What little boy doesn't love all manner of construction vehicles...and dirt?! If your little 'builder' is having a birthday soon, then he will surely dig a construction themed birthday party! There are so many great construction party and game ideas for mounds and mounds of fun for the budding builder and all his 'work mates'! Here are just a few!
Start by inviting the crew with these cute builder invitations...don't forget to add a few of the sprinkles into the envelopes...sure to get a kick out of the little ones at least! Or if you're feeling a little crafty why not try your hand and building your own invitations? These little tool box invitations look fantastic...or how about a moving parts tool truck invitation?!
Now, the construction zone needs to be created for the big day. Let your guests know where the entry to the workplace is with a simple chalkboard sign, a cute variation on the traditional wreath made with an extension cord, or maybe even go all the way with a construction frame and balloons - it's sure to be a welcome sign of a fun party ahead!
Once the workers have agreed to turn up to 'work', it's safety first! Provide all of your little workers with a hard hat of their own in place of a traditional party hat and formally request (as the workplace supervisor) that they wear their hats while on site. Provide photographic opportunities by designing a dump truck photo prop such as this one - sure to bring many happy memories for years to come!
It is very important that you make your your little workers are well fed and hydrated, but there is no reason that the food can't be fun and become part of the decoration of the party. To start with they will need plates and napkins to keep the mess to a minimum, and who could go past these fabulous construction themed tableware range?!! Tools are also very important, place yellow and black plastic cutlery into a bucket or basket marked 'tools', and use white or black duct tape around orange party cups for some construction cone looking cups. Make sure that all the rubbish goes into the right place with a yellow bag marked for 'debris'.
Theming the display of the food and the food itself will amaze your guests. Use (new and clean!) tonka trucks, tool boxes and tool trays to display finger foods and dips. You could even set them up mid 'dump' by having some dry food in a bowl and puring out of the tilt tray of a hard working Tonka truck. Label your food groups with construction names: label a bowl (or truck!) of cheese and bacon balls as wrecking balls, a plate of bread rolls could be boulders, choc rocks could become gravel, red licorice becomes pipes, a cup of crushed chocolate biscuits or chocolate cake crumbs and cookies and cream icecream could be called dirt...with a few gummy worms in their of course! My favourite would have to be using bubblegum tape and labelling them as tape measures! The ideas and options are endless!
If you are especially crafty these construction hat cake pops are sure to amaze even the hardest of workers! And speaking of cake, when it's time for 'smoko', your guests will totally dig a chocolate 'dirt' cake that is being 'worked on' complete with grazers and trucks towing the 'debris' away. I'm sure that the pulling the cake apart to look like a construction zone would be the best part of making this cake!
After all of the fantastic food preparation, decorating the rest of the work zone will be a breeze. String these fantastic construction vehicle garlands around the room along with black and yellow crepe paper streamers, or even some caution tape. Fill this balloon with helium and add some black and yellow balloons to create fantastic arrangements to sit around the room or on the tables. You could even tie them to some Tonka trucks for hours of fun!
To entertain the workers during their work break, fun games like this construction pinata and a construction version of the pin the tail game are sure to keep them entertained for hours. If you can come by some construction cones (or you feel like making them), you could organise a fun ring toss game to test the little workers' skills.
Ensure that no workers goes home empty handed after a hard day's 'work - fill a work bucket with goodies and little trucks or grazers, or if you love to bake, these cookies would make the cutest party favours sitting in they tray of a little truck!
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And now the smoko is over, let's get back to work!