Steal these tips from professional NJ party planners to throw your kid an amazing LEGO-themed birthday party on a budget. 

(1) Maplewood-based party planner Laura Himmelein from Party Cake Party Cake started with stackable LEGO containers from the local toy store to make the treat table centerpiece. To keep the primary-color theme going, wrap juice boxes in construction paper and fill clear vases with gumballs. 

(2) Make kids a custom LEGO T-shirt to take home: Download our free printable and follow the stencil directions.  

(3) Hide zip top bags full of LEGOs around the party space and challenge guests to find them. Each bag includes materials to build a car to take home. Inexpensive plastic plates (in party colors) mean LEGOs stay in place during construction.

(4) Top store-bought yellow cupcakes with chocolate LEGO candies, made by melting red and blue chocolate wafers into LEGO molds bought on Amazon.

(5) Transform glass baby food jars into candy-filled parting gifts: Paint them yellow, add a thank you tag and use a Sharpie to pen the iconic LEGO face.

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