02 July 2012

garbage truck party!

My Eddie boy turned three this weekend. I can't even ponder it too long, or I get a little weepy. 
What's with these kids and all the growing?
Anyway, little man requested a "stinky cake" for his birthday in all his little boy humor 
and because the kid has a crazy fascination with garbage trucks, I ran with it.
I googled "garbage truck party" and there were one or two blogs with some great ideas,
but I think this is still a novel concept, so I had to get a little creative.
I am really happy with how it turned out and the boys loved it, so all in all, I think it was a success!



I covered the table in black garbage bags, made bunting out of newspaper, used our recycling bin to chill drinks, spray painted some plastic cups to look like trash cans for favors, made poms out of old magazines (great tutorial here), used little trash bins filled with crumpled paper as centerpieces, and made Eddie his very own stinky cake.
Nick led the kids in a bunch of fun games:
trashketball (throwing recyclables through a bball hoop), garbage grab (racing to pick up trash with robot claws), and a relay race.
The cake was the most fun: white cake with chocolate frosting, a toy garbage truck on top, dumping out loads of candy:
 raisinets, swedish fish, gummy worms, and m&m's. 
I crumbled some chocolate wafer cookies for dirt, and topped it off with a big, gross plastic bug. 
It may have resulted in a crazy sugar rush, but isn't that what makes  a birthday party awesome?
The party wasn't complete without some wonderful friends and family to celebrate with!
We had a great time and are so in love with our big 3 year old.
Happy birthday, buddy!

20 comments:

  1. oh i love that cake!! and the drinks in the recycle bin? too cute! i love all of it. i need you to come be my party planner!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. what a fun idea! love the cake!

    ReplyDelete
  3. what fun! my boys would have loved that too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. How creative you are! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. i serisouly cannot believe how stinking (pun intended) cute this is!! AHHH!! love that you shared it friend, Im pinning you. :) youre such a great mama!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That cake is Amazing! Good Job Momma! Wow, 3 is such a fun age. There was a great children's story book about a Garbage truck that I bet Eddie would love, when I remember the name of it I will be back. In the meantime, Happy Birthday Eddie <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, tell me! we're always in the market for new books :)

      Delete
  7. You are very creative, bet the boys had loads of fun!

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is darling! I'm sure they LOVED it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. happy birthday to your little man. the party looks like a huge success. love the cake and your decorations. and i love the middle pic of him!! SO cute. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks, heather! i love that photo, too - my dad can take credit for that one!

      Delete
  10. This is such a cute idea! I love all the details you made, especially the cake. My two boys would love this too :)

    Newly following, look forward to getting to know you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I seriously hope to one day have another boy and that he wants a garbage truck party, just so i can make that cake and use trash bags as a table cloth. genius.
    love it all.
    love you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. That's really cool! My little nephew (celebrated his 2nd birthday with a generic truck party recently) loves the garbage truck and garbage men! :) This party just may be what I will convince his mommy to do for his 3rd! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I just found you on Pinterest, SO darling! I am copying your cake! Where did you find that garbage truck? I've been looking everywhere for one small enough to fit the cake.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Target! It's a Toy Story garbage truck, but they have so many different smaller ones now. My boys is obsessed :)

      Delete
    2. Thanks for replying! My little guys is totally obsessed too! I'm off to target! ;)

      Delete