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Dig In: A Boy’s Construction Birthday Party

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Most boys love the idea of playing in the dirt and building, which means a construction birthday party is a popular theme for boys of all ages. Rebecca, of Little Sweet Styling constructed one fabulous party, including the majority of the sweet treats you see on the impressive dessert table, including the cake!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Ideas


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Boy's Construction Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

Oh, how I love a creative dessert table that coordinates with the party theme!  I am really digging the sawhorse table choice and pegboard backdrop.  Don’t those details just scream “construction”? The diamond cut table cover is a pretty awesome “industrial” choice as well.  Little Sweet Styling added so many fun touches to complete the look for this table.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Dessert Table and Banner Ideas

Personalized banners are a great choice.  The “Happy Birthday Archie” banner helped anchor the backdrop to the table.  I love the pop of black from the banner, cake stands and platters.  It really meshes well with the rest of the red and yellow color palette.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Rice Krispie Ideas

Building a dessert table full of creative theme-coordinating treats is always a great idea!  I love the colored construction cone rice krispie treats—so clever!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Mud Bucket Ideas

Chocolate pudding cups and hand stamped wooden spoons were lined in a row and labeled “mud buckets”.  I think they look awfully delicious!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Dessert Table Decor Ideas

And check out the red and yellow 3-tiered organizers full of “nuts and bolts”.  Each snack was labeled with such well-thought out names like “drill bits”, “beams” and “pipes”.  I always think witty names make food seem even more extraordinary!

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Jelly Pot Ideas

Did you notice the yellow jelly pots?  I love the construction tape and zip tie accents, not to mention the “3”s stamped on wooden spoons.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Dirt Cup Ideas

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

Other highlights from the dessert table included “dirt cups” served up in bright yellow polka dotted baking cups and incredibly detailed construction themed cookies by  Cookie Mummas. Fruit traffic lights made from strawberries, pineapple and grapes layered on a Popsicle stick were a nice alternative to all of the sugar treats.  Including some healthy options on your refreshment table is always appreciated.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cake Ideas

Lest you think I overlooked it, let’s talk about the amazing centerpiece cake! I love that it looks like one big delicious construction site, complete with edible dirt and rocks!  The toy dump truck and digger really add to the realistic look, as do the fun traffic signs.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Cookie Decorating Station Ideas

Another impressive aspect of this celebration was the activity roster Rebecca dreamed up. First, there was a cookie decorating station.  Plates were filled with a variety of shaped sugar cookies.  Egg cartons held edible “paint” that the children could use.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Colouring Table Ideas

Next, guests could practice their artistic skills at a coloring table.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Truck Play Station Ideas

Children loved zooming toy trucks around at the “truck parking” table, too; the simple hand drawn road was a fun addition.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Play Ideas

Building blocks were scattered on a blanket for another interactive station.  I love the marquee printable signs that denote each station.

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Building Station Ideas

Marshmallows and skewers formed the foundation of the next station—a marshmallow building station.  How fun would it have been to come up with all sorts of marshmallow formations?

Boy's Construction Birthday Party Building Demolition Game Ideas

Finally, peek at the incredible demolition zone.  Spray painted “buildings” and a homemade wrecking ball?  A construction party doesn’t get any cuter or more fun than this!

What a totally fun boy’s construction birthday party! Yup, Rebecca is pretty much a rock star!  Her work has been featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams before and we love it!


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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.