1. Make magical folding invitations
For starters, don’t worry about buying party invitations! You can print out this free magical folding design that we created in partnership with The Dad Lab. Folding along the dotted lines is brilliant for your little one’s fine motor skills, and getting older children to write their guests’ names on the envelopes is a great way to get them involved.
2. Build a bright napkin holder out of LEGO bricks
All you and your child need to create this simple table decoration is some LEGO bricks and a LEGO baseplate. We love this version, created by Fab Every Day.
3. Play LEGO DUPLO BowlingBuild six towers using LEGO DUPLO bricks, then bowl your guests over by giving them a ball or a toy car to knock them down with. You can learn more about this great activity here.
4. Build the ultimate cupcake stand from LEGO bricks
Party guests will marvel at this creative and easy-to-build cupcake stand. All you need are some LEGO baseplates in varying sizes and a handful of LEGO bricks. Build different layers and decorate with LEGO minifiguresif desired. Then, display with pride (adding cupcakes is optional!)
5. Guess how many LEGO bricks are in the jar
Fill a plastic jar with LEGO bricks and let your party guests write down their guesses for how many are in the jar, with a prize for the closest guess. This example from Ellie Kelly does the job perfectly!
6. Make a fun silverware holderThis is a really easy LEGO building activity that little hands can create by themselves. Just build a box without a lid and make it tall enough to hold plastic silverware. Check out this version from Nicolette at PowerfulMothering.
Sergei and Max from The Dad Lab show off their tower building skills
7. Hold a tower building competition… with an unexpected twist!
This LEGO Foundation activity challenges your little builders to make the tallest tower they can by stacking LEGO DUPLO bricks end to end. Increase the difficulty by getting them to use one hand, build alternately in pairs, or even with their eyes closed!
8. Create cute place card holders for your guests
LEGO DUPLO figures and animals make great place card holders for your party table. All you have to do is write the name of the guest on a small piece of paper and get the figure to hold it. TOP TIP: attach the paper to any LEGO DUPLO accessory that the figure can hold.
9. Make animal masks inspired by LEGO DUPLO charactersUsing only a drinking straw and some colored paper, making these cute animal masks inspired by LEGO DUPLO characters is a fun activity for younger children. Find more information and free printables here.
10. Use six LEGO DUPLO bricks for hours of party games
Sergei and Alex from The Dad Lab put the LEGO Foundation Six Bricks dice game through its paces
Did you know that with just six LEGO DUPLO bricks, children can practice their memory, movement, creativity and more? This LEGO Foundation activity makes the perfect party game. Roll a dice to see how many studs to cover with the next brick. If you roll a five, cover the whole brick. The game ends when the tower collapses! Click here for more awesome ideas using six LEGO DUPLO bricks.
11. Use LEGO bricks for a fun ‘brick and spoon’ race
LEGO bricks can be just as tricky to balance as eggs, but a lot less messy! Give each player a spoonful of LEGO bricks to race with then see how far they can get without dropping any, with a prize for the winner. This is a great indoor or outdoor activity. We particularly liked this version from Little Family Fun!
Alex from The Dad Lab gets to grips with his LEGO DUPLO photo booth props
12. Build photo booth props out of LEGO DUPLO bricks
A fun kids’ version of the grown-up phenomenon! Help your little one to build photo booth props using LEGO DUPLO bricks - glasses, hats, hair, microphones and mustaches all work really well. Then set up a ‘photo booth’ area (a blank wall will do nicely) and get ready to provide some great memories for every little guest at the party.
13. Party games for younger guestsFor younger children, there are plenty of party game ideas using LEGO DUPLO bricks. Get kids excited with a tower race game or have a bit of quiet time with a tricky memory game. Click here for more ideas.
14. Add a theme to your little one’s party
If you want an extra special theme at your little one’s birthday party, then we’ve got ideas to cater for every craze, from young space explorers to devoted dinosaur fans!
We partnered with Sergei from The Dad Lab to bring you some of the birthday party ideas featured in this list and we were delighted to help him celebrate the birthdays of his two children, Alex and Max, by hosting a birthday party with a LEGO theme at our London headquarters.
Small parts are a choking hazard for children under the age of three.
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