Construction Themed Birthday Party

collageI am excited to be back in the blogging world today after a short absence, and I am even more excited to share this post! It seems like just yesterday I was holding my little 7 pound newborn in my arms for the first time, and last week he turned 2…Where does the time go?! Well, I wanted my special little boy to have a special 2nd birthday celebration, so I decided to do a construction theme with lots of trucks. My son is “ALL-BOY” and this theme just seemed to fit him. I worked on the details for this party over the course of a few months. It took a lot of planning and time, but I had a blast putting it all together!

FIRST, THE DECORATIONS…

Birthday Sign BlogFor the Happy Birthday Banner I traced different sizes of circles onto card-stock and then cut them out by hand. A circle cutter would come in handy for this, but I made do with regular scissors. I drew the dump trucks and cut them out as well.  I found some black stick-on letters at Hobby Lobby that I used for the words. Then I assembled the banner with a little glue, a hole punch and some ribbon.

diamond signs blogI made these diamond-shaped signs with yellow card-stock. Yes, I stocked up on card-stock for this party ;). Free Printable Below!

Door Sign BlogI made this welcome sign for the front door by printing the words on orange card-stock. I completed it with a truck and some more card-stock. Free Printable Below!

kid table blogI set-up a kid table with some hard hats {from the dollar store} and some construction trucks that I found on Amazon.

ONTO THE FOOD…

Table spread blogI looked around on Pinterest for inspiration for this party, and I found several creative ideas for the food.

Dessert Table BlogEvery food had a “construction” related name.  I made the food labels with card-stock, mason jar labels and truck stickers.

nuts and bolts blogNuts and Bolts = Trail Mix, Lumber = Pretzel Sticks, Pebbles = Recess Pieces

Boulders BlogBoulders = Grapes

wrecking balls blogWrecking Balls = Nectarines

build a sandwich blogBuild-a-Sandwich = make your own sandwich

rocky road and spare tires blogRocky Road= Marshmallows dipped in chocolate and nuts

Spare Tires= Mini Chocolate Donuts

fuel station blogFuel Station = Drinks

cake collageLast but not least…the cake! I made a marbled chocolate and yellow cake to mimic black and yellow caution tape. I decorated the cake with dirt {a combination of cake crumbs and crushed snickers}. I found a set of mini construction trucks on Amazon, and I used one to top the cake.

Tools blogOf course, “tools” to eat it all with! Free Printable Below!

Micah and Mommy for blogSuch a fun party and my little 2-year old had such a fun time!!!

FREE PRINTABLE’S:

*DIAMOND CONSTRUCTION SIGNS

*FRONT DOOR SIGN

*HARD HAT SIGN

*TOOLS LABELS

hannah

(C) Pocketful of Motherhood, 2013

Fun {DIY} Flower Pens

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These pens are so easy to make and they also add a nice decorative touch to any room. I made some for the first time a few months ago and I recently decided to make some more. This time around I used some bright, Spring colors. I found most of the materials for this project at the dollar store {including that cute little flower pot}. You can find the directions for how to make these flower pens by clicking here. Just a little something fun to hopefully brighten your day!

flower tops

hannah

(C) 2013 Pocketful of Motherhood