Generally, when I plan a party, I look around the house and see what toys we have already that can be used for decorations. When I looked around this time, I saw a Tonka truck table and lots of big Tonka Trucks. I figured that Tyson really loves pushing the big trucks so it would be a good "theme" for his party. (Oh, and the fact that our house is in a constant state of construction, so this was fitting.) Using a lot of stuff we already had made the party uber-cheap.
I printed FREE street signs off PrintableSigns.net and laminated them with stick on lamination. I even put one on the basement door that said, "Do not enter"... Since we are beginning a basement remodel!
For food, I created a "Build a brown bag lunch" station. I gave the boys brown lunch bags and provided stickers on their table for them to decorate their bags with if they wanted.
Also, we took the table cloth road off of the wall and put it on the floor for the Tonka Trucks to drive on... until it tore up a few days later. Still it only cost $1, so it was a worthy investment.
I've noticed more pretend play with the riding toys since the street signs are up. Logan likes to ride down the hallway, stop at the stop sign, and then go to "work". Tyson's "job" is to push Logan all the way to work.
|Happy Birthday, Tyson! We love you!|