Where has the time gone?

My baby turns 7 years old in just a few days, and we celebrated last weekend with a party that was right up his alley and mine!


Normally, we like to host birthday parties at home, as we did last year when we celebrated Scaredy Squirrel style. But this year, Jackson decided he wanted to have a party at the local Bricks 4 Kids franchise, so we took our Lego Ninjago party on the road.

Just because we were having the birthday party off-site didn’t keep us from adding a personal, crafty touch to it.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party Invitations

With homemade Lego Ninjago minifigure invitations that I designed using this Ninjago coloring sheet and cut with my Silhouette Cameo and then Jackson colored them.

Lego Marshmallow Pops

I made Lego marshmalllow pops (though this might qualify as a Pinterest fail!)…

Fun Fushi Candy Sushi

… and Fushi, candy sushi, out of homemade Rice Krispies treats, gummy candy and Little Debbie snacks.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

I filled some mason jars with colorful candy, and made custom Ninjago wooden serving spoons for them.

Lego Ninjago Sensei Wu Birthday Cake

Our favorite local bakery, Maxie B’s, made this delicious and awesome Sensei Wu birthday cake.

Lego Birthday Party Utensil Holder

We mean — actually, let me correct that — I built a utensil holder out of Legos. And those are vintage Legos, in case you’re wondering, ones my mom saved from our childhood.

Lego earrings

I even wore Lego earrings for the occasion.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

Here’s the birthday boy with the party spread.

Lego Birthday Party Bricks 4 Kids

Legos are, by far, Jackson’s favorite toy in the world. So, how else would he want to spend is birthday party than building Legos?

Lego Ninjago birthday party

When he was a toddler, I never thought he’d outgrow his obsession with dinosaurs, but Legos are certainly supplanted them as his passion.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

The kids made all kinds of nifty creations.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

Like this motorized Lego tsunami carnival ride.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

Every kid got to create their own minifigure. That was one of the highlights of the party. When they brought those minifigure pieces out, the kids swarmed them like vultures on carrion.

Lego Ziplin

But the kids’ favorite part of Bricks 4 Kids was the Lego zipline. They had a blast zooming their creations down the zipline, with the ultimate goal being shattering them into pieces.

Atta Girl Says: Kid-Crafted Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

After birthday wishes and cake…

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

It was time to send our guests home with kid-crafted Lego birthday party favor bags made simply by affixing circle punch-outs to paper bags.

Lego Ninjago Birthday Party

Each bag included a Lego Max birthday minifigure, a pouch of building blocks candy (that you really can build with!) plus homemade origami ninja throwing stars — or shurikens of ice, as they’re called in Ninjago.

Those throwing stars were a doozy to fold; if you follow me on Instagram, you know how much we struggled with them. But once we cracked the origami mystery, they were easy to create, and we had fun having a family throwing contest. (I lost!)

I have to give a shout out to Craft, Interrupted, whose awesome Ninjago birthday party inspired many of the creative touches we used for Jackson’s party.





  1. What a fun party and a great way to record the memory on your blog! You’re the queen, my friend!

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