Construction party ideas: Food, decor, games and favors

Construction theme parties are really popular, and with such good reason. They’re fun to plan and even more fun to attend! There are tons of great construction party ideas out there – here are some of my faves:


1. Ice cream cones as “pylons” – via VixenMade

2. Mini chocolate donuts as “spare tires” – via Spaceships and Laserbeams

3. Cheese puffs as “wrecking balls” – via True Blue Style

4. Chex mix as “nuts and bolts” – via Catch My Party

5. Let your guests “construct” a hamburger at a build-a-burger bar – via Catch My Party

6. Bubble tape “tape measures” – via Poppy Events

7. Veggie straws as “2×4’s” – via Poppy Events

8. Rock candy – via VixenMade

9. Cups of “dirt” cake – via Catch My Party

10. S’more “paint brushes” – get the recipe at Cheerios & Lattes

11. Brownies as “rocky road” – via Short & Sweets

12. Bugle chips as “safety cones” – via Short & Sweets

13. Set up an ice cream cone station where each ice cream cone looks like a construction cone – via One Little Minute

14. Serve party guests “crew punch” from an industrial water cooler – via Blatant Borrower

Reeses Pieces as “pebbles” – via Catch My Party

Sweet tea as “motor oil” – via True Blue Style

Sugar wafers as “lumber” – via Short & Sweets

Street sign lollipops – via Oriental Trading


15. Tie balloons to a wooden sawhorse that’s painted with caution stripes – via Juicy Bits

16. Decorate your front door with a wreath made from caution tape – via Not Just A Mommy

Construction cone drinking cups – via Birthday Express

Construction cone birthday candles – via Amazon

Label your utensils as “tools” with napkin rings – via Chickabug

Hang crew entrance, party zone, porta potty, detour, and gift loading zone signs – via Chickabug

Orange striped or yellow striped paper straws – via My Little Otter

Custom water bottle labels – via Chickabug


17. Have kids hammer golf tees into styrofoam blocks – via Not Just A Mommy

18. Build a crane from cardboard boxes and other simple supplies, and have the kids knock piles of lightweight blocks over – via Preparing for Peanut

19. Make a cardboard box tunnel maze for the kids to crawl through – via Short and Sweets

20. Make a DIY cardboard bulldozer for the kids to play with – via Grey House Harbor

Set up a sand table with toys and tools, and let the kids dig

Decorate aprons and hard hats with markers and stickers – via Little Miss Kate

Have kids pose for pictures wearing a DIY bulldozer costume – via Mama Say What


21. Construction crayons – via Ella Jane Crafts

22. Give each child their own construction gear – The Culinary Couple

…aprons from Home Depot

…hard hats from Oriental Trading with personalized stickers from Chickabug

23. Toy tool sets from Party on the 7th – no longer available, but similar sets are sold on Amazon (here, here, here)

24. DIY treat-filled traffic cones – via Disney Family

Construction machine toys – via Amazon

Construction vests – via Amazon


Shop for personalized construction theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more construction party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!