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Toddler Birthday Party: Construction Zone

construction birthday partyEvery 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 3
    I made homemade cupcakes to keep cost down while staying yummy & peanut-free. Wrappers and toppers are by Meri Meri.
  • Fun-labeled food 2 of 3
    Fun-labeled food
    Every 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 3
    A small craft
    To 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!

Want more details on how food was labled and pricing?  Find them here!

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