DIY: Lego Invitations,Treats and Piñata

Back in April we celebrated Kayden’s 5th birthday.  He insisted in a Lego Star Wars theme.  Yes, that’s right.  Not just Lego, but Lego  Star Wars… good grief.  Thankfully, I am usually up for a challenge, especially when it involves parties and decorating.  I was able to find a ton of ideas on pinterest, so it ended up being ok.  I just love how easy the internet makes it to share info and ideas… especially important things like Lego inspiration.  I wanted to share a few things I did, so that it could hopefully help other Moms who get stuck blessed with the same situation as me.

First came the Lego invites.  I made up a quick template then traced and cut out the heads on foam sheets.  I let Kayden draw some of the faces, but Saul did most of them.  I downloaded a free Lego font (I can’t remember from where) and used it for the party info.  The I just glued it onto black cardstock paper Super quick, easy and cute.

For party favors, I made giant Lego heads out of marshmallows.  I bought 2 sizes of marshmallows, huge and regular size.  I melted the candy coating in the microwave and then add in some shortening (or mateca in spanish) to thin it out a bit.  Then I added yellow color that is especially made for candy coating.  I used a lot.  I cut the smaller marshmallows in half and stuck them on the big marshmallows with a little of the coating.  Then I dipped the whole thing in the yellow coating.  I then stuck them on the tops of bottles to dry.  Last step was to draw on the faces with melted chocolate.  I stuck them in a bag with a few other treats and tied on a little mini Lego coloring book that I found and printed off for free here.  

My most favorite diy from the part was the piñata make over.  It happened kind of by accident.  We went to the store to pick out a piñata.  There is usually a huge selection to choose from the candy stores here, as you probably know piñatas are a pretty big thing here in Mexico.  He picked superman.  Or so  I thought.  When we got home we realized it looked  a lot more like superwoman.  Oops.  But like I said, I like a challenge so I decided to make superwoman into a Lego Luke Skywalker.  I ripped off all the paper that was covering the base form.  Then I cut a hole for the candy.   The kids helped me stuff it with goodies.  Then we taped him (her? lol) up.  Then I started to recover it with, first, office paper and then tissue paper.  I started out using white glue but it was too messy, and the paper stuck to the tissue paper so… I ended up using my trusty glue gun. Sigh.  I love glue guns!  For the most part, it was pretty easy.  It took about an hour and I did right before the party started.  The light saber was made with a toilet paper roll and paper towel roll taped together, then recovered with tissue paper.  The final details were made with permanent marker.  Not bad, right?  To bad he was beat up with a baseball bat couple of hours laterSo those were some diy details of our Lego Star Wars party.  Hopefully it will be helpful to some one.  Later I’ll show some pics of the actual party!

So what do you think?
  1. Angela says:

    they had this very cool idea on pinterest…if you have mega blocks (the large kind), wash them, them pour jelly liquid in it, let it harden in the fridge, then you have cool lego shaped jello.

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  2. Jenni says:

    Oh my goodness Amber, you are so talented! I love your blog and following what you’re up to and seeing all your cool ideas. This party sure sounded like fun!!

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  3. I love it! You are the best. Miss all of you! Glad you’re blogging again!

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  4. Karen says:

    hahaha LOVE how the pinata turned out, he even had sweet hair. 😀 Nicely done!

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