Category Archives: LEGO Parties

Wanna LEGO for Lunch?

Throwing a Best LEGO Birthday Party for your child? Looking for ideas about what to serve for lunch? Playparty.net has a few suggestions for LEGO party lunch ideas.

LEGO Super City
Best LEGO Birthday Party by playparty.net

Cover juice boxes so they look like LEGO bricks. First set the straws aside. Then cut card stock into a strip long enough to wrap around the box. Tape ends closed. Cut out matching circles. Use glue or glue dots to attach circles to the front of the box.

LEGO Juice Boxes
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Make it easy for guests to help themselves. Wrap utensils in a napkin and use a band of LEGO wrapping paper to hold everything together.

LEGO Utensils
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What kid doesn’t like fruit? Especially when it’s displayed this way?

LEGO Fruit Salad
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Offer veggies and dip in convenient, healthful individual servings. Put dollops of a kid-friendly dip — like hummus, ranch dressing, bean dip, pesto or salsa — in a cup. Then place finger-food sized vegetables inside the cup. Popular alternatives include julienned carrots, celery and bell peppers; cherry or grape tomatoes; blanched snow peas, snap beans or broccoli; a crisp leaf of romaine lettuce or radicchio.

Veggie Dip Cups
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Up the LEGO-awesomeness. Use yellow cups and draw a mini-fig face on each with a black marker. Try your hand with a variety of faces — for example, smiling, winking or wearing sunglasses. The expressions below may inspire you.

Mini Fig Faces
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Make LEGO brick sandwiches with your child’s favorite filling — peanut butter and jelly, cheese, bologna, ham or turkey. Cut off the crusts and cut the sandwiches in half. Use a small cookie cutter, apple corer or water bottle cap to cut circles out from a slice of bread. Then press the circles onto the sandwiches with a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese.

LEGO Brick Sandwiches
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Pepperoni pizza can also look like LEGO bricks.

LEGO Pizza
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Of course, every birthday party calls for a birthday cake

LEGO Blue Cake
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or cupcakes.

LEGO Cupcakes
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And the best part of all? You get to have the leftovers for breakfast the next day!

LEGO Breakfast
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How to make LEGO Gummy Candy

We loved this one so much, we just had to share this video from The King of Random with you!  You can make these LEGO gummies ahead of time and serve them at your child’s birthday party, or put them in the goody bags for the guests to take home, enjoy and remind them of the great time they had playing on Playparty.net’s LEGO stations.

HOW TO MAKE LEGO GUMMY CANDY

1. Start with 1/2 cup of very cold water
2. Pour in 1/4 cup of corn syrup
3. Stir until fully dissolved
4. Pour into a pot, but do NOT turn on heat yet.
5. Add 2 packets of gelatin and one packet of Jell-O
6. Stir slowly into gelatin is mixed in.
7. Heat over medium low for 5-10 minutes, stirring slowly regularly
8. Find mold, such as LEGO ice cube trays, or make your own* from silicon with LEGO toys.
9. When ingredients are completely liquified, pour into mold.
TIP: Pour syrup into condiment container for easy dispensing into mold.
10. Let cool for about 5 hours.

*White molds shown in the video are made from silicone found at special effects supply stores; used actual LEGO bricks, with a LEGO base plate brushed with oil to make them interlocking and stackable.

More Tips:

1. If you are seeing bubbles and lumps, pour the liquid into a tall drinking glass and let stand for about 10 minutes; the “impurities” will float to the top and you can just scrape them off with a spatula. Remelt the syrup and you’re good to go.
2. Powderize chewable vitamin C tablets and mix into heated syrup to add a yummy tartness and a bit of nutrition.

Store them in an airtight container and you can keep them for up to a month.

Happy Halloween, Birthday Ghouls and Boys!

Happy Halloween!
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Was your child born on October 31? Throw a Halloween birthday party mash-up for your little ghoul or boy!

Add our secret ingredients, entertainment by playparty.net and DIY race car driver and LEGO brick costumes. Celebrate with a few tricks and lots of treats. Here’s how…

 

Race Car Driver Halloween Costume

Book the Ultimate Race Car Party.  Then, go from 0 to 50 in a jiffy with this easy homemade costume from Real Simple.

Materials

  • Track suit or matching sweatshirt and sweatpants
  • Baseball cap or painter’s hat
  • Black and white checkered duct tape
  • Black masking tape
  • Race car iron-on patch
  • Race car stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White ribbon (about 2 yards)
  • Black ribbon (about 2 yards)
  • Dowel

Jacket

Affix a length of the checkered duct tape down the middle of each sleeve. Use the black masking tape to make a horizontal stripe across the middle of the jacket. Glue the iron-on patch to the front of the jacket on the top left side.

Pants

Affix a length of the checkered duct tape along the side seams of each pant leg. Start from the waist and work your way down to the hem.

Cap

Decorate the front of the cap with the checkered duct tape, black masking tape and race car stickers.

Flag

Cut strips of black and white ribbon to the desired length of the flag. Weave the ribbons together and glue at each end. Cut off excess. Cut and sand the dowel. Glue ribbon flag to the dowel.

MetroWest-Mamas added a few special touches of their own.

More ideas for kid's race car driver costume
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Shoes

Sneakers or slip-ons go great with this costume. Checkered duct tape and race car stickers are optional embellishments. Even better if your kid already has a pair of Lightning McQueen sneakers or slippers!

Trick or Treat Bag

As a birthday present for your little speedster, get the Neat-Oh! Hot Wheels ZipBin Wheelie Car Case. The perfect accessory, it completes the race car driver costume and holds plenty of Halloween goodies. When Trick or Treat is over, it’s a storage case and two-lane race track.

 

LEGO Brick Halloween Costume

LEGO Brick Costume
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Book the Best LEGO Birthday Party.  Then, check out Country Living‘s directions for turning an ordinary cardboard box into a fun costume for the LEGO brick lover in your house.

Materials

Cardboard box, about 16” W X 29” H X 11” D
Utility knife
Packing tape
8 round craft boxes, 2” H X 4” diameter
Wood glue
Spray paint

Instructions

1. Cut off the bottom flaps of the box with a utility knife. Tape down the top flaps.

2. To create openings for your child’s head and arms, trace a dinner plate on the top of the box and saucers on each side of the box. Cut out the holes with the utility knife.

3. Place the box on a flat, hard surface. Use wood glue to affix the round craft boxes — without lids— in a 2 X 4 arrangement, as shown. Make sure the bottoms of the craft boxes face out.

4. Allow the glue to set. Then, spray-paint the entire box a bright, glossy color. Let dry and apply multiple coats as necessary.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

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Girl Power! LEGO Party

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For over 50 years, LEGO toys have engaged kids in creative play, encouraging them to imagine, invent and explore.

If your daughter is a LEGO fan, celebrate her birthday with the Best LEGO Party. Infuse the festivities with Girl Power! Feature female mini-figs in the invitations, decorations and party favors.

Take a peek at some of our favorites.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN LEGO LAND

The farmer wakes up every morning with a big grin on her face. She loves the country life, even when she’s mucking out the stable.

Farmer

The zoo keeper tends to the health and well-being of all of the animals in the Primate House.

Zoo Keeper

At the police station, the officer reads the shift reports, then strides purposefully to her car.

Police Officer

The attorney packs up her briefcase and prepares to meet a new client.

Attorney

The justices* pause for a moment on the steps of the courthouse, enjoying the view of the promenade. They return to chambers, ready to consider the merits of the cases before them.

At the medical center, the doctor sees patients in the Urgent Care department,

Doctor

while the surgeon studies X-rays prior to a procedure.

Surgeon

At the Research Institute*, the chemist wears goggles while conducting experiments in the laboratory. Safety first!

Chemist

The paleontologist unlocks the mystery of dinosaurs with a microscope and magnifying glass,

Paleontologist

and the astronomer uses a powerful telescope to explore the universe.

Astronomer

 

The Institute videoconferences with colleagues on Science Adventures*, gathering data out in the field. The geologist wields a rock hammer to uncover intriguing mineral deposits.

New Geologist

Kneeling behind jungle vegetation, the wildlife biologist observes a tiger.

New Biologist

The archaeologist examines bones and artifacts for clues about an ancient civilization.

New Archaeologist

 

Meanwhile, back in LEGO City, the tennis player serves up a sizzling ace.

Tennis Player

The swimming champ displays little emotion while accepting a medal.  (On the inside, she’s dancing with joy.)

Swimming Champ

The bank manager welcomes customers to the branch.

Banker

The librarian selects a book to read during Children’s Story Time. Is the “Shhh!” on her coffee mug a joke or a warning?

Librarian

Outside the library, the skateboarder noisily ollies, flips and grinds across the urban landscape.

Skate Boarder

 

And it’s impossible to shush the construction worker. She’s got a jack hammer and she’s ready to rumble!

Construction Worker

* LEGO IDEAS: RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SCIENCE ADVENTURES & LEGAL JUSTICE TEAM

The Research Institute began as a project submitted by geochemist Ellen Kooijman (also known as Alatariel) to LEGO Ideas, a fan-sourced platform. Alatariel called her project the “Female Minifigure Set” and the LEGO Ideas community embraced it. The prototype is shown here.

Prototype Research Institute

After attracting the required 10,000 supporters, the project was approved for production, released as a limited edition item under the “Research Institute” name,  and quickly sold out.

Alatariel’s new project, Science Adventures, has already garnered 10,000 supporters and is now being considered by the LEGO Review Board. Updated information on the Science Adventures project is available here.

Maia Weinstock created the Legal Justice Team. To support, share or learn more about the Legal Justice Team project, click here.

 

A MESSAGE FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIRL

 

WyldstyleWe close with a quote from Wyldstyle — a message for your very own “Special” —

“The prophecy states that you are the most important, most talented, most interesting and most extraordinary person in the universe. That’s you, right?”

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday and Girl Power! from play party.net

 

 

Party in a Flashback to the Past!

What a fun idea that both the kids and the parents can enjoy!  Throw a 50’s themed party with LEGO stations as the entertainment.

Start with the invitation using a fun retro font like Veer-HappyHourJF and invite your son or daughter’s friends to celebrate his/her birthday at “Johnny’s” Soda Shop (using your child’s name).

Be sure to make a big banner for the  soda shop at the front door, living room or backyard.

sodashop-food

Serve up a cheeseburgers, hot dogs and fries in red and white checkered paper trays, along with coca cola in vintage bottles.  Serve condiments in retro plastic squeeze bottles and  use fold-out napkins in old-time dispensers.

Have a gumball machine for some self-serve treats.

Instead of a birthday cake, serve up ice cream sundaes, complete with whipped cream and cherries on top in sundae fountainware.

What could be more fun?  LEGOs!!!  Perfect retro entertainment that’s STILL POPULAR!

Playparty.net  would love to set up and help out with LEGO stations.

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And send the kids home with a LEGO mini-figure or mini gumball machine party favor to keep the fun going.

Love the idea, but don’t know where to start? No problem, here are some links* for your birthday party 50’s themes shopping:

 

Coming soon: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Birthday Party!

*Playparty.net provides these links as a convenience for its readers and does not guarantee products or service of any third parties shared here.

 

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Lego Birthday Party

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We love when are clients are happy, so we are thrilled when we receive a lovely Thank You note like the one below.  Thanks, Tamara!  Glad your child’s LEGO birthday party was a success.

Everyone at Playparty.net strives to provide the most fun parties for your kids, and no-stress for the parents!

Hi Mike,

I wanted to let you know that I had a Lego party on Saturday that went exceptionally well in spite of the rain.

The two party hosts that represented your company were so wonderful. I was scrambling around trying to figure out where to put the tables so the kids could play out of the rain. Your party hosts were so nice, calm and so helpful and worked it all out for me!

Thank you!
Tamara Gross

Everything is Awesome: Cool LEGO Party Favors

If your son or daughter enjoyed The LEGO Movie, chances are that your little “Special” got hooked by the bouncy theme song and has been singing it ever since.

“Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you’re part of a team
Everything is awesome when we’re living our dream…

“Rocks, clocks, socks
They’re awesome
Trees, frogs, clogs
They’re awesome…”

 

EmmetWhile Emmet Brickowski may think they’re awesome, playparty.net doesn’t recommend rocks, trees or frogs as party favors.  Looking for something LEGO-ish that kids will appreciate?  Here are some cool ideas.  Be creative — unleash your inner “Master Builder”.

 

 

 

Start with these cute gift bags by Tricia.   Buy brightly colored bags and matching card stock.  Use a circle cutter or scissors to make eight half-dollar size circles for each bag.  Attach the circles to the bag with pop dots or double-sided tape.

 

 

Mini Fig Sticker

 

The LEGO Shop offers a wide selection of free downloadable mini-figure stickers.  Just print, cut and package.  The mini-figures are adorable and your guests will love the stickers.

 

 

Buy LEGO elements in bulk, then create an individualized assortment for each guest.  LEGO Basic Bricks Deluxe has 650 bricks in white, orange, red, blue, yellow, brown, black, dark green and light green.  The LEGO Creative Bucket contains more than 600 elements including wheels, and decorated face and eye bricks.  Each set costs about $30; “Kragle” not included.

 

Plastic food storage bags are perfect for holding party favors.  Fill bags with LEGO stickers, LEGO bricks, crayons or notepads.  Dress them up by folding card stock over the top of the bag and stapling it shut.

 

 

 

Carolyn of Silly Happy Sweet puts colorful M&M’s into snack-size bags and labels them “LEGO Man Poop”.  And every parent knows that kids are wild about bathroom humor.

 

 

Aussie Party PackKendra shares a free printable LEGO Party Pack on Aussie Pumpkin Patch.  The Pack includes raisin box wrappers, bubbles labels, and a coloring book that guests will enjoy long after the birthday party has ended.

 

 

 

Jolly Rancher PopsTonya offers a tutorial on making LEGO lollipops with Jolly Rancher candy and a LEGO bricks ice cube tray.

 

 

 

LEGO Cookies

And now, the “Piece of Resistance”…  If you like to bake and decorate sugar cookies,  then you’ll love this LEGO Man Cookie template by Sweet Sugar Belle.

 

 

And of course, for the main event entertainment, book your LEGO birthday party with Playparty.net now!

playparty.net loves Torrance City Parks

For nearly all of his life, Mike Southgate, founder of playparty.net, has called the South Bay of Los Angeles “home”.

After he got married, Mike and his wife had two daughters.  They chose to continue to live in the South Bay.   As a husband and father, Mike has developed an even deeper appreciation for Torrance’s family-friendly environment.

“Torrance offers recreational activities for kids of all ages — year-round sports, outdoor movies during the summer, The ATTIC Teen Center.  And of course, we have so many beautiful parks with wide-open spaces.”

Parents often ask Mike about having a Best LEGO Party or Ultimate Race Car Party at a Torrance City park.  He tells Moms and Dads to visit the Park Information page and skim through the Map of City Parks, the Park Amenities Grid and the FAQs.

Mike adds, “There are a few things to consider.  First, not all of the parks have restrooms and for a kid’s birthday party, you’ll want the convenience of a nearby bathroom.  Second, some parks offer reservable picnic areas while others do not, and lastly, the limit on the number of guests is different for each park.”

Want to have your playparty.net event at a Torrance City Park?  Here are Mike’s top spots in alphabetical order.

 

Alta Loma Park, 26126 Delos Drive, Torrance 90505

Alta_Loma

Located on 5.5 acres, Alta Loma Park is an accessible venue with spectacular views of Torrance and the South Bay area.  Fittingly, its name means “rising ground” or “high hill”.  Previously used as a sand and gravel pit, the park now shelters a flock of wild peacocks.

Alta Loma has a pleasant picnic area with tables, benches and BBQs.  Reservations are not accepted so seating is first-come, first-served and the maximum capacity is 25 guests.  An open meadow provides ample space for setting-up LEGO stations or race car tracks, and restrooms are located next to the playground.

Other amenities include a recreation building, a basketball hoop and a quarter-mile walking path.  With just one park entrance/exit, it’s easy for parents to keep an eye on their little ones.

 

Columbia Park, 4045 190th Street, Torrance 90504

Columbia

Columbia Park, the largest (52 acres) park in Torrance, was named after the Columbia Broadcasting Company because of its on-site radio tower.

The park is accessible and offers reservable picnic areas (capacity for 400 guests), BBQs, restrooms, a gazebo, a playground and an open grassy area.

Additional features are a 1.33-mile exercise path and facilities for soccer, softball, youth baseball, bocce, sand volleyball and horseshoes.  The park also boasts an amphitheater, a 125-plot community garden and a grove of 110 cherry trees.

 

El Nido Park, 18301 Kingsdale Avenue, Redondo Beach 90278

El_Nido

El Nido (“the nest”) Park sits on 12.3 acres in Northeast Torrance.  The reservable picnic area (capacity for 300 guests) offers BBQs and plenty of shade.

El Nido is accessible and includes restrooms, a large playground, basketball and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, horseshoe pits, and a community building with a meeting room and kitchen.

 

El Retiro Park, 126 Vista del Parque, Redondo Beach 90277

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Situated on an old 4.8-acre tree nursery, El Retiro (“the retreat”) Park serves South Torrance neighborhoods and abuts the El Retiro Branch Library.  The park has a reservable picnic area (capacity for 50 guests), BBQs and restrooms, as well as a rotunda, a playground, a small softball field, a basketball court, tennis courts and two recreation buildings.

 

Paradise Park, 5006 Lee Street, Torrance 90503

Paradise

Located next to Anza Elementary School in West Torrance, 4.7-acre Paradise Park is often the site of picnics and school activities.  Its name was selected from entries in a park-naming contest for local school children.  When Sepulveda Elementary School closed, a 70-foot mosaic sidewalk made by Sepulveda students was donated to the park.

Paradise Park has a sheltered, reservable picnic area (capacity for 50 guests) with BBQs and restrooms.  Other amenities include basketball and tennis courts, and three sets of playground equipment.

 

Torrance Park, 2002 Santa Fe Avenue, Torrance 90501

Torrance

Torrance Park was built between 1932 and 1934, and is the City’s first public park.  Tranquil and majestic, the park features paths and plantings arranged in the formal, historical style.  Neatly trimmed hedges and a charming rose garden distinguish it from parks of more recent vintage.

Torrance Park encompasses 10.2 acres in the South East section of the City.  Along with tall shady trees, it has secluded picnic niches with BBQs for small groups and for bigger groups, a spacious, partially-covered picnic area with more than 20 tables.  The large picnic area includes a band shell with plenty of spectator seating and handicapped access.  Reservations are accepted (capacity for 300 guests) and restrooms are available.

The park also has a baseball field, a small rock climbing wall, a 1955 fire engine truck, a basketball court and horseshoe pits.

 

Victor Park, 4727 Emerald Street, Torrance 90503

Victor

Victor Park’s 6.6 acres border the Isabel Henderson Library and contain a reservable picnic area (capacity for 50 guests), BBQs and restrooms.  A one-fifth mile jogging path encircles a large open grassy area in the middle of the park.  Victor Park is accessible and also offers a basketball court, sand volleyball court and softball diamond. To the delight of Victor Elementary School students and the local community, the playground equipment was recently updated.

 

Walteria Park, 3855 242nd Street, Torrance 90505

Walteria

Walteria Park consists of 4.5 acres in South Torrance and is located on land that used to be a celery field.  The park’s namesake is Captain A. Richard Walters who moved to the area in the 1880s and built the Walters Hotel on the road connecting the Redondo Beach salt works with the San Pedro harbor.

Walteria has two picnic areas, the larger of which is sheltered, reservable (capacity for 50 guests), and adjacent to the playground.  A joyful sky scene mural by painter Jo Ann Citrowski wraps around the picnic tables.  Amenities also include BBQs and restrooms.

The park is accessible and contains a softball diamond, tennis court, basketball court, handball wall, and horseshoe pit.  A recreational building with a kitchen is used for preschool programs and senior citizen recreation activities, and may also be rented by the community.

 

Wilson Regional Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance 90501

Wilson

Charles H. Wilson Regional Park is situated on 44 acres, which formerly housed a United States Naval Annex.  The land was purchased from the Federal Government with the assistance of former Congressman Charles H. Wilson, for whom the park is named.

Originally envisioned as a “central park for all people”, the park is accessible and enjoys a variety of uses.  Facilities include:  four softball diamonds that double as soccer or flag football fields; two outdoor basketball courts; two sand volleyball courts; two paddle tennis courts; eight horseshoe courts; three tennis courts; a universally accessible tree house, an amphitheater and gazebo; a pond; a shy-one mile walking/jogging path; a state-of-the-art roller hockey rink; batting cages; and playground equipment.

Reservable and non-reservable picnic areas are plentiful (capacity for 1,000 guests), as are BBQs and restrooms.

Wilson Park contains the Dee Hardison Sports Center, named after the former Mayor of Torrance.  The Sports Center features a gymnasium, two basketball and volleyball courts, a multi-purpose room and a landscaped patio/plaza.

(Photo Credits:  City of Torrance)

 

What’s Next?

Race Car DriverVisit us again soon for more birthday party ideas.  Book your Best LEGO Party or Ultimate Race Car Party now in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles or San Fernando Valley with playparty.net, Southern California’s premier provider of children’s birthday party entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BIRTHDAY PARTY TO REMEMBER

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When Jacob was in third grade, his class studied autobiography.  As a part of the unit, he was asked to write an autobiography —  his very own “Story of Me”.

The first time I read it, I savored every word.  I laughed out loud as Jacob sweetly chronicled his birthday parties — a Sesame Street-themed party when he was four; the Ultimate Race Car Party for birthday number five; a “Dress Up as a Dinosaur” party for his sixth birthday; and when he turned seven, the Best LEGO Party at fabulous Charles H. Wilson Park in Torrance.

Now, years later, Jacob is a young man and from time to time, I enjoy re-reading his “Story of Me”.  My heart is filled with love and gratitude as I realize how much these celebrations meant to Jacob when he was a little boy.

With a bit of planning, you too can create a fun and memorable birthday party for your child.  Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PARTY PLANNING 
WHEN? THINGS TO DO TIPS FROM PLAYPARTY.NET
4 to 6 weeks before your child’s birthday
  • Set a budget
  • Identify a date, start time and end time
  • Decide on the number of guests and make a guest list
  • Pick a theme
  • Choose a location and make a reservation if necessary
  • If you plan to hire entertainment, make a reservation
  • If your child is a racing fan, go with a race car theme and book the Ultimate Race Car Party for entertainment
  • If your child loves LEGO, build the party around LEGO bricks and book the Best LEGO Party
  • Take advantage of our Mid-Week Discount by scheduling the party on a weekday
  • For convenience and affordability, hold the party in your yard or at a nearby park
  • Select a back-up site in case of bad weather. Could you use the garage, living room or family room?
2 to 3 weeks before the party
  • Send out invitations and set up a system for tracking RSVPs
  • Select games, crafts and activities
  • Decide if you want to provide prizes or party favors
  • Plan the menu including food and drinks
  • Order the cake if you don’t plan to bake it yourself
  • Ask others for help
  • Communicate a warm welcome with a cheerful invitation. Click these links for examples of fun LEGO party invitations and Race Car party invitations
  • By booking the Ultimate Race Car Party or the Best LEGO Party, you can check “games and activities” off your To-Do list. Hurray!
  • Create a menu based on the theme. Click here for creative Race Car party food ideas.
  • For a LEGO party, feature food shaped like LEGO bricks. Serve rectangular sandwich stackers, block-shaped JELL-O Jigglers, musubi and skewered cubes of cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and pineapple.
1 week before the party
  • Decide on the order of activities
  • If necessary, do a trial run of the games and activities
  • Select and design decorations for the party area
  • Make a grocery list
  • Buy plates, napkins, balloons and other supplies
  • Confirm your reservations for the party location and entertainment
  • Kick off the festivities with games and activities. Then, move onto lunch or snacks, piñata, cake and ice cream, and party favors.
  • Let the theme inspire the decorations. Click here for suggestions for LEGO party decorations.
  • For a Race Car party, turn a hallway into “lanes” with a black plastic runner and white masking tape. Place orange traffic cones around the lanes. Make traffic lights by painting empty shoe boxes with black spray paint. Then, glue red, yellow and green paper circles onto the boxes. Ask the auto parts store for empty cases of motor oil or engine additive. Stack them up to boost the automotive vibe.
2 to 3 days before the party
  • Call guests who haven’t yet responded
  • Shop for food, candles, candy and party favors
  • Check the camera
  • Assemble the party favor bags
  • Click here for suggestions for Race Car party favors. Home-made car-shaped cookies are also popular with kids.
  • LEGO toys are the perfect favors for a LEGO party. You could also use a mold to make chocolate LEGO mini-figures.  Wrap the mini-figs into individual packages or place them on top of butterscotch brownies or Rice Krispies treats.
1 day before the party
  • Clean the party area and remove hazardous or fragile objects
  • Bake or pick up the cake
  • Order take-out food, if applicable
  • Discuss appropriate party behavior with your children
  • For younger children, practice saying, “Thank you”
  • Prepare a space about the size of a two-car garage to accommodate the Ultimate Race Car Party or the Best LEGO Party.
  • Decide if you want to publish party photos and videos on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.
On the day of the party
  • Inflate a balloon and tie it to your mailbox or porch
  • Move pets out of the party area
  • Decorate; set-out materials for games, crafts and activities
  • Set the table; put candles in the cake and make sure you have matches
  • Set aside paper and pen for recording gifts
  • Bring out a recycle bin for disposing of wrapping paper
  • If necessary, help the birthday child to get dressed and ready for the party
  • We’ll arrive 30 minutes before the party begins to set up the Ultimate Race Car Party or the Best LEGO Party.
  • Red and black balloons complement the Race Car party theme. Cover the table with a black-and-white checkerboard tablecloth and accessories like toy tires, mini-trophies and “chrome” items. Display the party favor bags in a tool box or tool chest drawer.
Party time!
  • Position yourself and the birthday child near the front door to welcome guests as they arrive
  • If a parent is dropping a child off, confirm the pick-up time and emergency phone number
  • Take photos and videos
  • Have fun!
  • Want to give the kids more time to play?  Consider Optional Overtime.
  • Ask your guests and their parents for permission if you’d like to publish your party photos and videos.
1 day after the party
  • Help the birthday child with thank you notes
  • Relax and enjoy the memories
  • Send your photos to us and we’ll create a photo album for your party and publish it on our Facebook page.
  • Send your videos to us and we’ll publish them on our YouTube channel, Facebook page and website.
  • We’ll send you the links so you can share the fun with your guests, family and friends.