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Dump Truck Party Ideas

Dump Truck Party Week has been a long haul and whether your adult guests are loading up on hot dog toppings or your little guests are loading their sand buckets with pinata candy we think all of your guests are gonna have loads of fun!

Next week we’ll take a turn towards Catapillar town with a bunch of really unique party ideas for your little bug lover.  Stay tuned for that and without further adeui we want to congratulate Heidi!!  You just won yourself a free printable invitation good for any party in our shop!  Drop us a line on Etsy to claim your prize!

Where to Find It:

Food: We love love love the idea of pairing a hot dog bar/buffet with the dump truck party theme. “Pile on the toppings” people!!  It’s a perfect match!
Drink: A bucket filled with soda, chocolate milk and juice is a quick and simple way to keep drinks cool and looking cute.
Decor: These polka dot balloons are so cute when paired with all of our custom decor including banners, favor tags, water bottle wraps and more!
Favors: our favor tags never looked so good when neatly tied to the wheel of a dump truck ;) … no need for a goodie bag (or the fuss of picking out a bunch of dollar store junk that’s gonna get tossed).  Pile these trucks in a bucket by the door and guests can grab one on their way out.
Attire: this darling dump truck shirt we spotted on Etsy will please your hard little worker.

Credit where credit is due:

hot dog imagehot dog bar image, balloon images

truck-favor

If your child is into dump trucks this must mean their into filling that back end up and dumping it back out again. So why not make this as easy and accessible as possible?

Activities:

Create an indoor sandbox (if the weather isn’t working with you) or get a sandbox outside for your guests and your birthday boy/girl to enjoy.  We love the idea from “She Knows” to use beans, buttons, or dried pasta in replacement of sand if you plan on doing the digging inside.

The kiddos can go on a treasure hunt (picture starburst or any other pre-wrapped candy, mixed in with a couple real sized candy bars buried under layers of sand) or just play!

If you are really looking to go ALL out, Anna White has an amazing tutorial for a giant sandbox.  At least you can put a big bow on the sand box and it doubles as a gift, though certainly you lose the “ease” factor when constructing something this involved.

Dump trucks clearly make most think of construction – but if your little boy is anything like the little boys in my life then destruction is way more fun (and way more up their alley) – how about a dump truck pinata!?

Let the little builders get out their aggressions on that puppy just after completing this simple dump truck craft.  We’re a fan of any craft that actually works best with markers – no need to wait on paint drying.  You could even have the trucks constructed before hand and just coloring them could be an activity. (hint hint… they could take their cookie favor home in it, see below!)

Favors:

Our favor tags never looked so good when neatly tied to the wheel of a dump truck… no need for a goodie bag, or the fuss of picking out a bunch of dollar store junk that’s gonna get tossed.  Pile these dump trucks  in a bucket by the door and guests can grab one on their way out.

You. Are. Welcome.

Or maybe individually wrapped dump truck cookie favors paired with personalized bubble favors are more up your alley?

Plunk these puppies in the egg carton dump trucks and mosey your movers on their merry little way. 

LOADS of ideas to WORK with (get it??)…  Dump Truck Party Week comes to a close tomorrow and we’ll be announcing the winner of our printable invite good for any party in our shop.  If you haven’t entered to win yet, all you have to do is a leave a comment on any blog post from this week and you’re in!

hot dog collage

When thinking of the perfect food ideas for the Dump Truck Party we knew we wanted to have something you could “load” toppings onto.  Here’s a couple ideas that came to mind:

burgers

tacos

chili

but the idea we liked best happens to be the same idea featured in our “Real Party” on Tuesday:

Hot Dogs!

Guests can pile loads of goodies onto each delectable dog with minimal prep needed from chef mom.  We’re loving this tutorial with a bunch of topping ideas:

Bacon, peppers, relish… get creative and you can’t go wrong.

Anything potato-y compliments your dog well so potato chips, potato salad or french fries will do:

For drinks a colorful soda/juice bar will look balanced next to your hot dog bar:

 Or again do like our “Real Party” on Tuesday and fill a bucket with soda, chocolate milk and juice.  It’s a quick and simple way to keep drinks cool and looking cute.

Tomorrow we’re talking favors and activities and there should be plenty to keep your dump truck lovers busy so don’t forget to come check it out.  Enter to win a free digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week.  We’ll draw the winner on Friday!

Where to find it:
rainbow stripe straws, red galvanized bucket

Credit Where Credit is Due:
chips, potato salad

smash-cake

Since September is kind of that transition month between summer weather and fall weather we wanted to focus on highlighting parties you can do inside or out.  Obviously there’s nothing seasonal about dump trucks but we love the bright and bold yellows, reds and blues in this party and think they’ll keep things bright wherever your party destination might be.

 Ashton’s mom was kind enough to send us these pictures (thank you!) and the way she ran with our color scheme was flawless.  You better believe we’ll be talking about this hot dog bar in tomorrow’s “Food and Drink” post:

And this array of colorful straws in a sand bucket pairs nicely with the array of drinks in the giant red galvanized bucket.  Simple and adorable.

Lastly our smash cake topper and bunting look so darn cute with those fondant truck cupcakes and that super sweet felt crown.  Here’s a similar tutorial for the crown: felt crown diy

Haul your load back over here tomorrow where we’ll be elaborating on that hot dog bar and talking cool drink options for the dump truck party.  Also, go ahead and leave a comment on any post this week in order to be entered to win a free printable invitation good for any party in our shop.

dump truck decor

Our dump truck party is one of our most popular “boy” parties.  We are constantly constructing it (no pun intended) and amazed that year after year, boy after boy, is obsessing over dump trucks.  This has us wondering, what happens to the dump truck/construction love affair once these boys become men and this obsession becomes their 9-5??  If only there were pinatas and party bags on the job site:

Alas, we’ll fuel the passion for dump trucks for a couple more years with our super cute party decor:
Stay tuned this week for more dump truck party ideas from sand friendly activities to a hot dog bar.  At the end of the week we’ll be giving away a free printable invite good for any party in our shop and all you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week to be entered!  Good luck!