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Colorful Truck Themed First Birthday Party!

Entertaining & Parties, Holidays & Gifts

My nephew Ben turned one over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. My brother was in charge of planning the party which means he put it off to the last minute (love you, Chris!) but luckily he asked me for help so I had fun coming up with ideas. Ben loves trucks and Chris said its the only toy he truly reacts and engages with, so it seemed like a natural theme for the party — plus what’s not to like about brightly colored trucks. 
The first idea I had was to create a “road” that we could place some toy trucks on — I bought a piece of black fabric to create a runner on the dining table, and then used Avery labels to create white street lines. 

To add a little truck flair, I found a truck banner from adorable design company Meri Meri, and colorful paper plates, napkins, and cups. To add contrast, I added a small solid red plate which could be used for cake after lunch.

I didn’t find any truck party hats, but instead bought stickers from Mrs. Grossman (an all time favorite my entire life) and added them to solid blue and red hats. 

Fun truck cake from Southern California’s M.J.B Cakes — look at the grass!! It was delicious too — chocolate with chocolate mousse.

The favors were cookies by Baked Perfection (based in Ventura & Gilroy)

Happy Birthday, Ben!!!
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