Monday, February 16, 2009

Lego Birthday Decorations From Board Game

We paid $3 more than I usually would for this thrift store Lego board game.

I knew we'd get our money's worth for decoration.

I placed the cake stand on top of the colorful board.

Those bright Lego colors coordinate with basic paper plates (20 for $1 from Dollar Tree).

We strung several of the instruction cards in a banner across our mantel.

The best part: we'll enjoy the game long after the party is over!

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27 comments:

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Whoa! I added the Amazon link in case anyone needed details on the Lego board game.

It is apparently collectible and sells for $60 (used) and $259 new! Now I've completely devalued it.

Something else to look for at your next yard sale, right?

There are plenty of newer Lego board games you could also use for decoration.

reprehriestless warillever said...

You are enjoying the game -- isn't that its real value?

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Yes, you're right!

But Andrew didn't like me when I punched holes in the corners of the cards, and now I see he was probably right : )

livelaughlove95 said...

Oops! But it was a great decoration idea!!

Nina said...

A fantastic use of a thirft store find! So smart.

Nancy said...

Once again, I'm amazed at your creative use of an ordinary item.

Melissa Lester said...

I love birthday themes that are "out of the box," so to speak, and this one stacks up nicely. I'm out of witty Leggo phrases -- oh, wait, guess that means I'm blocked, so I had one more in me. So I'll close, but not without saying, great party!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Great idea. :)

Alison said...

I love how you used the game pieces for decoration! And the game is a good one, I'm sure your son will enjoy it.

Allison said...

What a neat idea! I found your blog through Stephanie at Built to Last. My parents would have a COW about what you (oops) did to the game--they are antique collectors and my Dad specializes in Vintage books and games! Too funny.

Sandy Toes said...

That is so fun....creative, too!
-sandy toe

Michelle said...

SO cute...I love the banner!

An Adventurer in the World said...

ack! $60 used on Ebay? I think we have that game somewhere! ... or had.

Love how you put the board under the cake stand.

great ideas.

deb m

Tangee said...

I love your level of creativity. Thank you for sharing a GREAT idea.

Angie said...

I love how you strung up the cards. Of course, that's too bad now that you found out you could have made some good money on it. But, what can you do? Right? It's in the past now, and you had very cool party decorations!

Milehimama said...

The "Lego" cake has become one of my specialties - the kids always ask for it (even though their birthdays have nothing to with legos!)

Bake a cake in a 9x13 pan, and bake some cupcakes.

Cut the 9x13 cake in half and stack (you'll have a taller 9x6.5" cake.

Cut the tops off 4-6 cupcakes (depending on size) and arrange upside down. Frost!

Amy said...

Holy cow! I can't believe it was worth that much! That is crazy! You always find the best thrift deals. This is such a great idea.

Real Simple Family did a cute idea with a game once that I have bookmarked. They used a Twister mat as a tablecloth with a polka-dotted theme. I just need to find a used Twister mat ;)

Michelle Smiles said...

So clever!

Denise said...

Impressed me again! Your kids are blessed!

Kate said...

Aside from the loss (sorry about that!) I think this is a wonderful idea! It is so adaptable for other games too. Now I'm dreaming up all kinds of ideas for our extra Candyland for my daughter's 2nd birthday party. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Randi said...

Adorable - I love the banner!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks for stopping by to comment! I know your days are super full! I really enjoyed getting to finally meet you at BlissDom even though we only live 45 minutes away in real life. I'm glad you like my egg paintings...they were very fun to paint!

debbie bailey said...

You're so clever!

Tubo Family said...

That looked great! Another possibility for the banner without punching holes would be those tiny little wooden clothespins, I think I got mine at Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts and use them to display greeting cards on ribbons. Thanks for the ideas, I've got a pirate birthday coming up.

Alison said...

I love the banner! So creative, even if it was a valuable collectible!

I have a question for you regarding kid's birthdays. I'm wondering if there is a polite way to ask invitees to give secondhand gifts? My son's birthday is coming up and I would love to ask people to bring a used book as a gift, but I've always felt that "telling" someone what to bring was a bit rude. What do you think?

Thanks!

Michele said...

Note to self: always check value on eBay before altering items. What you did is very cute, though!

Jennifer's Brown Bag Party said...

I LOVE this idea. I have a 6 year olds birthday right around the corner, and this would be perfect!