Having a Lego party on a budget is completely possible! Do you have someone in your family that LOVES Legos? My youngest and my oldest are fanatics! If they had to choose between food and Legos, I’m afraid which one they would pick. LOL
When my youngest had a birthday month ago, I didn’t have a theme until the week before. Luckily, this year the Dollar Tree had Lego themed plates, table clothes, cups, and napkins. BING! Light bulb popped in my head! It would be Lego themed! I picked up a table cloth, two packs of paper plates, two packs of napkins and skipped the cups since I purchased three packaged of juice boxes for $2 each.
Subtotal for the party is…
Table Cloth – $1
Paper Plates – $2
Napkins – $2
Juice boxes – $6
SUBTOTAL – $11
Now, what about decorations? At home I had 3 poster boards and an idea!
You are going to need 3 poster boards, a pencil and a straight edge. First Draw a line across the short end of the poster board about 1/3 ways down the poster board. Draw another line 2-3 inches from the other line and draw lines to make the “Lego” parts like below and cut out…
When this is completely cut out, use the template on the same board and other poster boards. This was a fun craft to do with the kids especially when I just let them decorate the “Lego”s however they pleased.
I used tiny nails and hung these with some leftover ribbon and tape…
What about snacks? Popcorn and cookies and cupcakes. The cookies were made by my mom and sister(THANKS) using shortbread cookie dough recipe, rolled out and cut into rectangles and squares. After cooled, we icing’ed everything white and then used blue icing to make Lego dots.
Previous Subtotal – $11
3 Posterboards – $3
3 bags of popcorn – $2
HomeMade Cookies – $2 (I’m guessing)
Cupcakes – $2
Two tubs of icing – $4
NEW TOTAL $24
For more decorations and an easy activity, I put the cookies on a elevated cake plate and scattered Legos all around and underneath. The kids didn’t really play with these much because it was so pretty outside I just send them all to the backyard with a big tub of play swords, helmets, and shields. That was probably the best part for them. They played nonstop for over an hour and all the moms had a great time just sitting around the table chatting and watching the kids out the window. If you don’t have a backyard to play in, try out your local park to save money or have indoor activities setup in your living room or dining area.
The party was a great success. I was less stressed because the party didn’t break our tiny piggy bank, the kids had a blast just being kids in the backyard, and the moms had fun getting to have grown up conversation over delicious cookies. OH, and for favors, we filled favor bags (leftovers) with leftover cookies. For only $24, you can have a great birthday party for your kid to remember! PS this could be even cheaper by using $0.25 packs of Kool Aid, cups, napkins, and plates from your own home ($24 – $11 + $0.50 = $12.50).