Event: 10.10.2016

I love the idea of a construction party, but being a mum of girls I wouldn’t have a clue what the difference is between a excavator, a loader, a bulldozer or a crane. Ask me any of the Disney princesses’ names and the theme song and I could probably tell you. So when my girlfriend said she was going to throw her son a construction themed party, I offered my ‘help’ (I didn’t really do anything except make the construction ‘dig in’ fruit cups but I definitely helped eat everything).

All the food was cleverly arranged on different types of construction trucks. The birthday boy owned all the trucks which meant you didn’t have to purchase ‘additional’ props to create the theme and it’s a really fun way to incorporate his favourite toys into his party.

They also had a bubble machine in the backyard – technically not construction themed but it was yellow and a hit with all the kids.

If it fits in a toy construction truck, hard hat, tool box, then it’s construction food!
My favourite items were the Doritos chips pouring out the back of a bulldozer (??), the vege sticks served fittingly off the back of a flatbed truck (I had to ask my friend the name of that truck) and the choc crackles in the dump truck.

Food catered from Stix and Pita (because tradesmen need meat and chips) was delicious and I’m still salivating over the pita bread and their special mayo.

What I love about this cake is that it’s homemade and it’s really easy to do so as well. In fact, the messier the better as it adds to the effect of the ‘construction/dugged up’ look. There were rainbow sprinkles on the birthday cake as requested by the birthday boy, and let’s face it who wouldn’t want to find rainbow sprinkles at a construction site?

Decorations were kept simple – but effective where pretty much anything yellow and black goes. Construction themed ‘Happy Birthday’ banner, table cover, plates, cups and serviettes added to the overall look.

Super cute hard hats for the kids- yellow for boys and pink for girls.


Everything about this theme is so much fun and you can really go as big and as full on as you like. Here’s some more ideas for inspiration:

  1. Construction sand pit from Project Nursery 
  2. Tool box vege and dips from The Garbers
  3. Caution birthday sign
  4. ‘Nuts and bolts’ Lolly buffet using 3-tiered organisers from The Little Big Company
  5. Caution backdrop
  6. Construction invitation from Little German Boutique on etsy
  7. Tools cutlery from Spaceships and Laser beams
  8. ‘Fuel’ poppers from Moshe Things
  9. ‘Build your own sandwich’ bar from Then She Smiles
  10. Traffic light fruit sticks from Lime & Mortar

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