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Construction Party Birthdays are another very popular theme for all kids, all
ages (and the adults enjoy it too!)! See the tips and ides below for planning
your Construction party, as well as for Construction party supplies and
Construction Party Invitations
Construction Party Decorations
Construction Party Games &
Construction Party Food Ideas
Construction Party Favors
Cut out and color pictures of Hard Hats and
write the information on these. Or you can blow up a yellow balloon -hold the
end (don't tie it), write the party details (and some Caution - Construction
Site Warnings) in Black marker. Then wipe off end and send in mail. When
inflated, the guests can read the information and have a balloon to play
Take a picture of the Birthday Child in their Construction outfit and attach
to yellow construction paper with details on back, along with black stripes
Ask all the little guests to come to the party dressed for some messy fun.
Overalls, blue jeans, and flannel shirts are the order of the day.
Fill the Bucket - You will need: 2 buckets or
bowls of equal size; one spoon or small shovel for each guest; and a pile of
sand next to each bucket (make sure you have enough sand to fill each
bucket). This game can also be played in a sandbox. Divide your guests into
two teams. Have each team sit around their bucket. When you say "go," each
team must try to fill their bucket with sand, using only their spoons.
Small hard hats or toolboxes, with markers, stickers, paint or glitter to
Digging for Buried Treasure - This is a perfect game for someone who has a
sandbox. Hide a number of small toys in a sandbox and have your guests dig
through the sand in search of fun treasures.
Bean Bag Toss - This game is even more fun if you have a foreman’s
construction hat for the bean bag thrower to wear. Before the party, make
"rock" bean bags out of a pair of gray socks by filling them with beans and
closing them with a rubber band. If your child has a toy dump truck, it can
be the target. If not, you can draw a dump truck on the side of a cardboard
box. Give each child three tries to hit the dump truck from about 5 feet away
(or throw the "rocks" through the hole cut in the cardboard. If this is too
easy, move the target farther away. Your guests will enjoy a real sense of
accomplishment when they’re able to successfully play this game!
Off to Work I Go Relay Race - Use safety goggles, tool belts, levis, work
boots and gloves. The children divide up into teams and each team stands in
two different lines, 10 feet apart, facing each other. Each time they ran
across to their teammate they had to dress the other "for work".
Building Time - Let the children "construct" a home of their own - from
graham crackers, icing and candies. Make at the beginning of the party and
the kids can take them home with them. Set out small amounts of different
types of small candies (M&Ms, candy corns, etc) and le them build their own.
Bulldozer Toss - Using bean bags, have the children take turns tossing bean
bags into a large plastic construction truck or bulldozer.
Check with a local tool rental about getting a Bulldozer to stop by the party
for picture taking!
Building and moving dirt is a thrill for kids who love construction
equipment. Set the stage for a construction project that all the kids can be
involved in as a team. Let the birthday child act as supervising foreman on
the job. If you can find an old set of blueprints, that would be a fun prop
for the birthday boy to carry as he leads his crew. First, have the little
builders clear the construction site of all the boulders. Provide dump
trucks, wheelbarrows, and other play construction equipment to help them get
the job done. After the site is cleared, let the kids create an asphalt road
Flat Paper. This can be as long or short as you want it to be. Provide
yellow poster paint, and let them paint the centerlines in the road. After
the road is paved, the building project can begin! Use the
House that the kids can “build” and then decorate. Put Party Zone streamers
around the perimeter of the house, and provide additional poster paint,
masking tape, construction signs, etc. for the kids to add to the house.
Encourage each child to add his or her own handy-work to the house, and it
will be a keepsake that will be played with long after the party ends.
Giant 3-D Bulldozer is the ultimate construction decoration,
and it will be the hub of all the activity at the party! Take the time to
have each child pose alone, and with the birthday child for pictures in the
bulldozer. The priceless photos can then be mailed to each guest with a
thank you note at a later date. Make sure that each child gets a turn
pulling the lever in the cab…that’s what it’s all about for these big
For a fun (but messy) activity, have a truckload of sand,
mulch or topsoil dropped off during the party. Throw a bunch of inexpensive construction vehicles and other small toys into the dirt while it is
being dumped. The kids will love seeing a real dump truck at work, and while
they play in the dirt,
they can dig for hidden treasures.
Run a foreman training relay between two teams or set up an obstacle course.
You’ll need two oversized orange construction vests or flannel shirts, two
tool belts, two pairs of oversized men’s work boots, two Construction Hats,
some Orange Cones to race through, and massive boulders (gray Flat Paper) to
avoid. You can make the game more challenging by giving the teams
wheelbarrows to run through the course, or a toy dump truck filled with water
Play this game using the same concept as the classic game of musical
chairs…one less hat than there are children for each round. Use the Traffic Light in place of music, and turn the light off and on as the
children play. Place Construction Hats on a table that the kids must walk
around while the light is flashing. When the light is turned off, the kids
must scramble to put on a hat. The child without a hat must leave the game,
and the game continues with one less hat until there is one child remaining –
In the event that your little engineers finish the activities
faster than you planned…play some standard party favorites such
as “Tool Time” (Hot Potato), “Yield, Stop, Go” (Red Light, Green Light),
Limbo under the I-Beam, and “Bobcat, Bobcat, Loader” (Duck, Duck, Goose.)
Crank Case Oil Sundaes - You will need:
Vanilla ice cream; Chocolate syrup; *Chopped peanuts (make sure your guests
aren't allergic to them first). Directions: Make chocolate sundaes and top
them with the chopped peanuts. Then add a toothpick with a homemade red
construction paper "stop sign" glued to the top. The kids will love that
extra special touch, but nothing will stop them from eating these tasty
Drivable Sandwiches - Prepare your child’s favorite type of sandwich. Cut off
two corners to make a car shape. Then, add cucumber slices for the wheels.
We’re sure your guests will race to get their hands on these fun sandwiches.
Truck Wheels - You will need: 1/2 English muffin for each child; Hot dog for
each guest; 16 oz. can of baked beans; and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
Directions: (1.) Split English muffins in half and arrange on a cookie sheet;
(2.) Spread beans on top of the muffin halves; (3.) Sprinkle cheese on top of
the beans; (4.) Cut hot dogs into thirds, then cut each length wise into four
strips; (5.) Arrange 6 hot dog strips for wheel spokes on top of each muffin;
(6.) Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Jell-O® Vehicles - Purchase your child's favorite flavor of Jell-O®. Follow
the direction on the back of the box to make Jigglers®. Use different
vehicle-shaped cookie cutters to create a fun treat!
Hang large traffic signs around the room. Have a pile of dirt (or sand) in
the backyard if an outdoor party, and use lots of Construction Tape around
the perimeter. Decorate the tables with small cars and trucks (construction
vehicles if you have them). Flashing red lights and Cones always work well
too! Hang yellow and Red balloons,
and yellow and black crepe paper streamers everywhere you can!
Turn well-washed Construction Hats upside down, and use them as serving bowls
for dry snacks such as chips, pretzels, cheese balls or other hearty fare.
Small hard hats filled with stickers, miniature
construction vehicles, construction vests are big hits, small toolboxes (with
stickers they can decorate?), filled with pretend tools are great gifts too.
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