Diggers Party Ideas
Grab your hard hats, tools and fuel up for some dangerously cute Diggers birthday party ideas! We have provided some party planning tips as well as decorating suggestions, food and games.
Dig in Supplies
Use plenty of toy trucks, bulldozers and diggers to decorate the party area. If you have access to larger toy trucks, consider using them to store the gifts before gift-opening time.Make a few construction site signs to hang on the walls. Choose sayings like "Birthday Party This Way," "Construction Zone Ahead" and "Men at Work." You can also staple the signs to sticks, and place them along your driveway. At the entrance to the party, you can use a step stool to greet guests with some yellow, orange & black helium balloons.
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Serve food and snacks in the back of clean toy dump trucks. Purchase empty paint cans at a hardware store, and use them to serve chips. Use a new, clean paint tray to serve cut-up veggies and dip. Use clean plastic shovels as serving utensils. Cut fruit and cheese into cubes, and label the tray "Bricks". For younger children, use the food to build a tower from which they can eat. Let older children make their own edible buildings with the cubed food. Use pasta wheels to make a construction-themed pasta salad. Offer brownies or cake in a clever container. Cut the brownies/cake into small squares, and then stack them in the back of a clean toy dump truck. Next, scatter crushed chocolate cookies around the bottom as "dirt," and add some gummy worms for more fun!
JorSam’s Diggers Money Boxes are a party pack, a gift, an activity, a savings plan, a hold all and whatever else creative kids can dream up as a use for them! This is fantastic for your Cowboy party theme! They are 9.5cm high and 7.5cm in diameter. The removable plastic lids (with a slot in each lid) are available in 5 different colours - red, blue, yellow, green and pink!
I Built a House Memory Game: Have the children sit in a circle. The birthday child starts by saying, "I built a house, and I used a _______," filling in the blank with anything that starts with the letter A. The second player says the same sentence and adds an item that begins with B. For example, "I built a house, and I used an axe and a board." Each subsequent person recites the whole list of items and adds one that starts with the next letter in the alphabet. The winner is the last person to repeat the whole list of items, in order.
What You'll Need: Children's Cardboard Blocks (or shoe boxes) Two or Three Tennis Balls.
At the Party: Stack the children's cardboard blocks (or shoe boxes with the lids taped on) into a pyramid shape. One by one, give each child a tennis ball or smaller ball to use as a "wrecking ball." Give each child two or three turns with the wrecking ball to see how much of the pyramid they can knock down. Award a small prize to each child, or give out two or three larger prizes to the children who knock down the most bricks.
Diggin in rice: As your guests arrive tell them to find the buried road signs using only their construction trucks. You will need to use sand and it should be done outside. If the weather is bad then you can do it inside with rice - much easier to clean up and less damaging to hardwood floors. Lay down a plastic table cloth to mark the play area.
Drinking straw trucks: Setup a table with construction paper, glue, crayons and pre-cut straws. The objective of this activity is to create a truck. The kids can draw their road scene and smear the glue all over in preparation of applying their various sized straws.
Stack the cans: The goal is to build the tallest building with cans. No matter what the skill level, all the kids will love this one.
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