September 19, 2015

How to Throw a Simple Lego Themed Birthday Party at School

Is your child a Lego fanatic like mine, who can't seem to get enough of all things Lego? 


So for his recent birthday, we prepared a simple Lego themed party at school to share with his classmates.

It was a quick party celebration, not very different from his last year's Transformers' Themed birthday party. 


Two weeks before my son's birthday, I spoke with my son's adviser and sought approval to hold a birthday party at school before I started planning (I also got the number of number of student and teachers).


She agreed to a short birthday program over lunch, which was just enough time to feed the children and distribute loot bags.


I sent out invites to my son's classmates and teachers, through her class adviser, one week before our party date. She nicely attached the invites to the kids' diary, and was very kind to remind students, there is no need to bring "baon" on the party date.  


Matching thank you gift cards for the loot bags.


The invitations and gift cards were made by a good friend who owns a print shop ~
  I have tried her many times before and she always delivers.
  


I got the loot bags at St. Francis Square for P12 each and Lego imitation toys at P40 each).  I know getting them at Divisoria is way cheaper, but Divi is a long way from home and I was only buying a few ~ the savings ain't worth the traffic (Note:  It is fine to haggle at St. Francis Square, they will give better prices for wholesales ~ 12+ pieces). 

We got the chocolate stuffers from the grocery store.  I took note to get good stuffers, that I don't mind giving my own children.

For his cake, I contacted a friend baker, who has been customizing birthday cakes for me for years now.



@TOY CAKES is also a trusted friend.  She can customize cakes that tastes as good (or is better) as they look. 

The night before the party, we pre-ordered KFC fully loaded meals for the students, teachers (and additional for the guards and my son's school bus drivers), for pick up the following morning. 

I gave special instructions to change the  soda to bottled water (at no additional cost) and additional paper bags to-go, since I was certain, most will not be able to finish their meal.   As always it was a fast a easy transaction with KFC.


We arrived early for the students' lunch (It is always better early than late for these kids).

It was nice to see, some of son's classmates brought gifts for my little boy.  He was obviously happy and surprised to fill up an entire huge plastic bag with gifts.


Then if was my son's turn to give out his goody bags to his classmate. My son giddily handed out the loot bags and  everyone were excited to get them (Note: I made extra for the teachers and the teacher assistants, I didn't want them to feel left out).



Note:  Remember to bring garbage bags and tissue paper.  The kids will get messy and it is just proper to help teachers clean up.

It was a wonderful day for my son.  He enjoyed it a lot and was so ecstatic to open his gifts. 
 


My son's birthday ended with more feasting with relatives.  My cousin Chef Jeff of JPJ Food Craze prepared ~

Red spaghetti (which was the cheesiest spaghetti ever)
Chicken cordon bleu with honey mustard sauce
Baked BBQ ribs partnered with mixed vegetables 
Lechon Pork Belly (sinful-sinful)
And baby potato salad
Oh and some healthy steamed Tilapia (lol)!




It was a happy long day for my kiddo (or should I say young man).
Happy 7th Birthday!
  I love being a mommy!     

27 comments:

  1. That's a cool and simple way to hold a Lego-themed birthday celebration in school. :) Happy birthday to your little boy!

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    1. Thanks Petite Momma! The kids had so much fun, and my celebrant was so happy.

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  2. This is very helpful, Mommy Juvy! I am currently planning a simple birthday party for Bunso to be held in his school also. Thanks for the tips! You're the best!

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    1. Such kind words mommy, Thanks! I am glad I was able to be of help to your planning. Come back again soon.

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  4. This is such a cute and nice party. I can't wait for Baby Charley to celebrate her bday in school, too, although that's gonna be super far from now pa. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  5. This is such a cute and nice party. I can't wait for Baby Charley to celebrate her bday in school, too, although that's gonna be super far from now pa. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks Sis. Party planning is fun. I normally involved my boys and ask what they want. They help prepare everything too, and turns the preparation into a bonding event (mas matagal nga lang ang kulitan, you'll soon know what I mean).

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  6. Great idea for a bday party!! :)

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    1. Thanks. It was fun preparing for kiddie parties.

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  7. It's always fun to plan a birthday party! The Lego theme is cool!

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  8. Birthday Lego theme is sool, I love the cake so cute :)

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    1. Thanks Sis. I love the cake too, and it is so delicious. Toy Cakes rocks they customize my cakes for me at half the price other bakeshops would charge.

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  9. I love how attentive you are to details for the kids and the people in school who help your child. He really looked like he enjoyed everything!

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    1. Thanks for noticing. These are the people who cares for our children 7-8 hours everyday, I think it just right to make them feel we are thankful.

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  10. I am also planning for my son's 1st birthday on Jan, we will have carnival theme naman. This is very helpful mommy. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh a carnival party theme would be so colorful. I hope you post about it you can share it here too, would love to read about it!

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  11. I have three boys who are also on Legos, I have become creative at finding anything Lego-ish, from toys to notepads. Can totally relate.

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    1. Oh planning a Lego party is so hard and more expensive than the other ones I have done before. I can't find any loot bag stuffers that are Lego themed, and affordable. If not for my son's love for Lego, I would have stucked to the usual Hero's party theme. The effort was so worth it though!

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  12. I love the theme! My son will probably have a similar theme (that is, if he wants to have a party haha). The cake looks yummy!

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  13. Happy birthday to your little man! He looks so happy. I love the rainbow cake, looks cute and fun.

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    1. I love the rainbow cake too, Toy Cakes creates real delicious and beautiful cakes. Everyone (including my son) was surprised to see a rainbow cake. It was so cute, almost too pretty to eat.

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  14. galing, great ideas! nd happy bday to your little boy :)

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    1. Thanks! I was fun preparing school parties.

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  15. nice! can't wait to give my daughter a school party hehe! she's only two... and yep a part of me doesn't want her yet to grow up so quickly. nakaka emo!

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    1. I go senti too, when I look at my 2 boys now all grown up. Naku, you really have to cherish everyday with these kiddos, time flies fast and before you know it, they are both independent na.

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  16. My kids love Lego too. Belated Happy Birthday to your son. =)

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