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Busy little kids love playing with trucks so that makes a construction-themed party a little piece of birthday heaven for a two-year-old. Flynn’s mama, Ellen-Marie, used work-zone signage and caution tape for party decorations and built a mini-construction zone right in their backyard. Darling invitation-themed food choices and an awesome cake were combined with fun activity ideas for a terrific s birthday party.


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Sending an invitation encourages anticipation for your party. This invite by Four Harp Designs is a real cutie: there’s a photo of the birthday guy, an RSVP to the site manager plus a call to action advising guests to report to “worksite #2” (the party address). Most kids love to play dress-up, so Ellen Marie provided pint-sized construction vests and personalized hard hats for each of the little guests as they entered the work zone.

Fresh air, room to roam and protection from the sun made the covered back patio an excellent party space. The kids had fun taking turns riding “the digger” as well as playing at the sand pit and water station. There were buckets and shovels to dig with, in addition to the cars, trucks, and diggers. Plastic milk bottles (a good idea with this age group!) each carried a stop sign shape and a guest name. Striped straws in caution tape colors of yellow, black, and white added a nice touch.

In addition to fresh fruit and sandwiches, the busy construction helpers ate at the Recharge Station: Wrecking Balls (big Jaffa balls), Boulders (cheese balls), Spare Tires (Cheezels), Nuts and Bolts (Chex-type mix w/chocolate sultanas) and Dirt Cakes (chocolate cupcakes with Oreo dirt). Isn’t the cake perfect for this theme? Ellen-Marie made a fondant digger that excavates the top layer; a brick wall of frosting and Flynn’s nameplate decorate the tiers. We love the mini hard hat, wheel barrel, and tools, too. Notice the tiny rocks in the shovel! Even the interior of the cake carried the theme with construction tape-like stripes.

At the end of the party, in addition to their hats and vests, each child was favored with a thank-you bag of party treats such as Wrecking Balls, Nuts and Bolts, Boulders, Spare Tires, and a chocolate straw. Each bag was topped with a helium-filled balloon, too. This construction birthday party was a perfect theme for busy two-year-olds. Ellen-Marie focused on age-appropriate play, fun food, and bright construction colors to create a happy birthday experience for baby Flynn and his crew!

Plus, get more birthday party inspiration with these ideas:

Check out 45 Construction Birthday Party Ideas

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