Friday, February 13, 2009

How To Make LEGO Birthday Party Invitations

We keep birthdays low-key, but Andrew needs a little extra celebrating this year.

Over the next few days, I'll be sharing details from our ultimate LEGO birthday party. I've scoured the web and come up with a few ideas of my own.

And of course, we'll be doing it on our signature small budget!

Let's start with the invitations.

LEGO City offers printable party invitations, but we found it cheaper (and more colorful) to develop our own.

Andrew built his own LEGO birthday scene, and I took photos.

We ordered prints from Sam's Club (8-cents each), then glued one to the top of each card.

As our gift to you, click on the high-res photo at top and save it to your computer. Print and use with our permission for a happy LEGO birthday!

Click here for the complete series of posts on planning the ultimate LEGO birthday party, including cake, decorations, and activities on a budget!

35 comments:

Amy Ellen said...

sweet of you to give such a useful gift! thank you!!! i have a soon to be severn year old son that would love me to pay attention to these next posts.

Amy Ellen said...

Cute idea!! My 6 and 5 years olds would love a lego birthday party I am sure.
Hugs
Amy

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Great ideas! I'm sure you already have cake ideas, but in case you haven't seen this one yet, I made a lego cake for my husband last year. It links to the recipe.

http://be-it-ever-so-humble.blogspot.com/2008/01/lego-cake.html

~Quasimodo~ said...

Oooh--awesome idea, Meredith! How do you find the time to do all this GREAT stuff? Wonderful job!

Michelle said...

How FUN! My son is 11 and STILL loves his Legos. He's got cities and scenes all over his room as we speak! I wish I'd have thought of a Lego party...he would have loved that. What we DID do one year was a Pirate party...complete with a treasure hunt through the neighborhood...it was fun AND frugal. Happy Birthday to Andrew...

Christi said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the plans!

Roxie700 said...

I am sure it will be a wonderful party and Andrew will remember it fondly. I love how you build lasting memory moments with your children. I did not ever in my life have a birthday party as a child. Happy birthday to Andrew. Roxie

NorahS said...

Very fun! And so sweet of you to acknowledge that he needs a little extra celebrating this year. It's not easy being the oldest. Can't wait to see the rest of the plans!

Edi said...

Cute idea for an invitation...my ds happened to be my side when I was reading your post and he, a Lego fan, thought it was cool! We look forward to more details on the theme.

kykathy said...

Do you pay for parties from your hospitality envelope, or do you have a separate budget for birthdays, Christmas, etc? Just curious! Cute idea! Hope he is well this year :)!

Nina said...

My little girl is turning 5 next week and we are finally entering the lego age. :) The time between the end of childhood and your first child's introduction of legos is known as the "dark period" among lego fanatics like my dh. He is so excited. We also bought an adorable hand made lego topped table which should make it even more fun. We don't usually have friend parties but I love the photo invite. Such a great idea.

Happy Early Birthday to Andrew!

Sandy Toes said...

Those are just so cute...my son would love those..creative!!!
-sandy toe

Shannon@Idylwild said...

I'll be following the plans carefully. ALl my boys love legos.
Birthday parties (the kind with friends over and a theme) are an every other year thing at our house. And even that is a lot when you have 4 (soon to be 5) little ones. But I really love them. It's a nice time to collaborate with a child one on one and to teach hospitality. And to stretch my creativity a little. Can't wait to see what you and ANdrew come up with!

Melissa said...

I love this idea!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Meredith,
Have you seen the Lego cakes? All you do is make a sheet cake and some cupcakes. Turn the cupcakes over onto the sheet cake in a Lego brick design and cover with your favorite Lego colored icing! Easy and cute! We did this with my son last year and it was a hit!

Willo said...

Those are great! Way to be creative!

Carrie said...

Andrew is as creative as his momma! :)

molly said...

we are doing a lego party too. . .I've been saving boxes like crazy to make giant legoes with (thanks for the idee). s you can get a big box of lego fruit snacks at Sam's club

An Adventurer in the World said...

What a cool looking invitation -- Happy birthday Andrew!

We had a few Lego parties through the years. Shhh...he still drags them out at 15!

deb meyers

The Happy Housewife said...

This is really cute! We keep birthday's low key around here too. Birthday's are so much fun when you are not creating a mini wedding out of them!
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I love that idea...it would work for just about any of your childs favorite toys...because we all know they have tons of their favorites...thanks for the great idea!

zandor said...

That is a really great idea for invitations.

Sandy said...

you're such an awesome, creative mom!

Amiyrah said...

wow, thanks for the picture! We are doing a lego party for our son in July, so this will definitly help! Hope Andrew has a great time!

The Nester said...

You have such beautiful handwriting as well! My boys would be thrilled to get an invite like that!

Nice work!

Tara said...

I did a Lego party last September! My favorite picture of two of my boys is the one I took specifically for their invitation: http://minnesotamamma.blogspot.com/2008/09/cooperation.html

I made a lego cake (a loaf pan and a square pan with cupcakes inverted on top for 2 and 4 bump legos), had a lego building contest and put lego fruit snacks in the treat bags! Big hit!

Tara said...

Oh, and on the invite I said:

Come link up with the fun!

Evan and Aidan want to connect with
you for their LEGO birthday party!
Please RSVP by September 17 if you can join us!

(Get it??? LINK, CONNECT, JOIN???) I was so proud!

Phyllis Sommer said...

we had an awesome lego party two years ago. totally on a budget too. there's a "lego lady" in town who does parties but they cost an arm and a leg....we bought legos on ebay and had a ball. look forward to seeing what you do since i have another budding lego-fan in the house....

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

WONDERFUL and very creative, eye-catching idea, Meredith! Love it!

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Meredith -

While I am so sorry I did not get to talk to you more at Blissdom, I am SO glad I now know about you and your wonderful family, blog and blogging style. I love the fact that you are a very busy mom like me(of course I think mom = busy:)and have found such a great way to blog - brevity but great content, including links and images...love it!

As for this birthday party, what a great idea!! I shall have to use that though in the future!

So sorry that you have all been so sick...hope you can recover and stay well!

You newest admirer and friend,
Alyson

Rindy R said...

Adorable! I love the banner - how ingenious! Kids don't know if parents spend 5 dollars on a party or 500! They just want to be with their friends having fun - and this certainly looked like a Lego Blast!

Amanda said...

Awesome! I am so glad you shared this idea and I look forward to reading more about it. My 10 yo and 8 yo sons are Lego nuts!

pinksarahh said...

THANK YOU!!!

SAEE said...

WoW This is old but I am so happy that I found it! What a great idea!@ My son's 7th is coming up and he is addicted to all things lego! These invites are great. And thanks for the pic.

marie_em said...

Thanks for the inspiration and the image. My son, Andrew, is 7 next week and a huge Lego fan. Maybe it is an "Andrew thing"!