Construction Themed Birthday Party

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Kara
Comments 9

What a fun CONSTRUCTION THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Rachel Pippi of Nestling Designs! That extension cord wreath is fabulous! So many cute ideas here!

Party Planning and Styling, Invitation, Printables- Nestling Designs

Hats and Vest: Oriental Trading 

Crayons: ella jane crafts

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Balloons

Paper Shred

Gable Boxes

Paper Plates

Baker’s Twine

Whirly Pops

Milk Bottles

Striped Paper Straws

Ice Cream Cups

Chevron Stripe Wooden Spoons

Candy Sticks

Striped Paper Bags

Clear Cellophane Bags

       

Rachel said this about planning the party- “When our little guy turned three, I knew that we had to throw him a party that revolved around his favorite thing: construction trucks. He absolutely loves anything on wheels, and some of his favorite toys to play with are the vintage Fischer Price trucks that we have from when my husband was a child. I wanted the entire party to focus around them and their color scheme of orange, yellow, and black.

Our guests were greeted with a construction horse and work sign in our front yard that we built ourselves. Since I believe creating an entrance can be one of the best parts of party, I continued our theme with a homemade “wreath” made out of an orange extension cord and a construction sign that welcomed our ‘crew’ inside. Upon entering, each child received their own, personalized construction hat. While guests were trickling in, the children could either draw on coloring sheets with custom truck shaped crayons, or play in the sand table we set up inside to look like a constructions site- this was an instant hit!

First we played some games. We used some of the orange cones we had for decoration as a ring toss game. Next, we played a “pop the balloon” game. Every kid got a balloon that they needed to pop with their body {hands, feet, etc}. Inside each balloon was a small small slip of paper that either read “Sorry! You only uncovered a lousy rock!” or “Winner!”. After this we played two more games: a bean bag toss where they threw bags into construction truck toys of varying sizes and freeze dance. For the freeze dance, we used a sign I made that had STOP on one side, and SLOW on the other. This game was hands down the winner of the party! It was really fun to watch the kid’s bust a move :)

After games, our construction crew workers were treated to a lunch of subs, crackers, fruit cups and jello that we styled to look like the barricades you see on the sides of the road.

Our dessert table was my favorite part. Toy trucks carried “steel beam” lollipop sticks, while a cement mixer unloaded cups of “cement mix” {cookies and cream ice cream}. The large lollipops in front actually spin and were a great find at our Dollar Tree store before Halloween. The cake was created by my husband {as is our tradition}, and featured yellow and black diagonal ‘caution’ stripes inside.

Our guests were gifted with truck shaped cookies, small toy trucks with gum inside, and a goody bag filled with fun, little treats.

I had a complete blast planning this party, and the kids had a ton of fun.”

Party Planning and Styling, Invitation, Printables- Nestling Designs

Hats and Vest: Oriental Trading 

Crayons: ella jane crafts

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Balloons

Paper Shred

Gable Boxes

Paper Plates

Baker’s Twine

Whirly Pops

Milk Bottles

Striped Paper Straws

Ice Cream Cups

Chevron Stripe Wooden Spoons

Candy Sticks

Striped Paper Bags

Clear Cellophane Bags

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9 thoughts on “Construction Themed Birthday Party

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  1. catarina

    What a fun birthday party. Very organized. Love the cake and all the decor. Great job!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Catarina aka Docerela

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  2. Yolanda J

    I love the stripes in the cake layers. I understand how to make a checkerboard cake but how did he get the stripes to “slant”?

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  3. Lisa Kirk

    looks like a great party! my son is turning 3 in a couple of weeks and we are planning the same type of party thx for sharing your ideas

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  4. Katrina

    Did you have the sign with your son’s name made? We’re planning a similar party for my son’s 3rd birthday coming up and a sign like that would be great for the party, but also make a good gift for him to hang in his room after!

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  5. Kim Wichman

    For the construction party, how did you make or is there someplace you can buy construction signs that are 2″ by 3″ or 3″by 5″. Did you make your own that said “Crew enter here” or “work ahead” or “dig in”?

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  7. Jessica

    We are having a dump truck party for our two year old in May and I found your construction cake on Pinterest =) I love it!! Do you mind sharing how you made the layers stay together at the slanted angle?

    Thank you!

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