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This Party Calls For A Theme: Truckin Child Birthday

Our very dear friends’ little baby boy, Peter turned one!  Being such a special birthday calls for a special celebration.  I absolutely loved the theme of this party and the story that goes along with it.

Peterbilt’s Big Rig Truckstop Birthday Dance Party

Kristin’s father drove truck and she grew up around trucks her whole life.  She’s also been cross country about 20 times or so.  So for Peter’s birthday, she wanted a theme that was significant to her family and her past and a way to start the path of her baby loving this country as much as she does.  And of course, being named Peter is a perfect tie in to the Peterbilt trucking company!  Oh, and the dance party part?  That adorable little boy LOVES to dance!  He will bop and wiggle to the music whenever he gets a chance!

First off, balloons!


Peterbilt brand balloons were filled with hellium and put throughout the house.  They were anchored with packs of stick gum so that kid guests could have a party favor of balloon(s) and gum to take home with them.  Speaking of favors, adults received a CD that they made which included some fun and wonderful “trucker themed” songs including “Convoy” by Paul Brandt!

When guests arrived, they were instructed to pick out a “handle” and fill out a name tag.  Our hosts were awesome enough to provide us with a little assistance in coming up with our names.

For table cloths and buntings, Kristin utilized maps which made the perfect accent to the party decor!  White Christmas lights were also used in fun ways.


I found the drink table to be both fun and amusing.  And not just because of the fun walkie talkie.

You know you are at a party that is designed for both small kids and adults where there are both beers and juice boxes in the iced drinks area!

And of course, no birthday is complete without food and cake, in this case– cupcakes!  In addition to the food in the pictures shown below, they also had a nacho bar (which you can kinda tell in the pictures focusing on the lights and maps).  I unfortunately didn’t get a great picture showing this awesome concept.  It was a fun and tasty idea though!


I love this birthday theme!  And I love it not just because it was really cute and fun, but because it had a deep connection to the family.

“Yeah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck, you got a copy on me Pigpen? C’mon.”


2 comments on “This Party Calls For A Theme: Truckin Child Birthday

  1. createityourself
    July 26, 2012

    I love the map table cloths, what a cool idea!

    • Beyond The Green Door
      July 26, 2012

      Yeah, I thought it was too! And she had all of these maps stored away so it didn’t even cost her anything!

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