I love birthdays. Birthdays are special events in a year to celebrate the milestones achieved. Every parent dreams of giving the best to their children, which includes birthday parties. Nothing is more satisfying than to see that bright smile on your kid’s face. That alone is enough motivation for any parent to go all out and plan a memorable birthday.
Most kids, if not all, love anything that moves. This includes vehicles, planes, ships, and trains. Therefore, it is no surprise that your little one may ask for a transport themed party. This may be an exciting challenge that will require you to get more information about construction vehicles. The things we do for our children! Throwing a themed party may be time-consuming, exhausting, and not to forget expensive. However, with early planning and a little creativity, the process can be fun with a satisfying outcome. Here are a few ideas for a transport themed party for your Transport –Obsessed Little Tykes.
Transport Themed Party Invitations
Beep beep! Get ready because the party train is here. The party invitation can set the pace for the party and increase the expectations of your guests. Make your invitation cards fun and exciting. This increases the chances of your invitees showing up for the party. The invitations should show the transport theme for the birthday party.
The transportation-themed invitation ranges from wagon invitations, bulldozers, motorcycles, sailboats, trucks, race car invitations, among others. you can also use customized invitation cards. Use transport themed stickers to personalize the look. Just be sure to send the invitations tickets early to avoid the last-minute rush.
The party supplies and decors should definitely match the transport theme for the party. You can use a transportation-themed paper that has trains, trucks, and other vehicles. Use the ‘traffic jam’ napkins and plates to set the color tone for the party. You can also use your regular utensils in a primary color. Having personalized balloons with your kid’s name and vehicle stickers is a score. Furthermore, you can customize the plastic cups and plates by sticking the transportation-themed paper in them. Using train track table runners and transportation theme mats also makes your space stylish and fun.
Using the traffic signs is cool too. It is also an opportunity for the kids to learn about the basic traffic rules without getting bored. In the line of traffic lights, you can make red, green, and yellow jelly cups. Not only can you use the traffic cones for decorations, but also as a caution when using the stairs. Decorating the mantel with a transport themed birthday banner is a plus. More so, you need to get on board to hanging the fan train as party décor.
For a more stylish and inexpensive decoration, attach a cluster of balloons on the chandelier. The good thing about setting up a transport themed party for your little one is that you can use their toys as additional décor. This saves you money since you don’t need to hit up the party supplies store for more. Furthermore, you can buy a printable transportation themed party pack for decorations. Just download it, edit as you desire then print it. Finally, cut it all out and use its colors as the primary colors.
A cake is the heart of any birthday party and is what childhood dreams are made of. Therefore, the cake being a centerpiece, it should hold together the theme of the party. You can order the cake or make it yourself, depending on your budget and preference. There is a wide variety of cakes to choose from. However, you may need a little help from your guest of honor if they are old enough to make a decision.
The cake should definitely have a transportation theme. You can use fondant to cover the cake with different modes of transport. Furthermore, there are transportation themed frosting sheets that you can use to modify and personalize your cake. In addition, use a glitter card stock and kebab skewers to make a ‘Happy Birthday’ cake topper.
Transport Themed Party Favors
Using bright color paper sacks and transportation themed stick-on, you can make your own gift bags with labels. Then simply punch a hole on top and tie a bow that can allow the little guests to quickly open their gifts. If you don’t have time to make the favor bags, you can simply buy the personalized transport themed party bags. Also, you could grab transportation party tags to attach to the bags.
The party favors include items like mini coloring books, stickers, stamps, and jigsaw puzzles for kids. More so, you can give your guests crayons shaped like construction vehicles and customized water bottle labels.
Add some transportation party height and flare to the eating zone using balloons. It is better to set the food on your kitchen island as it offers more space. You can use the food tents to go with the transportation theme. Make a menu that you can easily handle. Your list may include chicken nuggets, bread, pasta salad, meatballs, potato chips, spinach dip, goldfish crackers, fruit salad, and pretzels.
For snacks, there are several types to choose from. Bring out your creative side and make little cars using apple slices and grapes. You can also make candy bar cars and buy cupcakes if you don’t have time to make them. It saves you time and hassle.
Set aside a drink station and use the bright colored cups. Get creative with naming the drinks and packaging. For example, call a juice choo choo fuel and keep the juice in a container that resembles the real fuel container. The drink choices may be water, lemonade, and juice boxes. Adults may have beer, wine, coffee, and sweet tea. Be sure to set out ice buckets to prevent frequent refills. Wrap up your juice box with transportation themed wrap for personalization. Your little guests will appreciate your efforts.
This part varies with the age of the guest of honor and the guests. Kids below 5 years are easy to entertain. All they need are interactive games. Set aside a corner with boxes and various craft items. Let the kids make their own transportation toys. For more games, paint a box like a car and put straps on it. The kids can then get in it and go around the obstacle course you had earlier set up. This may be easier for older kids. Transport themed play mats may also make the kids run riot for a while.
Hiring a clown or magician is also another great idea. Another source of entertainment is music. You can opt to play the music on your playlist or hire a professional DJ to take to another level. The latter will allow you time to relax and watch your guests have fun.
Indeed, everyone, if not every kid, looks forward to getting presents on their birthday. With numerous options of gifts in the market, you can be spoilt of choice. However, giving a perfect gift varies with the age of kids. In order to keep the gifts in one place, you can make a tent which easily fits the transportation theme. The canopy helps to keep the presents out of the way.
Furthermore, you can use transport themed gift wrappers to cover the gifts for the guest of honor. The rewards may include planes, motorcycles, trains, ships, and all types of vehicles. Transportation books are also great gifts.
Without a venue, there is no party. Whichever place you choose, whether your home or a rented space, it should match the transportation theme. We all know that space is to be considered when writing a guest list. If you have money to spend, you can hire a transportation park for the birthday party. This comes with added benefit because they will act as props and cover the entertainment part of the party.
When using your home as the venue, start with the outdoor for a full transport themed party experience. lead your guests in with railway tracks. You can make the railroads using black duct tape and traffic cones. You may need more duct tape if your walkway is longer. Besides, you can use the road signs to point to different sections such as a party room, toilets, game area, and so on.
Transport Themed Party Conclusion
The transportation theme is an excellent idea for kids’ birthday parties. With the great ideas for a transport themed party, you are now ready to throw your precious one a memorable birthday party. Although you may wish to give your child the best birthday party ever, you don’t have to break the bank. With a creative mind, you can easily craft some fantastic materials.
Furthermore, you can borrow some decorations and decors from friends then customize to suit your needs. To add more flavor to the transport themed party, you can include transportation costumes for your guests. Make memories with your kids, they grow too fast.