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.
The Refuelling Station
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 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!
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!
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.
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.