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.
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.
Cut out your invitation in the shape of a hard hat.
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.
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:
The colors that work best for a construction theme are:
Place signs on the walls around the party area such as:
A few other decorating ideas to bring about your construction party theme are:
Fill the goodie bags with items that allow the guests to use their imaginations to create or construct something.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Set up an area full of crafty items and allow the kids to use their imaginations. Some items you might want to include are:
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.
You can also add to the party by using unique serving dishes such as:
Change the name of your food to match the theme: