Simple Construction Birthday Checklist

My mom and dad throw great, extravagant parties, but that’s just not my gift. Simplicity is my gift. Also, waiting until the last minute is a new gift I inherited. I birthed it right along with my children.

Back on topic, Jenna. Haley’s post really spoke to me, and I have kept it in mind while party planning. It’s not that I wouldn’t LOVE to throw a huge, expensive bash, but simple is really more my style and stress level.

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Supplies:

Cake: chocolate/chocolate cake, construction toys for topper, candy corn
Decorations: yellow, black and orange balloons, streamers, tableware, caution tape, construction toys from around the house
Snacks: use construction toys to hold snacks
Tip: keep decorations focused in one area for the biggest effect; spreading it around the whole house will just make it feel sparse

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Friend, I didn’t even make that cake. Store bought; so haute. I did decorate it though to be clear. I will take all the credit for that creativity.

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Even if you do make the cake and you mess it up, it’s supposed to be like that. You win.

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Do you know how many stores I went to for caution tape? Easily the most effort exerted for this party. A lot of very cautious people around here.

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She put chips in a hard hat? No she didn’t. I did.

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Snacks in the trucks! Now you’ve seen everything!

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St. Joseph the Worker. Get it?

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Yeah. That’s a library book back there. It has a truck on it so it belongs.

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  1. says

    Love everything about this! Haley’s post resonated with me too. Simple is beautiful and let’s love do the rest of the decorating. Like I said before, hoping my toddler falls major in love with trucks before his 3rd this June so I can copy! Haha, I’d rather the trucks to his love of donuts…

  2. says

    Oh wow! I love this! My 2 and a half year old son loves trucks, tractors, and bulldozers! I might steal this idea for his next birthday. :)

  3. says

    Awesome! I’m a big birthday party fan and this theme & ideas are going on my list! You say you like it simple, but this looks like you put a lot of time & effort into it! Way to go! I’m sure Sam loved it all! Did he try to dump the trucks with the goodies in it? :)

  4. says

    Oh so creative!! And cute!!!!

    I’m like you, simple. Well, you know, not simple-minded. A simple outlook. ;) Almost anything (or nothing, as the case may be) for less stress. Although, I have to watch how far I take that sometimes because I can veer off into sheer laziness.

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