This party has been in the planning for quite a while now. My boy knew what he wanted and it was my job to translate that into a cool and affordable party.
The invitations and t-shirts
The amazing invitations were from here, they were super fast and very affordable. I begged asked for an RSVP for all the boys attending so that I could make them each a lego head t-shirt, which was put in their backpacks at school the day before the party. I didn't realise just how excited that would make them! I think that helped build up the anticipation for the party!
I bought the packs of 'Fruit of the Loom' t-shirts from Target (5 for $8.50) making all 17 t-shirts for this party very affordable. I think I spent $35-40 on party bags for the birthday party last year - and think these are waaaaay cuter! My trusty embroidery machine was working overtime for a few days to make up all the shirts. Although this was initially meant to be a 'boys only' party (Josh's rules) he later announced that Maddy could have one friend over...which then turned into three!
I bought the pink t-shirts for the girls and added a bow to the lego head, just for extra girly-ness (thanks for my friend Erika for the great bow idea!)
There are some lego star wars party supplies out there. I got some plates and napkins and a banner from Party City and then promptly found them a lot cheaper in Walmart - d'oh! I mixed these up with some banners from the dollar store and printed out lego men to stick on them.
I used the free Lego fontto make up some posters which were put on the windows, so guests arriving could see which house was the 'party house' note: once downloaded I opened up Word to make my posters and the Lego font only seemed to work when in capitols.
We set up a snack table with chips and drinks on it and I used our ikea table on top of it to display all of Joshy's lego star wars ships. Although he wanted his guest to see all of them, he was a little scared about 18 children playing with them, hence why it was nice to have them on display but out of reach to little hands.
The Lego head was a gift for his birthday and is actually a lego sorter...so cool!
The bathroom even got a little Lego makeover, in the form of a new soap:
The storm trooper soap was a hit! This lady was wonderful to work with and rushed my soap order to make sure it was here on time :o)
Talking of Etsy, we also have a Boba Fett custom stamp coming for the 'Thank You' cards
I set up a backdrop in the hall, to snap some photos of the guests. We put my camera on a tripod so it was fast and easy to snap some photos of the party-goers and then they could get back to playing! My original idea was to do a 'photo booth' type set up with props for the boys to mess around with, but I ran out of time!
The Games, Party favors and cake will have to wait for tomrrow...this post is already toooo long and I am not even half way through!!