Does your little guy love to make noise and play with trucks? Bet he’d like a construction truck themed birthday party! It really is a fun kind of celebration for little boys (and some girls!) and it’s not too difficult to put together. Although I have a lot more detailed information and visual inspiration on my blog theme board, here’s a brief overview of how to host a terrific construction truck birthday celebration. Your truck-lovin’ little fellow will be thrilled!
Ideas for a Construction Birthday Party
– Start with a cute invitation. Whether it’s truck or tool-shaped, kids will be excited to receive their own mail.
– Raid the toy box before you shop for decorations; you’re likely to have some trucks that will look good on the food buffet. Although you can use dump trucks and bulldozers to hold snacks, don’t forget to include cranes, too. That additional height looks good! Inspired serving pieces add to the fun party atmosphere. Some of my favorites for this theme include tool kit boxes, new paint cans, hard hats and rolls of duct tape. You can even use cement blocks for pedestals!
– Fill up those containers with things like rubble (popcorn), rocks (round candy), lumber (pretzels or wafer cookies) and wrecking balls (apples, oranges). You might want to include a “construct your own” buffet for tacos, pizza, sandwiches or ice cream sundaes. Another option is to provide pre-packed sandwiches, veggies and chips in miniature metal lunch pails or brown paper lunch bags so the guys can eat on the job.
– Caution lights, cones and caution tape add to a construction theme. Blueprints and work site signage (work zone, hard hat area, yield, etc.) create authenticity. Pint-sized hard hats, work vests and tool belts serve well as décor and take-home favors plus the kids have a blast wearing costume pieces.
– In addition to free play with trucks, your party guests might enjoy moving between activity stations: building blocks; digging zone (sand or pea gravel work well); blueprint station for coloring with crayons or (washable!) markers; jack hammer station with Styrofoam blocks, golf tees and toy hammers; or wrecking station where they get to knock down stacked boxes with a ball. Themed bounce houses are also very popular.
– Take-home favors are a delightful way to end a party. Express your “thanks for coming” with themed color books, small trucks, truck tires (cookies or donuts), bubble gum measuring tape or their own box of rocks…rock candy of course! You might even want to pay the little workers with chocolate gold coins on their way home ‘cause a worker is worth his wages…and a construction themed party is worth a whole lot of fun!
What would your kids love to see at a construction themed birthday party?
Stephanie Keeping is a wife to Mike, mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on Facebook, Google+,