Construction Birthday Party!

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This week I’m counting down my five favorite kids’ birthday parties I’ve thrown thus far, and I’m starting with my Shepherd’s construction-themed party! We had this party when he turned two, and he specifically asked for a construction theme. At the time he was obsessed with construction sites, so it was a perfect choice.

With its bright oranges and yellows, a construction party can actually be really adorable. And with all the potential activities, your guests are sure to have a great time. Below is a breakdown of how we threw one epic two-year-old construction birthday party!

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Food:

  • Food is the heart of any party, so I always try to make the spread both tasty and cute. I also try to incorporate the theme wherever I can.
  • For our construction party, we used construction cone cups (which the guests were able to take home), and we served food like pretzels in buckets with shovels.
  • The cake was adorable but SUPER SIMPLE! I had a grocery store do a plain two-level chocolate cake, then I added crumbled oreos as dirt and a few little trucks. We found the most perfect construction cone candles on Amazon!
  • I like to use a backdrop behind my table, and for this party we used a pegboard and hung a banner with the birthday boy’s name as well as actual tools. Using tools we had made decorating so much cheaper!

Activities:

  • No matter how cute a party is, it won’t be a success unless the kids have FUN!
  • We were able to find a construction themed bounce house. When you’re trying to stick to a theme, you may have to shop around more, but it’s definitely worth it.
  • We bought a white cardboard house that kids could paint (with washable paint, of course).
  • Kids could also use the digging area (mulch in baby pools), or practice hitting nails into foam blocks.

Details:

  • Sometimes the details really make the party. Some of the little things we did at our construction party included having construction themed lollipops, making a caution-tape welcome wreath, having construction hats for all the kids, and serving drinks out of a wheelbarrow. 
  • I like to keep our favor on-theme, so for this party each child took home a little dump truck or excavator.

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We had a great time throwing this party, and I would definitely recommend this theme. Our two-year-old couldn’t have been happier!

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