My son loves playing with his little construction tool toys all the time so I threw him a construction-themed party for his 3rd party. I took a photo of my son in his hard hat holding a shovel with a big smile on his face. The photos had a yellow background and I made some thick black lines on my computer. Underneath his picture, I wrote “You’re invited to do some diggin’ in the dirt at Foreman Kevin’s Construction 3rd Birthday Party. He’s looking for a new construction crew and if you’re up for getting dirty, please come join him on (date, time and place). I’m was happy to see that all the boys we invited were excited to join his crew!
We placed small pails and shovels on our walkway with yellow and black balloons tied to them. We had a sign that said “Caution—Birthday Party Ahead.” On the door, there was a sign that said “Construction Crew Apply Here” with a yellow caution tape border. Inside the party area I placed signs that said “Road Work Ahead” “Hard Hat Area”.
The table was covered with an orange table cloth with 2 lines of yellow caution tape in the center. I placed a few of Kevin’s toy dump trucks on the table and added some snack mix inside them and tied yellow and balloons to them and tied the balloons elsewhere. I used a mixture of yellow and black plates and cups.
As the kids came, we gave them a toy construction hat and asked them, “Are you ready to work hard? Each one gave a resounding “Yes!” When they were all settled in, we gave out markers and stickers to decorate them with and to join Kevin’s construction crew.
As the kids arrived, I provided plastic construction hats that they could place stickers on. First, to get them used to each other’s company, I had them “work” together to shovel up some fun. We gave them shovels to scoop up balloons from one side of the room to another side of the room.
I printed copies of clip art pictures of tools. I made six copies each and hung three of the copies on different parts of a wall. I gave out the other three copies to the kids and they had to find the matching tool on the wall. When they all found their matching tools, I asked them to find the other kids who have the same pictures of tools as they had in their hands. When they all found each other I told them that they were going to work together in teams to build something together with the toy tools that we then gave them. We placed cardboard boxes out and let them hammer in nails in the holes that we carved in the boxes or paint with the paintbrushes that we gave out, etc.
Food—I placed a sign on the table that said “Dig In.” We made them grilled cheese sandwiches with French fries. I also had fruit and scooper chips with dips to munch on.
The birthday cake was a broken up sheet cake to look like dirt with one my son’s construction trucks on top. The little boys loved it! On the cake, I wrote in white icing “Happy Birthday! Dig In Kevin!.” How can you go wrong with boys and anything that resembles dirt!
The goody bags were yellow bags that I taped caution tape around. In them was a construction hat, the tools from the game they played and a plastic pail and shovel.