How to Plan a Transportation Themed Birthday Party

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If you’re wondering how to plan a transportation themed birthday party for kids, I’ve got you covered! In all honesty, I decided on a transportation birthday party theme when my twins each wanted different vehicle themes for their birthday. Oh, the challenge of pleasing two people with one birthday!

Below is my short list of transportation party ideas. These are sure to please any kid, even twins!

Transportation birthday party ideas for kids

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Transportation Themed Birthday Party Supplies

Transportation themed birthday party paper supplies, including transportation plates, napkins and favors

Below, I’ve listed my top picks for transportation themed paper goods with planes, trucks, and other vehicles. For the boys’ party, I found a great “Traffic Jam” line of plates and napkins that set the color scheme for the party. Fortunately, I already had plenty of plates and utensils in primary colors. I even found leftover red and blue personalized balloons with my kids’ names on them. Score!

Customizable Transportation Party Supplies

Looking for more personalization for your transportation party? Here are some great finds I selected from Etsy.

12 Personalized Transporation Themed Birthday Party Cups with Straws and Lids!

Chevron Orange Transportation Themed Birthday Personalized Melamine Plate

Transportation Theme Cake

Many retailers offer great transportation-themed frosting sheets online if you plan far enough ahead. Since I was pressed for time, I modified a Paw Patrol cake from my local supermarket and added vehicle-shaped candles. Voila! You can order the same Paw Patrol cake I used here.

Transportation theme cake frosting sheet

For a more personalized transportation-themed frosting sheet, check out these options that include a plane, train, ship and truck.

On The Go Transportation Theme Cake and Transportation Party Supplies

Etsy Cake and Cupcake Toppers

For other transportation cake ideas, see my curated list of Etsy picks below.

Transportation Themed Birthday Party Etsy cupcake and cake topper decor

  1. Amanda’s Parties to Go: transportation party decor you can download and print at home; kit includes cake/cupcake toppers, party signs, centerpieces and more ($19.99+)
  2. Paper and Rock Party: 12 cars and truck cupcake toppers ($7)
  3. The Party Penguin: 12 vehicle cupcake toppers ($10)

To add a little pizzazz to my sons’ cake, I created a “Happy Birthday” topper using kebab skewers and glitter card stock we had around the house. I’ll soon post a tutorial on how I did that using a Silhouette Cameo.

Transportation Themed Birthday Party – Favor Bags

Since I had many blue paper sacks leftover from a Cookie Monster party, I decided to create my own gift bag labels. Using card stock and simple truck images I found online, I designed my labels (again using a Silhouette Cameo). Then, I simply hole-punched the top and tied a bow so our little guests could easily open their goodies. Soon, I’ll post a full tutorial on creating your own labels.

Transportation Themed Birthday Party Favor Bags

My favorite party favors usually include a few “disposable” items, like stickers, stamps or mini coloring books. We even had enough stickers left over to keep the boys busy during church for many weeks! (Can I get an “Amen”?) See below for some of my top transportation themed birthday party favors.  

More Transportation Party Bags & Favors

In addition, I found these handmade or customizable party favors you can buy directly from Etsy by clicking the images or links below.

Printed Train Themed Gable Box or Favor Bags for transportation themed birthday

12 Transportation Birthday Party Favor Tags

20 transportation themed birthday party crayons in the shape of construction vehicles

Water Bottle Labels with a Car Transportation Theme for a Transportation Themed Birthday Party

Party Planning Checklist

I love making lists, and I’ve planned a lot of parties. Check out my Free Party Planning Printables for a 15-page organizer that will ease your stress when planning your next shindig.

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    1. “Insects” sounds like a very cute theme! I’m collecting dinosaur party ideas on my Pinterest page. Who knows if my boys will go for that, though!