Monday, March 30, 2009

doing the birthday LEGO style

My middle child, Cameron, turned 7 yesterday.  I can't even believe it as I type it, but alas, 7 birthdays have come and gone.  We planned a fun Lego-themed party for him on Saturday.


We started out with a fun party dance CD that Dan and I put together (you know, with some fun "I Like to Move it, Move it" and "Who Let the Dogs Out?" action on it) and let the kids loose on a room full of legos.  For the first half hour, they build and blasted, created and crushed, developed and destroyed their lego creations.

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Then it was time for the pinata.  Note to self:  do not buy the $13 pinata from the Wal-Marts.  This was the crappiest pinata in existence.  We had to tape up the bottom third of it cuz all the candy kept pouring out.  Kids didn't care.  They just wanted a turn to "smack that."  (Sorry, been listening to a little too much hip-hop lately)

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(There were no lego pinatas.  Go figure)

Onto the presents.

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Where he got legos, more legos, and money for even more legos.

Next up, cake.

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Now personally, I think I've done better on past cakes.  But Cameron luh-hoved this cake.  So my job there was done.



Typical Cameron.

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And that's how we do it!  Birthday party, lego-style.  Thanks to everyone who came, helped, dropped off and picked up kids, and brought presents.  Cameron was one happy boy.  =)


May the force be with you.  (my kids love playing with my camera.  I have about 4 dozen pictures of my kitchen chairs on there at present.  Whatchoogonnado, right?)


Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to the Cam-Man!


Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great cake!!

I'm so sorry, but I can't stop laughing at the ghetto pinata purchased from The Walmarts...

hahahaaaaa *snort* hahaha

Thank you for the advice on the pinata!


hairball said...

How did you make the circle pegs on the legos? Are they oreos?

Christine #2 said...

Abby had a great time and she kept telling me how amazing the cake was. Yeah, pinatas should only be purchased from the peeps that know how to make them. James' peeps.

Christie said...

So cute- great cake too!

Wiggy said...

Looks like the kids had a great time, and that looks like one awesome cake to me! I'm 29 and a Lego cake would keep me quiet for a while :)

Anonymous said...

wow sugar and food dye overload! LOL! Nice cake!

Anonymous said...

I lloouuuvvveee, the cake too. Very clever. Great party. Tammi

wittygal said...

I love birthday parties! Looks like so much fun.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

What a FABULOUS cake! Its awesome! I think our kids love home baked ones sooo much more. No matter how much we cringe at our work. hehee.

Neat birthday party!

ps: Hunter LOVES and wants the Star Wars Legos sooo badly!

Lorie said...

Very cute! And the lego cake looks great.