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Lego Birthday Party #DIY #lego #birthdayparty

My son turned six this summer, and we had a little party at the house. There was no debate about what the theme of his party would be…Lego!

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His favorite Legos these days are of the Legends of Chima variety, but he agreed that anything Lego would do fine for decorations, etc. So we went to Party City and Target to buy up all the Leo-relevant stuff.
To our surprise…NO LEGO! Nothing!

So, I had to get creative. And by that, I mean go on Pinterest and see what creative people did.  Check out my Lego Party board on Pinterest.

There isn’t a lot out there, but I found a few Lego-inspired decorations that were so easy to put together.  Easy peasy.

Lego Doors

I taped plastic table cloth on the door, then glued plastic plates to the table cloth to look like a Lego block.  Just eye-balled it.  I bought the plates and table cloths at Party City.

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My method for ensuring a permanent stick, was to put double-sided tape around the lip of the plate, then dot some glue in between the tape.

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Lego Goody Bags

I bought the cheapest paper bags I could find at Party City for the goody bags.  There were plenty in the package to use some of them to cut out the circles.  I used an egg cup to trace circles on the bags.  A shot glass would be good too.  Then I rolled pieces of Scotch tape and taped the circles to the bags.  Rolling the tape works better than using double-sided, because it creates dimension with the circle looking a little bit raised.

IMG_4856The cake started out as the hardest part, but became the easiest.  I had every intention of creating a Pinterest-inspired Chima cake with fondant and marzipan Lego minifigures.  Then I stopped by catering at Fairway, picked out a Chima picture from Google Images, and ordered the perfect Chima cake.  Best decision ever.

IMG_4489 Chima cake in his belly and a water slide bouncer in the backyard, and this kid was in heaven.

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#BBNYC Blogger Bash in NYC #TheBigToyBook #SweetSuite14

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I went to my first Blogger Bash event, Sweet Suite 2014 at Location 05 in NYC.  It was like girls night for blogger friends (old and new), with drinks, music and entertainment… parent blogger-style.  Drinks were signature candy cocktails and Zipz Wine, a great new single-serve wine that’s packaged in traditional stemware-looking plastic. nAttendees learned about many of the hottest toys hitting the market before the holidays and had lots of fun playing with them too!

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And of course we snacked on lots of sweets!

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I previewed the Tinkerbell character for Disney Infinity 2.0 and saw the game in action. It’s thrilling for kids (and adults like me) to see our favorite Disney characters in action on our gaming console.

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My 6-year-old son’s  current favorite, Lego, displayed their newest collections including, The Lego Movie, Legends of Chima, Ultra Agents, and Fusion.  With the Fusion collection, kids can build a creation and see it come to life on their smart phones or tablets in an app game.

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Uncle Milton previewed these fun Wall Friends in our favorite Frozen characters.  They hang on the wall, light up, and talk too!

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Paw Patrol toys are finally here from Spin Master! There are cute plush toys and hard toys in all our favorite Paw Patrol characters.

IMG_4199Another product from Spin Master is Kinetic Sand, the best indoor, low-mess, sand-like toy I’ve seen.  It’s clean, dust-free, and never dries out.

IMG_4160We’re big fans of B Toys for their well-made, innovative versions of classic baby and preschool toys.

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Battat also displayed their adorable Li’l Woodzeez collection.

This was just a selection of the many toy companies who participated in the event.  Perhaps the best part of attending the  Sweet Suite event is the major swag sent directly to your door.  I can’t wait for mine and definitely will join again next year!