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This summer my son Benjamin turned 7 and we threw him a Lego birthday party. Like most 7 year old boys, Benjamin is seriously obsessed with Legos and I really love them too! And the Lego party ended out being so much fun and really easy to put together. It was easy to add fun and colorful decorations to go along with the building block theme.
And I also took some original photographs of building blocks shaped like letters to spell out happy birthday, as well as some colorful building block pattern photos. I’m sharing all of these photos with you all today for free and you can print them at Shutterfly and turn them into a birthday banner or other decorations.
I also took a picture of Benjamin laying in a giant bed of Legos. I used the building block pattern photos and this fun picture of Benjamin to make some photo cubes at Shutterfly. Benjamin’s friends thought it was so cool that he was actually on the photo blocks. (Plus now they are fun decorations in Ben’s room) We also ordered these fun Lego party invitations from Shutterfly. I love how this design matches so well with the happy birthday banner I made.
The birthday party banner was really easy to make, and I LOVE how it turned out!
What you need:
- 4×6 Prints of Happy Birthday building block letters (Download these original photographs here)
- Colorful cardstock in red, orange, yellow, lime, green, and blue
- Glue dots (or double sided tape)
- Twine, ribbon, or string
- Small hole punch
Step 1 – Print out the letters. I ordered them from Shutterfly as simple 4×6 matte prints. I definitely recommend this versus printing them on your printer at home. The quality of the paper and photo itself will turn out so much better.
Step 2 – Use a blank piece of paper to create a simple banner shape template. I ended out cutting a small strip off of the top of the pictures and then I cut the bottom into a triangle shape. Using a template makes sure that each letter is the same size and shape. Create a second template that’s slightly larger to use for the colored cardstock. Then cut out all of your letters and cardstock banner shapes. I used cardstock in the same color as each letter.
Step 3 – Use double sided tape or glue dots to attach the letters to the matching piece of cardstock.
Step 4 – Use a small circle hole punch to make one hole in the two top corners of each letter.
Step 5 – Get your ribbon or twine and start to string the letters on. (Tip: to make it easier to thread through the small holes, wrap a piece of clear tape tightly around the end)
Step 6 – When you’ve got all of the letters on your twine or ribbon, flip the banner over and make sure they are equally spaced out and centered. Then secure each letter to the ribbon with a piece of tape. And that’s it! This colorful banner is the perfect addition to a Lego birthday party!
And that’s it! At my son’s party at the park I had a little trouble hanging the banner up high and so I hung it across the picnic table with the birthday cake and it was really cute.
The Lego birthday party was such a huge hit with the 7 and 8 year olds and I know how much my son loved it too! I’ll be sharing more details from the party later this week.