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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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.

Reply June 1, 2010 at 2:58 am

Xtreme Fun SAYS:

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

Reply 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!!

Reply 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!

Reply June 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

Maureen Anders & Adria Ruff SAYS:


Reply August 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Tracy SAYS:

Where did you get the great suckers?

Reply August 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

brendabayus-spriet SAYS:

can u tell me where to get these truck or something like a dump truck, i have been looking all over.?

Reply September 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

Danielle SAYS:

Great colors! Thinking of this for a joint boy girl party!

Reply May 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

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