Monday, February 15, 2010

2 Year Old Construction Party

We had our Little Kings Birthday party last weekend. {He truned 2... my baby turned 2!} I like to have a theme when I am working on an event... it seems to focus me a little. So when I found this tool belt tutorial I was hooked! If you are going to throw a construction themed party you must first make this tool belt!






We had such a great time! I am going to show you what we did!

Invitations:
The rule is: if you ask people to dress up for your party - YOU have to dress up!
Here we are as construction workers!


Decorations:
I used the Caution Tape from Home Depot as streamers


I used one of my Hubby's work tables to display the cake!

I ordered the cake from the grocery store... they make really good cake and it saved me a bunch of time!
I am sure that you can find a fun cake to make if your google it!

We made a table by putting some plywood on a pair of saw horses!
(My parents were such great sports and went ALL OUT to dress up!)
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Games/activities:
Building with blocks! The kids LOVED this!


I got plastic hard hats from Birthday Party Express for the kids to decorate with stickers and their names. I picked up the letter stickers and other stickers from the dollar store!
Pin the Tool On the Builder:
I made the builder on tag board and cut out the tools from tag board as well.
See my son peeking at the bottom of the picture!

Here is the tool bench we got!
Beat the Builder:
Kids would try to pound the bottom row of nails before the builder pounds the top row! It is a race! If you win you get a "I beat the Builder!" badge to show off!

Food:
I made a bag lunch for each member of the crew! I had all the lunches pre-made.
This was one of the best ideas of the party! I did not have to be in the kitchen getting food ready during the party AT ALL! And everyone got fed at pretty much the same time! Everyone loved their food! I put every one's name on their lunch, which made it fun!

Here is what I put in each lunch. I had juice boxes for kids and cans of pop for adults.
My Little king had so MUCH fun! Happy birthday little man!

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29 comments :

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

AHhh! He is super cute! :)

Looks like the party was a blast, great job!

I also did a great invitation for a friends sons construction party, you can check it out here for anyon interested:

http://733blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/invites-invites-everywhere-and-other.html

Tracey said...

Adorable! My little guy turns 2 next month, so I'm looking for cool party ideas, and this is definitely one of them!

Dawn said...

Great idea!! My little guy turns 2 at the end of the month, sniff-we celebrated his birthday this weekend along with his older sister who has a January birthday. I'll have to remember this for next year!

Stephanie said...

This is the cutest idea! I love all the detail you put into it. You did such a great job :)

nap time journal said...

Love it! I can use some of these ideas for a party I am planning for April. THanks!!!

Lanie Ree said...

This is such a great idea! I love the construction tape in the doorways.

Lanie Ree said...

This is such a great idea! I love the construction tape in the doorways.

Anny said...

Aww happy belated, this looks like a great party! I loved pin the tool most :D

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

He is adorable!!! :)

Alecia said...

What a cute bday party idea!!! If he's still into building when he's a little older, you can do the Home Depot thing. You can order the aprons and wood kits for parties from their website.

kirstin & jordan said...

I love this idea! My little one doesn't turn 2 until May, but I will definitely be keeping this in mind for his big day!
We have a Friday Fun Find party- we'd love it if you'd link up!

too Blessed to Stress said...

What a fantastic idea! I love all the photos and am just loving all the super fun ideas you had for decorations and fun memories :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Izabella said...

You know what? You two are wonderful mums. The birthday party ideas are awesome!!! Congratulations and all the best for you!
Izabella

Sewing-Chick said...

What a great idea! I love the sawhorses and the plywood :) My son just had his first birthday, but I didn't do a theme. I figure I will when he's two and will understand like your little one :)

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Darling blog! I just signed up to follow. Great idea for a party!!!
You could use a Cricut machine for all your decorations. YOur theme was soooo cute and so is your little boy!
Hope you stop by my blog. I found yours from another , I think it was no body puts mama in the corner.
Will follow you!

Sherry said...

What a cute idea...and a very creative mom!

Kimbo West said...

Love it! now I just have to convince my little boy that superheros are out and construction is in!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh my heavens! This is perfect. My son turns two in July and he loves hammers and tools. This just might be his future party. Thanks for doing all the thinking for me. (Your son is so cute!) Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to see you back next week!

Sadie said...

Super cute!! Great idea, what a fun party!

Juliana said...

How adorable--what a great theme. You will have to help me with ideas. My sons birthday is in May. I bet all the kids want to go to parties at your house!

I am getting such great ideas from all you ladies. I am really into crafts...but since I grew my mini me I have not had as much time, no excuses, I need to get back to it!

I am your newest follower. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog. COme and and follow back if you would like. I love meeting other bloggers!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a cute idea for a party! I bet he and everyone else loved it!

Kat :)

Meg said...

So cute! I have a little mister who will be 2 in April, and I think he's just getting a boring old store cake and some gifts from Grandma! This is a great idea and maybe, if he's good, he'll get a construction party next year. :)

vanessa said...

The caution tape is awesome! Great job. Looks like it was so fun.

Kris said...

Oh, this is one of the cutest lil' birthday parties I have ever seen! You are such a fun mom! I'm loving that the adults were wearing the orange vests. LOL And what a great twist on "Pin the tail on the donkey game." I could really see little boys loving a party like this! Thank you so much for sharing and I am looking forward to following your blog!

Andy Porter said...

Super cute idea for a themed b-day party! I love how everything turned out! I love that you even had construction worker outfits for the adults! Too clever!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

What a cute birthday party!

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

Remodelaholic said...

Oh, this is adorable! It great me excited to think about a theme party like this for my baby girl!

I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

Cassity @ Remodelaholic

jenjen said...

What a fun party! It looks like he had a wonderful time. Everything turned out so cute!!!!

Love it! Thanks so much for linking it up!

XOXO
Jen

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-11.html

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