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! Here are my “tried and true” vehicle party picks based on my real-life experience as chief party planner.

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Transportation Themed Birthday Party Supplies

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 shortlist of transportation party ideas. These are sure to please any kid, even twins!

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

Vehicles Themed Paper Goods and Utensils

Transportation-themed paper goods will really set the mood for your birthday party. I recommend choosing a main serving plate with a variety of 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 (see shoppable photos below).

Fortunately, I already had plenty of plates and utensils in primary colors. It’s great to mix and match one themed plate with other cups and napkins in coordinating colors.

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Customizable Transportation Party Supplies

Looking for more personalization for your transportation party? Here are some great finds that allow you to personalize your party goods with your child’s name.

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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.

You can also buy this personalized transportation-themed frosting sheet that includes a plane, train, ship, and truck.

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Transportation Cake Toppers and Cupcake Toppers

For other transportation cake ideas, see my curated list of favorites below. You’ll find a mix of cute cupcake toppers and whole cake toppers.

To add a little pizzazz to my sons’ cake, I created a “Happy Birthday” topper using kebab skewers and glitter card stock I cute with a Silhouette Cameo.

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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.

Blue gift bags with vehicles on front, made with Cricut machine for transportation themed birthday party

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.  

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More Transportation Party Bags & Favors

In addition, I found handmade or customizable party favors that will take your transportation party to the next level.

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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!