Logan will turn 3 on the 23rd and we celebrated Logan's 3rd birthday yesterday with lots of friends and family, construction style! Logan has been talking about his "struction" party since January and was so excited for this day to arrive. I had been searching the internet for different party ideas when I stumbled upon Kara's Party Ideas and I found a few things to go on there! If you are looking for any type of party idea, go there. She's amazing!
The first thing that I wanted was some sort of backdrop to the cake table. I finally decided on making some road signs. I just used some big cardboard boxes and cut them to shape. Spray painted them for the main color and then used stincils to paint the words on. Brian then stapled them to a 2x4 and hung them on a T-post and stuck it in the ground. As you can see by the speed limit sign, Logan turns 3 this year!
For our party favors, we handed out tool belts from Lowe's with "tool" cookies tucked in one of the pockets. I made the cookies, both phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, saw, wrench, and a bulldozer. I also made the "Thank you for Coming" party tags and just used the strings from the apron to tie the tag on. I tucked them inside 2 orange buckets that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
The food was so much fun to think of! We had pretzel rods (lumber), chex mix (nuts and bolts), black and white M&M's (gravel), cheese balls (wrecking balls), and marshmallows coated in sugar crystals (safety cones). I got a little help with the food names on a post that I found when I was just googling the idea. I would post the link, but I can't find it! All this tucked in a stackable tool tray and a red paint tray that I purchased at Lowe's.
We placed the forks and napkins in a tool belt (lined with a napkin inside) and the napkins were secured around the forks with zip ties. I thought that added such a cute little detail. Brian thought I had gone nuts. ;)
The cake was a yellow cake with chocolate icing. I made it and decorated it using pieces of fondant to make it look like the cake had been "dug" in. the Cat truck was bought at Wal-Mart and I filled the dump truck with Reisin's chopped in half and with chocolate rock candy. This was a 4 layer cake with alternating yellow and orange layers on the inside. This cake was so much fun to make!
The candles were safety cones that you can purchase from Birthday Express. They are so cute and added the perfect touch to his cake!
After cake and snacks, Logan opened his presents and absolutely loved everything! I had a friend make his little outfit, both the shorts and the shirt and he loved the dump truck on his shirt. I can't wait for him to be able to wear it again.
One of his presents was a real set of tools and he could wait to open them when we got home. He opened them up, but on his goggles and got to "work" helping his daddy work on his playhouse!