A Construction party is a very popular birthday theme for boys. If it’s what you selected for your little one’s celebration this year, you’ve come to the right place! I will share with you ideas for building a budget friendly construction themed birthday party that will get your guests giddy with excitement. Put on your hard hat and let’s begin!
Construction Birthday Invitations
They key to any successful event is planning and organization. Once the date of the event is set, start off by selecting a construction themed party invitation. Select your card from an assortment of designs that can be personalized with your child’s name, age and date of event.
We recommend giving your guests a notice of at least 3 weeks before the party. This means you need to select your card and have it printed about a week earlier. Printable invitation cards have become very popular these days as you can find adorable unique designs that are often coordinated with bundled Construction Party packages.
Construction Zone Party Decoration
I love how easy to set up a construction party. For the color scheme, you can’t go wrong with the Orange, black and yellow. After a while it’ll be the only colors you will be seeing (even after the party is over, believe me I know the feeling!).
For outdoor decorations start off with your front door by deploying yellow caution tape. Caution tape is cheap and combining it with a party in progress sign adds a great touch to your decor! You can staple extra signs to sticks, and place them along the driveway or side-walk leading to your front door.
Let them know there’s a party ahead!
The neighbours will probably be wondering what the heck happened to your house. On the other hand, your guests are building excitement as they walk up to your house.
For indoor decorations deploying various construction site signs is a brilliant way to immersing your little crew in the theme. Keep your guests informed of various stations such as “Dump your gift here” or Port-A-Potty”. You can find more than 25 items in the printable construction signs package in my shop.
Decorating your Dessert Table
The buffet table is the cornerstone of any party. While creating this theme, I thought about all of you busy moms as this is the most time consuming part. So I’ve got some neat tricks for you to create an amazing party without losing your mind:
- For the table, I used an orange cover to give it a nice contrast to the yellow printables and the black backdrop. Using only yellow would blend everything on the table resulting in the loss of details.
- A personalized editable banner should be the first thing to hang on your backdrop. You can put up anything you like on the banner with or without including your kids name, such as: Party under construction, Construction Field, Happy Birthday, Work Zone.
- Feel free to use plenty of toy trucks and cars to decorate the table, your kid’s toys basically, they will come in handy as you will see in a bit!
- The yellow “under construction” or “caution” tape helps fill your wall and table decoration.
- Last but not least, I used yellow colored plastic ware that can be easily found at dollar stores. Construction themed napkin wrappers would fit right in inviting your guests grab their tools and dig in!
Construction Party Food Ideas
Kids are usually perfectly content eating pizza or hot dogs; this certainly makes it much easier on the host! However, serving up an array of treats & drinks that fit your kids construction themed party is required to complete your décor. Consider the following ideas:
Clean up those construction toys and put them to work serving food and snacks. Guests will enjoy picking “spare tires” aka Donuts from the back of a dump truck as well as pushing “Wrecking balls” aka Tim Bits with the bulldozer right into their plate.
Small Husky stackable storage bins are great to use instead of regular bowls. It adds an authentic touch to the party as you can see from the pictures below.
This is where editable construction food tents come in handy, sky’s the limit as to what you can offer your guests. You can find several designs of printable editable construction food labels in the shop.
TIP: Labelling your food can actually be turned into a quick fun game by asking your little guests to associate the right food to the description on the food tent. Let them guess the yummy stuff you have prepared. It’s a small challenge they will enjoy!
If food is really your thing and you consider preparing it half the fun, than you will enjoy this part. How about some Dirt Pudding on that table? “Yummy, a bushel of dirt!”
This can be prepared quickly by using a snack pack chocolate pudding leaving you only with the final touch to add. Here’s what you will need:
- Chocolate Snack Pack pudding
- Gummy worms
- Chocolate biscuits like Oreos
Remove the inside cream from the Oreos. Crush the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. Use a sealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add the crumbs on top of the pudding. Top with a gummy worm, Tada!
Now if you are looking for an authentic, old-fashioned dirt dessert recipe to make from scratch, I find this one very interesting.
I was very lucky to find a set of chocolate tools in a supermarket. I noticed that you can find amazing shapes and sizes of chocolate during Easter. You can find chocolate trucks, tools, construction hat… So if you know ahead of time what your kids theme is, this might be the best period for you to improvise for the birthday. That’s especially true once all the low prices kick in the day after Easter.
TIP: Another trick is not to throw the plastic molds because you can reuse them to create more chocolate tools or other forms you like.
Caution Wet paint! why not create edible brushes with your kid. You can choose to make the paint in different colors. Use a metallic empty paint bucket to expose your art.
Making those brushes is very easy, you need 4 ingredients:
- Rice Crispies bars
- Ice cream wood sticks
- White candy melters
- Food colorings, I used yellow
Melt the white candy, add the food ‘paint’ coloring of your choice and mix. Insert a wood stick into a Rice Crispies bar and dip halfway into the paint. Place on waxing paper for a few minutes to dry.
For drinks I used Sunny Delight orange juice and small water bottles. I loved how the Sunny D. bottles looked once wrapped with the FUEL label. The water bottle labels are personalized with the birthday boy’s name. The Straws flags add the final touch on these bottles for recharging the crew’s energy.
Last but not least, the construction themed treat boxes are a personal favorite. The box is about 3”x 3”, easy to assemble and provides an adequate quantity of treats like popcorn or chips. Whatever your treats are, the kids no longer need to grab them by hand from big bowls. With no hands involved, it’s cleaner and neater, they simply grab a treat box and start munching.
Cupcakes and Cakes
Whether you’re having cupcakes, a cake or both, top them off with personalized wrappers and toppers. You can add some dirt (crumped Oreo biscuits), small trucks, constructions themed toppers or small signs.
Games & Favors
Is the crew playing the role? You can get them tool belts from the Home Depot for less than a dollar. Kids Construction Vests with corresponding hard hats are also available to complete the look. Add a personalized touch and write their name for them to wear upon their arrival. This will rescue you from guessing who’s who and make your little crew feel special.
For the party favors, thank your guests for coming with personalized construction themed chocolate candy bars or favor bags filled with treats. The personalized construction themed tags and toppers are instrumental in leaving the mark of a fun birthday party.
In the end, everything ties together perfectly from the themed decorations to the color scheme and the table settings. You can find a wide range of printable construction party supplies right here on this site. Planning a themed Construction birthday party is fun so get your kids involved in the process.