Joleen People's Birthday Party Submission

Age: 7

Joleen People's was gracious enough to enter our party contest with this great Birthday Party Submission.

Let me tell you, there are some great ideas in this party that I know you could use in your future Bob the Builder Party.

And all the information contained in the party details mirrors the party themes format.

Starting with the invitations and finishing at the thank you notes, you are going to find everything you need to throw that Ultimate Birthday Party!

Once again, thanks Joleen for these wonderful party ideas and I hope the readers will be able to utilize them in their future parties!

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Garage and Driveway

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The outside of the invitation looked like the BTB logo and had a picture of my son dressed as BTB and the name of his company RMP Builders (his initials.) Inside, the invitation read: Can we party, Yes we can! Foreman Ryan is turning two. To build birthday fun we need you. Apply in person at Peoples Constructions site. Shift Date: Start time: RSVP to the Site Boss. Dress to work the dirt. Included in the invitation was an employment application they were to bring with them to the party.

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At the entrance to our driveway was a large orange construction sign that read Ryan's Birthday 300 FT Ahead with balloons attached to the sign. As people walked up the driveway they were greeted by more signs, Caution, Ryan's Two, Danger Hard Hat Area, Caution, Kids with tools, Danger kids at work, Caution Party Zone, Danger Ryan's two. As the guests approached the garage there was a sign, All Visitors Must Report to Site Office. On the other part of the driveway we created a construction site with 4 cones and caution tape. Inside the garage we had more signs on the walls, caution tape, blue and yellow streamers, and balloons. I used a large wheel barrow as the gift table. The food table was decorated with streamers and balloons. I also used small tool boxes to hold the chips and pretzels. As a centerpiece for the children's table, I used my son's Scoop toy and tied balloons to it. At each child's place setting was their tool belt and hard hat. On the front of the hat was a sticker that read RMP Builders. On the back of the hat was another sticker with their name (Kerri the Builder.)Both stickers looked like the BTB logo. For the tool belts, I used a larger version of the logo and printed it on iron on paper and ironed the images onto the tool belts.

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Party Tableware

On the food table and the Kids table I used the Bob the Builder Tableware. For the drinks table and the craft table I used solid blue. Napkins and plates were also Bob the Builder. Cups were solid blue and utensils were clear.

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Children were asked to dress to work the dirt and they did! There were lots of overalls and plaid shirts. The tool belts and hard hats completed the look.

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Ice Breaker Activities

As little guests arrived they were directed to the craft table where they "demonstrated" that they could build a house! They were given 3 popsicle sticks and a wooden triangle. With these they had to build a house that would be a picture frame. Then they were given foam construction cones and trucks to decorate their frame.

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Idea for Food:

Each of the children received a PB & J sandwich, juicebox, and a bag of Teddy Grahams (my son's favorite!) in a lunch box with their name on it (Kerri the Builder.) For the adults we had hoagies, chips, pretzels, soda, & water.

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Party Favors

The goody bags were actually the tool belts and the lunch boxes. The tool belts contained tools, cell phones, memo pads, and tape measures. All bought at a dollar store. The lunch boxes contained pixy sticks, Bob the Builder gummy snacks, lollipops, and peanut butter cups.

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Our gift to our son was a wooden tool bench that my husband and his father built. He also received some outdoor tools,weed whacker, leaf blower.

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Games and Activities

The premise of the party was that we were building a house,so the first activity was to "Clear the Building Site." For this I had collected rocks small enough for the 2-3 year olds to lift, and I scattered these on our building site. Each of the children were given a dump truck and had to clear the building site of boulders. They had a blast with this and actually cleared every last rock! The next activity was to "Pave the Road" to our house. I gave each of them sidewalk chalk and let them draw roads on our building site. The last part was to "Build the House." My husband and his father had constructed the shell of a small house, (think dog house), and pre-drilled holes in the roof rafters. The kids were able to place the rafters on the roof and hammer them in with their own tools. My husband and his father were their with a real hammer helping the kids hammer the nails. This was by far the best part. I was amazed how serious they were about building - they're 2-3!

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Thank You Notes

For the Thank You notes, I used the same background as the invitations. They read: The cakes all gone. We had a lot of fun. Now its time to thank everyone! Next to each phrase was a picture of my son from the party.

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