Monday, January 21, 2013

Construction Truck Party

If you haven't noticed yet from my previous post, my twin boys turned 3 this weekend.  And like any 3 year old boy, they love trucks!  
So what other theme to celebrate their birthday with than a truck party.  The big, noisy, fun trucks.. Construction Trucks!

I think my boys had a blast and I thought I might share the pics with you all.

Because the theme was 'construction trucks', I tried to utilize as many surfaces and elements of one.

So using tires and a plywood sheet for a table, a sheet of checker plate metal for a backdrop and chevron to mimic the look of tire tracks.

The orange drink served was mini bottles of Sunny D wrapped with my custom made stickers.

And the boys were pretty adamant about having 'truck pops'.

Black aniseed candies filled the bed of the dump truck.

We had pistachio pudding topped with oreo crumbs to have the look of dirt.

'Rock' candy.  Of course.

Chocolate donut tires.

Sugar cookies.  Decorated like tires...

and the other topped with custom toppers from my talented sister from Candy and Cake.

I made pylons out of ice cream cones (that I cut down in size) coated in orange candy melts.

Chocolate dipped pretzels, or 'pretzel logs'.

The garland was made of green utility twine and orange fabric strips to look like 'lumber flags'.

The chevron candy cups were filled with gravel rock candies.

And the awesome cake was made by my sister (once again) from Candy and Cake.  Told you she's talented!!  

I requested chevron on the bottom and the top was surrounded by the construction trucks.  I loved how it turned out!

And here are the birthday boys.  Who, of course, didn't want to take the time for a picture together.. so this was the best I got!  

The kids each went home with an orange lunch box favor box.

Which were filled with a water bottle, truck stickers, toy truck and truck crayon.

The kids activity table was used for coloring truck pages and doing some painting on wood truck shapes.

And each little guest got their own hard hat to wear.

Which came in handy when playing 'Topple the Tower'.

My husband created a 'wrecking ball' with newspaper (and a weight inside) wrapped in a ball and covered it in black duct tape hanging from a cable.  Luckily for us, our basement is still unfinished, so he was able to hang it from an open beam in the ceiling.

The kids swung the wrecking ball into the tower of building blocks (wrapped boxes).

The game was a real hit.  The kids didn't want to stop playing!

Another big hit were the roads taped to the floor.  I used black duct tape and yellow electrical tape for the lines in the road and it ran the length of our livingroom and kitchen.  

The boys loved driving their trucks around the road.

We used large oil drip pans to hold snacks and punch.

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Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely incredible!! Love the colors and the details are truly amazing!! They must have been in heaven!!

SH said... Best Blogger Tips

This is STUNNING!!!!! I love creating dessert tables, but mine never look as incredible as this! You are so talented, and I hope one day my tables will look as effortless and creative as yours!


Amy CookingAdventures said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!!! I'm pinning this idea for my son's birthday in August!

Heidi Rew said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely LOVE this party! Great job! <3 Heidi Rew from

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! My son is turning 6 in March, and I may have to try to talk him into something like this! Awesome job on EVERYTHING! Your boys are lucky to have such a creative momma!

--Katie @ Simply Clean Living said... Best Blogger Tips

Holy Wow! You thought of EVERYTHING! Some of the best ideas I've seen! I have grandsons now and won't be planning their parties, I clicked on this simply because I do a lot of parties and tablescapes and am always looking for fresh ideas. Thanks so much for sharing such adorable ideas, your boys are going to be spoiled having such a creative mom & dad!

Kara @ Simplistically Sassy said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable is this?! Oh my goodness! I LOVE it!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this party! And all the time & effort you put into it...WOW! Pinned it! Angie xo

Mums make lists said... Best Blogger Tips

So many brilliant ideas and so well done!

I am hosting a Party Party at Mums Make Lists for birthday party posts, pins and pics and would love for you to link up x

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!! What an amazing party Vixen! I can't believe quite how many truck ideas you came up with - so impressed!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

A to Zebra Celebrations said... Best Blogger Tips

HOLY AMAZING!!!! I'd love to feature your party. Email me at
I hope you link it too-

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said... Best Blogger Tips

holy cow. that wrecking ball is the most amazing, fun idea I have seen all week long. I loooove it.
Even if we don't do a construction theme birthday, this could be a fun indoor activity for my kids during the summer. wrapping the boxes in brown paper and then KNOCKING THEM OVER with a wrecking ball!

Thanks for sharing.
I saw you at a linky party but, embarrassingly, I forget which one.

Hani Shabbir said... Best Blogger Tips

Just one word"FANTASTIC". You pull out the most superb party themes and don't miss out a single detail. I am simply amazed by your creativity. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun party. :)
Pinning and sharing on facebook.
Have a nice weekend!

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

This party is the little details!! Thanks for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, what lucky little boys! This is awesome. My boys would be in heaven. I love all the food ideas, especially the donut tires! =)

I'd love for you to share this awesome party with my readers at my link party this weekend! You did an amazing job! Hope to see you there!

Jodi D. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my word! Every single aspect of this party is absolutely perfect. From the diamond plating backdrop, to the food elements, games, cake, invite, tires....everything - perfect. I am in awe! Great work! Jodi @

havingfunatchelleshouse said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a fabulous job momma!! I love all the details in the decorations. The wrecking ball game looks like a grand time!

Thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday

DIY Show Off said... Best Blogger Tips

What a good time and awesome theme - with so much fun! Great pictures and creative ideas! I'm including a link back in tomorrow's DIY highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

Being Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Geesh! I am exhausted looking at all the details that went into this party! My goodness! Fantastic, creative and incredible work! I am impressed! My little guy would very much love this! lol


Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

The other moms of the sweeties on the invite list may hate you just a bit but girl, I'm amazed! Loved it and featured you yet again on this week's Motivated Monday.
p said... Best Blogger Tips

I saw this awesome party over at Catch My Party!! SO many fun things you did with this one! I especially love your party favors! THanks for sharing on printabelle.

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

What an adorable party! Now I wish I had some little boys in my life to throw it for. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said... Best Blogger Tips

This is fantastic! Love the idea and everything looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this at my link party :)

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely adorable!! I love all the creative details.

Holly Lefevre said... Best Blogger Tips

AMAZING! This is full of ideas and happy goodness!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the coolest party ever!! I literally called my hubby over to show him all the cool construction stuff! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)
We're featuring you tonight - so stop by and check yourself out. lol!

Vel Criste said... Best Blogger Tips

So creative!!! love the table, the pudding cups and all the cutee truck details!!!!! Great job! just finished my boys Dr. Seuss Birthday too, check it out if you have the time! :-)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Cute ideas! You will be featured on DIY Thrifty 101 this Thursday! Come stop by and grab a I was featured button!

Michelle @

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Cute ideas! You will be featured on DIY Thrifty 101 this Thursday! Come stop by and grab a I was featured button!

Michelle @

The Burney's said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you get the boxes that you wrapped in brown paper?


vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

I just saved up any cereal and food boxes and wrapped them in Kraft paper.

Sheamus Warior said... Best Blogger Tips

This blog post is really great; the standard stuff of the post is genuinely amazing.

Maribeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Is the table just plywood painted orange? It looked shiny in the pics? Did you go buy real tires for the table?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Maribeth Actually there's large sheets of orange paper (similar to poster paper) over the top. The tires we already had on hand (for example: winter/summer tires), plus my husband had some extras that were just trash that we used.

Catherine Holt said... Best Blogger Tips

What an awesome party this is! I love the colour scheme, the tyres use for the table and the food is amazing. This is a great job!!