Caution: Party Under Construction

If your child adores hard hats and the heavy equipment of a construction zone, Under Construction is a great birthday party theme with its colorful backhoe, bulldozer and dump truck design.

It also makes a cute theme for a baby shower!

The Under Construction Party Kit comes in Basic or Deluxe versions. The Basic Kit includes latex balloons, curling ribbon, table cover and tableware for up to 8 party-goers. Deluxe has everything the Basic kit does, and adds streamers, birthday candles, a metallic mylar balloon and an Attach N’ Go banner you can customize.

Our Construction Yard Sign makes a great outdoor marker for the party, as does generous usage of orange construction cones. Indoors, hang the whimsical Giant Tool Cutouts. Provide photo ops with the Giant Dump Truck Standee or the Construction Stand-in; each can be personalized to capture the moment in time.

The Under Construction theme also gives you plenty of fun options for cake. Decorate a sheet cake with mini construction hats, construction truck and cone candles, or our new Construction Dig Cake Deco Set. Another sure hit is the “dump truck cake.” The recipe is below.

Dump Truck Cake

  • One packaged chocolate cake mix
  • Two 3 oz. boxes of chocolate pudding prepared according to directions on the box
  • One box of Oreo Cookie Crumbs (or make them yourself in your blender)
  • One 9″ X 13″” cake pan
  • One well-washed Tonka Dump Truck
  • One yellow shovel scoop

Prepare and bake the cake according to directions on the package. After cake is completely cooled, cut it into bite-sized pieces. Layer the bed of the dump truck with cake, pudding, and crumbs. Continue to add layers until the dump truck is piled high with “dirt.” Serve heaping scoops of dirt with the shovel.

If you are serving more people than one boxed mix can cover, we recommend that you simply bake an extra rectangular cake or some cupcakes – which also gives you the chance to accommodate vanilla-lovers who attend the party.

Find more baby shower and birthday party supplies on ShindigZ Theme Party pages.

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