Cheap LEGO birthday party ideas for boys.
We had an exciting birthday at our house recently! My son turned six years old! When I asked him what he wanted his party theme to be, he immediately asked for a LEGO themed birthday party with all of his friends. He loves all things LEGO and I was excited to make this party come together.
I wanted to give him a special birthday, but I also wanted to spend the LEAST amount of money as possible (story of my life!). I DID it! The party was a huge success, and I spent LESS than $20! Seriously proud of myself right now! Today I’m breaking down the party and how much I spent.
The Invitations: $0
Sticking with the theme we (obviously) wanted LEGO themed invitations, and to save money I committed to only using supplies I already had at home.
After some creativity and trial and error I came up with these super easy DIY LEGO party invites.
Homemade LEGO Party Invitations
Cut a colored paper into a rectangle card shape. (see how exact I am....;) )
Cut out six circles per card in matching colors.
Glue circles to front of card in a LEGO style pattern.
Optional: I cut little pieces from a Magic Eraser and glued them to each of the circles. This gave them a raised look.
Inside the LEGO invite was just a simple typed up paper with all of the party info. It only took me a few minutes to whip it up on my computer!
My son adored these invitations, and didn’t cost me any money Big win!
The Decorations: $4
I tried to go fairly simple on the decorations (these are 6 year old boys we are talking about….I don’t think they even noticed much of the decor!).
First stop is ALWAYS The Dollar Tree! While there I bought a pack of balloons and a couple rolls of streamers. I tried to focus on the classic LEGO colors of red, yellow, green and blue. These were all used to decorate around the house.
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For the table center piece I grabbed a few of our mason jars from our storage room and filled them with some LEGOs from our collections. These also ended up being so fun for the kids to build with while they were waiting for me to serve the cake (I love multi purpose decor!).
The total for decorations came to only $4!
The Food: $6
To cut costs on food, I decided to have cake the only food served at the party. I made the cake from scratch, spent $2 on the frosting, and $3 for the Oreos used on top.
The goal was to decorate the cake to make it look like a giant LEGO. Truthfully, it didn’t turn out great…..but, my son thought it was the coolest cake ever, and that’s all that matters!
The cake was so simple to make. I cooked the batter in a 9×13 pan and then frosted it with blue frosting.
Next, I frosted the Oreos with the same frosting and placed them on top so that it would resemble a LEGO. My kids told me that the cake needed the word LEGO on the Oreos, so I used a toothpick to include write out the word.
These darling LEGO themed plates were also found at The Dollar Tree (of course!). I had plastic cups and forks already at home so I used them on the table as well. We pulled out one of my fabric tablecloths and skipped buying a plastic one. It worked out perfect!
Out of all the categories, I spent the most money on food. The total came to $6.
The Games: $2
Honestly, I don’t love planning birthday party games. It always feels so stressful to me. I decided to go a little more simple and stress free this year, and it seemed to work! A plus side to simple is that also usually means less money (and I always like spending less!)!
Pin the Head on the LEGO Man
Our first game was pin the head on the LEGO man and it ended up being a big hit!
Go here to print out this free LEGO man printable.
Each child got to choose one of the silly LEGO faces. Then one at a time they were blindfolded, spun around a few times and then had to try to guess where the face needed to go.
The kids loved getting to choose from all of the fun faces. We played this game again and again!
Don’t Eat Pete
Our next game was Don’t Eat Pete. This one was really fun and simple.
You can print out the free LEGO Don’t Eat Pete printable here.
Put cheerios (or any small finger food) on each of the LEGO men.
One child leaves the room and the other kids point to one of the LEGO characters to be “Pete.”
Bring the child back into the room. He then begins eating the cheerios one by one. If he picks up the chosen “Pete” cereal the other kids yell, “Don’t Eat Pete.”
This entertained them for a good 20 minutes! Everyone wanted a turn to eat!
LEGO Treasure Hunt
This LEGO treasure hunt was another easy activity and I was able to use items we already had around the house.
Before the party I hid a bunch of our LEGOs around our yard. The kids all ran around trying to find as many as they could. (kindof like an easter egg LEGO hunt! 😉 )
Spoon Relay Race
Once we found all of the LEGOs I split the kids into two teams for a LEGO on the spoon relay race!
Each team was given a bucket of LEGOs and a spoon. They had to walk with a LEGO on their spoon across the yard a little ways and drop their LEGO into another bucket.
The first team to successfully bring all of their LEGOs across wins! It was so fun watching all those little boys trying to run fast AND balance their LEGO!
Our last game was probably the favorite! I spray painted two boxes (I bought the spray paint for $2), and then cut two holes in each box.
The kids had to stand at some tape I put on the ground and try to throw a ball into one of the holes.
This was a little hard for most of the kids, which created a fun challenge. They wanted to play this game for a few rounds to try to get the ball in each of the holes.
I have decided simple really is the best way to go! Simple games brought me a lot less stress and I only spent a total of $2 for all of the games whoo!
The Party Favors: $5
I really struggled trying to come up with a cute yet frugal LEGO themed party favor, so was THRILLED when I found these cute little LEGO boxes at The Dollar Tree. They came in a pack of 4 for $1, so I bought 2 packs. I also bought three packs of Starbursts for $1 each.
We filled each of the boxes with a few pieces of Starbursts candy and the kids LOVED them! I thought the candy would be the hit, but the favorite was definitely having their very own little box. It ended up being the PERFECT favor, and I only spent $5!
The Total: $17
In total I spent $17! I was so thrilled that I was able to pull this party off without having to spent a lot of money.
I’ve realized that kids REALLY don’t care how extravagant the party is….all my son wanted was to have a few friends over, blow out candles on his birthday cake, and open a few presents.
He didn’t notice that the party was all done on a very small budget. All he noticed was that his family and friends were taking the time to show him some love. And you know what….THAT is ALL that matters!
Vety cute ideas! Birthdays are always so expensive.
They really are so expensive!
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Great ideas, thank you!
I’m trying to print out the lego faces for “pin the head on the lego man” game. But, I can’t figure out how to print it out without using all of my printer’s yellow ink. How did you do it?