The key to a successful birthday party in my opinion are three things: balloons, cake, and a bounce house. We had all of those at S's fifth birthday party on Sunday and the kids couldn't have been happier.
Pinterest is naturally a great place to harvest ideas. From this Lego sign I made for the front door of the party space
I bought some block candy from Amazon.com and added them to some leftover candy bags I had on hand, then stapled folded scrapbook paper on the tops to keep them closed.
The bags were done using primary-colored paper lunch sacks, with construction paper circles glued onto the fronts to look like Lego bricks.
Lego party lantern tutorial I posted about yesterday. These were my favorite decorations at the party, and pretty easy to make.
Since this space has an art room, it was obvious that I was going to use my rusty art teacher skills and do an art activity. I thought the kids would enjoy using Legos to print onto canvases.
this Betty Crocker building block cake tutorial, keeping the marshmallow pegs for the bricks, but not taking the cakes out of the pans. It would have been too much trouble to transport to the venue.
For the chocolate cake, I used this recipe and for the vanilla, I made a Wacky cake which uses no eggs, dairy or soy (one of the guests was allergic to those things). They both came out delicious, I must admit.
And I think the birthday boy had the best time of all.