It’s no secret that many little boys love dump trucks and digging in the dirt. Our little guy has been fascinated with the operations of heavy machinery for most of his two years. When we thought about his second birthday party theme we looked no further than a construction birthday party.
Planning a birthday party for kids is a lot of fun and can be really easy (and affordable) to put together. For our son’s first birthday we threw a space party theme. This year’s construction zone party theme was much easier to create.
While there is no shortage of construction zone party ideas on the internet, these are the ideas we put together for our son’s construction birthday party.
Construction Birthday Party Invitations
For the construction birthday invitations I printed parts of the information and sign in black on yellow paper. His name, age, and the bulldozer were all cut from white vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo. All of the elements came together on a 5″ x 7″ piece of black paper. I sealed the envelopes with construction zone washi tape.
Construction Zone Party Decorations
Our house was covered in yellow and orange streamers, construction zone signs, and balloons.
Here are the materials we used to decorate for the construction birthday party:
- orange and yellow paper streamers (find them here)
- construction zone signs printed on yellow, orange, and white paper
- “Under Construction” tape (find it here)
- orange cones (find them here)
- black plastic table cloth
- silver plastic cups
- yellow paper plates
- silver “Happy Birthday” sign (reused from his first birthday) with yellow paper rectangles taped to the backs (find the sign here)
No birthday party is complete without balloons. We got a number 2, a dump truck, and yellow and orange balloons.
Construction Zone Party Favors
Each kid got their own plastic hard hat and safety vest (find them here).
Construction Zone Party Activities
Our birthday party activities were geared towards kids four and under.
The kids decorated their hard hats with fun stickers.
I printed an oversized ruler and taped it to the wall.
We measured the height of each party-goer and marked it on the ruler.
This ended up being more fun than I imagined and even all the adults got measured.
Construction Zone Birthday Cake
The birthday cake was an egg-free chocolate Depression Cake. I used this recipe and it turned out SO good. The cake consisted of one 8″ layer and two 6″ layers. I used Cedar’sDark Chocolate Hummus as frosting and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs all over the cake too.
The construction birthday cake was decorated with two cone shaped candles, paper signs, and CAT’s miniature heavy machinery toys. The mini dump truck was filled with fresh blueberries and raspberries (his favorites).
We also had store-bought chocolate cupcakes and added graham cracker crumbs and construction signs.
Construction Zone Party Food
You can’t go wrong with a taco bar for a birthday party. The ingredients and assembly is quick and easy especially if you get some pre-prepared food.
Our “Build Your Own Tacos” spread included street taco tortillas, seasoned ground beef, pico de gallo, shredded spinach, shredded cheese, black olives, greek yogurt, guacamole, and corn chips.
Putting together this construction zone party theme for our son’s birthday was extremely gratifying. Seeing his face when he woke up to a house covered in streamers and signs was worth all the planning.
He’s still talking about that berry filled dump truck.
If you were inspired by any of my construction birthday party ideas, let me know in the comments below and tag your pictures on Instagram with @scratchandstitch.