Construction Themed Boy’s Birthday Party

Construction Themed Boy’s Birthday Party

constructionI just love a themed birthday party!  Don’t you?  Having 5 grandchildren and a client base of party loving people keeps me pretty busy planning and designing birthday parties.  One of my favorite boys’ party themes is a Construction Party!

I recently designed party stationary and decor for Misty one of my most enthusiastic clients.  We designed construction theme items for her son Myalz’s second birthday party.  I just love the construction themes, there are so many possibilities.  From Construction signs, vehicles, equipment, and even gear, there are so many things you can incorporate in a construction themed party.

constructionIf you’re fortunate enough to live by Diggerland USA, a construction themed amusement park in West Berlin, New Jersey you can have the ultimate construction party and be crowned parent of the year!  My cousin and her hubby hosted their twins’ birthday party there last year.  Everyone had a blast!

Seriously, what’s not to like?  Huge construction vehicles to ride, dirt to dig in, and pizza; it’s every male’s dream come true; and I mean males ages 2-100!

But for those of us who don’t have Diggerland in our neighborhood we’ll just have to settle for a DIY Construction themed party.  Here are some ideas to inspire you!

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constructionEvery party starts with an invitation.

Set the stage with a themed invitation.  DIY or have us design it!

Click here to start your custom invitation by Savvy Nana Crafts!

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constructionsSigns keep the guests flowing where you want them to go or are just out right cute!

Misty had to have this Caution sign, it was so her 2 year old!  But we also made directional signs for the bathroom and for the food and beverage tables.

 

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These are fun additions to a sweets or dessert table.

If you want we can even add cupcake wrappers.  Misty didn’t want to hassle with wrestling 3 dozen cupcakes into wrappers, she just dropped them into black and orange paper cupcake cups from Walmart.

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Haul out those Tonka dump trucks and use them on the dessert table!  I know you have them if you got boys!

Anchor balloons to plastic cones for an easy centerpiece then go to town with construction tape.  Super cute and super easy!

Don’t forget to color coordinate partyware – cups, plates, napkins, and untensils!  Banners are also a great part of the decor!

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Ring toss using a plastic orange cone is a great game for kids to play.

If you’re crafty and want to go all out let them paint their own tool boxes.  Remeber the boxes double as favors!

And don’t forget to gear the kids up in these cool hard hats!  You can grab some from Amazon, $14 for a pack of 24 hard hats!

Click here to order today!

 

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Last but not least don’t forget the send guests home with a party favor and thank you tag.

Browse your local discount stores’s aisles for many inexpensive ideas like mini toy construction vehicles, plastic buckets and shovels, stickers, and other cool stuff!

Ready to play your next birthday party?  Let us design the perfect party stationary and decor for you!  Contact Savvy Nana Crafts and let’s start designing your party today!

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15 Cool Pool Party Ideas

15 Cool Pool Party Ideas

Summer’s just about here and that means lots of pool time ahead.  The pool is a great place to keep cool on a hot summer day; you can swim, splash, or just relax under the shade of a beach umbrella.
Birthdays during the summer months can take advantage of the weather and have pool parties, young or old everyone loves a pool party.

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Cool Pool Party Ideas
Birthday Party Ideas 101
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a July 4th. celebration, a family reunion, or a just because it’s summer fun day, here are some ideas to help you plan a super fun pool party.
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Catch My Party

You don’t have to have an in-ground pool to throw a pool party.  This great idea from Catch My Party uses inflatable pools in your backyard.

Gather up a bunch of inflatable pools from Walmart, Target, Amazon, or other discount store, they come in all shapes and sizes, some even have slides and other fun stuff.

Blow them up and set them up in your backyard. Instant pool party!

Don’t forget pool toys such as beach balls, squirt guns, and bubbles!

Cool Pool Party Ideas
Catch My Party

Have a bucket of Sunscreen and Bug Spray to keep guests from getting sunburned and bug bitten.  Keep the products on ice, they feel cool when applied.

 

 

 

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Roll up some beach towels and place them in a cooler for guests who forgot their towels.

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Cool Pool Party Ideas
Catch My Party

Set up Squirt Gun and Bubble Stations to make refills easy.
Using a drink dispenser for the bubble soap keeps things neater and will avoid slips.

Learn how to make homemade bubbles  click here!

 

Make these adorable beaded bubble wands from Tutus and Tea Parties.  Learn how here!

Cool Pool Party Ideas
Tutus and Tea Parties
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Beauty and Bedlam
Keep party foods cool and fresh, place them on ice in a plastic pool.  You can use the rigid plastic or inflatable ones.  They double as party decor too!
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Catch My Party
Decorate with beach balls!  String them up or scatter them around.  Cute fun idea!
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Catch My Party
Set up a photo booth so guests can take fun photos to post on their social media pages.
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Living Locurto

Serve food that’s fresh and light; salads, finger sandwiches, and fresh fruits are great choices; simple and healthy.

Here’s a neat way to serve watermelon!
Cool Pool Party Ideas
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Pen & Paper Flowers
I love this idea of serving ice cream in jars, but I’m not crazy about kids + pool + glass; it’s an accident just waiting to happen.
It would be a good idea to use clear plastic take-out bowls with lids instead!
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Kandy Kreations
Keep a bucket of frozen ice pops, guests can grab them to keep cool.  Tie a small pair of scissors to the bucket handle to cut off tops, nothing is grosser than watching a kid tear it off with his teeth and spit out the little plastic bits!
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Kara’s Party Ideas
Fill little sand pails with pool essentials  – swim goggles, floaties, beach toys, and bubbles.  Easy and inexpensive party favors!  Kids can use them at the party then bring them home to use later.
Cool Pool Party Ideas
Beauty Through Imperfection
Plan some pool games to keep it fun and organized.
Check out these ideas from Beauty Through Imperfection.

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Fun Summer Splash Party Ideas

Fun Summer Splash Party Ideas

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Summer time is screaming for a Splash Party!
There’s nothing kids love more than playing in water.  If you have a summer birthday coming up hosting a Splash Party is a great way to celebrate and cool off at the same time; but even if you’re not gather the kids, their friends, family, and neighbors and get together for a splish splashing good time.

If you have a pool in your backyard, have access to a community pool, or live on the beach or lakefront then you already have your party venue; but even if you don’t you can turn your backyard into a fun water park fairly inexpensively with items purchased from one of the discount stores.

The main ingredients of a successful Splash Party are sun, water, and cheap plastic toys.  Get the kids in their swimsuits and set them loose for a day of splashing fun.  Here are some great ideas to get you started!

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Four to Adore

Set up plastic or inflatable pools  in the backyard.  A pop-up tent is a great idea to keep splashers from getting sunburned.

If you have child sized chairs, umbrellas, and picnic tables set those out too.  If you don’t lay out beach towels for kids to sit on.

 

 

 

 

 

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You can fill one of the pools up with plastic pit balls , the same balls you’d find in a ball pit.  The kids will love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can also set up a fun slip n’ slide, the kids can play on it or you can have them race down on inflatable rafts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Or place plastic bins on the slip and slide filled with plastic water toys for kids to play with.  Great idea for toddlers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep the fun going by having a refill station for water guns and/or water toys station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch My Party

A sunblock station is a thoughtful idea your guests will appreciate.  You can also set out bug spray to keep mosquitoes away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the same for water balloons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paging Fun Mums

This water balloon pinata from Paging Fun Mums looks like fun!  Just hang water balloons on a clothes line or rope and use a skewer to pop them.  The kids will have a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

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Icandy Handmade

There are many activities you can do with water balloons, here’s a fun one from Icandy Handmade.

 

 

 

 

 

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Planet of the Apels

Use water guns to shoot ping pong balls off golf pegs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading Confetti

Kids can sail ice cube boats in the pool or race them down tin foil rivers.  Get instructions from Reading Confetti!

 

 

 

 

 

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Passion for Savings

Sponge balls are great fun.  Learn how to make them from Passion for Savings!

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch My Party

If you’re celebrating a birthday and will be serving lunch or snacks keep foods light and colorful.  Take advantage of summer fruits and veggies.  Watermelon slices on popsicle sticks are a great way to serve this favorite summer fruit!

 

 

 

 

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Catch My Party 

Individual lunch or picnic boxes are a great way to serve a simple meal.  You can pack them in plastic containers or brown paper bags.

Fresh Watermelon Ice PopsInstead of ice cream serve healthy real fruit popsicles.  Learn how to make them here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning your Themed Party?  Let us design custom party stationary for you!  We design everything from invitations to menu cards specially for you!

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5 Party Themes Your Pre-Schoolers Will Love

5 Party Themes Your Pre-Schoolers Will Love

Pre-schoolersJudging by our pre-schoolers, aka my grandchildren, 4 year old Jett, and 3 year old twins Harper and Sadi, pre-schoolers love parties.  Any party!

Our pre-schoolers love birthday parties (specially their own), Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and what ever other party they are invited to.  Of course I’m pretty sure they got their love of parties from us.  We love throwing parties!

First Birthday Parties are always a big deal.  It’s probably one of the few, if not the only one,  kids’ party you have control over the theme.  I mean really one year olds will not argue about that!  But after the first birthday party many pre-schoolers have definite ideas about what they want their party theme to be.  If you’re lucky you’ll get away with choosing a party theme one more time.  But once they turn 3 pre-schoolers will definitely tell you what they want.  At least that’s how it was with my older grandsons, by the time they were pre-schoolers they most definitely choose their own part themes.

Having said that, even though pre-schoolers can have very determined ideas they still might need guidance or suggestions.  Sometime they have so many characters that they love it’s hard to choose just one.  So I’ve decided to share 5 tried and true party themes your pre-schoolers will love!

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What’s not to love?  This party theme based on a beloved Disney channel show has all the characters pre-schoolers and everyone loves.

You can really go to town with all the vivid colors, funny phrases, and fun characters.  You won’t have to choose just one, unless you really prefer just one!

This theme also has different variations because there are so many episodes!  There’s the Mickey Farmhouse,  Dino Mickey, Fairytale Mickey, and so many others!

pre-schoolersSesame Street

Just like the Mickey theme the Sesame Street is colorful and has many different characters.

Focus on one or all either way it’ll be fun!

Check out our Sesame Street Cookie Buffet party!  Done in honor of you guessed it,

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Team Umi Zumi

Another great theme for pre-schoolers is Team Umi Zumi.  Again very colorful with lots of different characters.  And they have cool vehicles!

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pre-schoolerspre-schoolersThomas the Train

All pre-schoolers love trains and Thomas and friends are a favorite.  Lots of colorful characters and railroad signs for decorating.

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Peppa Pig

Here’s another pre-schooler favorite, Peppa Pig.  My grandsons and granddaughter all loved her!

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Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

Our family loves to host kids’ parties.  With 5 grandchildren my kids and I throw plenty of birthday parties every year.  Of course half the fun is preparing for the parties, that is once you’ve decided on the venue.  For us the venue always seems to prove the most difficult part. Once the venue has been decided we select the theme.  Usually the  kids know exactly what they want and help with the planning.

We’ve hosted all sorts of themed parties I thought I’d share some fun Kids’ Party Ideas today.  Hope it inspires you for your child’s next party!

Kids' party ideasA couple of years ago it was Twin’s first birthday, it was probably be the one and only time their Mom got to pick the theme!

She choose “Onederland”, after all it’s the only time you can throw your baby or babies in this case a “Onederland” themed party.

This theme is really a spin on the Alice in Wonderland theme.  It’s a fun theme to work with.  The theme was reflected in everything from the invitations (they set the scene), to the cake, the decor, the food (fruit tarts anyone?), the cake, and the party activities (the kids had a blast playing croquet with pink flamingo mallets!).

 

For more information and photos for this party click here!

There are links in that article to DIY party decor and even the flamingo croquet set!

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When my grandson Jett turned 1 my daughter choose to throw a “Planes” themed first birthday party.

The theme was perfect!  Not only did Jett love planes it was also a play on his name.The candy buffet served as both party decor and favors.  The candies reflected the theme, right down to the “candy clouds” (cotton candy) and Gummy Jets!  For more information and photos for this party click here!

kids' party ideasNot to be forgotten is my grandson Devon.  For his 7th. birthday party he choose a Super Hero Theme.  That was lots of fun!

Guests were asked to come as their favorite super hero (the suggestion was made on the themed invitation we sent out).  They all loved taking their pictures in our DIY photo booth.

Of course there was a candy buffet as well complete with Krytonite rings (candy ring pops from the dollar store) and “bombs” (jumbo gumballs).

For more information and photos click here!

 

Kids' party ideasHis next party was a bit easier, he choose the bowling alley for his venue, so of course he had a Bowling Themed party!

The invitations let everyone know what the party theme and venue were.

This was an easier party because the bowling alley staff did most of the work.  We just made the party favors!

For this party each child got a bowling T-shirt with his or her name on it as well as a bowling themed magnate frame and their photo with the birthday boy!

Click here for more information and photos of this party!

The article has links to templates and DIYs so you can make this bowling pin invitation and the bowling t-shirts.

 

kids' party ideasAnother fun theme is a Thomas the Train Party (or just a Train Party works too!).

This party was for Jett’s second birthday, he was really into Thomas the Train that year.  It was all about Thomas including the cake, bounce house, and buffets (food was served in “train cars”).

The best part of the party was the photo booth!  We really did make a Thomas the Train Engine out of cardboard boxes.  Jett loved sitting in it!

Click here for more photos and information!  The article has links for the DIY train photo booth!

kids' party ideasNow what little girl or boy wouldn’t want a Pirate Party?

We hosted this party at our neighborhood park.  It was the perfect venue for a party with lots of fun activities including walking the plank, pirate ship race, and of course a treasure hunt.

The theme was reflected in the invitations right down to the cannon ball melon balls and the treasure chest that held the booty! (party favors).

Click here for more information and photos for this party!

kids' party ideasJaime helped her friend create a Paw Patrol party for 3 year old Jaxson.  That was lots of fun!

She used doggie bowls she got at the Dollar Store for the treat table.  The Paw Patrol pinata doubled as party decor and later on a party activity.

This party was put together in less than 2 weeks!  See it doesn’t take a whole lot of time to create a party theme at all!

Click here for more info and photos of this party!  This article has free printable Paw Patrol menu cards too!

partypartyAnother party theme we love is the Farm Party!

Jaime had a Mickey’s Farm Party for Jett’s 3rd. Birthday and Sheena had a Farm Party at a farm for the twin’s 3rd. Birthday too!

Pony rides and petting zoos, what’s not to love!

Click here for more pictures of the farm parties!

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partyAnother favorite are sports themed parties.

In our case it was a Football themed party for Devon’s 9th. Birthday!  The kids all had a blast!

Click here for more ideas for a football themed party!

 

I know it seems that these ideas are mostly for boy parties, but really they can be adapted for girl parties too.  Just change the color scheme!  Girls like super heroes and pirates too!

But don’t worry, one of the twins is Harper, she’s my one and only granddaughter!  I can’t wait to throw her girly parties!

 

 

 

6 Boy’s Party Themes

6 Boy’s Party Themes

Boy'sThree times a year we spend many hours planning a birthday party for one of my 3 older grandsons.  Planning for children’s parties is lots of fun, once you decide on a party theme.  Deciding on a theme is a different story, deciding on a boy’s theme can be difficult unless the children are old enough to choose his own.

 Once we decide on a theme we set about making adding our own special touches to make it our own.

Here are 6 party themes for little boys.  I hope it inspires you and fires up your creative juices.

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Cars Party – This can be tailored to your child’s preferences.  You can do Disney Roadster Racers, Vintage Cars, Race Cars, or even a theme around a specific car like Ferrari or your child’s favorite one.
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Mustache Bashes are always fun.  We did this for my grandson Dion’s 10th. birthday.  It’s easy, just put a mustache on everything!
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We did this Pirate Party for my grandson Devon’s 6th. Birthday.  The party was at the neighborhood park and the swashbucklers had lots of room to play games like “Walk the Plank”, Pirate Ship Race, and of course a treasure hunt.
Click here for more details about this party and FREE printable treasure hunt clues.
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We did a Disney Planes party for my grandson Jett’s first birthday.  His name just called for this theme!
 Click here for more details about this party!
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A Science or Mad Scientist Party is one of the themes on our list of future party themes.  This is a theme for older boys specially if you planning on a science experiment activity.
It would be a great Halloween party theme as well, just make it a bit spooky!
Image sources: Catchmyparty.com
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Super Hero parties are lots of fun.  My grandson Devon loves Super Heros, he has a super hero outfit for everyday of the week.
Your theme can center around your child’s favorite super hero or several ones.
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