Thursday, July 14

real parties | Construction Party - Amy Snyder

We're gettin' down and dirty with this featured "real party" today submitted by Amy Snyder of Fun Baby Shower Ideas.
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I can't think of a more fitting party theme for a little guy (or girl) who's obsessed with construction vehicles, loud noises and playing in the dirt.


I am LOVING the way she used The Pastry Pedestal™  to display birthday cupcakes in the back of this dumptruck.
You'll love the rest of the party details Amy put together for her son's birthday party!!
Think chocolate donut truck tires, construction hat decorating station, edible traffic cones, and more...






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My favorite party details:

• The use of toy construction vehicles to creatively display desserts
• The construction hat decorating station
• The chocolate rocks used to fill the base of the lollipop holder

A construction themed birthday party is a tried and true winner! 
I'd say the adorable birthday boy, Brayden, was really diggin' the turnout of his birthday party! 
Amy did a fantastic job at tailoring it to Brayden's love of construction vehicles and I would bet
it's a birthday party friends and family were thrilled to attend.

Thanks for sharing the party with us Amy!
Here's Amy's recap on the planning and execution of the party details...



Like most little boys, my son LOVES construction vehicles. We have a lot of construction going on in our area and everytime we drive by, he gets soo excited and yells "DIGGERS"! So,  when it came time to pick a theme for his second birthday, it was an easy choice. 
 
The dessert table was the main focus of the decorations. I pinned a black sheet to the wall for a simple (and cheap) backdrop. Then, we put construction tape across it and added a construction zone sign. I wanted the dessert table to look like a construction zone, so I used a grass mat from Lowe's to cover the table and made a "road" table runner with black felt and thin yellow ribbon for the lines. I also put more construction tape around the edge of the table. 
 
I was excited to get to use my new Pastry Pedestals and took your advice and put them in a dump truck. I stuffed the back of a dump truck with floral foam and covered with crushed Oreo cookies for the "dirt". I put yellow, orange and chocolate cupcakes on the pedestals with some of your construction themed paper rounds. I also used a bulldozer as a prop scooping up Oreo truffles.
 
We also had chocolate donuts for "truck tires" and mini cones dipped in orange candy melts for "traffic cones". We used the cones for icecream, and they were just the right size, since all the kids were under 5. I put Reece's Pieces in plastic shot glasses because they matched my color scheme perfect. The street sign lollipops were in a plastic container filled with foam and topped with chocolate rocks. I used the construction paper to cover up the foam.
 
For his birthday cake, I bought a cake from Publix that was covered in cookie crumbs and made a banner with his name that was inspired by the invitation. The cake stand was an empty oatmeal canister wrapped with construction paper and topped with a yellow plate I found at Walmart for a couple dollars.
 
I made food labels and thank you tags that looked like street signs. I attached the thank you tags to black bags and let everyone take home goodies from the dessert table.
 
For activities we set up a table where the kids could decorate their own hard hats. I found some plastic hard hats at Oriental Trading along with stickers and the street sign lollipops. I used blank address labels to put on the front of the hat with each child's name, then we let them go to town with the stickers. We also had a sandbox outside with lots of trucks, cones and toys for them to play with.
 
The kids table outside was also covered in "grass" with another road table runner made with black wrapping paper. We put little construction trucks on the table for them to play with (unfortunately I didn't get any pictures before the "road" was destroyed. I would recommend using the felt for a table runner.)



Vendor Credits:
Invitation & Party Printables: Pen N' Paperflowers Studio & Design
Lucite Cupcake Holders: The Pastry Pedestal™
Cake & Cupcakes: Publix

4 comments:

{ L } July 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

Okay, this is my favorite way they've been used so far!! Absolutely love it! Everything about this party was such perfect boy fun too.

Sherri July 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Any little boy would love this!

beth,  June 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM  

I love this idea. My little boy is turning two and i would love to do this theme i was just wondering where you got the labels for the food like the truck tires ect.

Jessica Kirkland June 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM  

Hi Beth...

Thanks for commenting...I'm glad to have you here.
The food labels look like she may have created them herself - I'm not certain.

If you are looking for some, I can certainly create them for you. I'd just create a custom listing for you in my shop. Email me if you'd like more information: pnpflowers@live.com

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