A construction birthday party has got to be one of my top kids party themes. Which little boys (and girls) don't enjoy building, creating, digging and getting dirty and this is the perfect birthday party for all those little workmen, especially for kids ages 3 to 8 years.
It's easiest to plan this party for outdoors as you will need quite a lot of space for the games and activities.
Your construction birthday party invitations could go something like this:
In the construction birthday party invitations, make sure to tell the kids to come in clothes fit for getting messy and dirty.
When the children arrive, give each one a hard hat with their name written in permanent marker on the front. I was excited to found some in kid's yellow construction hats and pink ones too!
As a little extra and to get the kids excited give them a tool belt or an inexpensive nail apron. They are great because they are light weight and you can personalize them with fabric pens. Tell the kids that their construction birthday party mission will be to fill their nail belt with tools which they will earn throughout the party.
Arm yourself with a whistle or portable microphone and tell the workers that they have to report to the site manager on hearing it. This is a great way for getting the kids together for hand washing, eating and games.
A construction birthday party is really an outdoor kids party theme so rummage around the garden shed and find all those old planks, wheelbarrows and plastic spades that could do with an airing.
When your little builders get fidgety and you need to keep them occupied, then there is no better way than with some construction party games and activities. These games will have them filling their buckets, digging and searching for tools and lots more.
Construction birthday party work makes for hungry and thirsty workers so have enough on hand lots of cold drinks.
To save on washing up and time, serve ready made food in brown paper bags or food boxes - just like the real thing! Make sure to write each child's name on their cup and food bag.
Place fun food labels next to each plate of food and use names such as "Builders Brew" (drink), "Lump Hammers" (sausages). etc
Construction Site Cake
Prepare a basic square or rectangular chocolate cake using a packet cake mix or my all-in-one cake recipe all-in-one cake recipe. Cover with chocolate frosting. The messier it looks the better as it is meant to be a construction site!
Crush different colored biscuits and place in small piles around the cake to resemble dirt piles. If you can find mini shovels to go in the piles that enhances the look. Place small plastic construction vehicles around the site cake and yellow and orange candles.
Make a sign saying "X's Construction Birthday Party Site" out of a tooth pick or small wooden skewer and some card. Put some plastic construction tape around the edge of the cake - cut the width if necessary. Voila, a quick and easy cake.
Instead of the traditional party bags, put any favors in a plastic hard hat, tool box (plain cardboard lunch box) or tool pouch with the child's name on it. Favor ideas might include:
Or how about these builder treats:
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