Gayle from Joyful Invitations
shares her inspiration for a construction themed birthday party:
“My son Jakobi has a quick mind. Quick to create, quick to play, quick to laugh and quick to make a mess!
Very early on we learnt that giving him creative ways to clean up would be in our best interests and so our ‘construction clean up’ was invented, whereby we would all pretend to be tip trucks and put our loads of mess away. Little did we know that our devious games would turn into a construction obsession, his room a growing tribute to his love of all things road related.
Jakobi’s party was therefore easy to theme. To give the party a unique spin, the main colour was a navy blue with accents of yellow and orange which makes elements stand out.
The cake, designed by Alena’s Cake Fancies was superbly executed, completely complimenting the invitations and creating height to the table.
The chocolate construction vehicles were created by Tanya at Creative Temptations. They were displayed in an upended container to further the construction feel of the table.
Cookies were elaborately decorated by the talented Karen at Piped Dreams and featured roadwork signs and construction vehicles.
Further table decorations included bubblegum tape that was decorated to look like a measuring tape, orange jellies turned into witches hats, jellybean tubes turned into roadwork signs and tip trucks carrying chocolate honeycomb designed to look like rocks.
The day began with all guests receiving hard hats and construction vests. They all put on construction tattoos and began to play Pass The Parcel with each layer revealing items like construction vehicle erasers, small push construction toys and grabber arms.
The fun continued with a competition of building constructions with paddle pops and playdough and then featured a piñata in a construction truck theme.
Guests were treated with a lucky dip where presents were wrapped up as rocks and selected with the help of a grabber arm.
Sack races were a highlight with caution tape adding a relevant nod to the construction theme and afterward, guests relaxed with a construction feast and the singing of Happy Birthday.
Overall this was a wonderful theme to create. Given that construction sites can often look messy means that recreating this in a theme allows the stylist to relax and not have to worry if elements look less than perfect.”
Find the links to all the vendors below so you can source similar items for your own child’s construction party!
Guest posting on the blog today is Renata of The Paper Lantern, sharing party ideas and party supplies for a Construction party theme – which is one of the most popular themes for boys! Enjoy all the fantastic finds:
A construction theme is always a big hit with boys and with a bit of creativity you can make a huge impact without spending a fortune, which is what we are all about at The Paper Lantern!
Have a look around your home for items that could serve as props such as tonka trucks, pavers, bricks and ‘safe’ tools depending on the age of the birthday boy of course.
A customer of ours piled up pavers as the cake stand…a cost effective solution that suits the theme perfectly!
Pair your own items with some of our black, yellow and orange Construction themed partyware from our online store and you will have an awesome boy’s party!
Fill our yellow parts storage bins with food for the hungry construction workers. Get creative with your food labels…we had Drain Pipes (Liquorice Bites), Drill Bits (Twisties), Nuts n Bolts (Nutri Grain Mix), Pebbles (Choc Sultanas), Building Blocks (Choc Honeycomb) and Wrecking Balls (Cheetos). Kids will have so much fun with this!
Our mini pots, wooden teaspoons and black & white bakers twine combine to make a delicious ‘mud pot’ moose for the kids and are a great way to keep the theme going.
Our Construction Printables Set for only $8.95 is available for instant download and includes invitations, drink labels, signs and so much more to enhance the theme!
Hazard tape, witches hats, construction paper straws and black & white striped disposable partyware are some of our other great Construction themed products!
These are just a few ideas to get you on your way to constructing an awesome party!
Browse the Construction Theme online at The Paper Lantern to start your Construction party planning!
A construction party is a popular theme for little boys with lots of fun and creative ideas online with ways to decorate this party theme and make it come to life!
I’ve based the Construction party supplies in this post mainly around yellow, black and naturals/brown and most of the items are from vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory which you can browse to find more items when planning for this party! You can also view my construction party PINTEREST board here.
Construction Party Invitations and Printables
Construction party printables – Little Dimple Designs
Construction party printable invitation – Edgehouse Design
Construction party invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
This printable collection can be purchased along with a range of construction party items:
Construction party printables and partyware pack – The Paper Lantern
Construction Party Decorations
Some other fun construction party garlands and decorations to match the colour scheme:
Meri Meri Big Rig garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Under Construction happy birthday banner – Just Party Supplies
Black and white paper bunting – Just Party Supplies
Natural taupe lantern – Little Red Chick
Kraft table runner – The Party Parlour
Meri Meri Construction themed plates – Party & Co
Construction party plates – Ready to Party
Bamboo square plates – Love The Occasion
Yellow square plates – Little Red Chick
Paper Eskimo black tie plates – Sweet Celebrations
Yellow triangle plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Wooden cutlery spoons – Sweet Celebrations
I thought these were fun drinking cups for a construction party!:
Construction witches hat drinking cups with straws – Party Kit n Kaboodle
Perfect for the kids own little lunch box for them to enjoy “on site” at their construction party!
Kraft gable box – Style Party Love
Construction Party Desserts
Mini yellow jelly beans – The Party Parlour
Truck cupcake toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Truck cupcake wrappers – Party and Co
Black and white chevron cupcake wrappers – The Party Parlour
Love these treat sticks which could be used for cake pops, marshmellow pops etc:
Black and white treat stick – Emiko Blue
Black ceramic cake stand – The Party Parlour
If you enjoy making your children’s cake then this cake kit for a construction party theme will make the whole process a lot easier for you!:
Construction party cake kit – Mumma Cakes
Remember there are a range of Cake and Dessert vendors on the Directory who can create something for your child’s Construction party, including vendors who post Australia wide
Construction Party Themed Items
A few other fun construction party supplies to incorporate into the party:
Construction party hats – Party Ideas in a Box
Meri Meri Construction party hats – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Kids safety vest – Special Celebration Events
Pin the sign on the site – Party Ideas in a box
Construction Pass the Parcel – Party Ideas in a Box
Yellow and black construction tape – Party Ideas in a box
Construction signs – Party Kit n kaboodle
You can also view the party directory to find items to hire for a Construction party, such as yellow kids party chairs:
Kids party chairs for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Or these fun construction building blocks:
Building blocks for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Or perhaps a whole Construction prop party package to hire!:
Construction party props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Some fun party favours for a construction party:
Tool tattoos – Just Party Supplies
Construction favour bag with vehicle and dough – Party Ideas in a Box
Mini construction stationery set – Perfect Kids Party Shop
Construction pencil and eraser – Party and Co
Construction favour tags/labels – Matchie Matchee
Some packaging ideas for a construction party bag:
Black and white treat bags – Emiko Blue
Sambellina Kraft favour boxes – The Party Parlour
Black tin bucket – Saffy and May
Black and white chevron washi tape – Style Party Love
Browse these construction parties for some fantastic ideas and inspiration:
A fun Diggers dessert table by Little Sweet Styling
This construction party is filled with great ideas by Amanda of Red Wagon Events, featured on the Amy Atlas Blog
Fantastic Construction party styled by Styled By Belle featured on the Amy Atlas blog
I hope you enjoyed the Construction party round up ! Visit the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory to find more vendors for construction party supplies and decor!