Monday, February 23, 2015

Walker's 8th Birthday LEGO PARTY!

As most of you know, our sweet boy, Walker, joined our family at the adorable age of 5 via the beauty of adoption.  He spent his first several birthdays without the love and care of an adoring Mommy & Daddy, so it's understandable that we kinda make a big-to-do of birthdays in our house.  It is so fun to celebrate our precious boy!  He is always so eager to help me plan (this year he even sketched out his decorations) and pull the whole party together.  He jumped up and down and smiled from ear to ear as he saw his party sketch becoming a reality.  We had a blast!!!!  

When Walker chose a Lego theme for his 8th birthday, it seemed a perfect fit.  He & his Daddy love to spend their free time building & creating Lego masterpieces.  Our first order of duty was to find the perfect invitation for Walker's big day.  After scouring the web, we finally decided on a fun boxed invitation from IDEA Event Style.  These creative invites were a great way to set the tone & theme of his party, and the kiddos loved them!

I wanted to create a modern feel for Walker’s party, so I decorated with lots of white & then added in pops of those classic Lego colors - red, yellow, blue, and green.  I decided to use honeycomb balls on the backdrop for a crisp, mod feel.  Stampin Fanatic created Lego heads and Lego blocks which we used as decoration on the lunch boxes and milk bottles.  The confetti filled balloons were a fun & whimsical touch.  Custom party hats from Emerald Cove Designs were a fabulous addition to our decorations.  I also created a personalized Lego inspired banner for Walker.  He loved it, & even hung his banner in his room after the party.

The focal point of the dessert table was a two-tier cake from My Sweet Things, and we topped the cake off with an edible fondant topper by none other than Roni Sugar Creations.  Roni worked meticulously to create a personalized Lego man complete with a W for Walker and the number 8.  The fondant cupcake toppers from Pattycakes and the cake pops by Brandi at Painted and Sprinkled were loved by all.  I loved the white chocolate rice krispy treats made by Sweet U Off Your Feet; they reminded me of a Lego block.  And cookies from Crumbles by Nicole are an absolute necessity; her Lego man cookies were delicious & adorable.  Each child also received a custom candy wand party favor created by the talented Lisa Frank of Hand Crafted Parties. 

We had such a wonderful time celebrating our sweet Walker.  It's hard to believe that he is already 8 years old.  What a joy & a blessing he is to us.  I couldn't imagine our lives without him!

Vendor List -
Invitation:  IDEA Event Style 
Cake:  My Sweet Things 
Fondant Cake Topper:  Roni's Sugar Creations 
Cupcake Toppers: Pattycakes
Cookies:  Crumbles by Nicole 
Cake Pops:  Painted & Sprinkled 
Rice Krispie Treats:  Sweet U Off Your Feet
Candy Wands: HandCrafted Parties 
Lunch boxes: PinkLemonade Party 
Party Straws: MoreSprinkled Joy
Pennant Garland & Lego Banner:  Sweet Georgia Sweet 
Lunch box Legos & Milk bottle Lego heads: Stampin Fanatic 
Confetti Balloons: The Flair Exchange 
Honeycomb Balls: PomLove
Party Hats:  Emerald Cove Designs 
Photography:  Party of Seven Photography