December 14, 2009 by Marj Hatzell
For Starters, THIS is much harder than it looks, yo:
Interestingly enough, nine-year-old boys do NOT care what the cake looks like. They are more concerned with, “OMG! SUGAR! FOOD COLORING! YEAH!” and eat it anyway. And the only other comment was, “A LEGO CAKE! COOL!”
Nine-year-old boys pretty much just eat non-stop. So if you are planning on making extra and having leftovers for later? NO. NOT SO MUCH.
Three hours is a very long party, due to excessive sugar intake. See cake above.
Building Lego Racers and then RACING them is more fun than any party game. Ever. Also? The dining room table leaves make GREAT car ramps.
Downloading Lego videos via Yootoob was the BEST IDEA EVER (Thanks, WRH!). Lego Numa Numa dance? Not so much. They will dance to it. And ask to do it again. And again. Oh, and AGAIN. And then while they are building their sets your sister will download more lego videos, because there’s Lego Harry Potter, and Lego Indy, and Lego Star Wars, and Lego Monty Python (though, we did not show that at the party. You know, because it would have been inappropriate?) and basically anything Lego ever. Amen.
Lego parties yield more Lego building sets. As in, twelve new Lego building sets. Because the fifteen thousand Legos we already have were not enough. And when the party is over, the Boy will ask to go spend his gift cards and get (WAIT FOR IT) ANOTHER LEGO SET. The good news? Bionicles. Not quite Lego. The bad news? Small parts. Vacuum. Crying hysterically. Better news? Bagless vacuum! Can find stuff sucked up!
Twenty kids? AM I F*CKING INSANE (don’t answer that)??????