Reader JC sent in this review of a party she recently threw with our sponsors at Fun Assembly Required. I don’t do a lot of reviews here, but I thought you might enjoy hearing her thoughts. If you’d like to see more features like this, let me know!
A few weeks ago, my husband & I threw a 6th birthday party for our son, Joshua. Joshua’s favorite things of late are anything LEGO-related, so I was excited when I first heard about Fun Assembly Required, a new company in Federal Way that offers LEGO-themed parties, events, & camps. I e-mailed them for more information & Chad, one of the co-founders, got back to me right away with all the details. As soon as I read his e-mail, I knew we just had to book them for the party. It was such a great decision & they were worth every penny for all the fun my son & the other kids had! Chad asked what type of LEGO theme we wanted & I chose architecture since Joshua especially loves making buildings. Some of the other themes he offered were Star Wars, Castle, Ninjago, towns/architecture, & Atlantis.
Lucas, the other co-founder, came out the morning of the party with Melissa, a high school art teacher, to build LEGOs with the kids. When they arrived, they had a tub of LEGO bricks that they poured onto our (fortunately large) dining room table. The LEGO-filled tub was large, but everyone was shocked to see just how many LEGOs there actually were since they seemed to keep coming & coming as Lucas poured them out. All of the kiddos sat or stood around the table with their own base plate to build on & they were captivated the entire time. Lucas & Melissa taught the kids (& grown-ups) neat assembly techniques, gave tips on how to construct buildings, helped them build, & also showed off their own cool pre-assembled creations they had brought to display. At the end, they did all the clean-up, which as any parent knows, is never easy when it comes to toys with lots of small parts! Because the party was mainly for 5-7 year olds, we chose to do their 60 minute package, & that was just the right amount of time for them, but if they were a few years older, the 90 minute package would have worked great.
After the LEGO creating, the kids were ready for pizza, cake, & presents. At the end of the party, we had cool goody bags that all the guests were excited about, courtesy of Fun Assembly Required. All in all, this was probably the coolest, most successful birthday party we’ve had for my son. The only thing that Joshua wasn’t completely happy about was that his cake didn’t have tons of LEGO mini-figures on top of it (although he & everyone else still loved the cake that the Fred Meyer baker created, & it tasted delicious!).
Fun Assembly Required offers a great 20% military discount which our family really appreciated, & they have great packages & options available. They also put on cool LEGO camps that I know Joshua or any kid like him who loves LEGOs would be thrilled to attend. For more information about Fun Assembly Required, their website is www.funassemblyrequired.com.
Disclosure: Fun Assembly Required is a Sounds Fun Mom sponsor, but reader JC is responsible for the content in this unsolicited review. I didn’t pay her a penny for it. If you’d like to review a business or service you’ve tried for publication at SFM, let me know!