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A Boy’s Construction Themed Birthday Party

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Digging into the details of this boy’s construction themed birthday party was so fun! From hard hats and vests to orange, yellow and black construction inspired decoration, to exciting “nuts and bolts” treats, there was a truckload of party inspiration to be discovered. When it came time for Juli, of Tabletop Treats, to plan her son’s 2nd birthday, living arrangements were a little chaotic. Having just sold their home, Juli and her family were living with relatives whose house was in the midst of renovations. A construction themed party seemed like the perfect choice considering the circumstances! Juli’s photos show a whole construction zone in progress, filled with a ton of fun and a sweet dessert table!

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Dressing the part is such a fun way to get guests involved in the party theme. I love that Juli set up a “work zone” favor station, complete with official looking construction outfits for the kids to wear. Juli’s use of an industrial looking shelving unit to display hard hats, tool belts and vests, was perfect! Don’t you just love the personalization on the hats with the “2”s for the birthday boy’s age?

Boy's Construction BIrthday Party Favour Ideas

Boy's Construction BIrthday Party Tool Kit Ideas

Perfect details added to the vignette as well. A ladder filled with party favor tool boxes, a construction cone and a large toy digger completed the look. DimplePrints created the brightly colored construction themed printable décor elements, including the personalized labels for the tool kits. Packed inside the kits were tool shaped candies, toy tools, tattoos, bubbles and even construction truck coloring books.

Boy's Construction BIrthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

Loads of tool and truck inspired treats made up the dessert table. The faux brick wall made a striking and theme appropriate backdrop. The “happy birthday” construction sign was a terrific focal point.  The bright orange tablecloth was a great choice, and the “dig in” sign was a clever addition to the front of the refreshment table!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cake Ideas

Chocolate handyman tools decorated an enticing cake by Jessica Stewart Catering.  A spool of electrical cord served as the perfect “cake stand”.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Brownie Ideas

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cupcake Ideas

Brownies and cupcakes were constructed with the theme in mind.  Each was dressed with printable toppers and accented with orange and yellow chocolate dump trucks made by Bubba’s Sweets. Did you notice how even the cupcake wrappers coordinate?

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Dessert Ideas

Gorgeous tool shaped sugar cookies by The Last Course Bakery made a fun addition to the dessert offerings.  Juli shared that guests got a kick out of the edible chocolate rocks used to display the brownies and cookies.  I love that Juli used a toolbox to add height to the table.  It also functioned as a great resting place for a tin bucket filled with cookie “nuts and bolts” as well as hard hat chocolate covered Oreos (Bubba’s Sweets).

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Donut Ideas

Another tin bucket was filled with donut “truck tires”.  I may be craving donuts after looking at this treat table!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Drink Ideas

Thirsty workers could order water, served in custom construction water bottle wraps.  Beverage wraps are an easy way to dress up everyday bottles and tie them into the theme.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Table Setting Ideas

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cutlery Ideas

An amazing road construction themed table was set up for eating.  I love the road inspired runner, construction cone accents and colorful place settings.  Darling printable décor was added to dress up napkins and utensils, as well as juice boxes. A wooden tool box was even used to store additional napkin sets!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Activity Ideas

A construction party where you actually get to build something is pretty awesome!  Kids could get right down to business at their own “work station”.  Each guests’ tool belt included paintbrushes for decorating bird houses after building them.  I bet the kids had a ton of fun with that activity!

You know the saying, “if you build it, they will come”?  I’m pretty certain Juli “built” an amazing construction zone for her son’s birthday celebration.  Guests came.  They built fun memories.  They left with loads of fun favors!


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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.