If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I love birthday parties. While we’ve have plenty of fun themes over the years, this is my first “boy” party (not that a girl can’t have a construction party!). For Tommy’s 2nd birthday we had a simple, fun construction theme. Last year, for Tommy’s 1st birthday, we had a Halloween party. This year he started loving trucks and everything construction. Before the age of two, he could name and identify types of trucks better than I could. Now that there’s a little boy in the house I find I am learning so much more about tools and trucks than I ever knew before! He loves his toy trucks and, thanks to my friend Meghan, he discovered Blippi. If you have a truck loving little one at home definitely check out Blippi.com and all his YouTube videos. Even my girls love singing along to Blippi.
Ok, back to the party. Since Tommy developed a love for trucks this year, we thought it was fitting to throw him a construction themed 2nd birthday party. After a few years of princess parties, I was pretty excited to “dig in” to this theme. We kept it pretty simple and it turned out really cute and was a lot of fun. Here are the details of the party:
We got a giant cardboard cutout of an excavator from Oriental Trading. This was awesome and quickly became playroom decor after the party. Tommy’s grandparents brought a pretty awesome truck for him to ride too!
We got all of the construction paper products from Oriental Trading too.
I found an adorable truck banner on Etsy from the shop Blue Oak Creations. The colors matched all of the Oriental Trading paper goods and the shop had some really cute tractor plastic cups to go wit the theme too.
I made cupcakes and put little truck candies on them. Then I got a cake bunting from Etsy shop BellsNBerries to make them more festive.
Construction Site Dirt Pudding:
Start with pre-made/ store bought pudding cups. Smash up a bunch of Oreos and sprinkle some in each cup. Add in a construction site food picks (Oriental Trading) and then “dig in”.
For drinks, we used these awesome construction cone cups as water bottles!
I saw truck chocolate lollipop molds at a store in town and decided to give it a shot. They were so much easier to make than I expected and I loved how they came out. I added a favor tag from Etsy shop Blue Oak Creations. A lot of the guests were family members that don’t have kids yet, so I wanted to have a fun favor they could enjoy too.
The little kids also got “construction bags” filled with treats. The little bags are from Oriental Trading and I also found water squirting tools on their site to add to the bags.
We had out construction hats and goggles from Oriental Trading for all the kids to dress up and play outside. Then, we filled our water tables with sand and tons of toy trucks so the kids could “dig” and play.
The construction party was a blast and our 2 year old birthday boy had a great day!
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We were not compensated for this post. We did receive some items from Oriental Trading for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are my own.