While party planning can be a pain, it doesn’t have to be as painful as stepping on a Lego, YEEOUCH! Lego began as a childhood favorite toy all the way back in the 1950’s. Half a century (plus!) later, it’s continually reinventing itself, while remaining true to its roots (seriously, you can dig up the grandparents sets and they will still work with the ones you bought today!). The Lego Movie took Lego from being a simple toy, to a pretty popular party theme in recent years, but long after the movie’s release it continues to be a popular choice for kids’ birthdays. Those colorful blocks bring up some really creative menu ideas when hosting a Lego party, and here’s ten of the best and brightest!
This one is incredibly simple: use one large and one mini marshmallow on a popsicle stick, and dip in yellow colored white chocolate candy wafers, these pops are easily customizable with a food safe black pen. These are a great addition to your party, and easily made ahead of time, which is essential when party planning!
http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/marshmallow-lego-pops/ Photo by: In Katrina’s Kitchen
Using corn syrup, gelatin and Jell-O you can make your own gummies for everyone to enjoy during the party. Using Lego molds found easily online, these look like the real deal, just in gummy form!
http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/lego-gummy-candy-molds/ Photo by: This Is Why I’m Broke
Using brightly colored frosting and chocolate covered candy, you can create some fun Lego-esque brownies to delight your little master builders.
http://desertchica.com/lego-brownies/ Photo by: Dessert Chica
Yes, it’s really as simple as making a large square pepperoni pizza and cutting the slices to resemble Lego. So easy, and so smart.
http://burntapple.com/2014/02/23/lego-movie-birthday-party-ideas/ Photo by: Burnt Apple
It’s all in the way you stage it. Simply doing bread cut outs and adhering to the top of each sandwich with a spread of your choice. Sandwiches can be peanut butter and jelly, egg salad, ham and cheese, whatever! It also helps that being cut this way makes them crustless, saving you from throwing out plate after plate of uneaten crusts during party cleanup (you know it’s true!).
http://www.thiscallsforaparty.com/ninjago-party.html Photo by: This Calls For a Party
Breaking out those Lego molds again, these individually served s’mores are an impressive sweet treat that stays away from the bright and bold (perfect for kids with food coloring allergies!)
http://www.simplypartyideas.com/lego-smores-using-chocolate-candy-molds/#more-536 Photo by: Simply Party Ideas
One of the best things about Lego when you’re party food planning, is that the design of Lego itself is so simplistic. This makes it incredibly easy with limited artistic ability to pull off really rad cookies like these, without as much effort at all. With a simple tutorial and recipe, these are sure to be a hit at your Lego get-together.
http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2012/02/easy-lego-cookies/#_a5y_p=715038 Photo by: Sweet Sugarbelle
A full step by step tutorial will help you create this cake that looks professionally made, but gives YOU all the bragging rights.
http://ashleemarie.com/lego-head-cake-tutorial/ Photo by: Ashlee Marie
Clear drink dispensers are a common household item now, because they are a great way to serve punches and drinks at parties all year round. Simply by adding a Lego “face” to the outside of the large jug, and filling with an orange juice (or a punch/drink of similar coloring) you can make your drink station at your party perfectly themed as well.
http://partyummy.com/cms/2014/07/anniversaire-lego/ Photo by: Partyummy
Plastic dessert cups (or clear drinking cups) and yellow Jell-O, creates individual servings of Jell-O, that are easy to prepare ahead of time, and once again customize with funny faces on the outside of the cups!
http://www.thriftyandchicmom.com/2014/06/lego-movie-jello-cups/ Photo by: That Chic Mom