LEGOs are probably some of the most recognizable and loved toys of all time for both kids and adults. They’ve been around for ages and, over the years, have turned into quite a big deal. People collect them, endeavor to engineer amazing masterpieces, and more. There are even TV shows and theme parks dedicated to the magnificent building bricks.
If your kid loves to play with LEGOs, a birthday party highlighting the colorful blocks is an excellent idea. You really can’t go wrong no matter what your kid’s age, as long as they’re a LEGO fan. You can tweak your party plan to fit a wide range of ages, from toddlers to pre-teens and beyond. There are also various collections within the LEGO brand that might help you narrow down your party design, such as Ninjago or LEGO Friends.
You can find decorations, games, food ideas, and more to help you plan the ultimate party for your child. If you’re not quite sure how to get started, you already have! Check out our list of top LEGO birthday party ideas to take the guesswork out of your planning endeavors.
LEGO Birthday Party Invitation Ideas
When it’s time to send out birthday invitations, you can buy some premade ones or design your own on your tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Many people these days opt to go entirely digital and send out invites via text, email, or a Facebook event post. No matter how you decide to let your guests know about your party, make sure it’s fun and inviting (no pun intended). If you aren’t up for designing your own invitations, you can find lots of people willing to do the work for you.
Your birthday invitations should reflect your party theme, provide useful information to guests, and entice them to come to the party. Send out invitations that your party guests won’t be able to resist with creative, colorful creations from Etsy. This design from HorvathPaperCo recreates a classic LEGO set box, substituting the birthday information in a clever way. There are different styles available from many sellers, so you can find an invite that’s the perfect match for your specific LEGO theme.
LEGO Birthday Party Decorations & Supplies
Get the party started on the right foot with some fabulous and colorful themed decorations to put everyone in the LEGO mood. Gather supplies from party stores featuring LEGO bricks and popular sets, or use LEGO creations as decorations. Place various mini figures on your cake table and food tables to add a friendly touch. Hang balloons, banners, garlands, and more, and use tableware that shows off the LEGO logo.
Make things easy on yourself with a party supply pack that gives you the basics for creating a fabulous LEGO party. Getting a bunch of decorations and tableware in one place simplifies things, which is always a plus when you’re planning your kid’s birthday party. This pack features cups, napkins, utensils, and large and small plates for 25 guests. You also get a tablecloth, 12 balloons, and a LEGO Brick banner, all in super vivid colors.
A “Happy Birthday” banner is a classic decoration that’s easy to hang and sends well wishes to the guest of honor. This banner is two pieces that you can hang side by side or one on top of the other. Having two individual pieces gives you flexibility with spacing and your available hanging space. When hanging the words side-by-side, the banner stretches an impressive 7 feet. It’s sturdy and easy to fold up and store, so you can reuse it or pass it along to someone planning a LEGO celebration.
If you want a way to make a huge statement without spending a ton of time or money, consider a large backdrop. Using a large piece like this helps fill a significant area of your party space and catches people’s eyes. This birthday sign is a great fit for a LEGO Party, with a block brick frame that pops against a black background. If you want to brighten things up, you can also get it with a white background. It’s 71 by 43 inches and makes a great photo booth or party entrance piece.
Table centerpieces are an easy way to brighten up your party within a matter of minutes. They’re easy to set up, and you don’t have to worry about hanging or taping things (great for party rooms that don’t let you hang decorations). These honeycomb table displays feature bright greens, reds, yellows, and blues and features various designs. You’ll get ten pieces, including a LEGO plane, a Happy Birthday sign, LEGO bricks, and more.
Liven up your LEGO party with brightly colored balloons featuring LEGO bricks and your child’s age. The 32-inch foil balloon comes in ages one, two, and three, but you can also find other ages available online. There are 20 latex balloons in the set that are 12 inches each and come in white, blue, green, and yellow. Tie them to chairs, tables, or trees, or use balloon weights to set them anywhere you want to add a splash of color.
LEGO Birthday Party Activities & Games
Part of a successful party is planning the right kind of entertainment, so everyone stays busy and has a great time. Luckily, you don’t have to put in too much effort to come up with some epic LEGO party activities. The opportunities for fun and games at a LEGO birthday are pretty much endless. Set up building stations for your guests, recreate your own episode of LEGO Masters, or challenge kids to construct a unique structure. Here are some ideas to help you plan out your party schedule.
1. Twister LEGO Style
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Lots of kids and adults have likely played the classic game, Twister. But this takes the classic and gives it a LEGO upgrade, making it a perfect game for your brick-inspired party. The vibrant play mat is comprised of various colored bricks that correspond to the included spinner. Start calling out the directions, such as “Right Hand Blue,” and watch as kids bend, twist, reach, and inevitably fall. LEGO Twister is fun for the players and the onlookers.
2. Massive LEGO Build Station
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Anyone coming to a LEGO party is likely going to expect there to be a build station, which is a good thing because this is easy-peasy to set up. Get a table or two that is an appropriate height for your young guests and set out a bunch of LEGOs. Using a classic LEGO set is a great way to provide variety and leave things open-ended, so kids can design and create whatever they please. This is a good activity to keep available throughout the party for kids to visit as they want.
3. Guess How Many Blocks?
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Here’s a classic party game that gets a LEGO makeover from Chickabug. Fill a clear jar with LEGO bricks and place a sign nearby asking guests to guess how many blocks are in the jar. Provide slips of paper for guests to write down their best guess and their name. The person who comes the closest without going over wins a prize. If you’re throwing a party for toddlers or very young children, consider using DUPLO blocks. But for older kids, fill the jar with regular, classic LEGO bricks. Whichever type of bricks you choose, make sure you select all the same size.
4. LEGO Piñata
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Hang up a LEGO piñata at the party as a fun final activity. This is also a great way to give your guests their party favors. Let kids take turns swinging to try and break open the piñata (or use a pull-string version for a quieter game). Once all the surprises spill out onto the ground, give everyone a loot bag to gather up their treasures. You can use candy, stickers, and small trinkets like stamps, bracelets, and keychains as fillers.
5. Design A LEGO Mini Figure
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An arts and crafts station is another fun way to keep kids engaged and occupied (and quiet–maybe). It’s a good activity to sandwich in between more high-energy games. Set out some pre-printed mini-figure silhouettes like Moms and Crafters and let kids color and decorate their figures. Simple craft supplies like pom poms, buttons, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes will provide lots of options for LEGO artists to stretch their imaginations.
Food & Drink Ideas For A LEGO Birthday Party
Everyone wants their guests to have a good time and hopes people will want to stay until the end of the party. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to have plenty of food and drink options for your celebration so everyone stays in a good mood. (Nobody wants “hangry” party guests). But you don’t have to overcomplicate your menu with too much stuff or intricately themed snacks. Sometimes, simple is best (and it saves your wallet, too). You can’t go wrong with these LEGO-inspired nibbles and drinks on your party menu, whether it’s pizza, popcorn, fruit, or other sweets and treats.
1. Brickhead Marshmallow Pops
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Kids love marshmallows, and they really love chocolate-covered marshmallows. Renee’s Soirees shows off some brickhead marshmallow pops that are easy to make with a few simple ingredients. A jumbo marshmallow and a mini marshmallow cut in half create the iconic head shape. Place them on a lollipop stick, dip them in yellow-colored chocolate, and let them set. Then pipe on the eyes and mouth with some black frosting for the final touch.
2. LEGO Pizza Bricks
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Kids love pizza, and when people come to a kid’s party, pizza is one of those things many people expect to find on the food table. Heavenly Homemakers decides to give the pizza a slight adjustment to match a LEGO theme. Serve small rectangular pieces, each with two pieces of pepperoni, and you have an instant cheesy and delicious LEGO brick that kids won’t be able to resist. If you’re not up for making your own pizza, order a large rectangular one from a local pizza place, cut as desired, and add pepperoni.
3. LEGO Figure Fruit Kabobs
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Healthy options are always a welcome sight on a party table. Fresh fruit is something a lot of kids love to eat. With a few strategically cut pieces of fruit, you can create these cute fruit kabobs that resemble LEGO mini figures. These LEGO men are sure to please kids with their grape, watermelon, and pineapple bodies. Put everything on popsicle or lollipop sticks, and little guests have an easy, healthy snack to eat on the go.
4. LEGO Popcorn Tubs
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Sometimes, all you need to do is concentrate on your serving style when it comes to matching your party theme. Creative snacks and drinks are great, but if you get to the point where you don’t want to make elaborate treats and intricately cut fruit, how about going simple? My Modern Tudor fills cups that feature LEGO bricks with plain popcorn for an instant colorful addition to the party menu.
5. LEGO Ice Coolers
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Frugal Fun 4 Boys decides to make a LEGO-worthy beverage using shaped ice cubes. These LEGO coolers are refreshing and colorful, and it just takes a little bit of forethought. Use shaped ice cube trays to make different colored ice cubes before the party. Freeze Kool-Aid to get the different colors and add a sweet bonus to everyone’s drinks as the ice melts. You can also freeze different colored fruit juices or add food coloring to the water.
LEGO Birthday Cake Ideas
Food and drinks are a must when it comes to birthday parties, but don’t forget the crowning moment — the cake! Not only is it your main dessert feature, but it’s also typically a centerpiece of your décor and the grand finale of the party. Everyone gathers around, takes pictures, and loves to see what the birthday cake looks like. Typically, the cake should reflect your party theme and colors, as well as show off the birthday kid’s name and age. But you might decide on something unique or a DIY masterpiece. Here are some sweet ideas to get the creative wheels turning.
1. Brick Head Cake And Brick Candles
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Using some LEGO cake toppers is a great way to turn any cake into an edible LEGO work of art. But whether you keep it simple or go with something custom, finish off the look with some fun brick-shaped candles. They look fantastic on top of this winking brickhead and really stand out against the bright yellow. They can double as decorations and toppers, too, giving you some flexibility when you’re planning your overall cake display.
2. LEGO Friends Cake
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Your daughter’s LEGO party might lean more toward the LEGO Friends series (or it might not). But if the Friends gang is what your kid’s party is all about, then style your cake after the unique LEGO figures and series. Cakes Decor makes a tall layered cake and uses edible sugar paper to show the friends and then decorates with molded LEGO bricks all over the cake. It’s a fun cake with lots of colors that work well with this pastel LEGO palette.
3. Giant LEGO Brick Cake
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This huge 3D LEGO brick from Oakmont Bakery serves up a lot of cake in a way that is simple but undeniably LEGO. The best part is you can make it any color you want to go with your overall party scheme. The birthday message here is on the cake platter, but you could also add a cake topper or put the name on the side of the cake. But this subtle display works. Therefore, it’s all about your own personal style and how you think it will fit in best with your child’s party.
4. LEGO Ninjago Cake
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Ninjago is one of the most popular LEGO series, with a huge line of LEGO sets and its own cartoon. If your child wants their party to focus on the world of Ninjago, check out this cake idea from Skazka Cakes. It’s colorful and bright, which is sure to make everyone smile. And the characters on top complete the overall look. The birthday star’s name on the front resembles the LEGO logo, and molded bricks on the cake plate add just the right finishing detail.
5. LEGO Pull-Apart Cake
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Cupcakes are always a crowd-pleaser, so a pull-apart cake is a win-win. Easy to serve, and everyone loves to eat it. Cake Central makes a simple but amazing pull-apart cake in classic LEGO colors. The piping work positions various LEGO bricks atop the cake, along with a birthday message. If you’re making your own cake, you could also spread on frosting and use LEGOs as toppers or position the cupcakes into a rectangle and make one giant brick.
Party Favors For A LEGO Birthday
It’s always nice when friends and family come to celebrate a birthday. Let them know how much you appreciate their company with a special souvenir from the party. Favors are a nice tradition that provides your party guests with a little memento and a sign of gratitude. You can buy them at party supply stores, online, or make DIY treats for everyone. These awesome LEGO party favors are sure to get kids excited even though it’s time to say goodbye.
Costume accessories make fun party favors because you can pass them out to guests before the event so they can wear them during the festivities. With these quirky LEGO glasses, your guests add to the decorations and overall party vibe, making things extra fun. The pack includes 12 glasses in different colors. For an added activity, set out a bin of small LEGOs so kids can personalize their glasses with a unique design.
What better favor to give guests after a LEGO party than their very own set of LEGOs to bring home? These mini animal kits are super fun to build and come with instructions. There are 12 sets to a pack, featuring six different animals. You get giraffes, parrots, rabbits, elephants, sharks, and monkeys. This could also double as a LEGO build station activity, then kids can take home their animal creations.
These squiggly straws make drinking your favorite beverage even more enjoyable. Kids will love the swoopy-loopy design and bright colors, and the LEGO brick on top makes them a perfect match for your party theme. They come in five different designs, including yellow, red, orange, blue, and green, and you get 25 straws in a pack. These reusable straws are a great party favor and are better for the environment. Add them to a party favor goody bag, or use them in your drink cups.
Mini notebooks are great for drawing, doodling, jotting down notes, or sending secret messages. Kids can use them at school and home, bring them on road trips, and more. They come with fun LEGO designs and vivid hues from every color of the rainbow. The pack contains 32 notebooks with four different designs, perfect for a party favor addition. Add them to a loot bag full of other trinkets and treasures, or stack them up near your party exit for kids to take as they leave.
These push pencils will add tons of vibrancy to your party favors with their bright colors. You get 24 pencils in one pack, each with nine refillable #2 leads, so kids can keep using them for a long time. Plus, with the push design, there’s no need to worry about sharpening your pencil. Put these with the mini notebooks above to create a fun favor that kids will love to use. The star-shaped cap adds an extra-special touch.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Does LEGO do birthday parties?
LEGO stores no longer do in-store birthday parties. But if you have a store near you, ask them about any upcoming LEGO Club events. Many locations offer monthly workshops where they open the store an hour early for members to come and build, try out various challenges, and more. This might work out well if you plan to invite just a small group or a few of your kid’s close friends. Otherwise, you can seek out local party companies that might offer building or engineering activities that you can incorporate into your party.
What should you get a LEGO lover for their birthday party?
If you’re trying to find the perfect gift for the LEGO-obsessed birthday kid, the options are endless. A new LEGO set is always a pleaser, but which one? Go for your child’s favorites, for example, a Harry Potter set if they’re a fan or a LEGO Technic kit for the budding engineer. If you don’t know what sets they already have, opt for a gift card to the LEGO store or some cool LEGO storage that allows them to take creations on the go.
What are good color schemes for a LEGO party?
The most popular colors for a LEGO party are red, yellow, green, and blue. You’ll find these in a lot of decorations and supplies for this theme, and sometimes just the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue). If you’re going with a LEGO Friends theme, then pink, purple, and white take center stage. If you want to get even more colorful, you can do all the colors of the rainbow and decorate with LEGO bricks and solid color decorations.