Construction Birthday {party idea}

Every now and then, I am lucky enough to share with you some of my sister, Emily’s genius ideas. She is the brains behind pretty much all of my party ideas here on Corduroy Dreams, like this Spooky Halloween Dinner, or the Crazy 8 Birthday Party. She also headed up my Dozen Days of Easter Eggs (Easter Countdown).

Honestly, sometimes I lack in the party planning department. I consider myself lucky if I can get my house and kids presentable enough for guests, let alone decorated and happy.

So I absolutely LOVE it when Emily shares some of her cute party planning ideas with us. And today, she’s sharing her little boy Alex’s construction party. Looks amazing, right?

The little guy around our house had a big birthday recently. We celebrated CONSTRUCTION style and it was awesome.

When they arrived the kids entered our HARD HAT AREA and got to decorate a construction hat.

They deposited their gifts

 Then they had a few choices for activities. They could hang out in the construction zone where there was DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS.

or work on BLUEPRINTS (from Alex Architecture)


And one of the huge hits was HAMMER TIME. (I couldn’t resist) The kids really loved that one.

After they played for a little while we moved on to BARRICADE BOWLING where they used a wrecking ball. (Those “wrecking” balls were the take home gift with a label that said “Thanks for coming! We had a ball.”)

And they took a turn with the WRECKING BALL

They also got to have a turn to WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS. (Bean bag toss)

which also doubled as our photo booth.

Just a few of our friends. (I’m going to send these pictures out with the thank you cards)

Then we blew out candles and ate some crazy food!

It was a great party and I think everyone had fun.

 I know this little guy sure did!!

Happy Birthday big man. Sure love you! Can’t believe you are three!!



  1. Susan says

    how did you attach to ball to the rope for the wrecking ball game? Did you have problems with the ball falling off?


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