Every year around September, I start getting really giddy with birthday-planning-itis. My palms start itching for my glue gun and Pinterest explodes and my wallet gives a little sob. I just really, really love big birthday parties. Unfortunately, Harrison was sick on his birthday and we had to reschedule his party but somehow, that ended up even better. I scaled back some of my plans and put together a glorified playdate, but we all had a wonderful time.
Harrison requested a construction-truck themed birthday party, which is his current obsession. I planned the food, activities, and decorations. Home Depot was kind enough to send us their orange mini-aprons for the kids to wear – SO CUTE.
I kept it simple with homemade cupcakes, but there were a few details that really made his party a blast:
Cupcakes 1 of 3I made homemade cupcakes to keep cost down while staying yummy & peanut-free. Wrappers and toppers are by Meri Meri.
Fun-labeled food 2 of 3Every food had a fun label, like worms and dirt being "landscaping" and cheese ball puffs being "wrecking balls." Click the link below to see more of the fun food labels!
A small craft 3 of 3To entertain the toddlers, I bought $1 wooden construction trucks at the local craft store. Coupled with cheap paint and sponge brushes, the toddlers painted their own individual trucks!
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