We celebrated Austin's 4th birthday with his friends this past Saturday. He chose 8 boys that he wanted to invite to his party. This was the first year where a few of his friends were not desiginated by their parents being our friends which makes me feel like my little boy is growing up. He chose a construction theme which was fun and pretty easy to do since we had a lot of the supplies on hand with our trucks and toys. I went to work by looking on the internet and finding inspiration from tons of different places.
The boys eating table.
Each boy received a construction hat with their initial on it.
A Happy Birthday Banner I made by finding scrap book online for free and downloading it and then printing the letters on it. David hung the banner and I think it looked great.
I created a road down the center of the table by folding a black tablecloth in thirds and then creating the white marks out of white construction paper and adding some construction trucks to it.
My precious boy with his beloved blanket.
I found a shirt on etsy that matched the theme but still looked a little more grown up.
The food table.
"Dirt cups" - chocolate pudding with crushed oreos on top with a gummy worm crawling out.
There were wrecking balls (cheetos), spare tires (chocolate donuts), rocky road (marshmallows with chocolate and heath bar), nuts and bolts (pretzels), construction cones (candy corn),and sandwiches.
I had to keep Miller out of the goodies all morning.
We decorated the hearth with a sign David made out of nails. I found this online and tweaked it a little by adding the blue bolts on the end. We added 2 cinder blocks with trucks on them along with caution tape.
I made the cake by following this tutorial. I tweaked a few things like adding crushed oreos and cocoa pepples as the boulders.
The goody bags consisted of a chocolate sucker I made using a candy mold, a pull back truck toy, truck stickers, a muslin truck bag, and a truck chalk.
I made a wreath for our door out of caution tape. I love Miller's face peeking out of the window.
Here are the boys ready to eat lunch.
Lighting the candles on the cake.
Austin being shy.
I am so thankful for precious friends in Austin's life.
Instead of gifts Austin asked for books that he could donate to the children at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. I was really impressed by his maturity in understanding that other kids needed things more than he did. My mom did give him a couple gifts because she won't be in town to celebrate on his actual birthday. He LOVED his new Cars Lego Duplo set.
It truly was a wonderful party and so much fun to celebrate my big boy turning 4. It truly seems like yesterday when he was born.
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Pull back trucks, construction cone candles, chocolate truck mold, childs construction hats - Amazon
Truck chalk - Etsy
Striped straws - Etsy
Boys shirts - Etsy
Muslin truck bags - Etsy
Inviations - Etsy
Online Scrapbook store
Idea for Nail #4 and cinder blocks
Paper plates, napkins, orange cones, table cloths, truck stickers, silverware - dollar store or Big Lots