CAUTION! You may want to put on your hard hat to handle the loads of creativity in this Construction First Birthday Party! I absolutely love the story about the inspiration for this party too… Shannon Roache of Very Pretty Parties started construction for a pool right before Brody’s birthday – and instead of worrying about the mess she totally made it work to her advantage! Pint-sized party guests were “put to work” with construction plan coloring sheets and construction toys… then “paid” handsomely in cupcakes, candy, and toy dump trucks to take home. ;)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Construction signs, cones, barricades & a rock-covered “1”
– “Fuel Up” lemonade station with a toy dump truck used as an ice bucket
– “ONE” letters roped together as a shelf decoration
– Rock candy sticks displayed in real rock filled vases!
– Embellished brown bags filled with snacks + Dump Truck beach set party favors
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Shannon…
With construction for a new pool scheduled to begin 2 weeks before my son Brody’s 1st Birthday, I knew I was going to have a huge mess to somehow work around. Instead of worrying about it, I decided to incorporate it and therefore his construction theme was born.
Although I chose a construction party, I still wanted it to look like a first birthday party so I had to be creative in order to make construction vehicles and tools look cute! I also added a lot of other elements that highlighted Brody’s big milestone. There were pictures from his newborn and 1 year old photo shoot as well as a huge display of his monthly growth.
I designed and made most of the party decorations including a door wreath, fabric bunting, fabric garland, table runners, birthday hat, printables and “1” elements everywhere! My dad is a general contractor so a ton of borrowed construction signs, cones and barricades also helped set the scene.
I purchased Dr. Suess’ Happy Birthday Book and all of the guests were asked to “Sign in before entering Brody’s construction zone.”
For entertainment, I set up an area for the kids to color on construction plans and play with construction vehicles. They also had a bounce house that provided hours of entertainment!
For food, we had a taco cart, Lemonade & Margaritas, tons of sweets and my parents even brought their gelato catering cart! Each of the kids were given a snack bag filled with kid friendly treats and each family was given a Dump Truck beach set to take home as a party favor. The party was a ton of fun and Brody as well as his sister Ashlyn had a great time!
– Party invitations, Cake Bunting & Printables: Very Pretty Parties
– Gelato Cart: Mangiamo Gelato Caffe
– Photography: Katie Minardi Photography
– Brody Name Banner: Bella & Teo Boutique
– Construction Bib: Burpie Bundles
– “ONE” shirt: Lil Threadz Clothing
– Dump Truck Sugar Cookies: TS Cookies