Everyone loves Lego...it has been the longest loved toy with all my boys for the past 17 years. In 2014 I hosted a Lego party for Ry at Birch Hill and did this post, which is still heavily visited:
Here is an image from that post as a wee reminder...
It was a great party, and although I tried to keep it simple and inexpensive it was still a fair bit of work, but worth it to me at the time.
Well, this year Ry's birthday was the day after we returned from spring break and was passionate about another Lego party and lucky for me we found the perfect option at our local toy store Vernon Teach and Learn. They recently added a huge Lego collection and an amazing Lego themed birthday room. Now, I have never paid before to have one of my boys parties somewhere, I love hosting and planning but the Lego room at Vernon Teach and Learn and their party packages made it impossible to say no. Ry was literally vibrating with excitement after we did the tour.
He had six class friends and we were able to do it after school one day which made it easy for everyone.
The room was big and the boys were allowed to be as excited and noisy as they liked.
Everything IS Awesome!!!
The Teach and Learn team have done an amazing job putting together a museum downstairs with lots of Lego themed displays. There was a challenge to find the one Lego thing that didn't fit in each zone...the boys enjoyed that. The whoops of joy were so fun especially as they saw rare and very valuable sets put together like the Star Wars Death Star with all the ships. Everyone was calling out to me: "Take a picture for my Dad!!!" Sorry Dads, you will have to go, I couldn't capture it all.
They had hot dogs and juice and fresh popped popcorn and kept busy building cars to race for the ramp and exploring.
Instead of doing goody bags which I tend to spend a lot on we got the party package where they got to create their own mini figure to take home. The boys were so happy with this and worked a very long time creating their figures from a big selection of heads and bodies and hats.
Oh my, there is something so beautiful to my Momma eyes to see Lego so perfectly sorted.
Instead of a traditional cake their package included a visit to the ice cream bar upstairs in Teach and Learn, they serve Marble Slab Creamery ice cream.
The had any flavour they liked and made sundaes...the shop even topped them with chocolate mini figures. No one even noticed their wasn't cake.
What 9 year old boy would miss cake when there was a sprinkle assortment like this he could use as he pleased?
Awesome work Vernon Teach and Learn! Ry was so thrilled and thanked me so much and every one of the boys that attended said they wanted their next birthday party there...that is a big thumbs up all round if you ask me. To be honest I actually spent less than I would hosting myself and had no worries at all except a parking ticket when we finished because no one wanted to leave. The store also gave the birthday boy a nice gift card he got to spend to pick something from the awesome Lego collection upstairs in the store.
Signing off with just a few of the mini figures the boys made to take as their party favour; if you have a Lego lover in your clan whether they be young or old they are sure to love the Lego paradise at Vernon Teach and Learn.
"To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of stuff."
- Thomas Edison