A Monster Truck Party!

I’m still not quite sure why I did it to myself but on the weekend, we had 18 children plus their parents over for a Monster Truck party to celebrate Elliott’s 4th Birthday. There were Monster Truck games, a Monster Truck cake and Monster Truck cookies galore! The rain held off but it was still wet, I must admit I was a nervous wreck in the morning when it was continuously drizzling. But in the end, it all worked out fine and were lucky we had a brand new deck to entertain.  The best indicator of it being a successful party was how much fun the kids were having.

Monster Truck Party Invitation

I found this Monster Truck party invitation on Vistaprint and it also came with matching stickers which I was able to use on the loot bags.

Monster Truck Party Invitation

The Refuelling Station

Monster Truck Party

The Paint Shop

I found a Monster Truck cookie cutter on eBay and made some Monster Truck shaped cookies. The Monster Trucks waited for their new paint jobs from the very enthusiastic children. They had loads of fun giving the Monster Trucks new paint jobs with the different coloured icing. Here are some I prepared earlier…

Monster Truck Cookies
Monster Truck Cookies Paint Shop
Monster Truck Cookie Decorating Station

Monster Truck Cookies Paint Shop

Monster Truck Games

When it came to Monster Truck games, we put a bit of a twist on ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’and played ‘Pin the Tyre on the Monster Truck’ instead!

Monster Truck Games
Monster Truck Games
And what’s a party without Pass the Parcel! There was even wheel shaped yo-yo’s as prizes!

Monster Truck Party

The Monster Truck Cake!

What’s a Monster Truck party without the Monster Truck cake! I saw so many detailed ones on the internet and decided to make it a heap easier on myself and do it a much easier way. I made the chocolate cake using  a rectangular baking tin. I iced the cake with chocolate icing and then formed a pathway down the middle with Smarties. I then filled the pathway and the edges of the cake with chocolate sprinkles and filled the top half of the cake with the smarties for a pop of colour. I used choc honeycomb for the rocks that Grave Digger is standing up on and used an icing writing pen to write the happy birthday message. That’s it, no rolling fondant for me…this was super easy!

Monster Truck Cake
Monster Truck Cake
Monster Truck Cake
Monster Truck Cake

Time to unwrap presents

All the kids couldn’t wait to give Elliott their present, they kept inching in closer and closer saying ‘open my present next!’ It was very cute and Elliott was very spoilt.

Monster Truck Party Ideas

The Monster Truck Loot Bag

Each child received a loot bag. I didn’t want to stuff them full of lollies and instead made them very simple with a mini-monster truck, a small pack of Smarties, a fun stamp and a Monster Jam sticker. It’s the simple things I find kids really enjoy, it doesn’t have to be big.

Monster Truck Party
Monster Truck Party Loot Bag
And Mummy was glad it was a successful party but VERY ready to put her feet up. Can you tell how tired I am!

Monster Truck Party
And…I wouldn’t have these great photographs and many more without the fantastic Canon PowerShot G7X I have been loaned by Canon Australia. I was hurrying around on my feet making sure kids were happy and that the games ran smoothly but because I had the compact little PowerShot, I could carry it around everywhere and whip it out to snap loads of great photos!

How to throw a Monster Truck Party!

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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    • December 15, 2015 / 9:32 am

      Thanks Raychael! To be honest, work is really quiet at the moment. If I was working full-time like I have been, there’s no way this would have happened!

  1. December 15, 2015 / 9:49 am

    What a great party! My daughter’s 4th birthday is in January so I’m busy collecting ideas now. My biggest worry is how to keep the kids occupied! Not to mention all the siblings that tag along – who probably won’t be so interested in fairies…
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    • December 15, 2015 / 10:33 am

      You know what Nadia, I was worried about the same thing but in the end, the kids kept themselves occupied and found things in the yard to play with and played with eachother! I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

  2. December 15, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    How exhausting are these little people parties?? But you did well mumma! Wowee great cake, great biscuits, great games – GREAT FUN! Your man would have had the best day. The work is all forgotten when you see that right?
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  3. December 15, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    That looks amazing! The cake is stunning. Glad Elliot had a wonderful birthday. I hope you enjoyed yourself too despite all the work
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  4. December 15, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    What an awesome party for the little cutie! That cake looks epic, Eva. Well done. I love the paint shop idea too. Very clever xx
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  5. December 16, 2015 / 7:24 am

    You did a great job! What a fab party- and I love the cookie decoration station! I’ve got both my girl’s birthday parties to throw next year- and because their birthdays are only 10 days apart it means back-to-back parties. I think I’ll be carrying a hip flask with me to cope ha ha. x
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  6. December 18, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I like easy, fun cakes like that. The kids think they are great, and they usually taste better too I reckon!
    Glad it was a great day for him. 🙂
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  7. Fiona
    December 11, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Thank you. I used your cake idea