…dump truck, that is! My adorable nephew, Dax, is about to turn 2 and is obsessed with trucks of all kinds. We decided to go with a construction truck theme for his upcoming birthday party and here is what we came up with…
What little boy wouldn’t like these? I don’t mean to toot my own horn but these are one of my favorite creations that I have made thus far. I hope you enjoy them too. And if you are interested in recreating these just download the dump truck .svg file and follow the steps/suggestions below:
1) Download the dump truck .svg if you have not already done so. Don’t forget you will need these essentials to turn that .svg into something you can actually use
– a cutting machine and compatible software (I use a Silhouette Cameo with Silhouette Connect Studios), along with cutting mats and other cutting accessories
– glue (I personally like this glue and use it on everything: http://www.michaels.com/Mono-Multi-Liquid-Glue/sb3906,default,pd.html?cgid=products-scrapbooking-adhesives)
-paper in whatever colors you desire (keep in mind that you can change the colors to make them girly as well)
– pop-up adhesives (this gives the invitation some depth)
– brads ( in whatever shape and color you want)
3) Cut your materials, along with your printed event information (you can make them as big or small as you like)
– Event information onto the dirt piece
– rims onto tires
– undercarriage onto truck
– top dump onto bottom dump
– pocket onto the backside of the bottom dump
5) Connect the wheels and dump to the undercarriage using the brads (this makes the invitation move all cute!)
6) Use pop-up adhesives to put on the wheel well on the front tire (again this just adds some depth)
7) Place the dirt piece with the event information into the pocket
8 ) Send out your invitations and enjoy your event
9) Check back soon for some party decoration ideas…
Construction/dump truck party decoration ideas
Use construction shapes for signs, bricks/blocks to display food items, construction cones and hard hats for some extra character.
Use Home Depot Aprons to display utensils and make DIRT CAKE for the main dessert!
Use toy trucks to display food. Get creative… use long pretzels and label them as logs, chocolate doughnuts as tires 🙂
Get a construction themed pinata to match the rest of the party.
And make sure to wish the birthday boy or girl a happy birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAX!