25 May

REAL PARTIES: Orange & Yellow Trucks

truck themed birthday party ideas

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!

truck themed birthday party ideas

Read on for the complete party details, as told by Courtney

truck themed birthday party ideas

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!

truck themed birthday party ideas

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.

truck themed birthday party ideas

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.)

truck themed birthday party ideas


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
3-inch border.
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.


Best of all, we know the birthday boy had a blast at his truck party!”

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Kate SAYS:

I think it’s beautiful, for sure… Where are the rest of the truck details?

May 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Alisha SAYS:

this is adorable, i have 2 boys, i would love to do this for a birthday! =) nice job!

May 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Jeannette Rivas SAYS:

So adorable! My baby loves cars and trucks too! This is definitely an idea for his 2nd birthday!

May 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Party Box Design SAYS:

very cute!

May 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Lindsey SAYS:

So super cute! Congrats Courtney!

May 26, 2010 at 5:11 am

Shanna SAYS:

where do you find all the glass serveware? i have been looking for good deals on apothacary jars, cake stands, cupcake stands, etc., and am having trouble finding…help please!

May 26, 2010 at 6:32 am


love the colors! super fun!

May 26, 2010 at 7:36 am

ochottie SAYS:

great party planning ideas

May 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

Diapers and Divas SAYS:

Awesome! Love the budget friendly DIY stuff!

May 26, 2010 at 11:30 am


Shanna – HomeGoods is by far the best place vie found for apothecary jars – the prices are fantastic! You can probably find good deals on cake stands there too – but another good trick is to just make your own cake stands by flipping small bowls upside down and using them as risers for plates – works like a charm and very inexpensive! Candle holders make for good plate/tray “pedestals” too :)

May 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Flipawoo SAYS:

The colors add a fun element to the party!

May 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm


I LOVE the fact that truck parties are back again!!! I have three boys spread over a wide period of time so I’ve used this theme soooo many times. It never gets old.

I love that you picked orange. Great choice.

Mel at themeaparty.com

May 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

Tasha SAYS:

I have started using fabric as tablecloths as well but never know what to do with the edges since I can’t sew. Do you sew them for a pretty edge or do you find other ways around this problem? Anyone? Bueller?

May 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

Sandra @ ribbonsandfavors.com SAYS:

For non-sewers you can use either fabric glue a fusibles to turn your edges. I have never found these to be as durable as sewing the edges under for a clean hemmed edge, but it words in a pinch and even through a few launderings. And of course, you can always use the old standby…pinking shears.

May 28, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Mary SAYS:

These orange and yellow details are so fresh and fun! I love this idea!

Perfect for a baby boy shower, too!


May 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Sam at banner stands SAYS:

Stunning theme party. They are becoming more and more popular these days, with the builder theme being very popular for boys.

June 1, 2010 at 2:58 am

Xtreme Fun SAYS:

adorable, and looks like a fun idea for a party as well!

June 1, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Melissa SAYS:

What great colors for a birthday party! My little boy is crazy about trucks and I’m crazy about orange!!

June 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

Amusitronix.com SAYS:

One could enhance this party also by renting a 3D simulator of a racing game!

June 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

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