Surprise, suprise! My newly minted six year old and his best buddy next door are into legos. With birthdays just three weeks apart, we decided to join forces and host a lego party at home. Seemed like such an innocent idea. Until the evil Pinterest came along.
How is Pinterest evil? Well, you think you have a good idea or two. You think, we’ll I’ll see what other people have done. And then you learn how lame your idea was. And you think, we’ll I’ll try a few of their ideas. And that spirals OUT OF CONTROL. But maybe that’s just me. Maybe you can look at Pinterest without feeling unworthy.
So yes, I turned to ‘the evil site that shall not be named’ (TESTSNBN) and found a few more ideas. The prep was hell, but the party was actually really fun. With the whole class invited for a winter party, I was pretty invested in not just having the kids running all around. I am great with outdoor chaos, but much less a fan of the indoor version.
So the party had a theme (lego- but not Star Wars or Ninjago becuase the neighbor is not into those… we went more with a lego city kind of theme) and it had stations. They kept the kids busy (and a lid on the chaos) and kept things moving. The kids seemed happy and engaged. The boys were pleased. All in all, not too bad.
Here are some of the ideas… some found on TESTSNBN, and some I actually came up with myself. Or my son did, depending upon who you ask. The prep-work included the following (I had LOADS of help from my big kids…. also lego afficionados, ages 8 and 12).
Once they had their bags, they were ready to go… we set up several stations. The big kids and their tween friends ran the stations, thank goodness!
Station One: CANDY!
Station Three: Decorate a Minifig
Station Four: Make your own Lego Necklace
Those stations kept them pretty busy for maybe 75 minutes. Then it was time for gathering together and eating some cake (with minifigs scattered all over it).