Coolest Kid Birthday Parties

Coolest Construction 3rd Birthday Party

by Mandi D.
(Forest Hill, LA, USA)

Colin's 3rd Birthday

Colin's 3rd Birthday

Colin's 3rd Birthday
Colin's 3rd Birthday Cake
Colin's Sand and Rock Table
Colin's 3rd Birthday Hats

For my son's 3rd birthday I went with a construction theme because he loves dumptrucks and bulldozers. I purchased a set of construction themed scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off, for only $7 and made a lot of the decorations with that.

I made invitations from the scrapbook paper and printed the information using my computer. I made a huge "Happy Birthday Colin Jack" pennant banner for the party room with scrapbook paper. It was a great touch! I also used the scrapbook paper to make cupcake toppers and utensil wraps.

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I ordered yellow hard hats for the kids from Celebrate Express. I got little orange aprons from Home Depot for free. I filled the aprons with bubbles, tiny packs of side walk chalk, and little metal slinkies that I found on clearance after Christmas at Target.

I used plates and cups from Construction Pals at Celebrate Express. I found some yellow balloons with dumptrucks on them and used solid colored blue and orange balloons with them. I used small orange soccer cones (construction cones) for balloon weights. I used yellow duct tape and black table cloths to make highway tablecloths.

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I used blue, orange, and yellow crepe paper streamers to go with the balloons and "Caution Party Zone" tape all around the house.

I made a pull string pinata for the kids out of orange poster board and yellow caution tape. It was a construction cone. We had a construction version of pin the tail on the donkey. It had construction cones and was very cute.

I used a kid sized table to set up a little play dough station. I ordered construction cookie cutters from Celebrate Express and let the kids use them with the play dough.

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My favorite activity was a sand table my husband came up with. We took my son's train table and placed a large clear plastic storage tub on it, filled one side with gravel and one side with sand, threw in a bunch of construction vehicles and the kids had a blast playing in the sand and rocks.

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We had so many snacks... Mud Pie was a must, there were cupcakes, Rocky Road ice cream, and one of my good friends made the cutest dumptruck cake ever! I also put out different snacks like M&M's in the back of some toy dumptrucks.

It was really a great party. The kids and adults couldn't stop talking about all the fun activities and great decorations!

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