Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Party Ideas- a construction theme

You might say our son likes construction trucks.


 His new bedding, with matching shirt.


A dump truck nightlight.



Another shirt. This one has an excavator on it.


We built a house into a hill a giant mountain of rock. So we are intimately acquainted with excavators. And the dump trucks needed to haul away the rocks and dirt.


What better way to celebrate his birthday than with a theme? Plus, orange and yellow are currently pretty high up on his list of favorite colors, so it all fits in. Here's a sneak peek at what I'm planning for this weekend.





That's a bulldozer pinata. It's hiding at the top of the coat closet.



The favors. I'm a big fan of useful favors, not a bag with a ton of junk in it. This year I chose Amelia Bedelia Under Construction with Best Friends for Frances as a backup for the families with two kids, since it isn't necessary to have two copies of Amelia Bedelia, even though she is a favorite in our house.

My son already saw the books and was so excited, we have read them many times in the last few days. The party is on Sunday, so hopefully I'll have the full-party post for you next week!





Jessica

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22 comments:

Colleen said...

oh my, that is too cute! love the invitations and banner. did you print those yourself or order? super cute!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Looks adorable! My son's birthday party is coming soon too and I've been putting together some ideas of my own. Can't wait to see the final pictures!

Two Infinity and Beyond said...

Adore his new bedroom bedding!

xo,
Allison
http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

Looks like it is all coming together. It is gonna be so cute!

Courtney at Little Moments said...

love parties with cute themes! Can't wait to see the pics!

cecilia58 said...

Awesome theme! My little guy can't get enough construction-related party stuff either! We went to see an Amish farmhouse being built and now he's obssessed! Found a great theme for his last birthday, with a barnyard fun centerpiece. He loved it!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

What a fun party idea Jessica! I love the idea of giving books. I hate the bag-o-useless stuff that comes from some parties too.

reFresh reStyle said...

I love the party ideas, but I really want that orange table!

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

So cute!!! Love the theme. I love a good kid's party:0)

Morena Hockley said...

I love it! I am with you on the party favors....I do the same thing!

Lorri@ReturnToHome said...

What a cute idea! My son would love it. He's very into Bob the Builder right now... The bulldozer pinata is the icing on the cake, just love it.

Like Me Some said...

That's gonna be a great party;) looking good!!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Love the party theme! so cute with your little guys new construction bedroom.
I just made invites for my graduating senior...

http://elegantnest.blogspot.com/2012/05/grad-party-invitations.html

Hold on tight...you will be here before you know it!!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Love the party theme! so cute with your little guys new construction bedroom.
I just made invites for my graduating senior...

http://elegantnest.blogspot.com/2012/05/grad-party-invitations.html

Hold on tight...you will be here before you know it!!

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fun party - and your daughter already has her voguing moves down!

One of my favorite books when I was a kid was A Bargain for Frances! When her mean friend tried to trick Frances out of her tea set! I'm still mad!!

Bought the book for my girls - they love it too!

I agree on the useful favors - sometimes we give matching shirts - anything but a bag full of plastic junk that's going to get tossed within 1 day!
Kelly

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a huge fan of books as favors- and those are awesome choices!

Camila Aguirre said...
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Camila Aguirre said...

Hi Jessica, I really like your blog!

I threw a "Construction Site" Birthday Party for my son on his 2nd Birthday.
I'll try to post some pictures in my blog so you can get some last minute inspirations...

http://casadacamila-decor.blogspot.com/


Best,
Camila.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Beep...beep...beep. That's me backing the truck up to say 'This is going to be a GREAT party!'.

Camille said...

Hey, Lady! That bedding is super cute -- I bet your son loves it! I have to tell you how much I admire your idea to get books as favors. Don't you love the I can read series? They're fun for adults to read aloud, which is always a plus.
Camille

Recipes We Love said...

Cute and adorable kiddos too!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Happy Party Day!! I LOVE Amelia Bedelia.

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