I started with the cake. The most important part in my opinion ;) I had to figure out how to make a digger cake and could not quite get it. Inspired by a 'dirt cake' type idea that's made with pudding, I found recipes for a super yummy German chocolate cake and chocolate ganoche icing and went from there.
And the end result; not a digger but a dump truck full of 'dirt', tasty tasty dirt
The cake was baked in a big Pyrex dish, then cut and arranged to sit like a pile of dirt in the dump truck and then iced it. P had fun separating and crushing a package of Country Choice organic Oreos that we sprinkled on top of the cake pile to look like dirt. A couple candles and some gummy worms that came all the way from New Zealand and we were good to go!
The decorations were much easier! Buycostumes.com at the time had a good selection of construction themed decorations and some were on sale too! I would have loved to make them myself but this party was a week before Christmas. 'Nuff said...
They even had a digger pinata! For being made in China said digger pinata was VERY well made. That thing just would not break! We're not big into candy so I stuffed it with construction stickers, a car for each child and some Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, which are, the best lollipops in the world. Have you tried them?
I wrote this post months and months ago - why didn't it post? I'm now planning the monkey's FOURTH birthday party. This year: Dinosaurs!