Monday, October 25, 2010

Build-a-Snack LEGO BUFFET (party part 2)


This is PART TWO of the LEGO Birthday Party. For more details on this party please see PART ONE.



A LEGO build -your-snack BUFFET
In the previous post I shared all the fun secrets of our LEGO Build a Birthday I hosted for our oldest son's 10th birthday. This post is dedicated to the SNACK BUFFET part of the party.




I like doing different things to normal stuff. Tablecloths lend to creative ideas. It's easy to add a splash of personality to them by layering them, spreading them over a table with different angles, or bunching and tying them in new places. With this white tablecloth I tied off the corners with twine bows.



Veggie sticks with LEGO tags that I made.
After I found the real LEGO font,
I went crazy making decorations with it...

I also used green LEGO mats in place of serving trays.


Meat and Potato Sticks for hungry little men.
These were cheddar tater tots and bratwursts.

I mentioned in the original post that my goal was to add muted and neutral tones to compliment the traditional bold LEGO colors. The purpose of this was to add maturity to the party for a 10 year old.

To maintain the natural tones,
I used snacks in muted colors like peanuts.


Chris and Skyler created the banner together.

More muted colored snacks in baby cups
tied with baker's twine.

I used a LEGO brick mold
to make these yellow and white CHOCOLATE treats!

The baby brownies I made
with chocolate cream cheese frosting
were topped with LEGO candy...Mmmm.

This idea was super fun.
I took mini cereals in boxes
and turned them into LEGO bricks.


One last look like this....


Before this...


Where are the veggie sticks? *wink*
For more details on this LEGO Birthday Party, please see PART ONE.







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45 comments:

Kristin said...

I think some big people would have loved that buffet too...ahem, my hubs. HA!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

For some reason, I thought I had commented on here, but my comment is MIA. Love the party, and I love the fact that you did Lego chocolate molds. I just happened to notice that cinder block, too, and it is a perfect nod to Lego. Great job with all the millions of details that made this so special, Lisa!

XO,

Sheila :-)

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Cheryl said...

Really cute and looks like a lot of fun too.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your parties amaze me Lisa. Every detail beautifully thought out and everything is so creatively original!

Jane said...

FUN! You have a wonderful imagination and the skill to make it come alive. Lucky boys!!!
Jane (artfully graced)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Super job! Love the little brownies with the candy toppers. I fell in love with those Lego candies a few years back when I found them in a candy store. Aren't they so fun! Love how the chocolate brownies really bring out the bright colors of the candies.

You did another super job of bringing all of the details together. Nicely coordinated without being over done.

The best part is that this seems like it was a family affair - with your husband and son creating the Lego message banner, and you and your husband making the giant Lego block outside...that's what makes a cute party SPECTACULAR in my mind! Anyone can surf around and find great inspiration...recreating it and making it a special day for the entire family is what makes a party like this all the more memorable.

Great job!!! :)

Judy@cutest-little-things

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Oh almost forgot - that next-to-the-last photo of the boys with their friends at the buffet is beautiful, Lisa! Fantastic job!

That's one thing that always bugs me when I throw parties - I never have time to be take as many pictures as I'd like.

Judy@cutest-little-things

shopannies said...

how fun very creative

Holly said...

The cereal boxes as Legos - clever lady! My favorite non-food item is the Lego banner. Sweet. You out do yourself every time.

pk @ Room Remix said...

This is a clever idea for a party and I like all of the different ways you incorporated the legos into it. I'm sure the kids absolutely loved it, too!

Lisa said...

This is an incredible idea. You totally rock!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

You are amazingly (is that a word?) creative...what a super fun party you put together for your son. So fun!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

That looks like so much fun! What a grand idea! I would love to do something like that for my son.

Erin said...

This is fantastic! Great job!

Emily said...

This is a DARLING little party!! How fun!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This has to be one of the most creative birthday themes I've seen in a long time, Lisa! You did a phenomenal job on this. I'm sure they all loved it!

Pattie T. said...

What a great idea. I'll bet the kids just loved it. So, how does it feel to be the coolest mom?

Staci J said...

This is so clever! i love all you attention to detail, great job!!
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Jessica Nunemaker said...

This is such a cute idea!

I'm going to save this one -- we haven't done the birthday party with other kids thing yet but when we're ready for it, Lego would definitely be perfect! :)

Dream Mom said...

So creative! I just loved this! How sweet to see all the boys at the end. Loved the lego candy on the cupcakes and the legos you made out of cereal boxes.

Jodi Faye said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
What a fun party idea...so creative, my boys would love that ;)

- Jodi @ Makes Mama Smile
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ButterYum said...

What a cute idea. I'm sorry I didn't do this when my boys were into legos. Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

Mary said...

That is the coolest idea ever! I can say right now that my brother and hubby would have loved this as a kid!

Have a great weekend
(visiting from Show aand Tell Saturday)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fantastic party! I love the idea of the build your own snack table - super cute! You left no detail behind - fabulous job! p.s. the cereal boxes are adorable! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kelly said...

The veggie and meat sticks are pretty awesome. I love how they play of the stacked Legos. Also love the white and yellow chocolate.

You are a party rockstar!

vanpeltium said...

GREAT Lego Party! I recently did a Lego party for my 8 year old, might just do it again for #10!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

how FUN! My boys LOVE lego's I've done 2 lego parties this year. I even made my own mold and all my own lego shaped treats! SO much fun! Your banner is awesome, it's like what I did for my invitations. I love your use of cement blocks.

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Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

oh, and Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

fantastic! I love the use of the cinder-blocks! Thanks for being a Frosted Follower!

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Red Velvet Confections said...

What a nice party! It's so cool to see how you incorporated everyday items into the decor. I've enjoyed looking around your blog.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

what a cute idea, I love it! My son just LOVES Legos, he would love this!

thefab4m's said...

i so heart this party and all of your ideas...my son is a year older than yours and would love this! he is such a legomaniac... :)
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Des said...

Wow! This is truly amazing! It's to die for (sharing my son's sentiments :-)...he had such a great time in Lego Land! I'm sure he will be mesmerized if we can come up with something like this!

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Jen M said...

Absolutely incredible! Great job

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Mama to 3 Blessings said...

WOW - WHAT A GREAT JOB! MY BOYS ARE LEGO FANATICS TOO! STOPPING BY & VISITING NOW FOLLOWING YOU FROM BUZZ BY THURSDAY. I INVITE YOU TO COME VISIT & FOLLOW ME BACK! ENJOY YOUR DAY! :)
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Very creative, I love it!

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Our Crazy Bunch said...

What a fun party theme!

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Jessica Loukota Leimback said...

Very cute Lisa...I love the cereal box Lego creation. The bratwurst and cheddar potato bits look yummy :)

Denise Marie said...

You truly rocked the Lego party thing in every aspect!! My lego maniac is gonna be 11 tomorrow and I'm still sorting out what cake to do for him. lol

Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns said...

SO CUTE!!!! Love the paint buckets filled with legos and hanging over the table!

Jennifer said...

Genius! Would you laugh at me if I told you I want to throw a party like this for my husband? He's a lego maniac =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Working on a Lego party for the little one and I'm so lovin' your ideas!

amyp said...

Love looking over your Lego Party!! I am planning a Lego party for my little boy and your site gave me lots of ideas! Thanks!