Modern Construction Themed 1st Birthday Party

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Kara
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This CONSTRUCTION THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Shannon Roache of Very Pretty Parties.

I just love all the modern touches in this all boy party! So many cute ideas here! Some of my favorite elements of this construction party are:

The personalized construction themed wreath
The rock covered number one
The road signs
The blue print coloring zone
The snack bags
The dump truck suckers / lollipops
The modern chevron print fabric
and MORE!

Party invitations, Cake Bunting & Printables: Very Pretty Parties

Party Styling: Very Pretty Parties
Gelato Cart: Mangiamo Gelato Caffe
Photography: Katie Minardi Photography

Brody Name Banner: Bella & Teo Boutique

Construction Bib: Burpie Bundles

“ONE” shirt: Lil Threadz Clothing

Dump Truck Sugar Cookies: TS Cookies

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

Jute Twine

Balloons

Striped Paper Straws

Plastic Cups

Tin Pails

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Cupcake Liners

#1 Candles

Apothecary Jars

Lollipop / Treat Sticks

Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups

Clear Cellophane Bags

Chevron Paper Bags

          

This is what Shannon said about the party- “With construction for a new pool scheduled to begin 2 weeks before my son Brody’s 1st Birthday, I knew I was going to have a huge mess to somehow work around. Instead of worrying about it, I decided to incorporate it and therefore his construction themed party was born.

Although I chose a construction party, I still wanted it to look like a first birthday party so I had to be creative in order to make construction vehicles and tools look cute! I also added a lot of other elements that highlighted Brody’s big milestone. There were pictures from his newborn and 1 year old photo shoot as well as a huge display of his monthly growth.

I designed and made most of the party decorations including the door wreath, fabric bunting, fabric garland, table runners, birthday hat, printables and “1” elements everywhere! My dad is a general contractor so a ton of borrowed construction signs, cones and barricades also helped set the scene.

I purchased Dr. Suess’ ‘Happy Birthday to You’ book and all of the guests were asked to ‘Sign in before entering Brody’s construction zone.’

For entertainment, I set up an area for the kids to color on construction plans and play with construction vehicles. They also had a bounce house that provided hours of entertainment!

For food, we had a taco cart, Lemonade & Margaritas, tons of sweets and my parents even brought their gelato catering cart! Each of the kids were given a snack bag filled with kid friendly treats and each family was given a Dump Truck beach set to take home as a party favor. The party was a ton of fun and Brody as well as his sister, Ashlyn, had a great time!”

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

Jute Twine

Balloons

Striped Paper Straws

Plastic Cups

Tin Pails

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Cupcake Liners

#1 Candles

Apothecary Jars

Lollipop / Treat Sticks

Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups

Clear Cellophane Bags

Chevron Paper Bags

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8 thoughts on “Modern Construction Themed 1st Birthday Party

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  2. Mary

    Can you e-mail me and tell me where you found that cute wheelbarrow for ice. I saw this and have been searching but can’t find one it might not be the right time of year. I am planning a construction party for February. Thank YOU. You did an amazing job on your little guys party so cute and fun.

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  3. Tiffany

    I absolutely love the all of the decor for this birthday party for Brody! It’s just perfect!!! My son’s name is Brody, too. I do have some questions and love to chat with you about some of the details. If you could email, me I’d great appreciate it!

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  4. Bibi Walker

    Hi, I’m having a construction themed birthday party for my soon to be 3yr old. I love the wheelbarrow idea as well, could you email me also on where you located that item.
    Thanks so much!
    Bibi

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  5. Jilly

    I’ve seen wheel barrows like that at Target. This late in the year tho, I doubt they have them. I know the bigger dump trucks on the shelves are from Target and I’m pretty sure the wheel barrow is from the same company.

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