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Construction-Themed 3rd Birthday Party

I can't believe my littlest is 3!  We celebrated the big t-h-r-e-e with a construction-themed birthday party for the little dude.  Thanks to good ol' Pinterest, there was no shortage of inspiration to plan the décor and DIY projects for the party.  Click here to view my party planning inspiration board on Pinterest, and click here to follow @fabeverydayblog on Pinterest for ongoing inspiration.

The party color scheme was primarily black and yellow, with some orange and brown accents. 

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Food and Drink
Cake inspired by Pinterest.  Layered chocolate round cake with crushed Oreo cookie "dirt" and these CAT Mini Machines purchased from Amazon.
For the candles, we used these construction cone candles, also from Amazon.
Beverages included water bottles (with labels removed, and wrapped with construction stripe tape) and Sunny D in an orange Igloo cooler (or "Crew Punch").  Cups from Party City.
Build-a-Burger bar with mini ground chicken and cheese sliders. 
Condiments were stored in these empty paint cans from Home Depot, with mini paint brushes (also from Home Depot) to spread.
Snacks and other foods were stored in toy dump truck buckets and plastic hard hats (link below in the favors section).
We had a few yellow and orange-colored snacks to go along with the décor color scheme.  Super healthy, I know!
Paint cans were also great to hold dips, like this spinach dip and salsa.
Some sweet treats included wafer cookies (lumber), and Rice Krispie treat pops dipped in yellow candy melts (wet paint).  These were hits with both kids and adults!
Cutlery were wrapped in yellow napkins (all from Party City) and tied with a "Dig In!" label. They were displayed in one of the boys' toy plastic tool boxes.
Yellow square plates from Party City, and extra cutlery stored in empty paint cans wrapped with construction tape trim.
Extension cord and plastic tool wreath.
Ahem... I may have purchased a real barricade for décor... I got it from Amazon here. Hopefully I can sell it on a local BST so another family can enjoy it for their construction party!
I may have also purchased a wheelbarrow from Home Depot.  But this one we can actually use again!
We made some of the signs, but I also got this 4-pack of construction party signs from Amazon.  We also used caution tape in varying ways.
One of the favors was this yellow and brown candy buffet displayed in these yellow plastic storage bins, and using these toy shovels as scoops. 
The yellow candy came from Party City, the Whoppers and chocolate covered raisins were from a grocery store, and the Reese's Pieces were purchased in bulk from Amazon.
We had other fun favors for the kids that included yellow plastic hardhats, these canvas work aprons from Home Depot (only $0.77 each!) each with two plastic tools in the pockets, and little goodie bags (details below).
All crew (kids) entering the construction site (party) had to put on their hardhats and tool belts.
Goodie bags included Reese's Pieces (purchased in bulk from Amazon), plastic toy shovels, and mini plastic toy construction vehicles wrapped in clear favor bags from Party City with an "I Dig You!" label.
This was the hit activity of the party.  Play sand from Home Depot in a kid's swimming pool (wrapped with black trash bags), and filled with CAT Mini Machines toy construction vehicles (purchased in 5-packs from Amazon).
S was in it before the party even started, and stayed out there pretty much the whole time!
Orange cones provided not only party décor, but also props for this cone ring toss game. 10 pack of cones purchased from Amazon.
I also printed several copies of these construction themed coloring pages for the kids to play with inside with some jumbo crayons: dump truck, excavator, bulldozer, and toolbox.

Edited to add: All printables for the party are available in this post here.  These printables are free, but I would appreciate a follow for @fabeverydayblog on social media (you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Snapchat with that username) in return.  If you post pictures of your parties, tag @fabeverydayblog in them so we can see what you do!  Finally, if you blog about your party, please link back to in your blog posts to credit the printables and inspiration.
Another birthday party done, and another good time had by all, especially our birthday boy!  I wonder what theme G will have in store for us next!
Don't forget to share and pin if you are inspired!


Jaisy Bonie said...

Our planner knew tons of vendors but knows which vendors would work well with my event and venue. They were all great. The event planner would try to attend as many vendor meetings as she could. Which was very helpful.

Winter Steet said...

Do you have free printables for the food signs?

ramonaruby said...

@Winter Street - email me at with the signs that you are interested in. I am pretty sure I still have the printable files for most of this.

ramonaruby said...

I have been getting several requests for printables, so I went ahead and posted links to download all of them in this blog post here: Enjoy, and please give @fabeverydayblog a shout out on social media if you are inspired!

New Mommy said...

How many bags of sand did it take to fill the pool?

ramonaruby said...

@New Mommy - I am sorry, but I don't remember!

Kaylee Jenkins said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the printables. I have been searching for HOURS for something exactly like this. I appreciate this so much! What a fun party!!!

ramonaruby said...

@Kaylee I am so glad the printables are helpful to you!

Yıldız Ekşioğlu Ulakoğlu said...

Couldyou please tell me the brand of the truck dumper

ramonaruby said...

@Yildiz - the large dump trucks are Tonka.

Madeliene Ritter said...

any chance of getting a copy of the printable files?

lenacharles said...

I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. These are the great ideas for celebrating birthday party for boys. Thanks, and Keep sharing!

haritha maringanti said...

Where can I get that banner?

venus said...

OK this is soooo great!! I will definitely follow you! Your construction party was so great and thank you for the printables! I am so not crafty so this really helps. Also I love the "I DIG YOU!" small cut outs. Did you hand draw and cut out each one or did you find stock paper that already had that shape perforated?

venus said...

OK this is soooo great!! I will definitely follow you! Your construction party was so great and thank you for the printables! I am so not crafty so this really helps. Also I love the "I DIG YOU!" small cut outs. Did you hand draw and cut out each one or did you find stock paper that already had that shape perforated?

ramonaruby said...

Venus - I have a punch in that shape, so didn't have to hand cut them!

Madeliene and Haritha - all the printables should be linked in the blog post.