CAN YOU DIG IT! Prepare to get bulldozed with this Construction Party because this it is LOADED with creative ideas! My boy’s and their crew were in hard hat heaven with adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more! So let’s DIG IN!
My favorite details are:
- “Caution” wrapped Kitkat cakes
- Toolbox lunches + “Under Construction” chocolate bars
- “Wet Paint” can & Rice Krispie Treat paint brushes
- Chocolate “Nuts & Bolts”
- Custom hard hats + personalized place cards
- Amazing cookie art by Cookievonster
Because two of my boys are born on the same day, I combined their birthday celebration but to make it fair, they each got their own cake! Karlo chose the Kitkat cake as I was pinning inspiration on Pinterest. The Kitkat bars attached easily and the ‘caution’ tape nicely secured everything in place. I topped the cake with Oreo crumbs and some chocolate rocks (this was a choclate lovers dream cake) and to be honest, the assembly was far easier than I expected.
We have a favorite chocolate cake mix that is tried and true in our home and I am so grateful to Amanda from i am baker because she transformed me from box cake star to homemade and from scratch diva! Here is the recipe for ‘The Perfect Chocolate Cake’.
I purchased the ‘nuts & bolts’ mold on Amazon.com and the process of making the chocolate treats was so easy. First, I melted the wafers I bought at Micheal’s in the microwave, stopping to mix everything thirty seconds. Once melted, I poured the chocolate into a Wilton squeeze tube and filled the molds which went right into the fridge to set. It took several batches, but I think they turned out so good!
To make the ‘paint brushes’ I skewed the prepackaged Rice Krispie Treats and then dipped them in melted chocolate. Letting the melted chocolate drip down only made them look more like wet paint brushes. The paint can was purchased at the Home Depot and I wrapped it in two sheets of patterned papers which are included in the party package. Taping the ‘wet paint’ sign was the the perfect final touch!
I decided to line the envelopes with some of the patterned papers. It was a simple detail, but one that made the invite more custom.
As always the blank thank you notes are included with every party package.
I prefer to wrap Smarties boxes with the chocolate bar wrappers as it is a nice neat fit!
Each guest had his/her own ‘toolbox treats’ which was filled with all sorts of yummy sweets to keep them fueled up for all the work at this job site!
Kids table setup!
Using black paper to as a table runner, I added some white strips to pave the road!
Hard Hat Area : I got a set of 12 for under 10$ on Amazon.com!
The ‘caution’ tape can be used anywhere you can think of! I decided to add some extra detail to the cake platter~
Clean up crew, aka party mom, was needed in job site: kids table!
These name cards/food labels are meant to look like the caution street signs. I created a short video on my Instagram to show this easy diy, here. If you aren’t already following me, find me @taniasdesignstudio.
Jenga is a perfect game for the budding builder! Except this game was enjoyed by all the adults best!
Pylon Ring Toss game, signage and points printables are included in the set!
Niko has a pair of PJs that match the theme, just bought them at Carter’s!
I love having the ‘birthday facts’ on the water bottle labels! So many guests have been fooled by the labeling and once they read the ‘Percentage DV based on happy kids’ they can’t help but smile.
Evon of Cookievonster is a master at her craft! I often have to tell guests to go ahead and take a cookie as they can’t believe I would let them eat one, let alone touch them!
Ain’t that the truth! Terrible twos in full swing~
Karlo and Niko’s construction crew were such hard workers
Happy birthday to these fine young men, mama will always think you job is well done :)
The full Construction party package can be found in my Etsy shop, here.
Printables, photography and styling : Tania’s Design Studio
Sugar Cookies : Cookievonster