Monday, June 15, 2009


Ethan had his first ever school friend's party last weekend.
He was so excited - he celebrated at the LEGO Education Centre and being the Lego and Star Wars fan that he is, this was the invitation I created for the BIG DAY!

Ethan helped me set up the shot and nervously I lit the candles and ran back to take this photo.
Had some fun with the blurb on the back of the card too.

Just moments before all his friends arrived.

These were in place of lolly bags - little chocolate LEGO men.

And the cupcakes all ribboned up.

And then ready to eat - white chocolate with hundreds and thousands LEGO pieces.

And the token birthday photo taken on the way back to the car.

He had a great time ... and I'm glad - he's a good kid!


:) Tiff said...

omg. everything looks so perfect.
and had to giggle at the invite. That is so original. and I love the idea of the white chocolate and sprinkles lego. Did u make them from a mould or you found them somewhere????

how are you ever going to top this one??


Anonymous said...

I bet the other mothers will be too scared to invite your son to their parties because they will never top that one!
Love the party only going for an hour. Did they have time to eat or did they just play lego for the whole time?

Ali said...

aww I LOVE that idea for a party! So cool Leanne - I bet Ethan was rapt! :) those little lego chockies and cakes, and those invites - so damn cool!! :)

nicole s said...

Wow - we LOVE lego here - especially Marc! How did you do the leg chocolates - a mould? or did the lego shop sell them? Check out this link for awesome and funny lego photography if you haven't already.

jaki said...

Oh! Fantastic Leanne!!
I haven't heard of the Lego Educational Centre, will have to look it up.

Tanyah Payne said...

OH MY GOSH... how impressive is this! your incredible what you do leanne!

i am blown away with this and how scary lighting thouse candles and hoping them not to fall...LOl!

unreal... and gorgeous pics as alwasy xoxo

luv tanXx

Genmanou said...

Happy birthday Ethan !...Beautiful pictures, Leanne!...and what a geat idea this lego use !!!

Jody said...

What a fantastic invite, it made me laugh!
Everything you create has such great style :)

Jodi said...

Can you please tell me where you got the lego men chocolates and leggo chocolate bricks...or did you make them? If so where on earth did you find the molds?
Froma mum of an addictied leggo son.

Lits said...

WOW - it just gets better and better!

Litsa Stamatelos

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lexie said...

Seriously WOW Leanne.

I am in AWE.

May the force be with you!

Debra said...

What a groovy invitation...and party idea...fab :) Have left something for you on my blog :)
Happy day

Anonymous said...

Wow Leanne, your party ideas are fantastic!
I have bought a canon slr and am learning how to get the best out of my camera. The black and white photo of did you get the white effect in the background? i love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leanne

Your photos and party ideas are very inspiring. It's great that you are willing to share all your ideas with others. You did an amazing job on the gift bags for the lego party and the individual cakes in those containers looked fantastic. Where did you get those containers from? I love your photography and look forward to seeing your next posts. The B&W photo of Ethan you mentioned you used Gradient Map in Photoshop. I have tried this. When all those little boxes come up I just picked the B&W box - did you need to go futher and do some fine tuning with it or was that it?
I have finally worked out how to leave a comment. My friend Celia said she ran into you at Zone Fresh the other day after we were looking at your website. Regards Kathy Aylward (another Canon 40D user - we met in March at Rachel's workshop).

*Paula* said...

Wow! The invite and the treats look amazing! Well done! Now that's something I will have to aspire to in the future :)

Shannon Davey said...

Hey Leanne,

We are having a lego themed birthday party here too. Ethan's one has been in the back of my mind for a long time. So wish we lived near a Moore Educational Centre, (just visited Melb and loved it).
Do you remember where you got the cupcake cases from? I can find loads of square ones but none like you used.
Thanks for your help