If you’re on a budget, you’re going to love these construction birthday party ideas! These are so easy and SO MUCH FUN, especially for the birthday boy!
Spear turned three this year and I’ve known ALL year long what party theme I wanted to put together for him. He LOVES all things vehicle-related, especially tractors, and also loves building with Daddy so a birthday party with a construction theme was the perfect way to celebrate our little builder!
In this post I’m sharing all the decorations, activities and food for his construction birthday party and will be linking up all the construction party supplies I can at the end of the post!
My goal for this party was to really spend a LOT less than I do for a normal party. Not only did I spend the least I’ve ever spent on a party, but it all still turned out just as cute and as fun as the more expensive parties too, and everyone still had a good time 🙂 Yay for a budgeting win!
P.S. If you’re looking for more party themes, be sure to check out my full list here!
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Construction Birthday Party Decor
To start, a simple sign on the front door is a great way to announce the birthday destination!
In the entrance, a happy birthday banner and some construction signs set the tone and direct party-goers to the main room!
And on the table, plastic hard hats and tool-shaped suckers as construction party favors for all the kids! (Decided to make it easy instead of doing favor bags!)
I always like to have the birthday slideshow playing during the party – and this time it legit got watched too!
Oh, and of course, no construction party theme is complete without some caution tape, which you can put anywhere you, please!
Gift opening always happens at the mantle!
Weather is always questionable so I like to have a craft option just in case. We lucked out with gorgeous weather but the kids still enjoyed coloring these construction stickers!
I also always like to have a big birthday balloon for the birthday child! Rather than do a bunch of balloons for party decor, we just did a bundle at his chair.
Construction Birthday Party: Food
The party is always all about the FOOD! For this party, I kept the food table simple and geared towards snack foods that kids would enjoy. We did a 10:30 AM party so heavy food wasn’t really needed, and the snack was a huge hit!
Chocolate Donuts = Spare Tires. Such a cute, easy food idea!
Cheese Puffs = Wrecking Balls! Yum!
Ruffles Chips = Woodchips
Sour Straws = Plumbing Pipes
Chex Mix = Nuts and Bolts
Candy Corn = Construction Cones
Nutter Butter Bars = Lumber
Pretzel Sticks = Nails
Here’s a great construction birthday party idea: use a dump truck as a creative way to display donut holes! (In fact, utilize any toy trucks you have as easy decor!) If you do this for a party – order a LOT more donut holes than you think you need in order to have the full effect. We ended up with 8 DOZEN donut holes to put this together!
The Construction Crane: How-To
This was such a great idea and my favorite thing about the decor! My husband never disappoints! The crane turned out even better than I’d imagined! VERY few things are needed: just two boxes and some yellow spray paint!
We printed off a CAT symbol and filled black balloons with just air (no helium). Then tied them strategically to be “falling” from the crane! Did not take a long time to make at all!
I love to use photos as decor too! I ordered cupcakes (vanilla and chocolate cake) from Sam’s Club and they were DELICIOUS. All I had to do was add some cute construction-themed cake toppers and they were good to go!
However, PRO TIP: do NOT order black icing. Anyone who ate them had some interesting colored poop for a while haha. Next time I’ll do regular chocolate frosting instead!
Lemonade for the Fuel Station
Construction Party Ideas: Activities
It was a gorgeous morning and we have a large backyard with PLENTY to entertain kids but I always like to have a couple of themed options too so we put construction tape around fake flower foam and used old golf tees (from our oldest son’s 2nd birthday party which was a golf theme) for the kids to hammer!
We also pulled out our sandbox and all the dump trucks and other construction vehicle toys we could find around the house!
I also bought a few inflatable tools for the kids to play with and the birthday boy was READY to PARTY!
His construction birthday invitation turned out SO CUTE too. You can find it on Etsy!
I did a little mini-photo shoot to have pictures to use for his invitation and to put up around his party. I love how these turned out, my sweet boy is getting SO BIG!
I hope you enjoyed these construction birthday party ideas! If you’re looking to plan your own construction themed party for your little boy, here’s where to buy more of the items found in this post:
- Tractor Balloon
- Cupcake Toppers
- Birthday Banners and Party Signs
- Tonka dump truck
- Caution Tape
- Foam Bricks
- Black Balloons
- Tool Suckers
- Construction Hats
- Construction Stickers – Oriental Trading Company
- Table Cloth
- Plates, Napkins, and Cups – Dollar General
- DIY Printable Food Labels
- Free DIY Front Door Welcome Sign
- Inflatable Tools
You can also shop all of the links here:
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE MORE BIRTHDAY PARTIES THAT WE’VE PLANNED THROUGH THE YEARS:
- Football Birthday Party
- Finding Nemo Party
- Donald Duck Party
- Hawaiian Christmas Party
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse Party
Looking for even more party planning tips and inspiration? Be sure to check out my Pinterest boards for ideas and you can also see over 35 of the best kids party ideas here! Happy Planning 🙂