A Construction Party
Decorating and Menu Ideas
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Fun Construction Party Ideas to Set the Mood
Use plenty of toy trucks and tools as decorations in the party area. If you have access to larger toy trucks, consider using them to store and transport gifts to the birthday child at opening time and/or to hold chips and other snacks on the table.
Hang construction signs throughout the party area, using the birthday child's name within the signs whenever possible. Or, put a different guest's name on each of the signs, and let each guest take home the sign with his or her name on it at the end of the party. You can also draw "One Way" signs on the sidewalk or driveway to point guests to the front door.
Purchase "Caution" or "Construction Zone" tape from any home improvement store and tape off certain areas around the party space.
Dump Truck Delights
Have the children build their own sandwiches at the party using ingredients with unique construction material names. For example, put slices of bread, peanut butter, jelly, sliced bananas, peanuts, etc. in separate containers. Mark the bread as "Foundation & Roofing," the peanut butter as "Dirt," the jelly as "Cement," the bananas as "Support Beams," and the peanuts as "Nuts & Bolts." Use any ingredients you want. Get creative!
Use crushed Oreo cookies to top the cake, cupcakes, or pudding to give the appearance of dirt. Mound the crushed cookies to form dirt hills on the cake, and add brown peanut M&Ms for rocks. You can also try our Dirt Cups.
Consider purchasing small shovels to use as spoons for eating ice cream. You can purchase them from the doll section of most craft stores for a reasonable price.
Cut fruit and/or cheese into cubes and rectangular blocks, and use a melon scoop to make some round fruit balls. For younger children, use the food to build a tower from which the children can eat. Or, for older children, let them build their own projects using the food "building blocks." Have your guests vote on which is the best before they eat their architectural wonders!
A dump truck or construction hat filled with candy will make a perfect centerpiece. Give each child some of the candy to take home at the end of the party.