Our HouseParty Lego Duplo Playdate was an absolute blast!
I had so much fun figuring out what foods to serve, how to decorate, and how to keep the little ones entertained. Now normally when we have a playdate I grab whatever's in the fridge and whip it up into something appealing for both the mamas and little ones.
HouseParty was kind enough to send along 4 of Lego Duplo's new Read & Build Kits for us to play with!
2 of the 4 Read & Build kits were raffled off to my guests to take home with them so they could continue the fun. The other guests assured me they'd be picking up a few kids of their own because the kids had so much fun!
For this party I wanted to get a bit creative and really play on the Lego theme.
The Lego Party Food
I started by creating a Lego Duplo Pinterest Board. I was able to find amazing ideas and creations from other pinners, bloggers, online articles, and sites. I had grand plans of cookies, skewers, and more detailed goodies but when it came down to it, I stuck with the basics. Foods my 1-4 year olds would love AND eat.
You can read all about the food I served here.
The Lego Party Decor
Then I started thinking about the decorations I wanted to use. There were plenty of ideas for using the legos in the design of the party so I started with the basics, a simple lego brick, and built on that. I absolutely LOVED the fun use of lego-themed garland most of the sites posted but a majority of them were birthday themed.
So instead of going the wording route, I simply stuck to construction paper, scissors, and tape.
From there I decided to add a few more touches to the food decorations by turning the cups into lego heads, adding a lego head in between my two platters to serve the lego brick foods, and made a few empty boxes into legos to go with the theme.
You can read all about the decorations I made here.
Lego Duplo Read & Build
I wanted to make sure that the Lego Duplo Read & Build kits were front and center throughout the party so I included them on the bar area of my kitchen right at eye level so that as people served themselves they'd see the boxes.
Alongside the Read & Build storybook kits were the Lego red plates and Duplo napkins that came in my HouseParty kit. I also was excited to pass out Lego Duplo play guides, magnets, and stickers to each of my guests.
Two of the sets were opened for the kids to play with on the table. I filled up a vase with some extra bricks we had lying around (shhh... don't tell, these aren't LEGO brand). The rest of our collection of Lego Duplo blocks were kept in the playroom on our train table so the kids could build and create as they pleased.
Because I had two areas set up for the kids, the adults were able to converse and chit chat as the kids played around us. I loved having the playroom set up for the majority of the Lego fun. It made clean up a breeze and allowed a great space to build and create.
Although a few of my other toys were quite appealing and the kids quickly spread throughout the house with more than just Legos in hand.
I'm sure if I had a bit more time, help, and money I could have done more but the simplicity of this party was perfect. The kids had an absolute blast playing, building, and reading.
Disclaimer: I received a HouseParty Lego Duplo Party Kit in exchange for hosting a Lego Duplo Party. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.