Gavin’s 8th Birthday Party

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.

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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.

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6 thoughts on “Gavin’s 8th Birthday Party

  1. Good Job Lauren! That was an awesome party!! So many parents just go to a pizza place and turn the kids loose…. not many actually have an “at home birthday party!” Those boys will have great memories of that original party! (your pictures are great!)

  2. Looks like a fun party. I’m pretty sure Atticus will have a lego themed party here before too long. I’m already bracing myself for the expense of lego sets. At least they are apparently getting cheaper per block over time.

  3. Happy Birthday to Gavin. Sometimes the simplest plans are the best and it looks like everyone had a blast. So sorry that Ben is giving you a run for your money. He’s probably just too smart for his own good.

  4. It sure beats making all the great plans and then just having the kids want to do their own thing. That’s happened to me with almost all of Clay’s parties. The boys really just like to play together. Looks like a great day.

  5. I agree that 8 is the easiest birthday age. After William’s 11th David said, “I think the kids are getting too old for this (meaning our backyard trampoline and kickball party).” It may be on to bowling, or go-karts next year. Boo hoo. Way to go on the cupcakes, Chris! And I’m impressed the kids cleaned up the wrapping paper!

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