Yellow Construction Hats: from Amazon
Tool Belts: from Home Depot
Mini-chalkboard/Stand: from Michaels
Goody Bags: I made these out of construction paper/brown bags and stuffed them with truck stickers, fruit snacks, and construction worker rubber duckies
Fruit Punch: I made this recipe
Frito Dip: I made this
Pasta and Sandwiches: from the supermarket
Lunch Break, Birthday Sign, and Tissue Paper Luminarias: I made these
Wrecking Balls: tangerines
Spare Tires: mini chocolate doughnuts
Rocky Road: marshmallows on a stick dipped in melted chocolate and chopped pecans
Fruit Skewers: strawberries, grapes, and blueberries arranged on a stick (these took forever to prepare but everyone really seemed to enjoy them)
Nuts and Bolts: chex mix
Pebbles: recees pieces
Logs: pretzel sticks
Dump Truck Cookies: from Etsy seller thecookiemaven
Dirt and Worms: I made this recipe, added gummy worms, and made the personalized signs and labels
Cakes: Rather than buying those fancy fondant cakes, we decided to just order the two cakes that we needed from Giant. Our guests at both parties said that the cake actually tasted good!
Banners/Signs: I made all of these except for the "party area" sign, and my hubby made the sign on the bottom right
|I'm such a lucky girl to have these two sweet guys!|
Newborn to 24 months poster: I made the first poster last year for Ryan's zoo-themed birthday party, shown on the left. I decided to continue the idea this year for months 12 to 24, shown on the right. We displayed both of these posters on an easel at his parties.
Toddler Work Area: trucks and blocks
Coloring Pages with Crayons: pictures of trucks printed from Tonka
Dump Truck Shirt: from Etsy seller gigibabies
Movie Theater Room: featuring Bob the Builder
Water Bottle Labels: Okay, so, if you were at our party, you know that our water bottles were regular and boring. These cute labels never made it to the party because although I bought water-proof label sheets, designed the labels myself on the computer, and printed them out, they were unusable because they never dried. I'm assuming that the problem is that I printed them with an inkjet printer rather than a laser printer (?). But either way, they all smeared and had to be thrown away. So... don't make the same mistake that I did and be sure to print your labels on the printer that they are designed for!
I hope that you have enjoyed these tips and ideas for throwing a construction truck themed birthday party!