Over here we are big on making sure that our guests are swept up in the magic of our theme the moment they arrive. For this party, I created giant sign declaring the space “Dashell’s Construction Site” and hung it at the entrance to the party.
The sign at the entrance, “Hard Hat Area Ahead”, gave the guests a small hint as to what was to come next. As they drew nearer to the party, they were met with a large sign “Grab Your Gear and Let’s Build” which was hanging over rows and rows of personalized tools belts and toy hard hats decorated with party circle stickers stating that they were about to be part of “Crew 4”.
After appropriately suiting up…
Completely inspired by the cardboard bulldozer masterpiece originally created by Pure Joy Events, we set out to create our own bulldozer which the kids loved climbing on…
The Dessert Table
Every party needs a dessert table to help capture the magic of the theme.
For the cupcakes, I crushed up a chocolate cookies and rolled the chocolate icing that topped the cupcakes in the cookie crumbs to make them look like dirt mounds and then decorated each one with a fun cupcake topper and construction themed cupcake wrapper. I then arranged all of them around a pile chocolate doughnut hole “boulders” and placed one the vehicle cookies on top to complete the feeling of an actual construction site.
The perfect miniature cement truck and dump truck cake pops, created by Entirely Sweet, were displayed in aluminum lunch pails and their arrangement was punctuated by adorable fondant construction cones, made by Brittany at Edible Details.
The center piece of the table was a two tier cake that I designed, and was beautifully executed by A Sweet Design.
When the time for the party to end drew near, each child left with their personalized tool belt packed with toy tools, their own hard hat and a fun construction themed puzzle.
Party Styling and Cake Design – Gwynn Wasson Designs
Fondant Construction Cones and Fondant Vehicles – Edible Details
Cookies – Oh Sugar! Events
Cake Pops – Entirely Sweet
Cake – A Sweet Design