Saturday, May 30, 2015

8th Birthdays are Awesome!

My Josie wanted a Lego party to celebrate her 8th birthday.  She.Loves.Legos.  She loves playing with them, inventing new things, and can put together sets like nobody's business.  She just loves them.  And most of the kids she knows love Legos too.  It was the perfect time to get these kids together for some Lego fun!

Here Josie's posing with her #8 and the sign she made.  Behind her is the cake, but we'll get to that in a little bit.

My husband created the large Lego "punch-out" that you see behind Josie.  It was used as decoration for the party, but as kids left, they got to "punch-out" a circle and take home a Lego mini-figure.

As the kids arrived, we wanted to capture some fun!  The room we rented for Josie's party had a BEAUTIFUL view of the lake, so the early arrivals had some fun out on the balcony!

Let the games begin!

The first station is where kids got to drop Legos into a small cup on the floor.  It was a race!  The first to get all 10 (they each had the exact same pieces) into their cup won.  At this station, the kids earned a Lego marshmallow Pop!

The next station was were kids got to make a necklace or a key chain out of an assortment of Legos.  These were takeaways and I love how creative the kids were!  No two were alike!

At a third station, they had to race to put together a pre-determined model of Legos.  There was a model and then five bags filled with the pieces to recreate the model.  At this station, the kids earned a "Master Builders Certificate."

We had a fourth station where the kids were able to decorate their own goody bags.  I had markers and stickers available to them and it was nice that they could carry all of their loot around in one place.

The fifth station was where we had a jar filled with Legos.  The kids had to guess how many Legos were in the jar.  At this station, the kids received a bag of Lego candies.

Josie did a great job decorating for her party!  Here's a toaster!

While we waited for the pizza to arrive, there was time to play musical chairs, to the song, "Everything is Awesome" of course!

Dinner is served!

Pizza breadsticks that look like Legos!

Jell-O made using Lego molds!

The kids also enjoyed fruit salad, chips and juice or water.

And then there was cake.  Josie selected the Chocolate Flecked Cake.  Totally her favorite.  To make this guy, it was three full layers of 8-inch cake on the bottom, torted (so 6 layers of cake to 5 layers of frosting).  The top tier is another layer of 8-inch cake torted and a top 6-in tier.  All covered in fondant.  The Legos are edible, made of various colors of Candy Melts.

What a crew!!

And on the way out, each kid got to punch out a Mini-Fig.

The next day, Josie brought in Lego treats to celebrate her birthday at school.  These were pinata cookies, filled with mini M&Ms.  

Everything was AWESOME indeed!

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