Construction Birthday Party Ideas
For a 1st birthday party, a construction theme is always exciting, and this party theme is educational as well. There are truck-loads of advantages – decorations are cheap and easy, and activities are ones that will occupy little hands and keep them from mischief! Kids this age love trucks, dump trucks, bulldozers, buckets, spades, building blocks, hammers, all kinds of construction stuff, and it’s easy to get together a collection of toys to keep everyone busy! Bob the Builder is a possible special variation on this theme, if your child likes him. It’s really easy using Bob as a theme there’s plenty of music, videos, DVD’s etc available!
Try writing invitations on building blocks that the kids can bring and use at the party.
Print invitations with Bob the Builder or a construction picture on, and invite the kids to come work on the building site for the day.
Send out invitations in mini hard hats asking all the kids to come dressed for work in shirts, jeans and boots, wearing the hats provided! You can write the kids names on the hats to make them extra-special “Builder John”, “Sam the Builder” etc.
Get special construction birthday partywear in black and yellow with trucks on for budding builders! Bob the Builder partywear is an alternative choice if he’s your little builder’s favorite… You can also make up lunchboxes for little builders with their food and drink all wrapped up like construction site lunchboxes.
• Get a personalized banner with the child’s name on and pictures of trucks. If you make one, use yellow and black stripes.
• Buy either black and yellow balloons, or buy construction balloons with trucks on!
• You can buy many decorations and accessories such as mini construction cones, even safety lights for a real constuction zone look!
• Buy or make your own construction signs.
Specials for the special child
• A truck or truck-shaped Piñata will dispense candy for hungry little workers.
• It’s easy to ice a cake with a building/construction theme if you buy a cake decoration kit to complete the look.
• If you don’t already have a sandpit, building one for the party will give your kid a great play area for the future that they can use over and over!
Gifts and accessories for guests
Party favors and goody bags
• Pack party favors into a builders lunchbox or buckets after the goodies are eaten!
• Give them all a plastic hammer to drive their parents nuts with when they get home!
• If you’ve used sand in your party construction zone, give each child a plastic bucket and spade, the bucket makes a great party favor holder.
• Small toy trucks are always fascinating, and most young kids love to collect them.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
• Truck ride. If you have a truck, or know anyone that can help with one, arrange for the kids to sit in the back and have a ride, even if it’s just around a parking lot. If you can get hold of a bulldozer, snowplough etc or similar even better! Take pictures as mementoes.
• Parents join in. When children are at a First party, they’re small enough to need lots of help, so Moms and Dads make sure you’re dressed to work in jeans, work shorts and boots to look like builders. Wear hard hats if you have them!
• Digging on site. If you have a sand pit, hide toys (small trucks are ideal!) and sweets in plastic containers and have the kids dig for them. They can go one at a time for say a minute each and keep what they can find and place in the bucket (but make sure you have enough to go round if clever diggers uncover most of the goodies early on!) If you have no sandpit, you can fill a large box or paddling pool with sand instead for the day.
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