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    kijip...wow the camper, that's a cool goodie bag item! I have the camper and love it! Your cake sounds fun too.

    We did guess the number of crayons in a jar for a back-to-school party. Legos would be really fun and challenging (and cool looking in glass jars).

    The question I have about the store parties is that is says 6 and up. A lot of the siblings of DD's friends are much younger so I'm not sure that would work well (like 3 yrs old...I suppose 4-5 might be OK?). Having it at home or renting a rec. room type place does give more options for the guests with little ones (although at the Mall, I wonder if the parents stay or go).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alien_host View Post
    The question I have about the store parties is that is says 6 and up. A lot of the siblings of DD's friends are much younger so I'm not sure that would work well (like 3 yrs old...I suppose 4-5 might be OK?). Having it at home or renting a rec. room type place does give more options for the guests with little ones (although at the Mall, I wonder if the parents stay or go).
    It's definitely not a sibling or all parent stay situation, at least here. The store is far too small for that.
    Katie, mama to a pair of boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HannaAddict View Post
    Have not been to a Lego store party, but just went to a birthday with one of nine certified "Lego Masters" was there. He led builds, brought a million different Legos, cool things already built, built tons of things, etc. The kids, mostly boys six or seven years old, loved it and were quiet and raptly building there own projects while he led the group for about an hour. Then there was food, cake, free play. It was at the birthday boy's home. The mom had read an article in the newspaper about these Lego Masters and I guess two of the nine are in our city. It was a very successful party, kids had a great time and she gave out nice Lego kits for party favors.


    Holy cow, that sounds cool!!!

    I wonder how I can find a Lego Master. I'm calling our Lego store today
    anyway to inquire about birthday dates. I'll ask them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kijip View Post

    I made a cake that looked like 3 lego bricks using rolled fondant, mini cupcake bottoms and loaf pans.

    Awesome idea, Katie!! Do you have any pictures of his cake??
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    At ds1's family party this year I bought 2 identical small sets (a mini car) and the grown ups paired up to race and build fastest. Huge hit. I bet kids would like it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corie View Post
    Awesome idea, Katie!! Do you have any pictures of his cake??
    I made it 2 years ago from Family Fun:
    http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/lego-cake-686148/

    I used frosting but fondant would be better. I drove myself *crazy* trying to get it to be really square with the frosting (you'd get one side just right but then mess up the frosting around the corner...mind you I'm very novice!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alien_host View Post

    The question I have about the store parties is that is says 6 and up. A lot of the siblings of DD's friends are much younger so I'm not sure that would work well (like 3 yrs old...I suppose 4-5 might be OK?). Having it at home or renting a rec. room type place does give more options for the guests with little ones (although at the Mall, I wonder if the parents stay or go).

    I called the Lego store today and spoke with the manager about a party. He
    asked about the age range of the kids. He was very concerned about there
    being 5 year olds at the party. I was kind of shocked about that.

    Also, the thing that disappoints me about the Lego party AT the store is there
    is no organized Lego build. I was hoping for it to run like the monthly free
    mini-model build. (where they have instruction sheets taped on the table,
    Lego store associates to help/ask questions, and everyone builds the same
    mini-model) I thought it would be cool since the October mini-model is
    Frankenstein. But apparently, they don't do that. The birthday party
    is just an hour long "free build". That doesn't sound like fun to me. I can
    plan a much better Lego party at my house!!
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    We're having a b-day party for Graham's 6th b-day party soon and this is what we have planned:
    1. I froze minifigures in ice cube trays and we're going to see who can free their guy the fastest
    2. Guess how many legos in a glass container.
    3. Put the lego on the board aka pin the tail on the donkey with the lego bases. I'm going to put the bases on the wall. I used a wet dry erase marker to color the target area.
    4. I bought the small cars that are usually about $5 each during the July Target toy clearance. They will each get one and we will build them at the party.
    5. I am making a cake with the loaf pan and minicupcakes. Then I found brick candy to put on cupcakes:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DJT3C

    Hope this helps your at home party planning!
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    Wow these are all such great ideas for a Lego party.

    Codie, Can you tell me if your Lego store had dates available for Oct and what it would cost to have the party there. My 6 yr old loves the Lego store.


    Thanks. J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jess_g View Post
    Wow these are all such great ideas for a Lego party.

    Codie, Can you tell me if your Lego store had dates available for Oct and what it would cost to have the party there. My 6 yr old loves the Lego store.


    Thanks. J.

    My store in Cincinnati did have a few times available for October. I did
    not inquire about the cost since we have decided to do the party at home.

    You can probably find the price information online.
    Corie

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