The invite & entrance decorations. My old house had no portico so i did front door signs. Its nice to add something extra. Once all quests arrived i moved the balloons/cone to the backyard. I made road signs and stuck on either side of sliding doors (got too busy and forgot to take a photo). They are all double sided so can been seen both inside and outside. I will do a mini tutorial on how you can make your own.
I got all the kids a helmet and made labels with their names on. I also labelled their buckets with their goodies inside.
I used a toolbox to hold the plates & napkins. The food was a big hit with barely any leftovers. The savoury food wasn't themed but a selection of most loved party food. The nuts & bolts mix with little cupcake cases was a last minute idea which worked great.
I made all the sweets construction theme which was great fun a very well received.
Brownie Tyres - These are brownies i cut with a circle cookie cutter and then handcut the centre out. I covered in chocolate frosting and dunked them in chocolate sprinkles
Jelly Slice Stop Signs - Turns out octagon cookie cutter doesnt work well with jelly & icing does like to stick to jelly either. Points for trying though ;)
Watermelon + Rockmelon + HoneyDew = Traffic Lights
I got Julian a box of tool chocolates for his 1st Father's Day. I kept the tray inside thinking it would make a good chocolate mould one day. I made these chocolates then unfortunately in my tired daze i put the tray in the dishwasher and it melted. Ooops
Orange jelly in tall plastic shot glasses. I wrapped white electrical tape to create the barricade look. The 'Dig In' signs are available in my 'Printables' Tab.
I put some construction cones in the backyard and attached caution tape (you can get big rolls from Bunnings). This section of the garden will one day be a deck with pergola over it which we plan to put outdoor lounges under.
Our toilet is in a unusual place (just off the study/dining area) so i added this sign to make it easy for guests to find. It suited the construction theme and much nicer than a port-a-loo
I've saved the best for last. . . The cake. Oh how i love this cake. I'm so proud of how it turned out and it's now my new favourite. I will be posting a tutorial on how i did this later this week. There is a tutorial for a round cake version HERE but we did square and in a different method - My Construction Cake Tutorial
The rocks are edible - they were from the Reject Shop at Easter time. I will have a selection of 'road signs' available in my 'Printables' tab.
Master T making his birthday wish