Construction Theme 3rd Birthday Party

My "little baby" turned three today!!  So bittersweet for me!

Since he is in love with large machinery, I decided that this year we would have a construction birthday party theme for him!

I scoured the internet for weeks trying to find some great cake ideas.  I started this Pinterest board for that purpose; and boy were there ever tons of ideas out there!

I decided to make a construction cake for his family birthday party and construction cupcakes for his party with his friends.

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The cake was a double layer chocolate round cake. I iced the sides with green buttercream icing and the bottom edge with orange icing. I topped it with chocolate icing, sprinkled some Oreo cookie crumbs on top, and placed some chocolate "rocks" throughout the cake. (Check out my favorite recipe for icing here - minus the blackberries!) I finished it off with adding some cute mini construction toy vehicles!

As for the construction birthday decorations, I just kept it basic this year as my husband was away the week leading up to the party and my daughter was ill. I just went with a regular birthday banner, construction-themed balloons, black & yellow streamers, some traffic cones and construction decoration pieces from the local party supply store.

I had fun decorating the 3-tier cupcake stand! I used strips of yellow cardstock paper and attached some smaller black cardstock paper strips diagonally. I then printed off "Danger! Lee Turning Three!" using my Silhouette cutter. The chocolate cupcakes were iced with chocolate icing and decorated with "grass" icing and chocolate "rocks." I also included a couple of tiny little construction toys.

Lee had a really fun construction-themed birthday party! See more birthday party themes here!

What themes have you done for your children?  Which were their favorites?


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