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custom inspiration board: under construction

4.11.2010

This party board was initially created for Victoria who wanted a tractor & construction theme for her son's 1st birthday. Of course, in creating the board we realized the theme might be better suited for an older boy... there are just so many great activities that revolve around digging in the dirt!

Theme: Under Construction

Party Ideas
Colors: orange, yellow & brown
Setting: afternoon lunch party outdoors
Decorations: turn the area into a mini construction site using work signs, orange cones, caution tape and plastic hard hats. add bunches of balloons to the food tables and play areas. for centerpieces, use groupings of plastic dump trucks, tractors and steam rollers- add munchies like popcorn, pretzels & trail mix to load areas of the trucks for snacking.
Food: lunches served out of tin lunch boxes or labeled paper bags. Offer lemonade with orange slices to drink and call it ‘dynamite lemonade’. Create a dumptruck cake or cupcakes with themed toppers for dessert.
Favors: send each child home with labeled glassine bag including a small plastic toy truck and reeses pieces candy ‘dirt’.
Activities: consider a sandbox area ‘work zone’ for digging with plastic shovels & a table of legos or wooden building blocks.

Photo Credits
Row 1: invite via tiny prints; kids at work via family fun; work area via juicy bits
Row 2: tractor play via
sambellina; paper labels via the dann family; pin the nail via paper & cake; cake via oh dee doh
Row 3: blueprint table via
hip hostess; tractor cake via family fun; cookies via juicy bits; hard hat table via me & my insanity

Row 4: buckets via the dann family; I dig sign via etsy; lunchboxes via me & my insanity

Party Box Design (April 11, 2010 at 1:08 PM)  

so cute, and i spy some of my tags!

Beach Vintage (April 11, 2010 at 9:47 PM)  

Love this idea for a boy...sometimes its so hard to think of ideas for them.

The Abelings (April 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM)  

I loved it....I can't wait for his 2nd birthday! LOL. thank you for your help. You've inspired me to even help my friends with their parties. I love your site. you have so many great ideas. I can't wait to work with you again.

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