Building the foundation for a solid construction themed birthday party can be a smooth operation if you follow the 5 easy steps we’ve nailed down. From creative invitations and industrial strength decorations to truckloads of treats, handyman centric activities and construction themed favors, we’re touching on all of the party blueprints for one perfect celebration.
Step 1: Raise excitement for your celebration by sending out construction themed invitations. One way to approach this is by attaching an invitation to a small toy hammer or screwdriver and inviting guests to come “help build a fabulous party”. Loads of adorable printable invitations are available for purchase online to coordinate with the theme. There’s always the option of DIYing your own invitations. How about cutting out a dump truck shape inviting guests to come have “loads of fun” at your party?
Step 2: Designate a construction zone inspired party space with pylon cones, caution tape and a hard hat area. Add in appropriate props like a ladder, level, various tools, stacked “building” materials and any industrial backdrops or tabletops like plywood or metal sheeting. Bring in fun construction themed signs such as “men at work”, “caution”, etc… Accent the party space with toy construction trucks. Consider incorporating printable décor—such as caution inspired signs with the birthday honoree’s age and name.
Step 3: Bring in truckloads of treats—literally. Use sterilized construction truck toys to display favorite color and theme coordinating treats. Some fun ideas include making edible “building” materials—such as chocolate pretzel rod “logs” and candy rocks/stones. Cookies and cake pops can be created to look like construction equipment—cones, trucks and tools! Don’t forget to use brown sugar as “sand” and crushed cookies as “dirt”. This adds fun to the display. Cake and cupcakes are always popular and each treat can be topped with a printable circle topper, a fondant accessory or even small toys.
Step 4: Keep the idea of building and constructing in the forefront of all of your activities. Kids love building and wrecking! Include activity stations with blocks, Legos and Jenga. Allow kids to build and then knock things down. Incorporating faux bricks into a fun building activity and using a DIY “wrecking ball” is great fun! Bird house or tool kit construction would also be a theme appropriate activity, and guests could take home their finished projects.
Step 5: Build a lasting memory for guests by sending them home with fun favors! Culminate your party by outfitting guests in hard hats, inexpensive tool belts or with mini toy toolkits found easily at local dollar stores. They will remember the fun they built at your party zone long after the party is finished.
For fun touches, check out some of these construction themed birthday party favors:
After being armed with a great understanding of these party blueprints, get ready to nail the perfect construction themed birthday party! For more party inspiration, make sure to check out my Sweet Chocolate Boulders recipe, these are perfect for a construction themed party!
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