Jan 15, 2010

lego party

the invitations... 
i got a cricut for christmas, and this was the
 first project i made using it.
i couldn't believe how fun and easy it was to use!

the back of the invitation has all of the 
nitty-gritty details of the party.
i wanted to keep the front simple.

the party favor was a little tin, 

filled with black, grey and 
yellow legos,(bought on e-bay) 
and some gum.

with a little personalized tag 
tied on with some grey 
and white grosgrain ribbon.

i tried to take some pictures of a few 
details before the party, because i knew the
lighting at the party place was going to be bad.



the fruit and veggie plates...





and some bowls filled with m + m's.

i bought the plates at walmart, and the 
bamboo forks were ordered online.
they came plain, but i stamped the "eat" on them. 
i used the cricut to cut the 
"6" out of grey vinyl
and attached it to the smaller plate.

i love the way these turned out.

i used a martha stewart stamp kit to personalize them.

yes, the lighting was really bad for taking pictures,
but the party was a blast!

the cricut made everything so easy! 
i should have bought one
a long time ago!

the cake and cookies were ordered from a local bakery.
i gave them a sample of the yellow paper i used on the 
invitations and they matched it.
the little cones were made from a houndstooth 
wrapping paper 
that i bought at hobby lobby. 
i used spray-mount to adhere two sheets
together, and then cut them out 
using a template downloaded off the internet.

candy dipped pretzels.


the cake is just a plain, half-sheet cake from a bakery.
(they matched a color sample i gave them)
i cut a 2" diameter dowel into 4" chunks,
painted them the same yellow, and stuck them into the cake.

here's close-up of the painted dowel pieces.
the little metal rings holding the banners together are
from a dollar store snowflake garland that i took apart.



i bought a few yards of the 
yellow dotted fabric
ripped i in half, 
tucked the ends under, 
and used it as runners on both tables.

i bought the square vases at michaels for $1.25. 
they were originally gold,
but i spray painted them black.

i put a piece of foam in each one of them, 
stuck in the sign i made,
and covered the top with yellow shredded paper.

the final touch--
a juice box disguised as a lego.

49 comments:

  1. Wow! So many great ideas.
    Great party!
    ~Amy

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  2. you freakin' rock!! i'm seriously so jealous. you my sweet bff have mad skills.

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  3. You do have MAD skills! Wow....love the bold PICK UP time hehehe...

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  4. Looks incredible. So much detail!!!

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  5. That was really enjoyable! The setup belongs in a magazine. Nicely done!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is crazy good stuff! My daughter's second birthday was originally scheduled for next weekend but we had to postpone due to rain. I've got a whole five weeks now to steal...er, borrow your FAB ideas! Seriously, I had NO idea what to do for centerpieces and now I do!
    Off to the craft store!!!

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  7. Are you kidding me? This kid's party looks ten times nicer than my wedding decor!!!

    Awesome job!

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  8. Once again, fab job. You've told us before that you like to sleep but how do you find time to sleep AND do projects like this? You're amazing.

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  9. I LOVE It!! You are an amazing party planner.

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  10. i can only imagine all those kids faces with such great detail! everything looks like it does belong in a mag, but also so kid friendly to the touch , play, & eat with!

    bravo!

    stay warm!
    kellie

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  11. Totally beautiful... I hope that he LOVED it, and had a great party!

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  12. What a lucky kid you have! I especially like the way the banner and party favors turned out!

    Kelly

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  13. AAAAAAAA MMMMAAAAAAAAA ZZZZZZZZIIIIINNNG!! Love the modern kid feel! Design elements are FABULOUS!

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  14. I wrote about your amazing creativity on my blog today!

    http://likemybaby.blogspot.com/2010/01/rain-delay.html

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  15. This Is amazing.

    Yes,,,, I will re-post this on my blog too. Just lovely.

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  16. Whoa... this is amazing! I am loving all the handmade details. I'd love to link to this in the future if you don't mind.

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  17. rachael,
    of course i don't mind!
    :)

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  18. Oh, super super cute! I love it all, especially since I have 2 boys and it's hard not to be intimidated by all the fluff of princess parties ;) I like how you went with 2 colors instead of the rainbow like most Lego parties go with. I would love to share your party with my readers!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE this party!!! Such attention to detail and the colors are FABULOUS!! I posted about your party on my blog tonight!! Please check it out and grab a button!!! :)You are so talented!!
    Michelle
    www.maddycakesmuse.blogspot.com

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  20. AUTUMN....I AM NEARLY SPEECHLESSS. HOW ABBBBSSSSOOOOOLUUUTTTLY WONDERFUL. LOVE YOU

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  21. Hi. I saw your party on the creative hostess, how lovely! Just wanted to let you know I am running a contest where you can win $100 gift card to Anthroplogie- I think your party would be a great addition- http://thecitycradle.com/throw-an-imperfect-party-win

    blessings

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  22. This party is very very very cute. It is hard to find cute boy parties but this knocks it out of the park. Fabulous. Found you on the city cradle

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  23. this party was amaziing...love all the details:)

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  24. I LOVE your banners and all of the details! YOu did a great job!

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  25. What an adorable party! I am sure everyone had a great time. I just love all of the ideas.

    Chelsea

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  26. Hi Autumn! I was one of the judges in the Most Adorable Party at Creative Hostess, and LOVED your party. I am featuring it today on my blog. Thanks for entering!

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  27. Wow, what a party! You really put on quite the shin dig. I love all the details.

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  28. Such a cute party theme. I love all of your ideas! The juice boxes are adorable! And the forks are fabulous! Great ideas!

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  29. awesome awesome ideas! from the juicebox to the favors!

    love it!!

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  30. This is so adorable... and my son's name is Grady too! But he will only be 2 in May

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  31. You have done an amazing job. Everything is simply stunning! The details are incredible. Thanks for sharing - very inspiring.

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  32. I feel like a kid at a candy store looking at these photos!!!

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  33. wow! this is so inspiring!
    seriously, this will be my jumpstart idea
    to start on my son's 6th lego themed party in the
    next few months;)
    thanks for these great ideas.
    keep it up with your fantastic ideas!

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  34. hi autumn!
    i know that you submitted this party a while ago...but i've kept it saved! i'm going to feature it sometime this week or next :).
    thanks! such a cute party.

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  35. Just saw your party on Kara's Party Ideas this morning and had to come over to see the whole thing! Absolutely lovely!!! I love how you kept everything looking so simple and streamlined...definitely a designer's touch! Love the color combo with the houndstooth accent! I'm definitely going to bookmark this page for future reference. Thanks!

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  36. This party is so great! I saw it over at Kara's Party. You took care of every detail!! Thanks for sharing all these awesome photos!!

    Colleen
    www.figandruby.blogspot.com

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  37. thank u so much for your post on lego themed party for your kid. it helped me alot while preparing for my son's 6th lego themed party recently.

    muna
    kuala lumpur, malaysia.
    http://mommygoneartsy.blogspot.com

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  38. WOW! Simple and modern. This looks fantastic! So unique. Your son is lucky to have a mom like you. Absolutely incredible!

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  39. What a great theme, every detail was so perfect.

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  40. Love how you used lego, but really put your own unique twist on it :)

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  42. How did you do the gray lettering on black paper for the invite?

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  43. Did you stamp each letter individually on each invitation?

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    1. no--i have a clear stamp "kit" that allows me to put a bunch of letters onto a stamp. you can see a small version of this on the picture that shows the forks. you can see the black stamp pad and the clear stamp next to it. i did the same thing with the front of the invites. the back of the invitations were printed. let me know if you need any more info! if you email me privately, i can even send you a picture of the stamp that i used!
      :)

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