Then all of a sudden he was 2. Eli turned 2 last month. He is happy, independent and full of energy and the best big brother Rowan could have. We celebrated with close family and friends, and had a ‘Bob the Builder’ construction themed birthday party for my builder mad little boy.
To plan his party I used my handy Party Planner. I have used this planner so much to organize events, it has become so useful. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.
Picking a theme this year was easy. Eli only watches one thing on T.V. and that’s ‘Bob the Builder’. He is fascinated with diggers and dump trucks. He is often in his Bob costume ‘fixing’ things around the house with his spanner and drill.
That was his outfit sorted for the day:)
My aunt is the cake maker in our house. She made a fantastic cake modelled on ‘Scoop’. Eli loved it, I think he would have rather played with it than eat it :)
Sticking to our construction themed birthday party, I decided to have a ‘Build your own Sandwich’ station. This was fun for the kids to create their own sandwich but also loved by the adult because everyone had something they liked to eat.
Some of the fillings I served were
- Baked Ham
- Egg mayo
- Tuna and sweet corn
- Mixed leaves
Snacks and treats were served in dump trucks and one large truck was spilling out some chips and dip. The table was decorated with fun construction signage and some of Eli’s smaller toy trucks. Having 2 small boys in the house meant we had a few construction vehicles in the toy box already. I added to our collection with some inexpensive items from our local pound shop.
You can’t have a kids party without rice crispy buns, but these versions were a little different. Rice crispy squares dripping in chocolate were made to resemble paint brushes. They are easy for the kids to eat as they are served on sticks and work great with the construction theme.
Eli really loves fruit, so I skewered some watermelon, pineapple and kiwi onto lollypop sticks. I cut the fruit into bite sized circles and made them to look like traffic lights.
The ‘Bob the Builder’ themed party supplies; Invitations, banners, plates and loot bags are from Party Puffin.
I kept the rest of the decor blue and yellow and bought some really cool construction themed items from Party Delights. How brilliant are these cone hats and drinking straws :)
The Eli is 2 Banner was also from Party Delights. These can be reinflated and used over and over. His name can be hung in his bedroom all year round and next year I will only have to add a 3. Definitely a great purchase.
The construction signs on the doors and on the table were created using word and printed on A3 paper. The small food signs were then glued onto black folded card.
The great thing about using construction toys as decorations is that they also double up as the entertainment. The kids had great fun playing with all the diggers and dump trucks.
The loot bags were filled with small construction toys, construction themed crayons from Party Delights and a small bag of sweets.
I hope you enjoyed reading all about Eli’s construction themed birthday party and get lots of inspiration for your own party.