Decorating & Food Ideas
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Fun Ideas to Set the Truck Party Mood
- Use plenty of toy trucks, including fire trucks and dump trucks, in the party area. If you have access to larger toy trucks, consider using them to store and transport the gifts to the birthday child at gift-opening time, or to hold chips and other snacks.
- For a truck theme party, make a few signs that say things like "Birthday Party This Way", "Construction Zone Ahead"
- Place a plain, white paper tablecloth on the floor of the play area or across a table. Use black marker to draw roads going in different directions across the tablecloth. Add stop signs, yield signs, traffic lights, etc., using brightly-colored markers. Set a number of small toy cars and trucks on the road. During the party, you can also let your guests play on the road design.
- Use chalk to draw a "road" on the driveway and/or sidewalk leading up to your door.
- Use colored construction paper to make road signs and stop lights to hang throughout the party area—for example, "Yield for Fun," "Stop," "One Way," "Boys at Play," etc.
- Check with your local public works department to see if they will loan you street barriers, a "Road Closed" sign, a "Detour" sign, or orange traffic cones to help you set the mood. You can also purchase toy traffic cones to use as table decorations.
- Fill your party area with truck balloons.
- Create a large truck from an empty appliance box. Use an X-Acto knife to cut out a few windows, and paint the box yellow for a construction truck or red for a race car. Cut out four equally-sized circles from a sheet of cardboard, spray paint them black, and glue them onto the sides of the box to create wheels. If desired, you can turn this into a party activity by handing out washable markers and letting your guests decorate the box during the party. Either way, this will be a great place to take pictures during the party!
- Hang a truck pinata.
Truck Party Snacks and Truck Birthday Cakes
When it comes to food, partygoers are usually perfectly content to eat pizza or hotdogs, which is certainly much easier on the hosts! However, if you have the time and would like to serve some truck-themed snacks, consider these ideas:
- Use a round object (e.g. a cookie/biscuit cutter or the top of a glass) to cut out green, yellow, and red "Stop Light" Jell-O Jigglers.
- Frost graham crackers or other rectangular-shaped cookies with yellow icing, then add red, green, and yellow M&Ms to make stop light snacks.
- Fill your party bowls with truck candies.