The idea of a Construction Party brings up some happy childhood memories for me.
One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was when my parents got a load of dirt delivered.
It was to put in the flower beds, around the foundation of the house, that sort of thing. But, I got it first. I would spend one or two days delightfully rolling around in that pile of dirt (now I wonder how my mom got all dirt that out of my clothes!).
One day it hit me - next time I get my own load of dirt or sand delivered, I'm having a Construction Theme Party!
I'll invite lots of kids over and let them dig, carve roads and build in that glorious mound!
This party would also work for a Bob the Builder Party or a Handy Manny Party.
Here are some more fun childrens birthday party ideas...
Construction Theme Party Invitations
Use a photo of the birthday child with a dump truck or other construction item (or even dressed with a tool belt and hard hat).
Make a card in the shape of a hammer, wrench, or other tool.
Construction Party Decorations
Cut out shapes of giant tools from posterboard (or order some) to hang up around your party.
Set up traffic cones and yellow construction tape to mark the way leading to the party.
Hang up "Caution" signs and "Men at Work" signs.
Use balloons in the color of "caution yellow".
Building Party Arrival Activity
Cover a plastic construction hard hat with construction themed stickers.
Build with blocks or legos.
Construction Party Games
As stated above, have a load of dirt or sand delivered for the kids to use to build their roads or city in. Or, use a sandbox or kiddie pool filled with sand or dirt!
Borrow a couple of trikes or construction theme ride-on toys and let the kids have a relay race. Set up traffic cones to mark the path.
Let kids build blocks to make cities or towers. You can also use cereal boxes, shoe boxes, cardboard boxes or even appliance boxes! (Especially good for indoor construction parties)
Play a demolition game. Attach a long piece of string to a tennis ball, and then hang it from a tree. Then, stack up empty cereal boxes into a tower. Let the kids take turns swinging the ball towards the tower to try to knock it down.
Use empty cereal boxes and cardboard boxes to build with.