Can we fix it? Yes, we can!
Can we build it? Yes, we can!
Theo is crazy about Bob the Builder. It isn’t even really the character, so much as all things construction. Whenever he sees any kind of construction vehicle, he says “Bob, the builder, BOB THE BUILDER!!”
So I knew that was the way to go for his birthday this summer. And, despite the stress of having to leave town and get back the night before the party, everything worked out perfectly.
Get ready for a ton of photos.
So as you can see right away, the colors I used were brown, orange and yellow. Or more descriptively, chocolate, pumpkin, and mustard. Remember we started off with these invitations.
When people first arrived they had a little hint at what was to come. I made the barricades by painting over some wooden sawhorses we had.
The food table had a giant runner-style cloth that was super easy to make and had quite an impact.
Some other details to the food display included: nuts and bolts, a dump truck full of pretzels, color coordinated m&ms, and my cute little "dig in" signs.
And then the oh-so-frustrating-to-make-at-the-last-minute-but-undeniably-delicious tool cookies.
The kids' tables were set outside on the deck.
Again I used graphics I designed to decorate the cups and the napkins/silverware. I put a nut and bolt in each bowl to prevent any wind issues (turned out there were none).
Each child had their own personalized hard hat.
There was a sand table for lots of digging fun.
The deck was decorated with big balloons and traffic cones.
And I made (with lots of help from my mom) a fabric caution tape garland because I couldn't bear the thought of a plastic one.
You'll read more about it in the next post, but we had a visitor.
And there was coloring.
We put out all the tools and trucks etc. we could come up with.
Each child when home with a bucket full of goodies.
And a thank you dump truck cookie.
Stop by in a day or two and see just exactly how the day played out.