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Johnny’s LEGO-themed sixth birthday party was so much fun! These crayon LEGO guys that we made using these silicone trays were a huge hit – I’ll go into the process of how we made them later on in this post. We set the party up with free play stations – LEGO DUPLO bricks (since I knew there would be at least two, and maybe four, babies in attendance. We have quite a collection now, thanks to some donated by my mom from her collection, Christmas and birthday gifts for the kids, and one very lucky yard sale find where we got a huge stack of bricks for $2!
A car mat (from IKEA), Our BluTrack car racing track, and racing cars:
Play dough station – I just used our cinnamon play dough, but it would have been fun to have it in several more traditional LEGO colors.
I never would have predicted it, but the LEGO coloring pages were a HUGE hit – with everyone! All of the kids enjoyed decorating funky LEGO guys. Super easy activity, and the kids adored it!
Decorating cupcakes is a must-have birthday party activity in our family! I don’t remember what recipe I used for the cupcakes, but I made the frosting using 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, a whole bunch of powdered sugar, and a little bit of milk. Best frosting ever!!!
The kids helped me make our party favors. We peeled dozens of crayons:
Broke them up, stuck them in these oven-safe silicone molds, and put them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 150 degrees Fahrenheit until they were melted.
Then we pulled them out and stuck them in the freezer to set. They popped out of the molds easily once they were cooled. We didn’t use any particular color scheme, but the guys that we made using our Crayola Glitter Crayons were my kids’ favorites.You can see one blue glitter guy, one green and blue glitter guy, and one red glitter guy at the top of this post.
I thought I was being super original with this idea, but then I started googling for molds and found that at least one other blogger had the same idea! Her crayon LEGO guys are all color coordinated, too.
I don’t know how obvious it is from the picture above, but the bricks aren’t super similar to LEGO bricks. I think if I were ordering molds all over again I would have just gotten LEGO guy molds and no bricks.
We packaged our guys, bricks, and a memory game using this lovely LEGO matching game printable from I sew, do you? to send home with our guests, who brought generous gifts and beautifully decorated cards:
Johnny’s birthday parties are super important to him, and he loved this one! I am so grateful that he has such wonderful friends! Now we just need to finish off our thank you cards…
How do you celebrate birthdays? We have a Harry Potter themed party in the works for Emma next month…