Well I did it. I threw a five-year-old-style party for adults at work, and guess what? Everyone loved it! This just goes to prove that there's always a place for a good themed party.
When I was a child, my mother threw me elaborate themed birthday parties each and every year. From Mickey Mouse to My Little Pony to Pocahontas, you name it. I think that is why I have the compulsive party-planning bug.
I love to plan celebrations. Yes, I live for the creative details, but I also enjoy planning events because the feelings they can evoke within the attendees and guests of honor. I always want people to leave an event feeling like they had a memorable experience. Even more so, I want the guest(s) of honor to feel loved and celebrated.
That brings me back to the premise of my work party. After a year of preparation, our client, a regional construction company on the east coast, finally went official with a new brand. My team had led the rebranding process and touched countless pieces of this project. The wrap-up of this project deserved a drink and a proper celebration. With that on my mind, I did a quick Pinterest search for inspiration and then headed to Target, Kroger and the Party Source to make the details come to life.
Luckily, I had the black and white tablecloths from H&M Home, chevron favor bags, gray star napkins and confetti from Celebrate by Kate already sitting in my party pantry. I also sifted through my collecting of servingware and pulled out platters, bins and scoops.
I picked up a CAT mini machine set of toys from Target and used them to make the tablescape seem like a construction zone.
I searched Pinterest for the free printable place cards I used to label the refreshments. (I have a full refreshment list below.)
We even had a "build your own cupcake" station complete with "dirt" and "concrete mix." I also threw in some peanut M&Ms because they were the right color.
And of course, we needed adult refreshments for "break time." The MadTree cans were on point in their yellow coloring.
Want to throw a similar party? Here's my refreshment list:
- Pretzel rods as steel beams
- Pretzel sticks as nails
- Fritos Twists as drill bits (By the way, these are absolutely addicting)
- French onion dip as concrete mix
- Veggies as building blocks (of your health)
- Nuts as nuts & bolts
- Oreos as black truck tires
- Crushed up Oreos as dirt (for the cupcakes)
- Gray sprinkles as concrete mix (for the cupcakes)
Now it's your turn to build the perfect party!