Construction/Work Zone birthday party theme ideas (LOTS of pictures)

After weeks of prep for my son's 2 year old birthday party, the day has finally arrived...of course, it looks like the rain has too.   Whatever...nothing's gonna rain on our construction birthday party because the party must go on.

I searched pinterest and came up with some ideas on my own for the decorations, favors, and party activities and I'm so excited with how it all came together.   I have tutorials for everything on our sister blog, Two It Yourself, so just click the links for whatever you like and get the tutes.  In the meantime, check out all this fun construction party stuff.

Usually favors are handed out at the end of the party, but we did it a little bit differently.  Each guest joined Blake's Work Crew -- with a construction hat and personalized tool belt -- as soon as they arrive.   I had left over drop cloth material from my upholstered headboard project so I made each of the 25 guests (WTH was I thinking with 25 1-5 year olds???) a tool belt complete with a personal Home Depot-inspired logo.  Aren't they just adorable!!  I ordered the hats for $4 a dozen.  Tutorial for DIY kids tool belt is here. 

For decorations, I made construction zone bunting that reads "Blake Digs 2."

I also printed out construction zone signs to put around the house and made a larger "DIG IN" sign for the food table. 

I made mini constructions signs to label some of the food, as well. Here's a complete set of construction party theme printables that I created for you.
I used caution tape where ever I could - including on the bathroom door.   Just a little adult humor at a 2 year old birthday part.

FYI - you can get rolls of caution tape, in various lengths, at hardware stores such as Home Depot or Lowes or even at Walmart.  Here's a link to it on Amazon if you'd rather just have it delivered to your door.

For food I made stop lights out of celery and tri-color peppers.  To cut the peppers into circles I used the opening of a small bottle and just popped them out.
I also made mac and cheese "speed bumps" which were just individual portions of mac and cheese that I baked in a muffin pan.  To be honest, they didn't go over too well - not sure why, but I won't be making them again.

We also had dirt balls (oreo truffles) and boulders (rice crispy balls) that were served in toy dump trucks.

The center piece was the cake and it was a HUGE hit.    Last year, for my son's Lego party I made a lego cake and that was easy - but this construction cake was even easier.  Here's the tutorial for the DIY construction birthday cake.

I bought the entire pack of trucks at Target for $7.  But again, they're also available from Amazon.
I also had a couple of truck-related crafts and activities planned because the weather was not looking good...but the rain ended up holding off and we had a great day! 

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