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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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Vroom Vroom… Refueling (Feeding) Kids at the Ultimate Race Car Birthday Party

There’s a lot going on at the Ultimate Race Car Birthday Party.  Toy cars speed down the Drag Strip, fly through the Roller Coaster and zip around the Giant Oval Track.

Amidst all the excitement, you might want to simplify the menu for your child’s birthday party.  Do what a lot of other busy parents do– order pizza to be delivered.

OR… you might want to put the pedal to the metal and offer refreshments with a race car theme.  Hot Rod Mama, we’re here to help!

Sign

Birthday in a Box  suggests serving hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels and popcorn from a “concession stand”.

Cover a rectangular table with a red tablecloth.  Add a few race car decorations like black-and-white checkered flags, trophies or orange traffic cones.  Then post a cute home-made sign like this one from Scholastic.

 

Stand

If you’re an avid DIY’er and want a more substantial structure– something you could use on other occasions– see how Amy Lynn of Permanent Kisses and her “ever supportive” husband used PVC pipes and red nylon fabric to build this fabulous concession stand.

Hot Dog

Let’s talk about creative food presentations.  Kraft turns a hot dog into a “hot rod” with pickle wheels and ketchup-and-mustard racing stripes.

 

 

 

Veg DipSticksDusty of All Things G&D cut carrot and celery “dip sticks” and put them into individual plastic cups.  She filled the bottom of each cup with either ranch dressing or hummus.  The cups are a great idea– neat and easy for kids to handle.

 

 

 

 

 

Anti Freeze
Indy CarsRenee Roberts of Renee’s Soirees  served sports drink “Anti-Freeze” and “Indy Cars” made of apple slices and halved grapes.

Choc Treats

Renee also prepared several race car-theme treats including chocolate-covered pretzel “dip sticks”, “spare tire” doughnuts and brownies topped with red, green and yellow M&M “stop lights”.

 

 

We’ll close with two suggestions about birthday cakes.

1) If  you live near the Los Angeles South Bay area, consider ordering a custom cake from King’s Hawaiian Restaurant  in Torrance.  King’s makes yellow, chocolate, vanilla chiffon, chocolate chiffon and orange chiffon cakes in a variety of sizes.  The bakers are wizards at creating custom decorations based upon a photograph, a character or a theme— including race cars.

 

Cake2) We love how Arlee of My Small Potatoes took a store-bought cake and decorated it with toy cars from her son’s collection.  She propped up the cars on white chocolate “ramps”.

The birthday boy was thrilled to see his red truck “backed up” into the side of the cake.  He told Arlee, “That’s epic!”

Wouldn’t every mom’s heart melt to hear such praise from her child?