Kid's Party Ideas -
Construction Party Ideas, Construction Zone Party
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Construction Party Ideas
Your little construction workers
won’t have to wait till they grow up to experience the thrill of
moving earth, building bridges and driving big powerful trucks!
We’ve gathered everything you’ll need to decorate and celebrate
in cheerful Construction style!
Ask all the guests to
come to the party dressed for some messy fun. Overalls, blue
jeans, and flannel shirts are the order of the day.
Attach a bouquet of helium filled
balloons to a light post
or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will
be that day!
Greet your guests by hanging a
banner from your entrance area.
Under Construction Banners Each
Place orange cones around the
perimeter of your construction site, and rope off all the
Under Construction Warning Tape. Run the streamers between trees,
around porches, and anywhere else that unauthorized
personnel should avoid! The cones can also be used for
several party activities.
Construction Cones 10 Pcs
Use these 9
inch high x 5 1/4 inch wide plastic orange cones to create a
party zone. These construction cones are perfect for roping
off the guest of honor's table, creating fun centerpieces,
and more. Item may vary slightly from picture.
Under Construction Warning Tape Each
Start your decorating with
themed tableware, plates, cups, napkins,
balloons, streamers, curling ribbon, a centerpiece, banner,
and construction hats that match your theme!
construction paper, fold into cone shape. Use a paint pen to
personalize a cone for each guest. Set one at each place
setting as a place card.
YELLOW CONSTRUCTION HAT upside down, and use
them as serving bowls for dry snacks such as chips,
pretzels, cheese balls or other hearty fare.
Muck cake in the
center of the table…the kids will love the close up view!
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place
them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can
also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a
multitude of items to match your theme. Try Curling Ribbon,
Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.
These Construction Zone Truck Standees
feature a dump truck, bobcat and a crane lift truck.
Each set contains three one-sided cardboard
Construction Truck Standees that range in size from
22 - 27 inches high x 28 inches wide. This
Construction Zone Truck Standee Set may be placed
anywhere on a flat surface to liven up your child's
Construction Zone Truck Standees Set/3
The Dump Truck Standee
is a must have for any little boys construction or
truck themed birthday party. The cardboard dump
truck prop features a red and yellow dump truck with
cutout window and measures 58 inches wide x 67
inches tall. Best of all, the Personalized Dump
Truck Standee has a door plaque that can be
personalized with up to 2 lines (15 characters each
line) of your own custom text. This truck standee
allows you to create fun photos of your aspiring
dump truck driver and his party guests. Easy
Personalized Dump Truck Standee Each
Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for
Add some fun
props related to your theme like this
28" INFLATABLE HAMMERS
to create a spectacular party
Add some special lighting to create a realistic construction
zone with our
8" TRAFFIC LIGHT
Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or
park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using
some of the following ideas:
Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie
Curling Ribbon to
balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best:
3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday
child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying
lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the
ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.
Balloon arches are
ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light
different areas around your party room and are easy to make.
If you don't want to do a Balloon Arch,
a column of balloons
will work much the same way that arches do, and can be used
for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of
color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make
columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up
and can be built to any height you wish.
make the perfect accessory. They can be hung
across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling
like banquet halls or a gymnasium.
Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color
around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful
effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling
to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if
the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be
twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table
for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers
can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading
vertically down walls.
A heavy-duty construction
party just wouldn’t be complete without some “Can we fix it?
Yes, we can!” activities. This theme is perfect for children
Let those who arrive early
play with Bubbles while they wait for all the guests to
Building and moving dirt is a
thrill for kids who love construction equipment. 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. One 4’
X 50’ roll of
gray Solid Color Flat Paper
will go a long
way. Cut off large sections of paper, and crumple them up to
make boulders of varying sizes. Place the boulders all
around your construction site.
After the road is paved, the
building project can begin!
Decorate a colossal cardboard
any colors you would like. Put Construction 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.
After the site is cleared,
let the kids create an asphalt road out of the same 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.
For a gloriously messy but
fun activity, arrange to have a truckload of sand, mulch or
topsoil dropped off during the party. Throw several
inexpensive Construction Trucks into the dirt while it is
being dumped. The kids will love seeing a real dump truck at
work, and then they can dig for hidden treasures while they
play in the dirt.
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 or dirt.
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 our
8" Traffic Light in place of music, and
turn the light off and on as the children play. Place
Yellow 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 – the winner.
In the event that your little
construction engineers finish your activities faster than
you planned…don’t panic! Play some standard party favorites
such as “Oh, no Pilchard!” (use a stuffed cat as the Hot
Potato), “Yield, Stop, Go” (Red Light, Green Light), Limbo
under the I-Beam, and “Roley, Roley, Muck to the Rescue!”
(Duck, Duck, Goose.) Another alternative would be to visit
www.Nickjr.com for some free Bob the Builder coloring pages.
A nail apron is a handy thing for mom or dad to wear at the
party, and can be used for wipes, a camera, Kleenex,
matches, birthday candles, etc.
Heat up the fun while playing games.
Party Food & Cake Ideas
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday
parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very
little, and the waste can be disheartening. If you are
entertaining a younger crowd, schedule your party during a
time when parents will not expect that their children will
eat a meal…Bob’s busy crew doesn’t have much time to stop
for lunch, so pack them a sack lunch that can be eaten high
up in the girders of a new building! Add a sandwich, chips,
a cookie and an apple to a brown paper sack. Don’t forget to
put a little bowl of milk out for Pilchard!
Using a paint pen, label Pull
Top 20 oz. Bottles with each foreman’s name. They can use
this “Thermos” throughout the party, and then take the
bottle home as a favor.
Serve sandwiches cut into
shapes with construction vehicle cookie cutters. Cut sugar
cookies into squares, diamonds, triangles and octagons, and
frost them to look like road signs.
Turn a Construction Hard Hat
upside down and it makes a terrific serving bowl for dry
snacks or fruit.
Try our “Construction Zone
Blast”, and you’ll fill the room with “ooohs and aaahs”.
Start by serving red punch. After you have placed a filled
glass in front of each guest, add some dynamite dust (a few
POP ROCK BLUE ROCKS(18 PER BX) ™ candies) to each one. Since this candy is
processed with carbon dioxide, it will crackle, pop, and
spit when it comes into contact with a liquid.
All the party guests will
know how much you care…after they consume this easy-to-make
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
One packaged chocolate cake mix
Two 3 oz. boxes of chocolate pudding prepared according to
directions on the box
One box of Oreo™ Cookie Crumbs
One well-washed construction vehicle. If you can find a
good-sized Muck™ or Scoop™, that would be perfect for this
theme. If you can’t, a Tonka Dump Truck is a wonderful
One 9 X 13” cake pan
One yellow shovel scoop
Prepare and bake the cake according to directions on the
package. After cake is completely cooled, cut it into
bite-sized pieces. Layer the bed of the vehicle with cake,
pudding, and crumbs. Continue to add layers until the dump
truck is piled high with “dirt.” Serve heaping scoops of
dirt with the shovel and enjoy the smiles you’ll see!
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by
one boxed mix, we recommend that you simply bake extra
cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can just be
frosted in matching frosting, and cut and served behind the
scenes. You may want to bake some white cupcakes with
vanilla frosting, in the event that some children don’t want
the chocolate overload.