Construction Party Sources
March 27, 2017

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Use this guide to plan the perfect construction party!

Construction Party Sources

I designed a construction themed party for my son’s 3rd birthday and it went off without a hitch! You can check out the full size party pics here and our construction party menu ideas here. I am a planner and tend to start designing a party 6 months in advance. {I’m crazy like that.} I definitely planned ahead but with all my Construction Party sources gathered at your fingertips…you might not have to!

Construction Party Decor:

This post contains affiliate links for Amazon. For more information please see my disclosure page. I LOVE Amazon and use them regularly for my party supplies. {And everything else in my life!} I have only listed items that I ACTUALLY used, or alternative items that I considered but ended up not purchasing. {Because at the end of the day you’ve just got to stop buying stuff!}

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - Extension cord wreath with warning signs and #3Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - party entrance

Front Door “wreath”:

  • Orange extension cord: We already had this but they come in SUPER handy, so get one if you don’t, Home Depot
  • Cord management: Home depot
  • Caution Party in Progress” & “3” Signs: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy

Porch Decor:

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - These mylar balloons are a great addition to any construction party decor. Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Caution - Cuidado tape for decoration, roping off an area, streamers, etc.

  • Skinny saw horse: Home depot
  • Latex Balloons in Orange, Yellow & Black : Zurchers
  • “Construction Zone” Mylar balloon: Oriental trading {pack of 3}
  • One Way” & “Drake’s Construction Crew” signs: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy
  • 1000′ Caution Tape: Home Depot {1000′ is really long but I chose not to worry about running out. We used nearly all of it outside: down the driveway, across the fence, in front of the equipment, etc. If you’re only using it inside there’s a 200′ roll option from Home Depot as well}

Mantle Décor:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - simple mantel decorations for a construction party

  • Mini-Caution Cones: Target Dollar Spot {Purchased in Spring}
  • Latex Balloons in Orange, Yellow & Black : Zurchers
  • Dump Gifts Here” sign: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Big Rig party garland from Meri MeriConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Under Construction free printable from Vecteezy

  • Big Rig Party Garland: Meri Meri, Amazon
  • Under Construction graphic {free printable}: Vecteezy
  • Silver RIBBA 19 3/4″ x 27 1/2″ Frame: IKEA {no longer available in silver, alternative – SILVERHOJDEN}

Invitation:

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - darling invitations and thank you cards from Meri Meri (no longer available?)Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - alternative invitations, Etsy

  • Big Rig Party Invitations: Meri Meri, Amazon {no longer available in the US, alternative invite on Etsy}

Food “Tools”:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - food zone. Plates, napkins, and cutlery arranged in an old toolbox!

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Dig In Construction dessert platesConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Meri Meri Big Rig lunch plates

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - Fueling station, wrapped water bottles and juice boxes

  • Fueling Station sign: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy
  • Galvanized Metal Beverage Tub: Amazon {These sweat when filled with ice, line with plastic or you will get water all over!}

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - free printable construction party signage

Additional beverage idea:

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - cone shaped cup with straw. Great for a Cars party as well.

  • Cone drinking cup with straw: Oriental Trading {These would be perfect for a “Cars” themed party as well!}

Food Table Accessories:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - we don't do a lot of sweets but watermelon and rice crispy "paint brushes" made it funConstruction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - The food table was the focus inside. The tool display, construction cake, and all the fun food labels really made the party.

  • “Sweet Break” sign & Food labels: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy
  • Barrier cups: Orange cups {Amazon} wrapped with white electrical tape, Office Depot
  • 3-Tiered Kvittera serving platter: IKEA
  • Big Rig cupcake kit: Meri Meri, Amazon
  • Clear paint container: Michaels
  • Condiment squeeze tubes: Target Dollar Spot {Purchased at the start of Summer}
  • Wooden sticks for hot dogs and wooden “ice cream” spoons for rice crispy paint brushes: Michaels
  • Peg board backdrop: Home Depot {Only buy this if you can use it somewhere afterwards cause it’s expensive just for a prop. My hubby installed it in the garden shed, post party}

To see how all the food came together check out our Construction Party Menu post.

Construction Party Menu | Halfpint Party - construction cake

  • Construction Cake: Smashcakes, Allie Koppe
  • Cone candles: Amazon or Birthday Express {The Birthday Express candles are cuter but cost more once you pay shipping. If you are going to order a large amount ($75) you can get free shipping.}
  • Construction Trucks: Dollar Tree
  • Dig In” signs: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy
  • 1000′ Caution Tape: Home Depot

Favor Table:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party

  • Yellow hard hats: Oriental Trading, potentially lower price on Amazon
  • Pink hard hats: Oriental Trading
  • Full sheet labels: Avery, Amazon {I use these ALL the time to make my own labels in any size and shape. I added each child’s name to their hard hat}
  • 1000′ Caution Tape: Home Depot
  • Hard Hat sign & Large construction cut outs: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy

Favors:

I had such a fun time putting these favors together. Home Depot does free workshops for children each month. If you request to speak with their workshop/event/charity person, they will likely {but not always, so be super extra nice!} hook you up with FREE aprons! I even got a box of the children’s woodworking project for that month which included FREE foam paint brushes. Afterwards I realized the woodworking project was too involved for my 3 year old guest list {guilt!} so I donated them to my local cub scout troop.

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - The aprons are awesome and you can sometimes get them for free! Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - contractor pencil is the perfect favorConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - contractor pencil sharpener

  • Employee Aprons: Home Depot {try to score these for free!}
  • Large contractor pencil: Home Depot {But you will need to sharpen all of them before putting in the apron.}
  • Tiny 6′ tape measure: Home Depot
  • Foam brush: Home Depot
  • Construction themed lacing boards: Dollar Tree
  • Favor tags: Cupcake Express, Etsy

Additional favor ideas:

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Great favor idea to fill with goodiesConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Tote Bag is a great favor

  • Canvas Tool Belt: Home Depot {If you can’t score the aprons these are a great alternative. They are only $0.77)
  • Tote Bag: Home Depot {This is another option if the tool belts are too large for your guests. $1.70 but go on sale}

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - tool shaped water squirters, great favor idea for a construction partyConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - tool shaped gummy candy, great favor idea for a construction party

Construction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Tool cookie cutters are a great favor idea for a construction partyConstruction Party Sources | Halfpint Design - Tool cookie cutters are a great favor idea for a construction party - give away the cutters or make your own tool cookies to tuck into the tool belt.

  • Tool cookie cutters: Amazon {These are an alternative to the toys which can be expensive but still look cute in the tool belt. You can gift the cutters themselves, or if you have a talent with icing, you can make and package tool cookies!}

Hammering Station:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party

  • Work zone vests: Oriental Trading
  • Hard foam blocks: Dollar Tree {not the green floral foam “Oasis”, it’s too soft}
  • Wood grained contact paper: Amazon {I ended up using 3 rolls but it covered a lot of blocks!}
  • Wooden lobster/crab mallets: Webstaurant  {These were WAY less money than any kind of hammer}
  • Full sheet labels: Amazon {Used the same labels as the hard hats to personalize the mallets}
  • Golf tees: Walmart
  • Diamond Plate table cover: Oriental Trading
  • Danger-Construction Site” sign: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy

Demolition Station:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - Construction party Activity #2, Wrecking ball

  • Tether Ball: Walmart, but this one is less expensive {dang!} on Amazon
  • Duct tape: Home depot
  • Roll Kraft paper: Amazon {Originally got this roll for a Christmas party dinner 2 years ago! LOVE this stuff. It’s so versatile and has lasted for several events!}
  • Caution Disaster Area” sign: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy

Excavation Station:

Construction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - Construction party activity #3 - Excavation StationConstruction 3rd birthday party blast | Halfpint Party - birthday sister at the Excavation Station

  • Bubbles: Dollar Tree
  • Buckets & Shovels: Dollar Tree
  • Army Trucks: Dollar Tree
  • Construction Trucks: Dollar Tree
  • Dig in” sign: Amanda’s Parties to Go, Etsy {Print oversized signs at any office store, ask for an engineering print. I mounted finished signs to foam core.}
  • Sand pit is a Horse water trough: IFA
  • Clean sand: Home Depot

I hope that you found this Construction Party Sources Guide helpful. If you missed seeing the finished party you can find it at our “Construction Party Blast” post. Drop us a comment in the box if you have any questions or found something great for YOUR construction party. I’d love to know! When you DO have your construction party, share it with the world! Submit to be featured on an upcoming Feature Friday. Please contact us on our submissions page. Happy planning!!

Until next time,

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