I should be embarrassed that I’m just getting this Lego Party posted, it’s from my son’s 8th birthday party, he is now 10. That was two years ago.
I think down deep inside I didn’t want to post it because the pictures were not so great and it wasn’t my most camera friendly party, for lots of reasons. But regardless of the quality of my pictures it was a fun party for my son. He loved it and had so much fun with his friends.
I pretty much didn’t do any pre-party planning. I just worked on the décor, food, activities all on the day of the party. Usually I have things already planned and prepped days in advance so that I can enjoy the party with my child and keep sane but this time it just didn’t happen.
In light of all of my above rambling, the kids had so much fun and LOVED it! And honestly this was what I would consider an easy décor, party favor and ideas party.
I cut out on black poster board paper the yellow Ninjago eyes. On the back I printed out the info. and sent it home with the kids at school. If you need a Ninjago template to trace for the eyes, here’s an easy one to cutout.
The birthday boy loved his cake and his guest were absolutely ENTHRALLED by it. It was an ice cream sandwich cake, which I thought was the perfect shape for Lego pieces. I used colored icing that I made and messed up, ha, ha, ha, and skittle for the dots.
The easiest Lego cake ever! I could of made it prettier but the icing didn’t do what it was supposed to do so it was super runny and as I said I worked on all of this the day of. The kids loved it mostly because as one kid said, “I’ve never seen an ice cream sandwich cake before.”
This is a better picture of the cake, for you to see how I piled the ice cream sandwiches on top of each other.
Here are the party favors that my kids LOVED. I always try to find party favors that aren’t candy. Items the kids can add to their toy box to use for future play. I was delighted when we later visited one of my son’s friends and he was wearing his Ninjago headband.
I’ll show you here how to make your NO sew ninjago headband.
Here’s one of the treats I had out for them to enjoy. Again, this was super easy to put together. I used yellow icing and mini chocolate morsels for the eyes. I bought already made chocolate covered cookies so it didn’t take very long to make.
This was our first only boys party. We usually invite the whole family of his whole class but he wanted just the boys.
With a house full of boys I let them run around and play outside for a short bit when they first arrived. Then we got to some serious Ninjago Training.
My husband helped me by giving them some martial art classes and breaking wood (balsa wood) with a quick hand chop. They really took this seriously.
Ninja Obstacle Course
Then we had them go through a ninja obstacle course to make sure they had quick and fast reflexes.
Craft: Chines Stars
We made Chinese stars, but since I didn’t practice the activity prior to showing the kids we couldn’t figure it out. After the kids left we did finally figure it out. Here’s a Chinese paper stars video. I learned my lesson, don’t try doing a craft with kids you haven’t already figured out.
Game: Sensei Says
Oh and we played “Sensei Says” a spin off Simon Says. Each child took a turn at being the sensei. The sensei had to use the white beard when he told the kids what he wanted them to do. I was surprised how long this game lasted as the kids all wanted a turn to be the Sensei with the white beard. I’m sure it would have been shorter if there wasn’t a white beard for them to hold, lol.
We had other activities but I can’t remember them now, if I do I’ll come back and update this post.
I used this template for the eyes on our balloons that we used to decorate the house.
And this was our final activity: Photo booth! I really loved how this turned out. I basically just used poster board, glue and tape. I made a white mustache from white poster board and I taped it to a wooden skewer stick.