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...
|We had these saw horses at home and they made perfect props.|
|I used bright orange construction fencing to cover the tables. You can find it at your local home improvement store.|
|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!|
|Styrofoam Bricks which I spray painted a rust color.|
|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!|
|We also had some wooden blocks for constructing. The "crew" looked official in Child Construction Hats - 12 Pack|
|Compliments of Dunkin Donuts|
|I spray painted a few baby formula cans to hold utensils.|
|And made a "Happy Birthday" banner with an orange extension cord.|
|Great job by The American Cookie Company! I supplied a photo of a loader and they duplicated it beautifully!|
|The very cute candles Under Construction Cone Candle Set 6pc!|
|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.|