Caution. Party Ahead! Truck themed parties are ideal for little ones who enjoy playing outdoors and getting their hands dirty with sand, rocks, dirt and even mud. When planning a kids vehicle party, the toys your child enjoys the most can be a great source of inspiration for the event from beginning to end.
Consider these easy, fun and festive truck party ideas, especially if you have a toddler at home. We promise everybody will dump everything to attend.
Dump Truck Invitation
Set the tone for the occasion with a dump truck invitation. The invitation should reflect the style of your party, so be sure to use it as inspiration to develop a unique party concept with a playful table for the kids, eye-catching decor ideas and a creative food menu for your guests.
Colorful Balloon Backdrop
Creating a balloon backdrop will instantly transform your space into a party zone. Incorporating solid and polka dot balloons in different colors can be a great departure from the usual yellow and black color palette that you may see at truck parties. A Party Ahead banner, as well as truck and caution sign decorations that can be hung from the balloon garland are great additions to establish the theme.
Mix and match colorful tableware to create a festive table for the kids. To bring the theme to life, layer themed party supplies in different sizes and colors such as fun napkins and straws, decorative caution tape, and more.
Spruce up a store bought cake using rock candies (pebbles), cookie crumbs (dirt) and cereal balls (boulders) to recreate a construction site. Add fun printable toppers to complete the look.
Dig In Snack Station
Display chocolate donuts (spare tires), pretzel sticks (nails), Whoppers (boulders), Cheerios (nuts and bolts), wafers (timber), and potato chips (wood chips) in separate bowls to create a “dig in” snack station for your little truck lovers.
Assign an adult to be in charge of a Tattoo Station and treat the kids to truck inspired temporary tattoos. All you need to do is add water. Don’t forget to add a few extra tattoos to their goodie bags for them to take home too.
Construction Dirt Cups
Turn ordinary snack pudding cups into something more appealing. Simply top pudding cups with cookie crumbs, chocolate covered raisins and colorful chocolate coated pieces for an effortless dessert idea.
Toy Truck Play Time
Keep the little guests entertained by inviting them to an interactive toy truck play time. The VTech® Drop & Go Dump Truck™ and the VTech® Sort & Recycle Ride-On Truck™ will keep the fun going as the kids practice their numbers, colors, and shapes, and even learn how to become community helpers with the Ride-On Truck’s recycle and reuse play modes, all while improving their motor skills in a fun way.
Safety Hat Popcorn Bowl
Take your popcorn to the next level by serving it in plastic safety hats. Before serving, make sure the hats have been washed with soap and hot water, and make snack cups, napkins and scoops available for easy serving.
DIY Traffic Cone Party Hats
Create traffic cone party hats the kids will love.
Party hat template
Hot glue or tape
Elastic or cord
Trace the party hat template onto orange cardstock. Cut out the hat template.
Glue the party hat ends using the hot glue or tape to form a cone.
Cut cardstock in to a 6x6 square. Attach the square to the party hat using the hot glue.
Punch a hole on each side of the 6x6 square. Insert the elastic and tie a knot on both ends of the elastic.
Truck Tire Tracks Craft
Attach small rectangular pieces of adhesive foam paper to a lint roller. Have a “tire” made out of black cardstock for the kids to create truck tracks using washable paint. It’s the perfect easy craft for active toddlers who could use some quiet time.
Loads of Fun Party Favors
Send the special guests home with sweet party favors. Simply print this truck thank you card, attach two mini chocolate donuts to the tires using decorating icing, allow the icing to dry, and then place the cards into a clear goodie bag.
I hope you enjoyed these vehicle party ideas!
Concept and Styling: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
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