Recently my son turned four. For his fourth birthday party my friend and I decided to throw a joint birthday party for our boys who are 19 days apart and have known each other since K was 4 weeks old. F and K have spent every birthday together since they met, so it made sense to throw them a joint party!
First things first, I contacted Becca at Jumping Jax Designs and asked if she could create a custom birthday invitation and party pack to match. She is awesome. She has done every one of K’s birthday invitations except for his 2nd only because I did an evite. I wish I had just had her create a digital invitation that year!
All I told her was we wanted a Monster Truck theme, it would be really cool to have the boys driving the trucks, and the boys favorite colors pink and green.
I think it turned out perfectly! It sure set the tone of the party!
From there F’s grandma made these adorable shirts just for this party! I love how unique they are!
Custom water bottle labels, “cupcake” toppers, and a fabulous banner created by Jumping Jax Designs kept our theme front and center! We added checkered flag detailing through out the rest of the party with additional banners, table cloths, and dining supplies. It really helped to pull the theme together!
The food was kept simple. Meat, cheese, buns, veggies, fruit, chips, and peanut butter & monster jam sandwiches. Perfect for the preschooler crowd! The cakes were made by F’s mom and were just amazing! Marshmallow fondant, buttercream frosting, and one yellow, one chocolate cake had everyone happy! We kept the cakes small because we knew the kids would have PLENTY of sweets between the “mud pies”, snow cones to beat the heat, and monster truck cookies as party favors!
The snow cones were a big hit, and a perfect way to cool down after bouncing in the 94 degree heat. In addition to a small bounce house we had lots of monster truck themed activities for the kids! The “body shop” was giving temporary tattoos, kids were asked to bring a plain shirt to decorate with monster truck tires, fabric paint/markers. The “Mud Pies” complete with dirt and worms were a hit! All the activity signs came with our custom party pack!
Finally we had a DIY photo booth made from checkered steamers and an inner tube was used for a monster truck prop! We certainly had fun with that photo booth!
After all the party guests had left what did the two birthday boys decide to do? Watch Monster Jam of course!
It was a great party! I loved throwing it with K’s best friend F! It allowed us to combine our resources and throw a party my son is still talking about almost a month later!
Now if we can only think of a theme for next years bash!
Disclosure: Nothing was provided for this party – I am sharing Jumping Jax Designs because she is a friend and I love her work!
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