When my 8 year old daughter heard about her brother's lego party she set to work making a gigantic birthday cake out of legos. It took her several weeks and many hours, but she finished it and we even had legos to spare!
Didn't she do a great job? I was amazed at her dedication to finish the project and at the vision she had to design the cake all on her own. It ended up being quite a complex project.
I made little favor bags for the guests with candy lego bricks
Thankfully, our local grocery store carries them in their bulk candy section and for $12 I was able to get nearly 3 pounds. I found some lego clipart on-line and made up bag toppers (free).
We spent the first hour of the party making lego creations, playing with already built legos (O's got a really cool electric lego train that I got at a garage sale years ago for $10), and having lego tower building contests.
I was told by my birthday boy that a party isn't a party without a pinata, so I had to scurry and get a pinata for the little guy! I had every intention of making one, but with my crazy busy week, I couldn't do it all. And thankfully, Owen was quite pleased with picking out the authentic burro pinata at our local grocery store for $7. I filled it with bulk candy ($3) and legos that I got at a garage sale for $2.
The party cost less than $35 to throw and everyone seemed to have a great time. Just going to prove that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a great party.
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