Construction Party Theme
A Creative And Fun
Ground Breaking Time 

A construction party theme is a great idea for the creative child in your house.  Bring out the truck toys, grab the hard hats and tool belts for a memorable event. 



Dump Truck
Cut out the invitation in the shape of a dump truck.  Place on cardstock that is blue (sky) on the top  and brown (dirt) or black (road) on the bottom.  Add extra embellishments as desired.  For a more detailed and fun invitation, write the party information on brown (dirt) cardstock that can be pulled out of the top of the truck by the guest. 

Hard Hat
Cut out your invitation in the shape of a hard hat.

Construction Cone
Begin with black cardstock and make it look like a road.  Then cut out smaller caution cones and write the party information on each cone.  Place the cones along the road you created on the black cardstock. 

Tool Box
Cut out your invitation in the shape of a basic wood toolbox.  Cut out different tools and write the invitation wording on each one.  Place the tools into the toolbox.

Use some of the following wording on your invitation to bring about the feel of your construction party theme:

  • Foreman (name)'s Birthday Bash
  • Work Commences On :
  • Ground Breaking Begins:
  • Shift Hours:
  • Working Shift:
  • Construction Site:
  • Report to Site Boss:


The colors that work best for a construction theme are:

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Black

Place signs on the walls around the party area such as:

  • Road Work Ahead
  • Caution
  • Men at Work
  • Yield
  • Hard Hat Area
  • Stop Sign
  • Detour
  • Danger
  • No Admittance

A few other decorating ideas to bring about your construction party theme are:

  • Hard hats
  • Construction / Caution cones
  • Construction barrels
  • Traffic lights
  • Caution tape
  • Trucks
  • Ladder
  • Sawhorse
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shovels
  • Blueprints
  • Tools


Fill the goodie bags with items that allow the guests to use their imaginations to  create or construct something.


modeling clay

play dough


toy trucks




Sprinkle cupcakes with crushed Oreo cookies to look like dirt.  Make a cupcake wrapper in orange or yellow.  Purchase some construction stickers and attach to toothpicks, then place one in each cupcake.

Dump Truck
Either create your cake in the shape of a dump truck or, even more fun for the kids, fill the back of a large plastic toy dump truck with crumbled chocolate cake mixed with icing or pudding. 

Tool Box
Shape your cake to look like a tool box.  Place fondant tools or plastic tools, if you have them, around the cake.


White t-shirt, flannel shirt, suspenders, jeans, overalls, construction vest, hard hat, tool belt.

Tool Search
Give each guest a tool belt and have them search for tools that you have hidden around the party site.

Pin the Arm on the Crane
Create a picture of a large crane on a piece of poster board.  Then create the cranes on paper and cut out.

Bake sugar cookies in the shape of tools.  Have the guests decorate one cookie each.  This could be part of the favor they take home with them.

Tool Box Craft
Purchase small wooden tool boxes for the kids to decorate.

Building Corner
Set up an area full of crafty items and allow the kids to use their imaginations.  Some items you might want to include are:

  • egg cartons
  • paper plates
  • popsicle sticks
  • foam stickers
  • pipe cleaners
  • crayons
  • washable markers


Have the guests come to the food area when they hear the "lunch whistle." You can serve the lunch in a brown paper lunch bag or a lunchbox.

  • Submarine sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Donuts

You can also add to the party by using unique serving dishes such as:

  • Plastic shovels for serving spoons
  • Hard hats as bowls for chips, cookies, etc.
  • Large plastic toy trucks to hold food items

Change the name of your food to match the theme:

  • Lumber Pile - french fries
  • Truck Tires - chocolate mini donuts
  • Wood Putty - hummus or peanut butter
  • Cement / Concrete - drink with black food coloring to turn it grey 

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