When my son Dashell was closing in on 4, he came out of his room one day adorned with all of his toy tools and declared that he would like a Construction Party!
This was the first time that he had ever had a strong opinion about his birthday party theme and so I was thrilled to be able to embrace his enthusiasm for all things tools and construction and help bring his dream to life.
On the ground below, were a few saw horses I had built and then outfitted with fun signage: "Entering Construction Zone"...
...and "Hard Hat Area Ahead".
And Dashell had a blast decorating the driveway with tons of construction cones!
Each little guest was thrilled to put on their very own construction gear emblazoned with their name and packed with toy tools!
...the guests gleefully entered the official party area and the fun times were on! Once past the custom saw horse declaring "Authorized Crew Members Only",
they were face to face with the "Dig Zone"!
A huge box we constructed and filled with sand, wood chips, tons of shovels and construction vehicles. The kids loved it!
...as well as a cardboard wrecking ball which ended up being the hit of the party!
I wrapped large empty boxes in seamless paper with brick wall detailing and then Dashell brought out all of our cardboard blocks and the kids simply could not build and wreck enough "walls"!
And just in case any of our little workers needed to take a "break", I made sure to continue our construction theme inside as well!
For Dashell's construction party, I baked a chocolate sheet cake and then crumbled it up and arranged all the beautiful construction vehicle cookies (masterfully created by Angela at Oh Sugar! Events based on my designs) to look as through they were really going to town on a mound of dirt!
Cranes lifting giant number 4's, dump trucks spilling their loads and bulldozers digging were all part of this cake "under construction".
Each one of the vehicles was painstakingly hand sculpted by Brittany of Edible Details and Dashell (as well as all the children) couldn't have been more entranced!
And, of course, so many fun memories! I still have parents come up to me (of both boys and girls) and tell me that their child continues to enjoy putting on their tools belt fixing everything around the house. It's those kind of stories that remind me that when we design these parties we are helping to create a little bit of the magic that is part of childhood.
Party Decor Design - Gwynn Wasson DesignsFondant Construction Cones and Fondant Vehicles - Edible Details
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