Tuesday, January 8, 2019

{My Parties} Dig It Construction Party

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What is it with boys and construction vehicles? I joke that they are born loving all things construction and dirt. One of my favorite themes for little guys is a party where they can get dirty and play with trucks. But, I wanted to put a different spin on it. So, my construction party has a “Can you dig it?” theme! I'm going to show you today how to make your construction party really "rock!"

One of my go-to party supplies is corrugated cardboard. It’s so versatile and I use it for a hundred different things. But for this party, I created my backdrop with it and also made a table wrap as well. To imitate metal for my backdrop, I used the silver corrugated cardboard. To wrap my table, I used the yellow version. I topped by table with a Construction Zone tablecloth to bring it all together. The tablecloth has such cute details like printed nuts and screws.

The create-a-letter option on Shindigz is one of my absolutely favorite products. With this option, I was able to create these 24” cardboard letters in the perfect black and yellow stripe design! And it’s SO easy to do! You can make them any color or pattern, or even add graphics! I stuck them right onto my backdrop using teachers tape.

For my guest table, I used white stretch chair covers with a silver stretch chair bands. On top of the chair bands, I added construction tape to give them some extra fun. The black and white stripe poly linen made the perfect tablecloth for my party and the personalized construction centerpiece was topped with a plastic yellow hardhat. Each place setting also had a hard hat instead of a traditional party hat. I used the construction cupcake toppers to dress up the yellow paper straws in the cups by simply using teacher’s tape to stick them right onto the straw. I love a fun little extra detail like that!

For my party food, I love taking simple store bought items and making them match my theme. For this party you can do EVERYTHING that I did all by yourself! It’s that easy! I picked up some orange Lofthouse cookies and stuck a construction cupcake topper in the top. Think outside the box for your cupcake toppers and party supplies. Just because they say cupcake toppers, doesn’t mean you have to use them as such!  I made these rice krispie treats paintbrushes too. All you need is a store-bought rice krispie treat, Wilton candy melts, a popsicle stick, and a microwave. I purposely put too much candy melt on there to make it look like the paint was puddling. And, the cake is always fun at a construction party. This was a simple chocolate cake that I “destroyed” by cutting a slice and tearing it up a little, then adding some chocolate candies and Reese’s pieces. Then, position the digger toy to make it look like it’s responsible for the damage. What boy wouldn’t love this?

I hope your birthday boy really “digs” this party idea!


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