If you’re focused on building a 5 star construction themed party, I’ve dug up some help to get you started.
Caution: hard hat area ahead! I’ve hammered out a few suggestions for invitations, decorations, activities and refreshments that you can build on to create one solid celebration!
Build excitement with awesome invitations
A creative invitation can help you build excitement for your party. Think about how you might incorporate the construction theme into your invitation. One possibility includes cutting out either a construction truck or caution sign from cardstock and adding your own party details, like, “Caution: Sam is turning 3!” Another idea is attaching a printable construction themed invitation from your computer and attaching it to a hard hat for use in the “birthday zone”.
Construct an awesome party zone
Building an eye-catching party zone isn’t hard. Focus on the quintessential construction zone colors of black, yellow and orange for your party space. Round up tools, hard hats, toolboxes, construction cones, caution tape, and industrial materials you may already have hanging around in your garage. Pegboard, plywood, metal sheeting and sawhorses make for some awesome party props and display tables. Add in some birthday inspired “caution” signs (Caution: Party Zone) and even create a “hard hat” area where guests can suit up for the celebrating to come. Give the party zone a festive feel with color coordinating balloons, streamers and theme appropriate printable decorations. Add in a few construction truck toys to complete the look.
Set up a hardy refreshment table
Though little in size, young construction workers still have hefty appetites. Building a refreshment table with the construction theme in mind doesn’t have to be difficult. Carry some of the party zone décor over to your refreshment station. Toy diggers, caution tape, pylons and tools make for a great display on dessert and snack tables too. Clean toolboxes and dump trucks make for great serving vessels for snacks! Serve up dirt cups or chocolate “wrecking balls”. Mix up your favorite party mix and label it “nuts and bolts”. Add in some donut “tires”, construction themed cookies and serve on a bed of brown sugar dirt. Don’t forget some pretzel rod “logs” and cupcakes topped with edible rocks. How about pylon cake pops and a cake topped with a toy digger or back hoe?
Let guests build
Nothing is more exciting than actually building at a construction themed party. Local home improvement stores often offer free or inexpensive classes or kits. Set up tables where guests can put together Legos, play games like Jenga or decorate their own tool boxes. Add a sandbox to your activity options allowing guests to dig and play for as long as they’d like.
Now that we’ve dug through the nitty gritty of planning a construction themed party, I hope you have fun building upon these ideas for your own 5 star celebration!