It's birthday time around here (3 birthdays this month) and I realized that I never shared my oldest's 5th birthday from last year. It was her first real birthday party (with friends, not just family). Since she want to have both boys and girls, finding a theme that would work for both was challenging, but we decided on a LEGO theme.
I didn't take too many great pics (I regret now), but getting ready for 14 5yr old was crazy enough!
I started off making a t-shirt for her to wear, a simple lego man with a 5. I just printed it on iron-on transfer paper, and put it on a store bought plain tee - easy peasy. You can download the image here.
We made some paper legos from construction paper and garage sale stickers (dots) from the dollar store, I sewed them onto bias tape to make some bunting. This was really fast to do and we hung them from all the doorways. We also made a ton of tissue paper pom poms in primary colors and hung them all around.
While the kids arrived we set up a coloring station with some lego coloring and activity books to work on. You can download the pdf here, it is a collection of coloring pages and games. (just make sure to print it double sided, you can sew down the middle or just staple it together to make the book) I printed a separate cover on yellow card stock with the first page in the pdf.
The food table was the most fun. We filled it with lego cupcakes and cookies, crackers, cheese, fruit kebobs, and veggies. Keeping it very colorful.
The whole room turned out really fun!
We spent the afternoon dancing, coloring and building lego of course!
For anyone who wanted a break, we kept the coloring station out with some simple coloring sheets to design your own minifigure and color your own logo block. You can download the coloring pages here.
This year, she picked a mermaid theme, so watch out for some mermaid party tutorials coming soon....