The 1st May rolls round waaay too quickly each year. His birthday was spent celebrating with his friends from nursery as some of them will be going to a different school in September. It was an opportunity to get the kids round for a play in the garden and thankfully, the weather was glorious!
I made some Lego-themed cupcakes for him to take into nursery on the Friday before his birthday but saved the Emmett cake for the party. I made him a new t-shirt to go with the theme and his love of the Lego film and Lego kits.
For the cupcakes I got to test out my new Wilton tri-coupler for piping three different coloured butter cream. It was really awkward to set up and use, but I think the key to it is not to fill the bags too much. There was plenty of cursing and split piping bags. I love the effect though so will continue to experiment.
His party invites were home-made to keep the costs down and I sourced some bits on-line and used good old Photoshop to personalise it for James. I had the Lego font installed from years ago when I made my stepdaughter a Lego cake so the invites were sort of simple to do. If anyone would like some creating, I’m more than willing to help🙂
James helped to make party decorations with the characters from the Lego movie on and we made Lego crayons to add to the kids party boxes (also Lego-themed!). To do this, you just break up cheap crayons without their papers on into a silicone mould. You have to make sure it’s not going to be used for food after. Pop in the oven for a couple of minutes at 150 degrees c. Don’t allow the wax to bubble. Leave to cool completely before turning out. Adding approximately three crayons per container worked best to get thicker crayons.
I found a stencil on-line for the party boxes and printed the design on coloured card. I was going to set a table up so the kids could make the boxes, but I could foresee arguments over sweets so I just made them up myself!
James really enjoyed the Lego-themed party – I wonder what theme he’ll request on his fifth birthday?!