

The first activity on the day when the kids all arrived was a scavenger hunt. They all had to find their own tube in the garden which had lollies and a small animal Lego to build.

We decided to hire Giant Lego Blocks for the kids to build with. This was a great activity for the young and old on the day.

There was a jar full of Lego where the children had to guess the amount of pieces there were inside. A prize was given to the closest guess.

We had an activity of building a Lego racing car. We had a table with a pile Lego on it where the kids could construct their own racing car and when they had all finished, we raced them on a racing track. The winner of the races received a prize.

After the racing we set up the next activity on the table that was constructing a Sand Art picture. These were made up by creating simple images and transferring them onto a special sticky paper and cutting it out using a cutting machine. This was a popular activity with the kids along with the adults.

While this was going on, we had half of the guests constructing their pizzas.

PARTY FAVORS

One of my favourite parts of organising a children’s party is their gift items to take home.  First off on arrival the kids were guided to a shelf that contained their personalised construction hat, badge and work tag to wear.

On the main kids tables there was a personalised “witches hat” drink bottle that also doubled as their seat placement.

A “Thank You” goodies bag was given to each child as they left which consisted of bubbles, a yellow stationary folder, Lego item to build, a Lego block eraser and my favourite, a “Mini” stuffed Lego head toy. The girls received a female Lego head and the boys received a male one. These were designed and made by us and the fabric can be purchased to make your own. Details on where to purchase the fabric will be given if an enquiry is made.

Overall Tahlin’s Construction Lego Party was very successful and everyone had a great time. It’s always nice to receive positive feedback and comments from the parents saying how much fun their kids had at the party. It makes it all worthwhile when you have done something that has an effect on so many people, but most importantly our beautiful little boy who was totally tuckered out at the end of the day!

*****

VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Styling, Baking, Decorating and Organising: Daneve Frankish of Ah-Tissue
– Printables, Design & Photography: Darren Frankish of Kish Photography & Design
– Other Decoration items (table & chair covers): Carol Balfour of Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events
– Hired Giant Lego Blocks: Yard Party
– Construction Hats & Vest, Cone Drink Bottle, Bubbles and Construction Signs: Birthday Express

Comments 12

jenn s.

POSTED BY

Founder & Creative Director see full profile

Leave a Comment

12Comments

1
Party Box Design SAYS:

wow, what a great party! the sand art craft is totally awesome!

Reply July 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

2
lisa-sweet pop studio SAYS:

Lots of great details! I love the cinder block seats at the food table, play-on words and the paper details. Great job!

Reply July 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

3
Cortney SAYS:

I am in the process of putting together a 4 year olds constuction party for about 40 people. I think the pizza idea is really cute but i am concerned about cook time. Can you tell me more about the pizzas. Did you cook them? What crust did you use? How many people were at the party? How was the timing?

Reply July 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

4
Pam SAYS:

Where did you get the paper toolbox snack caddies?

Reply September 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

5
Eelin Koh SAYS:

hi, may i know if there's a template for the container that's used for holding the popcorns?

Reply November 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

6
Kathleen P. SAYS:

Hi where did you get the paper snack tool caddies?

Reply June 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

7
Kirsten SAYS:

TOTALLY want to know where you got the pillow heads from!!!

Reply August 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm

8
Sabine. Mitchell SAYS:

I would like to have information on the little pillows, thank you !

Reply September 16, 2014 at 7:26 pm

9
janetta ellis SAYS:

I would like the information on theillows please! Need it for this weekend. Thank you!

Reply September 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

10
Stacey Porter SAYS:

Did you make the colored popcorn yourself?

Reply October 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

11
jenny SAYS:

can you send me information on the pillow heads ?

Reply November 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Join in! Leave a Comment: