Party Recap

Owen has been obsessed with tools and all things construction for several months. I knew that his 3rd birthday party had to have diggers, dirt and dump trucks!


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    I tried really hard to make all of the food "construction themed," but it was difficult! I served ham and cheese sliders, orange Jello "building blocks," tortilla chips and nacho cheese as wood chips and yellow paint, fruit, broccoli salad, and Asian coleslaw.

  • What People Drank

    We served orange punch and soft drink. I wish I would have taken a photo of the punch! The clear beverage dispenser sits up on a clear foot, so I filled the foot with toy tools and set toy orange cones around it.

  • Desserts

    We served construction site cake, cupcakes, donut "spare truck tires," tool shaped cookies, chocolate tools and "build" your own snack mix bar with Reese's Pieces, Cocoa Puffs, chocolate covered peanuts and raisins and pretzels.

  • Party Favors

    Each child got to grab an apron filled with toy tools from a tool box when they arrived at the party. Owen thanked his guests for coming with a bucket of tool shaped cookies.


Party Helpers

  • Leelaaloo


    Great to work with! I sent them Owen's name, hair color and age, they emailed me everything from the invites to the thank you notes. My only complaint is that they didn't have a red-headed construction guy! Overall, they were great to work with.http://Etsy.com



  • lesliewise26@gmail.com

    hi, Im having my son a construction party and I love all ur ideas but the best one was the tool bucket with cookies... I would like to know how you did those and where you bought the stuff for it...I want to make the same for his friends...thank you:-)

  • Emily M

    Emily M wrote:

    I am also curious how you frosted those tool shaped cookies! I am doing some for my sons 4th birthday this weekend. Love all the ideas. Thank you

  • Emily M

    Emily M wrote:

    My email is [email protected] if you have a chance to get back to me. Thanks!

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    Lindsey C wrote:

    Where did you but the tool cookie bucket favors, I would love to use them for my twins 2nd birthday!! [email protected]

  • Debra R

    Debra R wrote:

    how and where can I get these? I love the idea!!!

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    Nancy M wrote:

    Can you tell me where u got those ?