Today’s Real Party feature is both super cute AND budget-friendly! This Orange & Yellow Trucks theme was designed by Courtney Dial of party planning blog Pizzazzerie, and it’s full of great inspiration for both boy & girl birthday parties… or really anyone with a serious sweet tooth!
Although this party was designed around cute, colorful toy trucks, I have to say that the lollipop accents steal the show too… especially the clever idea of using them as birthday hat toppers!
Read on for the complete party details, as told by Courtney…
“This Orange and Yellow Trucks Party was inspired by my sweet friend’s little son whose first word was truck! He adores all kinds of trucks and bright colors – so it was easy to design this theme, especially with summer around the corner.
Bold and bright is in, so we headed to the fabric store and found this fun polka-dot fabric to use as a tablecloth. Not only are the possibilities endless when you use fabric as your tablecloths, but you can stay within budget too!
Next, we found the darling dump truck at a local toy store, it served as a great decoration and a fun takeaway for the birthday boy too!
Our birthday boy loves candy, so we found lots of lollipops to create a lollipop bouquet in a bright planter found at Michaels (on sale!).
We also used inexpensive, smaller lollipops as cupcake toppers, and glued leftover lollipops to the top of the party hats for some extra pizzazz! Glass cake stands and apothecary jars helped display all the different goodies.
It’s not a party without a fun favor, so we found small toy trucks at our local Party City which looked darling when we wrapped them up with more candy in cellophane bags tied with a big, bright bow! Talk about sugar rush! =)
The wreath was a fun DIY project: (See DIY details below.)
DIY Birthday Wreath
This wreath is so easy! All you need is a circle cut from a corrugated box and wrapped with ribbon. Then just add party hats, horns, funny birthday cards, balloons, etc. to create a wonderful wreath for your childs birthday, a co-worker, friend or neighbor.
What You’ll Need:
• One 18-inch round circle cut from corrugated paper with the center cut out, leaving a 3-inch wide border.
• Seven yards of 3-inch wide ribbon
• Embellish with party hats, horns, paper stars, balloons, etc.
What To Do:
1. Cut an 18-inch circle out of the corrugated paper, leaving a
2. Using 3 yards of ribbon, totally wrap the wreath
3. Make a big bow, using the other 4 yards of ribbon
4. Glue the bow to the bottom of the wreath
5. Glue party hat, party horns, stars, etc. to the wreath and/or whatever you want to use to personalize your wreath.