Construction Birthday Party

  • Chocolate Mudslide Cake1/8
  • Construction Site Backdrop2/8
  • Dirt, Gravel, and Lumber3/8
  • Coloring Page Table Runner4/8
  • Demolition City5/8
  • Dump Truck Photo Prop6/8
  • Sensory Tables7/8
  • Invitation set8/8
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Description

My son turned two this past weekend, so we hosted a construction themed party for all of his buddies and their parents. We decorated with black and yellow tissue tassels, balloons, coloring pages and a mountain backdrop. Food included a chocolate mudslide cake, tool box veggie tray, pretzel lumber, rock cookies, dirt cups, and a bacon jalapeno cheeseball mountain. The kids played with sensory tables full of trucks, rice and split peas, knocked down a demolition city made of boxes, and took pictures in our dump truck photo booth. It was a blast!

Design Inspiration

The book I'm Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan inspired the party. It is my son's current favorite!

Decorating Style

Fun and easy! My son helped with a lot of the decorations, so I wanted to make everything easy enough for him to be included. He glued all of the stripes for the road backdrop, crumpled brown paper for the mountain,  and stacked the boxes.

Project Details

I blogged all about the party on my blog: go ahead and snicker. There are recipes, more photos, and links there. http://jojobean26.blogspot.com/ The invitations will be available here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jojobeandesigns Trucks, party construction hats, and mini construction cones were found on Amazon.

Favorite Items

The kids loved the sensory tables, which were admittedly a huge mess on the deck and required the leaf blower to clean up:)  My favorite thing is the invitation set, since that was the first piece I made and it set the tone for the rest of the decor.

7 Comments

  1. 1

    Awesome job! I think the box buildings are my favorite – such a cool idea. You really completed your theme with every little detail – I love it!!

  2. 2

    The box buildings are really cool. Congrats on being one of our favorite parties of the week!

  3. 3

    This one’s really creative and really resourceful. I love your use of ordinary items you find inside the house, like those cardboard boxes, tool box, etc. I love your truck photo booth, too!

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    Can you send me a full picture of the dump truck photo booth. I can’t see the front of the truck. I’m trying to make one.

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