Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Guest Blogger - Spaceships & Laser Beams - Construction Birthday Party Ideas

Would your little guy enjoy a construction truck themed birthday party? It’s an especially well-loved idea with the younger crowd. Chances are you already have at least some of the party supplies too, so decorating to set the tone is not difficult. Whether you decide on an indoor, outdoor or combination venue, there are some decorative elements you’ll be sure to want to include, but there are additional fun options for an extra dose of “wow”! Read on for some of my favorite ideas of how to decorate for this popular birthday celebration theme.    


Great Ways to Decorate for a Construction Birthday Party

  • A wreath on the front door is nice but make one by using an orange extension cord or cut plastic caution tape to use as a type of ribbon for a unique themed welcome.
  • Work site signage adds authenticity. Make or look for things like: work zone, caution, yield, or hard hat area.
  • Giant cardboard tool cut-outs make a statement!
  • Use real blueprints on the wall or tables.
  • Black and yellow caution tape looks official.
  • Work benches can be used for food display or as play stations. Make your own with pegboard and wood pallets.
  • Dual stacks of tires or cement blocks can be used as effective table bases.
  • Display real tools but keep them high enough so kids can’t touch them.
  • Kid-sized wheel barrels and shovels look good and can be used for games, too.
  • Include caution cones and lights.
  • Black and yellow felt = a great table runner. Black plastic and yellow tape also works well.
  • Pint sized hard hats, work vests and tool pouches serve as décor, party time amusements and take-home favors.
  • Raid the toy box for all kinds of trucks; dump trucks, bulldozers and cranes look terrific on food buffets.
  • Kids will love playing “trucks” together, no matter how simple or elaborately you choose to decorate. For more fun, remember that adding dirt is always an option!

Find additional construction party specifics and visual inspiration on my construction truck category at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

What construction birthday party decorations would your kids love to see?

Stephanie Keeping is a wife to Mike, mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us, Stephanie! Be sure to check out her blog and other projects. She also has tons of other party ideas that I think you'll love. 

1 comment:

Thanks for leaving a comment. I always like to know what you think of the projects I highlight!

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