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Before I had a son, I had no idea how exciting watching a digger at work could be. When my son was little I used to sit with next to building sites while he took it all in! Over the last few years, we have been to more than one Construction Birthday Party, and I have always loved them.
I think Construction or building is a great kids birthday theme, especially for little boys and girls that love trucks, dirt, and tools. With a room full of their favorite things, the kids always have a blast.
Free Construction Party Printables
Before I get to my list of Construction party ideas, I want to let you know about some construction party freebies that I have created for you to use at your party. You can download all of these items in the Freebie Library.
Construction Birthday Party Invites
Download these free invitation templates to use at your construction party. There are two templates available, one which you can add the details online and one that you can print and handwrite the details.
Check out our instructions for how to customize invitation online or reach out in the comments below if you need some help.
Construction Party Printables
Download this free party printables set to decorate your party without the added expense. The set includes:
- Construction birthday banner
- Cupcake Wrappers
- Construction Cupcake toppers
- Construction party Thank-you cards
Toolbox Party Favors
Download this free Toolbox Party Favor to send all of your party guests home with their own little construction set.
You can edit the template to customize for the party or add each child’s name for their favor.
These boxes also look great for holding cutlery and other supplies at the party.
Construction Coloring Pages
For younger kids, I always print off some coloring pages for parties. I find it is always useful to have a quiet activity for kids that are a bit nervous on arrival. Their parents are always relieved to have something for them to do when they are not ready to join the large group.
This set of coloring pages will fit right in with party theme.
Okay, without further ado, here is my list of favorite construction party ideas including construction party supplies, decorations, food, and activities.
Start off your birthday planning with our free Construction themed party invitation. It comes with a blank template and lined template. You can customize our invitation template through Canva, Photoshop, or even Paint.
Another freebie we have for you is this set of Construction party printables that will match with our Construction party invitation. Use the banner to decorate your dessert table. And dress up your cupcakes with the Construction party toppers and wrappers.
If you want to do a simple but cool table set-up for your Construction themed party, you can get inspiration from this one. The truck in the middle of the table makes a good centerpiece.
You can purchase this custom backdrop from Etsy to give your party a personalized touch. These custom backdrops always look great in photos!
You can order a custom backdrop off Etsy, or you can take inspiration from this amazing looking party and use tools and electrical cables from your house.
Another cute decorative idea for a Construction themed party is using a "Caution" tape. You can put it around the table or anywhere you want. It will immediately give you the Construction vibe you are aiming for.
One way to decorate your space for your Construction themed party is to fill it in with balloons! Nothing beats the magic of balloons to make the place festive. Pick a black, orange, and yellow balloons to match with the Construction theme.
If you're lucky enough to purchase cheap hard hats for kids online or at your local toy store, it would be a great idea to make a Hard Hat corner where kids can grab their hats and wear it at the party.
Now let's go for the food ideas you can prepare for the party. First on the list is this chocolate donuts as "Spare Tires". It looks so cute and perfect for the theme!
Another food idea which is very clever is this wafer biscuit as wood planks. No need to add something since its perfect just the way it is!
Here's a cute idea if you want to make some cake pops at your Construction themed party. Make your cake pops look like a hard hat.
For the meat lovers out there, you can prepare these sausage balls at the party as well. Yum! You can use our free cupcake topper for this one as well.
Another dessert to make is this Barricade jelly. It looks like an upside-down traffic cone!
Construction is all about building something, why not prepare a build-a-burger station for your guests. The kids will love this since they can choose what filling to put inside their burgers.
Candy corns will also make a good addition to your dessert table. This yummy candy looks like traffic cones. Put it inside a big bowl and you're good to go.
Who would ever forget about the cake? For a construction themed party, a chocolate cake will be the perfect one to choose. The dark brown color of the cake makes a good dirt-like appearance. Add some truck toys on top and your "under construction" cake is all set up!
This cake was created using a slab cake from Costco and some small toy trucks. An easy and cost-effective way to make an amazing looking cake.
Here's a fun way to label your party utensils. Since it's construction themed party, name your utensils as the "tools" to get the food!
If you plan for a fun activity to prepare for the kids, this digging pit corner would be great. It might be messy but the kids will enjoy it! You can also add some tiny prizes covered by the sand for the kids to find.
You can also set up some traffic cones for kids to play ring toss. A prize is waiting for the kid who can put the ring inside the cone for a number of times.
Another cute and fun activity for kids is this Build-a-House activity. Set up a cardboard house and let the kids decorate it with paint or anything they will find at the party.
A great way to end a party is to give the kids favor boxes to enjoy at home. I created a Construction Party Favor Box template inspired by a toolbox to be filled with different treats or tiny trucks.
And that’s it! I hope this list will help you get ideas on what to do with your Construction themed birthday party. Be sure to download all of the Free Construction Party Printables from our freebie library.