July 19, 2022Review Recipe
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Digging into the details of this construction-themed birthday party was so much 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.
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Dressing the part is such a fun way to get guests involved in the party theme. We 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. We love the personalization on the hats with the “2”s for the birthday boy’s age!
Perfect details were added to the vignette as well. A ladder filled with party favor toolboxes, a construction zone 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.
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. Chocolate handyman tools decorated an enticing cake by Jessica Stewart Catering. A spool of electrical cord served as the perfect “cake stand”. 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. Even the cupcake wrappers coordinate
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. We 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. Another tin bucket was filled with donut “truck tires”.
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. An amazing road construction-themed table was set up for eating. We 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 toolbox was even used to store additional napkin sets!
A construction party where you actually get to build something is pretty awesome! Kids could get right down to business at their own “workstation”. Each guest’s tool belt included paintbrushes for decorating birdhouses after building them. We know that the kids had a ton of fun with that activity. You know the saying, “if you build it, they will come”? We are 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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