Construction Birthday Party Food Ideas


To make everyday food fun, create food signs that look like road signs to identify each food to coincide with your theme. We’ve got truckloads of construction food ideas to help you create a construction birthday party or a Bob the Builder party that is sure to be dynamite!

Roadside Munchies – Serve chips, nuts, goldfish, pretzels, cookies, chicken nuggets, or french fries in the back of new, clean toy dump trucks, clean unused paint roller trays, upside down hard hats, or new paint cans.

Spackle & Wood Chips Serve onion dip with Sun Chips.

Red Paint, Green Paint, & Paint Chips – Salsa, guacamole, and potato chips.

Bulldozer Burgers & Dynamite Dogs – BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs for your little construction crew.

Build Your Own Sandwich – Lay out various breads, cheeses, spreads, lettuce, condiments, etc. and let your little workers “build” their own sandwiches. You might consider cutting your bread into fourths, this way they can each build a few sandwiches.

Construction Crew Lunch – Make chicken or tuna salad sandwiches, or PB&J. Using cookie cutters, cut them into the shape of trucks and tools. Pack them inside of a brown paper bag. Add a bag of chips, an apple, and a juice box.

Big Wheel Sandwiches – Split English muffins in half and place on a cookie sheet. Spread a layer of canned baked beans on the muffins. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cut hotdogs into thirds and then cut each third into four lengthwise pieces. Lay six pieces of hotdog on each muffin to create the wheel spokes. Bake at 375 Degrees for 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Lumber Fries – Cook fries according to package directions and them stack them up into various piles like you would lumber.

Bolts & Screws Salad – Make your favorite pasta salad recipe using corkscrew-shaped pasta (the screws). Add raisins and chopped walnuts as your bolts.

Carpenter Pencils – Carrot sticks.

Logs – Pretzel sticks.

Orange Cones – Buggle Chips or candy corn.

Construction Chug-A-Lug – Serve orange and yellow Gatorade, Kool-Aid, or Juice.

Dynamite Punch – Make any kind of punch that you like and serve it up in individual cups. Then add Pop Rocks candies to each cup. The carbon dioxide in these candies will cause the punch to start to crackle, pop, and spit as soon as it comes in contact with the punch.

Bob The Builder Sugar Cookies – Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Using construction-shaped cookie cutters, cut dough into truck and tool shapes. Cover with orange or yellow icing and decorate with any combination of edible glitter, sprinkles, sparking sugar, nonpareils, or cake gel. You can also create road signs by cutting the cookies into squares, triangles, octagons, and diamonds. Then frost them to look like road signs. For example frost them with yellow icing and use black gel to create the writing.

Jell-O Bricks – Make Jell-O in rectangular pan. Add extra envelope of gelatin so it will hold together. When set, cut into squares and let workers build with their squares before eating their handiwork.