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Lego Ninjago Party Bags

Ninjago goody bag

Goody bags at children’s parties can be a cause of some contention, lots of sweets or plastic gizmos your home doesn’t really need, it’s one of the difficult parts of getting a party right.

For our Ninjago party I was eager to build on the invitations and offer some treats which show our thanks for the little people and their parents for helping celebrate B & E’s day, and so we made some Lego themed goodies along with some great bargains to make the party bag complete.Lego Ninjago Party BagsWe started with some paper party bags from Ebay and using the Ninjago eyes template from the invitations, we printed nine per A4 yellow paper, cut them out, used double side tape to attach them to the paper bags, and our theme was carried through from invitation to goody bag.Creating Ninjago goody bagsFor the contents of the goody bag we went for a mix of handmade and bought. I found a set of Lego silicone moulds and bought some little cellophane bags to place our treats in . I found a Lego bag header from Winks and Daisies which made them complete. Lego themed goody bagsFor sweet treats we went with fudge and chocolate.

The chocolate was straightforward, with blocks of white and milk chocolate we melted in a bain marie and then poured into the moulds and cooled at room temperature and then in the fridge. Like everything we made, we’ve learned the importance of leaving to cool for longer than usual, this will ensure the whole brick or Lego man remains in one piece.

For the fudge I used a recipe incorporating condensed milk. Fudge is not something I find as straightforward to make as it’s meant to be, the benefit though of using condensed milk is that it does keep a little longer. Lego bricks made of fudgeAnd then we presented them as sweet treat bags.Lego themed treatsWe also loved the idea of Lego crayons, and I was fortunate enough to get some advice in advance from The Boy and Me which meant our batches were successful.

We picked up some packets of crayons from the £1 shop and set to work peeling the paper off them and batching them into colours. Creating lego crayonsOn average, with the tip received, a brick takes 3 crayons and a Lego man 1.5 crayons which includes the top-up.

We broke the crayon into the mould and then baked for 3 mins at 140 degrees celsius, topped up with more crayons and baked for another two minutes. Creating Lego bricks and men with crayonsAfter leaving to cool for a couple of hours (to be on the safe side), the crayons were taken from the moulds and put into treat bags. Lego crayonsLego themed goody bagAs I wasn’t sure how people would feel about a handmade goody bag we also added a few extras all at B&E’s behest.

Haribos now seem to be a staple at any birthday and we got a treat box in the after Christmas sale, the boys insisted that party poppers had to be in their goody bag and the trusty £1 shop again obliged. The light sticks were something I had bought a while ago which the little people love, and the Spaceboy pens were an absolute bargain at 29p from the  Dotcomgiftshop sale!Contents of a goody bagThe balloons were inspired from a party we attended recently, our children love balloons and it seemed great to hand them out rather than being passed one as you’re driving home to inflate (I can multi-task with the rest of them, usually). Ebay once again came to the rescue with balloons and sticks.

And we also Ninjago-ed them with the eyes template and trust double-sided tape. Ninjago eyes for balloonsCreating Ninjago balloonsAll in all, perfect goody bags in the eyes of my little people, and I hope of others too.

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    Polka Dot Family
    January 20, 2015 at 14:56

    These look fabulous! I love that you went to the extra effort to make lego crayons and fudge
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    Louise
    January 21, 2015 at 18:14

    Wow these are fantastic! Bet the kids loved them
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      Debbie
      January 31, 2015 at 22:01

      Thank you x Yes, mine especially- I was proud at how they parted with them as I feared they might refuse to offer them to their friends 😉

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    Kate
    January 21, 2015 at 18:55

    What amazing gift bags xxx

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      Debbie
      January 31, 2015 at 22:00

      Thank you x Can you tell I have time on my hands? 🙂 xx

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    Emma
    July 8, 2015 at 18:39

    Well done on making the crayons! We had a lego party last year and my crayon making attempt turned into the worlds biggest pinterest fail! I’m still finding melted crayon on things almost a year later!

    Thanks for sharing xx
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      Debbie
      August 13, 2015 at 00:35

      Hints and tips from The Boy and Me definitely helped the success of the crayons! It’s amazing how simple Pinterest looks compared to reality 🙂 x

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    Lucy Baker
    August 15, 2015 at 22:47

    Thank you for these great ideas – my little lad’s 6th birthday is in a few weeks and he is Leg-obsessed!

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      Debbie
      August 22, 2015 at 22:25

      Pleasure 🙂 Mine are now onto Octonauts so already searching around! Hope your little one has a fantastic birthday 🙂

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    Joan |Rutan Poly
    September 7, 2015 at 05:43

    Hi, Debbie! I really like the idea. My 3-years-old son loves to play legos, that is why I think this are also perfect for his birthday party next month. I just want to ask, where did you get those poly bag sizes? I had tried before to order personalized and customized poly bags for my son’s birthday party. I really like the outcome of that plan and I hope this next plan will be successful as expected. Thanks a lot, Debbie!

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