When I bought a Lego birthday party pack months ago, I had quite elaborate plans for Gavin’s birthday. However, with the current state of events around here, the party was lower-key than I had originally intended. Despite that, Gavin and his buddies had a blast.
First, I couldn’t actually find the Lego party pack, which had the invitations in it. I sent out evites. Then, I made plans for games, decorations, and treats that never quite came to fruition. Here’s what we did do, though.
We started the party with Lego coloring pages, printed from their website, while we waited for the guests to show up. Eight boys came, making nine with Gavin (and 10 with Megan). It was a good turn-out.
Next, we played Lego games. Tallest tower, “collaboration”, and Lego toss. These didn’t take near the amount of time I had hoped, and got the boys riled up. Solution: go outside and jump on the trampoline! Thankfully, it was neither too cold nor rainy. Score.
When they got too rowdy outside, they came inside and created their own minifigures (again printed from the internet), while snacking on cut-up veggies while Christopher took Ben and picked up some pizzas. After the pizzas were gone, we opened presents, and had dessert. Christopher had made German chocolate cupcakes from scratch. They were delicious.
After the cupcakes were devoured, there was still 30 minutes left. I told the boys they could either play with Gavin’s gifts (he was excited to open them) or jump on the trampoline. They spent the next half hour in and out and I managed to have the entire kitchen clean by the time the last boy was picked up. Ben, Logan, and Christopher were all asleep and I joined them, while Megan and Gavin played with the gifts, cleaned up the wrapping paper, and watched a movie.
It was a fantastic Saturday, and I’m glad 8-year-old boys are so easy to throw parties for! I sure love Gavin, and he loves his friends. I’m happy he got to celebrate his birthday with them.