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” – VixenMade

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

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

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

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

6. Bubble tape “tape measures” – Poppy Events

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

8. Rock candy – VixenMade

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reeses Pieces as “pebbles” – Catch My Party

Sweet tea as “motor oil” – True Blue Style

Sugar wafers as “lumber” – Short & Sweets

Street sign lollipops – Oriental Trading


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

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

Construction cone drinking cups – Birthday Express

Construction cone birthday candles – Amazon

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

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

Orange striped or yellow striped paper straws – My Little Otter

Custom water bottle labels – Chickabug


17. Have kids hammer golf tees into styrofoam blocks – 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 – Preparing for Peanut

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

20. Make a DIY cardboard bulldozer for the kids to play with – 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 – Little Miss Kate

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


21. Construction crayons – 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 – Disney Family

Construction machine toys – Amazon

Construction vests – Amazon