My babies are TWO. Two years have flown by in the blink of an eye. Last weekend we celebrated their birthday with dump trucks and tractors and all things construction.
I had so much fun planning this party. Some may call (and many have called) me crazy however I really do enjoy the planning, painting, baking, organizing to see a celebration come together for those that I love. And while Ken continually suggests, “we don’t need a party,” I gasp in disbelief at the thought every time. No way. I love a good theme. Give me an hour or so on google and a trip to the dollar store and the ideas start flowing. I can’t help it, really. I sometimes briefly begin to see his point around 2:00 am as I am still awake stenciling paint on cardboard road signs or when my guests say things like, “yep, I knew you’d pick out only the yellow and orange m&m’s.” Yet, when the party is going strong and the kids are having a blast, I am happy and ready for the next theme. However, I fully get that one day I may be committed for things like color coordinated garbage construction “debris” bags.
“Loose Gravel” for the Sandbox, “Work Zone” for the Workbench, “Caution Wet Paint” for the edible pudding Finger Paint, “Caution, Slippery When Wet” for the Slip N’ Slide and Swimming pool.
The food table.
I had taken the boys to a real construction site with the hopes of using the pictures for their invitations but I ran out of time to make invitations so I used the pictures here instead.
I found so many fun ideas that had to do with a construction themed party – Drill Bit Pasta Salad.
Tool box containers for the plates, napkins and utensils.
Drinks being referred to as “Fuel”
And ice cream bar.
No, I wasn’t kidding. The debris bags really were present. And I did receive the ridicule about them already. The boys had so much fun and are in heaven with all of their new gifts. Thank you to everyone.
A HUGE thanks to Marta Nimori and Associated Barricade for the real construction barricades, to our friend Chris for setting up his Slip N’ Slide again for us and to my friend, Carrie who gave me so many great ideas for the party from her son’s party with the same theme!
It’s truly hard to believe how much these little ones change in such a short amount.