My son’s birthday is in the middle of winter. While I absolutely love living here 9 months out of the year, in the middle of winter it can be rather drab. The world around us is alternating shades of white and brown, and if you haven’t figured this out yet, I am a big fan of color. So while my reasoning for mentioning this is partly to distract from the fact that it took me more than 4 months to get around to posting about his Lego birthday party, it is also an explanation of my frame of mind when I came up with this awesome party table cloth. Color, color, color… yes please!
The best thing about a Lego party has to be how easy it is to decorate for. Actual Lego décor can be quite expensive, and sometimes rather cheesy looking. I couldn’t find much I really liked, (though I will share some favorites next week) so I decided to simply embrace the color scheme instead. Red, blue, green, yellow, orange. Decorate with these colors and suddenly anything can be a Lego decoration.
So I started with tons of balloons, and my secret for an Everlasting Balloon Bouquet. (If you haven’t seen this post, check it out. The simple secret will change the way to decorate for parties, forever.)
Then I got to work on the snack table. I grabbed a cheap plastic table cloth from the dollar store, and raided their ribbon selection too. Then I took my handy collection of emailed coupons to Jo-Ann’s and filled in with some more interesting ribbons. You will also need a hot glue gun.
This tablecloth was so easy to make! Just lay the plastic tablecloth over the table and make sure it is centered the way you want it. Then start gluing strips of ribbon. All you need is a tiny dab of glue on the top edge. I varied the lengths and didn’t pay too much attention to the order of patterns. The only concern is to make sure the top of each ribbon is pretty close to level with the others.
Then take a long strip of a solid color ribbon,
And glue it in a straight line across the tops and all the way around the table. This will also help hold the tablecloth in place. With the weight of the ribbons on the front, and the slippery nature of a plastic tablecloth, it definitely will want to slip around a bit.
Obviously this idea will work for any party theme you can think of. Just pick your colors accordingly and you could have the perfect tablecloth for your Christmas party, a New Year’s party, a graduation party…
Just ignore the snow you can see outside the windows. J Next week I will share the rest of the details for his Lego party. It was so much fun, with Lego themed games and activities that you don’t want to miss.
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