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Construction Birthday Party

boys construction birthday party

I pulled off my first "big" birthday party this past weekend. I must admit I was a little anxious about hosting twenty kids but it went off without a hitch. Here's how it happened.

This year my oldest son continually asked for a party "with ALL his friends." (What can I say, he takes after his parents.) Can you blame him? Who really wants to celebrate their birthday alone anyways?  When I asked him what kind of party he wanted, he suggested a construction theme without hesitation and so the party planning begun. I got a LOT of inspiration online from fellow bloggers like Juicy Bits and Birthday Girl Blog and especially The Smith Team for which I am very grateful.  I'm sharing my photos in hopes that I can return that favor for someone else out there!  Here we go...

To begin, I sent out this Evite.

Now, for the photos...

construction party

We had these saw horses at home and they made perfect props.
construction birthday party sawhorse

construction birthday party table
I used bright orange construction fencing to cover the tables.  You can find it at your local home improvement store.
construction party work zone
The Work Zone - I made the signs with poster board and some scrap booking paper I had laying around downstairs.  I also bought the pre-cut letters at Learning Express.  Easy and Inexpensive!
construction party games
 Styrofoam Bricks which I spray painted a rust color.

construction party hammer game
The kids used plastic hammers to "nail" the golf tees into the bricks.  This was a HUGE hit.  I wish I would have had more bricks, tees and hammers but the kids were great about sharing.
Even the little ladies enjoyed the work zone!
construction party hats
We also had some wooden blocks for constructing.  The "crew" looked official in Child Construction Hats - 12 Pack
construction party activities
construction birthday signs
Break Time

construction party food table
Compliments of Dunkin Donuts
construction party dunkin donuts
construction birthday ideas
I spray painted a few baby formula cans to hold utensils.
construction birthday banner
And made a "Happy Birthday" banner with an orange extension cord.
construction birthday cake
Great job by The American Cookie Company!  I supplied a photo of a loader and they duplicated it beautifully!

construction birthday cake candles
The very cute candles Under Construction Cone Candle Set 6pc!
The playground

construction birthday party favors
All the kids left with a yellow construction hat, a cloth tool belt from Home Depot and a sweet treat.
My little love angel.
I cannot believe you are 4.


  1. Very original idea - I love all the details! Party planning makes my head spin; you did a great job. xo

  2. Love, love love this party!! You did an excellent job!! Great meeting you at Lavish!!

  3. How stinkin' cute is this party. My husband and I are both Building Construction grads from Georgia Tech, he will love this party. Even the doughnuts fit the bill, what's a jobsite without doughnuts!